Dr Gates Featured

Esquire Asks, ‘Are There Still Boy Scouts?’ in Profile of Dr. Robert Gates

In the October edition of Esquire magazine, writer Mike Sager profiles our national president, Dr. Robert M. Gates, and the More »

Philmont Registration Featured

Philmont 2016 Unit Reservations Opening Soon!

Are you or someone you know interested in a 2016 High Adventure experience? On October 29, the registration entry period More »

Sustainability Summit Featured

Join Some of the Industry’s Top Leaders at the BSA Sustainability Summit

The BSA’s 2014 Sustainability Summit at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia on Oct. 27-30 is fast approaching. This platform More »

Summit Rafting Featured

Reserve Your Spot Now for 2015 Season at the Summit Bechtel Reserve

Register now for the 2015 season at The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve! From leadership training to high-adventure, find More »

JOTA JOTI 2014 Featured

Put Your Scouts in Touch With Other Youth From Around the World at JOTA/JOTI

Jamboree-on-the-Air and Jamboree-on-the-Internet will be held October 18–19. JOTA and JOTI are annual World Scouting events that provide an opportunity More »

COPE Featured

Confused About COPE/Climbing Training Programs? Read On

Recently there have been some questions and misunderstandings about the process for COPE and climbing training program evaluations. The COPE More »

Paddling App Featured

New ‘Paddle Ready’ App Available for Paddlers

We’re thrilled to announce the release of Paddle Ready—a free, user-friendly iPhone/Android mobile app designed just for paddlers. This resource More »

Philmont Trail Meals Featured

Surplus Philmont Trail Meals Now for Sale

The Philmont Commissary is now offering surplus 2014 trail meals to anyone who has a need for packaged, ready-to-eat meals. More »

Help Spread the Word About Voice of the Scout Survey

On October 7, thousands of Scouts, parents, volunteers, and chartered organizations received the fall edition of the BSA Voice of the Scout survey. Voice of the Scout is designed to measure the value of Scouting in our community and to

Esquire Asks, ‘Are There Still Boy Scouts?’ in Profile of Dr. Robert Gates

In the October edition of Esquire magazine, writer Mike Sager profiles our national president, Dr. Robert M. Gates, and the Boy Scouts of America. Click on the link above to go to the site for the full story, which is

Philmont 2016 Unit Reservations Opening Soon!

Are you or someone you know interested in a 2016 High Adventure experience? On October 29, the registration entry period for 2016 Philmont 12-day and 7-day expeditions begins. This short period lasts only through November 19. Who Can Register? Each

Join Some of the Industry’s Top Leaders at the BSA Sustainability Summit

The BSA’s 2014 Sustainability Summit at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia on Oct. 27-30 is fast approaching. This platform will enable you to create a unique sustainability vision that can help you grow your membership, raise more money, and

Reserve Your Spot Now for 2015 Season at the Summit Bechtel Reserve

Register now for the 2015 season at The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve! From leadership training to high-adventure, find the program that’s right for you and your Scouts.

Finance Impact e-Letter: October 1 Issue is Out

The October 1 issue of the Finance Impact e-Letter has been published and is available online. In this issue, you can read more about new credit card technology that will affect councils, an audit referral program, group vendor discounts, Blackbaud

Budget Building Bulletin Now Available on scouting.org

The 2015 Budget-Building Bulletin is now available. This resource is published annually to help local councils develop their upcoming fiscal year budgets. Please note, councils’ executive boards must approve their 2015 budgets no later than December 31, 2014. Several departments

Put Your Scouts in Touch With Other Youth From Around the World at JOTA/JOTI

Jamboree-on-the-Air and Jamboree-on-the-Internet will be held October 18–19. JOTA and JOTI are annual World Scouting events that provide an opportunity for Scouts to communicate with other Scouts from around the world! Visit JOTA’s webpage, www.scouting.org/jota, and JOTI’s webpage, www.scouting.org/joti, for

Confused About COPE/Climbing Training Programs? Read On

Recently there have been some questions and misunderstandings about the process for COPE and climbing training program evaluations. The COPE and Climbing National Task Force is committed to providing support to local councils and multi-council collaborations as they work through

LDS-BSA Relationships Newsletter Covers Philmont Summer Conference

The latest issue of the LDS-BSA Relationships newsletter has been published and is available online. In this issue, you can read more about the Priesthood Leadership Conference on Scouting held at Philmont each summer, excerpts from the Scouting Handbook for

New Unit Sales Kit and Chartered Organization Resource Guide Now Available

A New-Unit Sales Kit called “Strengthening Your Organization Through Scouting” and the Chartered Organization Resource Guide have both been redeveloped for use by local councils to focus specifically on properly researching, planning, and making productive visits to multiple prospective chartered

Commissioner Tools Rollout Continues

We’re excited to announce that the following councils have gone live with Commissioner Tools: Crossroads of America Council (9/18/14) Los Padres Council (9/18/14) Theodore Roosevelt Council (9/18/14) Capital Area Council (10/1/14) Chester County Council (10/1/14) Cradle of Liberty Council (10/1/14)

New ‘Paddle Ready’ App Available for Paddlers

We’re thrilled to announce the release of Paddle Ready—a free, user-friendly iPhone/Android mobile app designed just for paddlers. This resource for a safer aquatics program has been provided by one of our partners—American Canoe Association. The ACA has created Paddle

Let BSAAM Help With Your Council’s Investment Returns

As of August 31, 2014, 61 local council affiliated partners representing $123.9 million in assets now use BSA Asset Management, LLC (BSAAM) as an investment manager. In the three months ending on August 31, the fund earned 2.21 percent while

Surplus Philmont Trail Meals Now for Sale

The Philmont Commissary is now offering surplus 2014 trail meals to anyone who has a need for packaged, ready-to-eat meals. Sales are open from now through whenever they sell out. You may purchase any quantity of meals simply by emailing

United Methodist Church Works to Grow Scouting Membership

(Reprinted from the September 9 issue of the United Methodist Reporter.) The number of young people involved in Scouting declined from 2.85 million in 2012 to 2.49 million in 2013 (the last full year of reporting). The number of youth

Listen to Scouting Topics on the Go with ScoutCast Podcasts

If you haven’t had a chance to download and listen to the Scouting podcasts created each month by the National Council for Cub Leaders (CubCast) and Scout/Venturing leaders (ScoutCast), new October topics are now available at scouting.org/scoutcast (or via iTunes

De Tan Nguyen Added to ScoutingU Team

De Tan Nguyen has been named learning delivery team leader at Scouting University. De gives leadership to the Learning Delivery Training Team in ScoutingU and is responsible for the operations to ensure our customers are appropriately qualified, certified, and trained

2014 Fall VOS: Voice of the Scout Survey Will Go Live October 7

On October 7, thousands of Scouts, parents, volunteers, and chartered organizations will receive the fall edition of our twice-yearly Voice of the Scout survey. Launched in 2012, VOS is designed to measure the value of Scouting in the community and

2014 Fall VOS: 10 Quick Facts About the Voice of the Scout

The purpose of the Voice of the Scout is to ultimately deliver a Scouting experience that surpasses the expectations of members. In doing so, Scouting will generate powerful, grassroots recommendations that galvanize others to join. Here are 10 facts about