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2022 Silver Beaver Award Nominations

In Scouting, we say "it's about the youth" and none of our adults are involved for the recognition, but every now and then we need to say thanks especially to those volunteers whose leadership and example has left a lasting positive impact on the program and the broader community. One way we do that [...]

By |2021-10-25T21:23:39-04:00October 25th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured|

Halloween Recruiting Ideas

With Halloween just around the corner, here are some great recruitment ideas for your Cub Scout or pack to use to recruit new Cub Scouts and families to join the Scouting program. These can be great ways to reach those families who missed your Join Scouting Night, want to be part of Scouting, but [...]

By |2021-10-20T18:54:17-04:00October 20th, 2021|Featured, Recruitment, Unit Resources|

Who Doesn’t Love A Treasure Hunt?

An interesting piece of Camp Resolute history was recently re-discovered thanks to some historical research, impeccable timing, top-notch observational skills, and a little bit of good fortune. A memorial stone bearing an inscription dedicating the dining hall fireplace to Sir Robert Baden-Powell was recently re-discovered in a debris pile slated for disposal. The hunt [...]

By |2021-10-20T17:58:13-04:00October 20th, 2021|Camp Resolute, Council Wide|

What is a Unit Key 3?

The Unit Key 3 is a critical component to the success of the unit. The unit Key 3 consists of: Committee Chair – The top volunteer in the unit is the Committee Chair. They are responsible for ensuring enough qualified adult volunteers are in place to provide the program. They lead [...]

By |2021-10-15T19:11:18-04:00October 15th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured, Recruitment, Training, Unit Resources|

New to Scouts BSA? Get the Quick Start Guide!

If you're new to Scouts BSA, we've created a digital "10 Essentials Quick Start Guide" for you. These are 10 easy steps with videos, links, etc. to get you and your Scout started on your incredible journey with us! (Unit leaders: please add a link to the guide in your "Be a Scout" welcome [...]

By |2021-10-15T18:36:30-04:00October 15th, 2021|Council Wide, Featured, Recruitment, Unit Resources|

Recording Youth Training

The unit key 3 has the ability to access the Training Manager in my.scouting to record face to face training that youth have completed. This would include Den Chief Training, Introduction to Leadership Skills, NYLT, NAYLE and the NYLT Leadership Academy and others. Youth training records are a part of the training manager and [...]

By |2021-10-15T18:05:38-04:00October 15th, 2021|Council Wide, Training, Unit Resources|

BSA Incident Reporting Requirements

Incident Reporting will be a highly monitored reporting area in the Scout post-bankrupt operating environment. We need to ensure that all Scout leaders understand what Incident Reporting is and why it is important that all incidents are accurately and timely reported. Scouting strongly encourages units to report any incident so risk management can ensure [...]

By |2021-10-15T17:48:49-04:00October 15th, 2021|Council Wide, Featured, Recruitment, Training, Unit Resources|

Webelos to Scout Transition

Webelos prepares Scouts for the change from Cub Scouting to Scouts BSA. While Webelos are members of a Cub Scout pack, they become more involved in planning their own activities and performance approval begins to move from parents to unit leaders. The two-year Webelos experience is a time of transition from Cub Scouting to [...]

By |2021-10-15T17:20:25-04:00October 15th, 2021|Council Wide, Recruitment|

Headwaters October Roundtable Material

Thank you to everyone that attended October's Roundtable! Below is the powerpoint from the Roundtable. If you have questions, please reach out to the commissioner corps. 10.7.2021 Roundtable Powerpoint We look forward to seeing you in November! Thank you for everything you do for Scouting.

By |2021-10-07T23:39:49-04:00October 7th, 2021|Headwaters Roundtable|