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Join the National Scouts BSA Committee for LIVE OFFICE HOURS Thursday, February 6, 2020 8:30 P.M. ET / 7:30 P.M. CT / 6:30 P.M. MT / 5:30 P.M. PDT Great for All Scouts BSA Leaders – Including Senior Patrol Leaders Register Now Join the National Scouts BSA committee and Scouters from around the country to […]

Join our Camp Chawanakee Staff

Not all jobs take you to the great outdoors. Up here you wake up to crisp mountain air, enjoy scenic locations and hang out with your fellow scouts. At Camp Chawanakee though, this is every day of summer. Camp has a long running tradition of providing an enriching summer camp experience. Scouts and scouters from […]

Six easy steps to planning the ultimate Pinewood Derby

The Pinewood Derby can seem like a maze of tasks that make up a million-piece, very complicated puzzle, but it is time to simplify things a bit and make this all about fun for everyone. These steps should guarantee that you throw a successful and well-run race day event, whether it’s your pack’s first time or 50th.

Camp Chawanakee 1st Payment

We hope you have had a great holiday season. Now that we’re in 2020 we wanted to take a moment to remind you about some upcoming dates for camp. Our first payment is coming up quickly on January 15th. Each unit will need to have a payment of $125 per person (both youth and adults) to our […]

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 […]