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Environmental Protection Agency – 50 Years

50th Anniversary  – Program Term: January 1 – December 31, 2021 The Environmental Protection Agency, as part of a public awareness campaign to celebrate its first 50 years, has partnered with the Boy Scouts of America to create an award for members of troops, crews and ships. This new award will recognize youth who [...]

By |2021-01-20T10:44:13-05:00January 20th, 2021|Council Wide, Newsletter|0 Comments

Congratulate your Eagle Scout!

Congratulate an Eagle Scout in a Special Digital Edition of Scout Life Scout Life is honored to introduce the special digital edition to honor and celebrate the Eagle Scout Class of 2020, including the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts, all of whom earned the highest rank in the Scouts BSA program while navigating [...]

By |2021-01-20T09:47:40-05:00January 20th, 2021|Council Wide, Newsletter|0 Comments

Congressional Award Scouts Can Earn

In Congress, it’s the rare subject about which there’s unanimous agreement. It’s the Congressional Award, the highest recognition Congress bestows on young people. To qualify, a young person must meet certain goals in four key areas: voluntary public service, personal development, physical fitness and expedition/exploration. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Yes, many of [...]

By |2021-01-20T09:23:26-05:00January 20th, 2021|Council Wide, Newsletter|0 Comments

Merit Badge Requirement Updates

The following merit badges have been updated as of January 1, 2021. Archaeology (4b; requirements 8-11 reordered) Collections (1, 5a, 5c, 5e, 5f; deleted 7; added 3d) Digital Technology (5b) Disability Awareness (1a, 1b) Electricity (10) Fish and Wildlife Management (3) Fishing (10) Fly-Fishing (10, 11) Lifesaving (1, 2, 15, 16) Motorboating (1a, 2a, [...]

By |2021-01-19T19:58:59-05:00January 19th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide, Newsletter|0 Comments

New Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook

There is a new Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook available. Please make sure that your Life Scout is using the correct workbook when requesting a project review from the district. Download the new workbook. For more information and details contact your district advancement chairperson. Learn More

By |2021-01-19T19:59:45-05:00January 19th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide|0 Comments

Requesting Extensions for Advancement

Preliminary Note: the National Council of the BSA released new guidelines for Rank Advancement for all Scouting programs during COVID-19 related social distancing.  There has been an update to the Rank Advancement COVID-19 FAQ on 1/5/2021 - please click the link to see those updates (marked with a diamond) - link: https://www.scouting.org/coronavirus/covid-19-faq/ [...]

By |2021-01-22T17:21:06-05:00January 12th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured, Unit Resources, Venturing/Exploring Division|Comments Off on Requesting Extensions for Advancement

Proposed Eagle Scout Merit Badge Delayed

January 7, 2021 The introduction of the proposed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion merit badge is being delayed to allow for the careful consideration and evaluation of feedback received from a wide variety of commenters on the draft requirements. Until further notice, all Scouts working on the Eagle Scout rank should continue to use current [...]

By |2021-01-08T13:43:42-05:00January 8th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide, Featured|0 Comments

Order of the Arrow Lodge Leadership Update

In the midst of uncertainty, turmoil, and change, it is easy to become overwhelmed. Strong leadership is essential in helping us navigate through rough waters and the Tantamous Lodge has been blessed with exceptional leadership! Several of our Lodge’s youth leaders have gone on to serve in key positions for our Area and at [...]

By |2021-01-07T15:55:52-05:00January 7th, 2021|Council Wide, Featured, Tantamous Lodge|0 Comments

2021 Virtual Merit Badge University

We are excited to announce our 1st ever Virtual Merit Badge University (VMBU). The Virtual Merit Badge University offers Scouts the opportunity to earn merit badges, both eagle and non-eagle required with the help of our merit badge counselors.  The VMBU will run the entire month of March 2021 so there will be a [...]

By |2021-01-22T15:36:15-05:00December 30th, 2020|Council Wide, Featured, Newsletter|0 Comments