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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|

Blue Cards Shouldn’t Make You “Blue”

Merit badges are more than learning skills. They are about Scouts exploring an interest, engaging in discussions, and being recognized. When conducted properly, the merit badge process incorporates all eight of the methods of Scouting. The MB process has been updated slightly in the new Guide to Advancement. The 2021 edition recognizes that technological [...]

By |2021-09-28T16:27:48-04:00September 28th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide|

Cub Scouts The 3 R’s: Recruit, Recruit & Retain

Of the six programs the BSA offers, typically over 50% of registered youth are in the Cub Scout program. Annually, we recruit more first graders to be Tigers than any other age group across all programs. In 2020, many units were unable or chose not to recruit in their communities. As a result, youth [...]

By |2021-09-28T15:13:31-04:00September 28th, 2021|Advancement, Council Wide, Recruitment|

2021 Distinguished Citizens Award Dinner

Distinguished Citizen Awards Dinner Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Sheraton Framingham Hotel 1657 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701 Reception 6:00 pm Dinner & Program 7:00 pm 2021 Honorees Distinguished Citizen Award Recipient Peter J. Koutoujian Sheriff of Middlesex County The Distinguished Citizen Award is presented to community or business leaders who [...]

By |2021-10-11T19:01:04-04:00September 20th, 2021|Council Wide, Featured|

#backtoschoolbacktoscouting Photo Contest

Share the Scouting Adventure With Your Friends Share Your Scouting Photos In Our #backtoschoolbacktoscouting Contest - Ends September 30! The Scouts create amazing adventures. Sharing the memories you make with your Scout on your social media account is one of the most powerful ways to increase parent involvement and encourage others to join. The [...]

By |2021-10-15T19:20:52-04:00September 9th, 2021|Council Wide, Recruitment|