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Council Key 3 Update On National BSA Bankruptcy

Dear Scouting Family, The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has made substantial progress in its Chapter 11 case by reaching an agreement alongside the Ad Hoc Committee of Local Councils with the Coalition of Abused Scouts for Justice, which represents a large majority of claimants in our Chapter 11 case, the Official Tort Claimants [...]

By |2021-07-08T18:09:57-04:00July 8th, 2021|Council Wide, Featured|

Hands On Workshop Be A Scout & Online Apps

We are offering interactive hands on sessions for BeAScout.org pin information, online applications and online leads. If you are a Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, crew advisor, committee chair or key three delegate, you are invited to join us for this session. The unit key three can also delegate the authority in My.Scouting to a key three [...]

By |2021-07-08T17:54:35-04:00July 8th, 2021|Featured, Recruitment, Unit Resources|

Cub Scout & Scouts BSA Yo-Yo Programs

Completing the Cub Scout Yo-Yo Preview Adventure and finding fun recruitment giveaways just got a lot easier. Order customized Yo-Yos, choosing your color and adding a logo, or purchase case packs of 12 Yo-Yos, prefect for making sure a den has everything they need for the Yo-Yo Preview Adventure. Duncan also offers the Yo-Yo [...]

By |2021-06-30T15:57:20-04:00June 30th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide, Recruitment, Unit Resources|

Changing My.Scouting Functional Roles

Changing functional roles can only be done by the COR or COR Delegate. The second tab on the Positions Manager page is for adding and maintaining “Functional Roles” like adding a Key 3 delegate or unit Training Chair. The process to assign or edit is a “drag and drop” method by clicking on a [...]

By |2021-06-26T18:13:45-04:00June 26th, 2021|Council Wide, Recruitment, Unit Resources|

Transfer Between Councils Now Available Online

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 [...]

By |2021-06-21T19:14:31-04:00June 18th, 2021|Council Wide, Recruitment, Unit Resources|

Unit Program Planning

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 [...]

By |2021-06-24T12:21:03-04:00June 18th, 2021|Council Wide, Featured, Recruitment, Unit Resources|

Full-Face Snorkel Mask Use Prohibited

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 [...]

By |2021-06-18T14:58:00-04:00June 18th, 2021|Council Wide, Featured|

Scouting with Special Needs: The ISAP & the IEP

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 [...]

By |2021-06-18T14:46:33-04:00June 18th, 2021|Advancement|

Lifesaving and Meritorious Action Awards

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 [...]

By |2021-06-18T13:05:57-04:00June 18th, 2021|Advancement|

National BSA Member Fee Increase 2021

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.

By |2021-06-07T18:15:07-04:00June 7th, 2021|Featured, Recruitment|