The ability for parents and/or volunteers to transfer between councils using the online registration system went live this week and attached is a user guide for how it works. This allows you to login and transfer from one council to another, and once the application is approved and the overnight sync is run all [...]
To deliver the promise of Scouting, your unit needs a great program. And to deliver a great program, your unit must Be Prepared with a plan. With many units returning to in-person meetings and activities, it is a good time to review upcoming program plans and to plan for the upcoming year. Your unit’s [...]
Full-face snorkel masks are combinations of a built-in snorkel with a mask covering the entire face. Due to several unexplained fatalities involving the use of full-face snorkel masks, their use is prohibited in all BSA aquatic activities. BSA is closely following aquatics industry efforts to further investigate the safety of full-face snorkel masks. Full-face [...]
What is the difference between an Individual Scout Advancement Plan (ISAP) and an Individualized Education Program (IEP)? An IEP is a legal document under United States law. It is developed by a team of school personnel familiar with the student, their parent/guardian, and, as applicable, the student themself. There are legal consequences if any [...]
Lifesaving and Meritorious Action Awards recognize registered youth and adults who have performed an attempt to save a life, or to recognize notable acts of service that put into practice Scouting skills or ideals. Recommendations for any of the awards are submitted by unit leaders to the Council Advancement Committee for review and submission [...]
There is still time to register for Saturday’s Outdoor Experience event at Resolute Base Camp in nearby Bolton, MA. Climb the monkey bridge, shoot BB guns, throw tomahawks or try the orienteering course. There are nine activity areas to explore including cooking, pioneering, navigation, first aid, camping and fire building. There’s plenty to do [...]
Here is the link to the June Roundtable presentation slides. Thank you for participating in our 2020-21 virtual roundtables. The next district roundtable, opening the 2021-22 program year, is scheduled for September, details on the session (live? virtual? location? etc.) will be provided in August. I look forward to seeing you then. In the [...]
The national annual membership fee is increasing by $6, about 50 cents per month effective August 1st, because the costs associated with Scouting, including the cost of liability insurance, continue to increase and the organization is not able to subsidize the increased costs as it had in the past.
Learn how to grow your unit in the day of virtual Scouting, expand your program and fund your adventures for free. Since our event is being held virtually we won't do breakouts, so you won't miss anything!
Climb the monkey bridge, shoot BB guns, throw tomahawks or try the orienteering course. There are nine activity areas to explore including cooking, pioneering, navigation, first aid, camping and fire building. There’s plenty to do and outdoor skills to learn under the guidance of a knowledgeable staff. Outdoor Experience is an activity day offered [...]