Council News

‘Scouts BSA’ Also Unveiled as the Name of the Program for Older Boys and Girls to Ensure All Youth Are Welcome and Can See Themselves in Scouting

Family Scouting Timeline
Family Scouting Overview
Family Scouting Infographic


May - July Trail Signs

The latest council printed newsletter is in production and will be mailed soon; however, it is available for download here and now!


2018 Platinum Journey to Excellence Tracking

This recognition honors units that are the best of the best.  Check out where your Scout unit stands, early and often, to help keep you on track to achieve PJTE.


Major Gifts Initiative

We have added content to our MGI webpage, including site plans, project spec sheets, building drawings, an MGI newsletter and more.  Check it out.  Scout units can participate in the investments in our camps, an Adopt a Campsite option has been made available, through which a Scout unit or individual can commit to a gift of support, payable over three years.  Special recognition will be posted in the campsite.  Presently four such shelters are being installed at MSR.  Get more details on this opportunity.


Order of the Arrow Dues

Brothers in the OA can now pay their 2018 Lodge Dues conveniently here to remain in good standing in the Brotherhood of Cheerful Service.

Wood Badge 2018

In 1911, Baden-Powell took the first steps in training Scouting’s leaders by organizing a series of lectures and activities. Wood Badge provides the opportunity to: Understand Scouting as a family of interrelated, values-based programs providing age-appropriate activities for youth. Recognize contemporary leadership concepts and discover how they are relevant to the Scouting movement and life in general. Apply the skills learned as a member of a successful working team. Renew one’s commitment to Scouting by sharing in an inspirational experience that provides Scouting with revitalized leadership. And, Have FUN !  Many consider Wood Badge to be a peak experience of their Scouting careers. It has served as a source of training and inspiration to thousands.  Download WB18 FlierRegister for the Course


 

Help Spread the Word About Scouting Podcasts

It goes without saying that Scouting's adult volunteers are busy. To help them stay current with the latest program and membership developments, the National Service Center has created two podcasts, Scout

Cast and CubCast, that can be enjoyed while exercising, commuting, or while multitasking at home.

To access both, as well as several years'-worth of past episodes, head to: 

https://podcast.scouting.org. You also can subscribe on iTunes (search for "CubCast" or "ScoutCast