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Nominations for the Silver Beaver Award

The Silver Beaver Award is the council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered adult leaders who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council. The Silver Beaver is an award given to those who implement the Scouting program and […]

BSA membership fee to change beginning Jan. 1, 2020

Fee Communications with Talking Points FAQ From Council President and Scout Executive Starting next year, the Boy Scouts of America membership fee will be $60 a year for all registered youth in Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts. The annual fee for adult members and youth in the Exploring program will be $36. While costs to the organization have increased […]

ACTION REQUIRED Background Check Disclosures and Authorization

Dear Scouters, By now many of you have probably received an email from the Boy Scouts of America in regards to new policies regarding updates to the Criminal Background Checks we do to ensure we are always on the forefront of Youth Safety. Below you will see a copy of this email for your own […]

Woodbage 2019 Course

In 1911, Baden-Powell took the first steps in training Scouting’s adult leaders by organizing a series of lectures for Scouters. He made great strides in the years that followed, culminating in 1919 with the establishment of Wood Badge training. Wood Badge recipients now number more than 100,000 Scouters around the world. Wood Badge for the […]

Camp Chawanakee Check-In Instructions

Hello Chawanakee Bound Units! Can you believe it’s almost time for you to arrive at Camp Chawanakee? We just wanted to make sure you are ready for a great week at Camp. To help your check-in go as smoothly as possible and there are a couple of things to prepare for. Check-in begins at the […]

Scouting Show and Tell: Sea Scout vessels

Ahoy there! It’s time for Show and Tell, where Scouters show their favorite photos and tell the story behind them. This time, we’d like to see your Sea Scouting ship’s vessel. It can be a kayak, canoe, sailboat or something quite larger. Not every ship needs to own a boat; some councils and other community organizations have paddlecraft and small boats that […]

Scout Baseball Nights

Don’t forget to grab your catchers mitt and be ready to cheer on your home team cause we have two exciting nights of Scouting and Baseball fun coming up. May 24 2019: Scout Night with the Rawhide Pre-Game Parade (must arrive @6PM in uniform) Each Scout will receive a commemorative Rawhide Patch A chance at […]

Camp Chawanakee April Update

Camp is just a few months away and we have a few things to talk to you about to help you get ready. First off we just had our Camp Leaders Meeting on April 3rd. We had quite a few people attend both in our office and online. If you missed it the recording of […]

Membership Cards & Charter Certificates

The BSA is committed to putting tools in the hands of our volunteers. For several years now, individuals and unit key 3 have had access to print membership cards through my.scouting.org, as well as having access to unit rosters and member ID numbers for their registrants.  New this year, members of the unit key 3 […]