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Nick Dannemiller | Summit Summer

2014 National Chief Nick Dannemiller wants a Summit Summer so he can take selfies on the canopy tour. Why do you want a Summit Summer? Create a 30-second video telling us why and you could win a trip to The Summit Bechtel Family Scout Reserve this... From Order of the Arrow Youtube Videos 2 days ago

Finance Impact E-Letter: April 15 Issue Features Member Data Shared Services

Click image to view e-Letter The April 15 edition of the Finance Impact Department's e-Letter has been published and is now available online. In this issue, you'll learn about Member Data Shared Services, a new service where local councils can... From Scout Wire 5 days ago

Sea Base Announces 2014 National Aquatics Workshop

The 2014 National Aquatics Workshop will be held Oct. 22–26 at the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base in Islamorada, Florida. The schedule includes ample time to enjoy the warm climate and natural beauty of the Florida Keys. The conference is... From Scout Wire 6 days ago

Because You Gave… of Your Heart, Your Wisdom, Your Time

Here's a bright-spot occasion to cheer up tax time in April.  NATIONAL VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DAY on April 20 is when we get to say "Thank You" to the life-blood of BSA… the hard-working, endlessly dedicated volunteers who make Scouting happen for... From ScoutStuff Blog 6 days ago

Register Now for NextConnect '14: The National Marketing Summits

With new BSA research and strategic insights at play, it has never been more critical that we reach out to families in innovative ways. From the latest in digital and social media techniques to new recruitment campaign materials, you'll learn how... From Scout Wire 1 week ago

Issue 393 – April 15, 2014

________________________________________ Hi Andy, My son just crossed over into a pretty good troop. Based on my own experience as a Scout (my two highlights were being elected Senior Patrol Leader and making it to Eagle along with my two best... From Ask Andy 1 week ago

2014 Fieldbook: Your Must-Have User's Guide to the Outdoors

Here's one owner's manual that's actually worth reading. It isn't for your car, smartphone or new camp stove. The 2014  Fieldbook is a user's guide for the entire outdoors, and it's a must-own for everyone who spends time outside. The... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 1 week ago

Scouting Family Takes Pilgrimage to Baden-Powell's Grave in Kenya

Scoutmaster Jerry : Fantastic Trip.. Originally posted on Bryan on Scouting : Tracing the life of Scouting founder Robert Baden-Powell takes you not only to his birthplace in London but also to Kenya, where he spent the last few years of his life... From The Scoutmaster Minute 1 week ago

ClassB VP Receives Silver Beaver Award From BSA!

Last Saturday, ClassB's Vice President, Gregg Hilferding, received the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America's Gulf Ridge Council. The Silver Beaver is the highest recognition a council can present to an adult volunteer. Many of you... From Official ClassB Blog 1 week ago

From the Mouths of Cubs

It's important to the sustainability of Scouting to continue to build membership from the youngest members of our organization, our Cub Scouts. It's exciting to watch parent volunteers also take part in Scouting for the first time and work with... From Chief's Corner 1 week ago

Scouting Family Takes Pilgrimage to Baden-Powell's Grave in Kenya

Tracing the life of Scouting founder Robert Baden-Powell takes you not only to his birthplace in London but also to Kenya, where he spent the last few years of his life. My recent trip to London and Gilwell Park , provenance of the Wood Badge... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 1 week ago

Taking Your Place in the World Scouting Movement

Steve Fox's list of roles and responsibilities in Scouting spans five decades. From his boyhood home in Maryland, to college in Indiana and Illinois, as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand, and during eight tours of duty with the Foreign Service in... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 1 week ago

Issue 392 – April 8, 2014

________________________________________ Hello Andy, I'm confused. In your column No. 390 (March 25th), a reader raised a question about Scouts not being able to repeat the Scout Oath, Law, etc., at their boards of review. Part of your answer was:... From Ask Andy 2 weeks ago

Ask the Expert: Wood Badge Course Numbering, Decoded

W2-590-14-8, C6-160-14-2, S4-83-14-2, N4-527-14. Are those nuclear launch codes? A paranoid person's computer password? Some sort of weird locker combination? Nope. Those four sets of characters describe the numbers of actual Wood Badge courses... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 2 weeks ago

Ask the Expert: How to Complete Scouting Heritage MB Requirement 4B

If you have a Scout working on Scouting Heritage merit badge Requirement 4, Joe Connole's your guy. The programs coordinator and lead admissions clerk for the BSA's National Scouting Museum in Irving, Tex., is in charge of answering letters and... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 2 weeks ago

Two Campership Opportunities for 2014

The Order of the Arrow has two campership programs available to provide Scouts with greater opportunities to attend summer camp. The Maury Clancy American Indian Campership and Get Kids to Camp Partnership have been funded by the Order of the Arrow... From Scout Wire 2 weeks ago

Utah's Wood Badge Course for Both Deaf and Hearing Scouters Leaves Nobody Out

Every Scout deserves a trained leader, and every leader deserves an opportunity for high-quality training. Well, there's no better training for adults than Wood Badge, and that philosophy of "No Scouter untrained" led Utah's Great Salt Lake Council... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 2 weeks ago

Finance Impact E-Letter: April 1 Issue Features Camp Accreditation Plan Reports

Click on image to view e-Letter The April 1 edition of the Finance Impact Department's e-Letter has been published and is now available online. This issue features the new National Camp Accreditation Program (NCAP) reports recently added to the... From Scout Wire 2 weeks ago

Manufacturing: A Comeback Career?

It seems like our young people are struggling more than ever to set their sights on what career they'd like to pursue after high school or college. A survey of the "100 Best Jobs" for 2014 by U.S. News & World Report ranked these professions as... From Chief's Corner 2 weeks ago

Expand Your Shooting Sports Program at No Cost

The National Rifle Association, working in conjunction with the BSA, is offering up to 15 councils the opportunity to participate in a growing and rapidly expanding program that will provide NRA Instructor training courses for the council's... From Scout Wire 2 weeks ago

Register Now for the All Markets Strategy Summit

Mark your calendar for the All Markets Strategy Summit on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Registration is now open. Perhaps the most critical factor to Scouting's future success is... From Scout Wire 2 weeks ago

BSA Introduces Virtual Reality Scouting

Love Scouting but hate getting out in the fresh air? You're in luck! Today the Boy Scouts of America introduces Virtual Reality Scouting, a revolutionary alternative to regular Scouting that lets you experience all that the BSA has to offer without... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 3 weeks ago

Action Required to Continue Receiving Emails via BlackBerry

Beginning November 1, 2014, the National Council will phase out the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and all BlackBerry device support. After this date, BlackBerry users will have to subscribe to a different data plan using BlackBerry Internet Service... From Scout Wire 3 weeks ago

NOAC 2015 Promotional Video

The 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference will be held August 3rd-8th, 2015 at Michigan State University. For more information, check out http://event.oa-bsa.org. -- Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America Twitter:... From Order of the Arrow Youtube Videos 3 weeks ago

Introduction to Youth Leadership Skills (ILSC or ILST)

This past weekend our Venturing Crew did the Introduction to Youth Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC). This course teaches Crew members basic leadership skills. There is a corresponding course for Boy Scout troops (ILST). ILSC (or ILST) is a... From Scouter Mom 3 weeks ago

Smile! Your Amazon Purchases Can Now Support Scouting

As if you needed another excuse to shop at Amazon.com. Now every purchase you make from the Earth's biggest online store can support the charity of your choice, including Scouting. Through its new AmazonSmile program, Amazon will donate 0.5 percent... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 3 weeks ago

Lease Cars: 2010 Lincoln MKZ, 2012 Ford Taurus SEL

The National Council has the following lease vehicles for sale: 2010 Lincoln MKS All-Wheel Drive Sedan Approximate mileage: 25,010 Exterior color: Brilliant Silver Metallic Interior color: Steel Gray Asking Price: $17,953 Location: National... From Scout Wire 3 weeks ago

Unit Membership Chairman

Most Troops already have a committee member or Assistant Scoutmaster that focuses his or her attention on membership. The BSA has created a new position on the Committee at the Unit level to address membership.  This position was launched back in... From The Scoutmaster Minute 3 weeks ago

BSA Announces Partnership With ATV Manufacturer Polaris

All-terrain vehicles combine dirt and a motor - what's a Scout or Venturer not to like? Recognizing this winning mix, the BSA launched council-level ATV programs at camps across the country. And today, Polaris - a leading manufacturer of off-road... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 3 weeks ago

Looking Back

Camp Cooper, 2005 Troop is 2 years old. I have been digging through my collection of Troop Pictures and wanted to find some good annual pictures of our Troop, you know, the Summer camp shots that show what a great year of Scouting we had. As I dug... From The Scoutmaster Minute 3 weeks ago

Issue 390 – March 25, 2014

________________________________________ Dear Andy, Our troop that is advancing Scouts that haven't met the requirements. During a recent board of review, it was evident that a Scout advancing to the rank of Star did not even know the basics: the... From Ask Andy 4 weeks ago

2004 NOAC ARCHIVE PROJECT

2004 National Order of the Arrow... From Order of the Arrow Youtube Videos 4 weeks ago

2006 NOAC Movie

2006 National Order of the Arrow... From Order of the Arrow Youtube Videos 4 weeks ago

2002 NOAC ARCHIVE PROJECT

2002 National Order of the Arrow... From Order of the Arrow Youtube Videos 4 weeks ago

2000 NOAC ARCHIVE PROJECT

2000 National Order of the Arrow... From Order of the Arrow Youtube Videos 4 weeks ago

1998 NOAC ARCHIVE PROJECT

1998 National Order of the Arrow... From Order of the Arrow Youtube Videos 4 weeks ago

1996 NOAC ARCHIVE PROJECT

1996 National Order of the Arrow... From Order of the Arrow Youtube Videos 4 weeks ago

1994 NOAC ARCHIVE PROJECT

1994 National Order of the Arrow... From Order of the Arrow Youtube Videos 4 weeks ago

1992 NOAC ARCHIVE PROJECT

1992 National Order of the Arrow... From Order of the Arrow Youtube Videos 4 weeks ago

1990 NOAC ARCHIVE PROJECT

1990 National Order of the Arrow 75th Anniversary... From Order of the Arrow Youtube Videos 4 weeks ago

Backpack Cooking- Patrol Method

Since word is out that our Troop is doing a 10 day backpacking trip this summer as our summer camp, there has been some concern as to how we are going to incorporate all of the "Scouting Methods" that normally come with the summer camp experience... From The Scoutmaster Minute 1 month ago

JTE Leadership Club: The STEM Experience – April 2

This month's JTE Leadership Club continues the series on experience-oriented Scouting through a closer look at how the BSA incorporates STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math into our programs. STEM is one of the fastest growing areas of... From Scout Wire 1 month ago

Eagle Scout Connor Stotts Receives 2014 Citizen Honors Award

On July 31, 2011, Eagle Scout Connor Stotts singlehandedly saved the lives of three swimmers caught in a dangerous riptide near Oceanside Beach, Calif. This bravery earned Connor the BSA's Honor Medal With Crossed Palms , as well as the Carnegie... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 1 month ago

Honoring America's Citizen Heroes

Many acts of bravery have been attributed to members of the Boy Scouts of America - a true legacy to our motto of "Be Prepared." But it's not often that a Scout receives national recognition from The Congressional Medal of Honor Society, which... From Chief's Corner 1 month ago

Finance Impact E-Letter: March 15 Issue Highlights AFP Courses and Eagle Scout Yearbook

Click image to view e-Letter The March 15 edition of the Finance Impact Department's e-Letter has been published and is now available online. This issue highlights the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Fundamentals of Fundraising and... From Scout Wire 1 month ago

Reminder: Shooting Sports Programs at Camp

Do your camp's shooting sports programs meet the current requirements? Take a look. Day Camp, Family Camp, or Resident Camp Leadership Requirements BB gun ranges, archery ranges, and sling shot (wrist rockets) ranges require a trained range master... From Scout Wire 1 month ago

Spirit of the Eagle Award Honors the Scouts We Lost Too Soon

It's a tragic reality that some Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers are taken from us before their time. These young people who die in an untimely accident or illness leave behind two grieving families: their actual family and their Scouting one... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 1 month ago

Issue 389 – March 18, 2014

________________________________________ Hello Andy, I've been reading your archive issues as well as your current ones. Looking back at your Issue 87 (October 2006), may I gently chastise you for your response about the "World Brotherhood" crest?... From Ask Andy 1 month ago

March Is National Nutrition Month®!

Take our "Survival of the Fittest" Campout Cookout Challenge When it comes to learning how to eat well, exploring doesn't have to be boring! With planning for spring campouts happening right at the heart of Nutrition Month, how about including an... From ScoutStuff Blog 1 month ago

2015 NOAC Promotion Video "Founders Day"

The 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference will be held August 3rd-8th, 2015 at Michigan State University. For more information, check out... From Order of the Arrow Youtube Videos 1 month ago

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