Build an Adventure Featured

‘Build an Adventure’ With New National Recruiting Campaign

Earlier this year, we unveiled the multiyear recruitment campaign called “Build an Adventure,” that will give everyone a fresh look More »

Sustainability Summit Featured

Register Now for the 2014 Sustainability Summit

Join us October 27-30, 2014 at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia to discover how to leverage the BSA’s sustainability More »

National Aquatics Workshop

Register Now for the 2014 National Aquatics Workshop

Join us for the biannual National Aquatics Workshop at the Florida Sea Base October 22-26. This workshop is designed for More »

World Jamboree Featured

2015 World Jamboree: Five Fun Facts!

(Reposted from Boys’ Life magazine’s Scouting Around blog.) The time to register for the 2015 World Scout Jamboree is now. More »

Philmont 2016 Reservations Featured

Dreaming of Philmont? 2016 Reservations Begin Soon!

An exciting summer of activities may have just wrapped up at the BSA’s four high-adventure bases, but it’s never too More »

‘Build an Adventure’ With New National Recruiting Campaign

Earlier this year, we unveiled the multiyear recruitment campaign called “Build an Adventure,” that will give everyone a fresh look at all Scouting has to offer. The campaign was designed for use in 2015; however, when we unveiled the campaign

LFL Newsletter: September Issue Features LFL License Agreement, Professional Certifications, and More

The September issue of the Learning for Life newsletter has been published and is available online. In this issue, you can read more about changes in store for the Exploring program and related materials, as well as access the 2014-2015

2015 OA Lodge Matching Service Grant Applications Due Oct. 31

If your Order of the Arrow lodge plans a council camp or service center project during 2015, you can apply now for a 2015 OA Matching Service Grant. All lodges applying for the grant must have been a 2013 JTE

Register Now for the 2014 Sustainability Summit

Join us October 27-30, 2014 at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia to discover how to leverage the BSA’s sustainability efforts and inspire your council’s youth, staff, and alumni. In addition to the main conference, we are holding a special

Finance Impact e-Letter: September 1 Issue is Out

The September 1 issue of the Finance Impact e-Letter has been published and is available online. In this issue, you can read more about special discounts for Scouting families on SAT and ACT test prep programs, as well as an

Learn More About the LDS Church at the LDS-BSA Relationships Conference

We would like to invite you, your LDS-BSA Relationships Chairman and LDS-BSA staff advisor to join us at our October LDS-BSA Relationships conference held in conjunction with the semi-annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Changes to OA Lodge Chartering Process Coming Soon

At the May 2014 BSA national annual meeting, the national Order of the Arrow committee accepted a resolution that OA LodgeMaster (OALM) become the sole means of submitting lodge charter and Journey to Excellence (JTE) petitions. In order to receive

Strengthen Your Council’s Fishing Lineup With the Certified Angler Instructor Program

To help councils understand the great opportunity that fishing offers for recruitment and retention, it takes a local champion. That is what the Certified Angler Instructor (CAI) program is all about! Trained champions can promote the need for a good

New OA Arrowman Service Award to Honor Order’s 100th Year

Starting in July this year through December 2015, Arrowmen in good standing with the BSA, their local council, and their Order of the Arrow lodge will be able to commemorate the Order of the Arrow centennial by working to complete

Register Now for the 2014 National Aquatics Workshop

Join us for the biannual National Aquatics Workshop at the Florida Sea Base October 22-26. This workshop is designed for anyone, volunteer or professional, engaged with aquatics activities at the local council, area, region, or national level. Sessions will include

2015 World Jamboree: Five Fun Facts!

(Reposted from Boys’ Life magazine’s Scouting Around blog.) The time to register for the 2015 World Scout Jamboree is now. Just in case you’re still on the fence, here are few things you need to know … 1. Where is

Training Times: Summer Issue Features Updates on MyScouting Tools and Upcoming Training Opportunities

The summer issue of Training Times is out! We are sorry for the delay but there are a couple of items in there that we wanted to finish/release before we sent it out. Look on the “Training Updates” page, and

New Sea Base Scuba Complex Opens

The final inspection was passed and the first divers began using the new Sea Base Scuba Complex shortly before the last crews departed for the summer. According to a recent post made on the Sea Base Facebook page, the new

Dreaming of Philmont? 2016 Reservations Begin Soon!

An exciting summer of activities may have just wrapped up at the BSA’s four high-adventure bases, but it’s never too soon to start planning for future treks! Philmont will begin accepting 2016 reservation entries this fall—learn how you can start

‘Contracting 101’ Webinar Will Help Take Fear Out of Contract Process

Dreading the next contract you have to deal with? Are your eyes burning already at the mere thought of all that “legalese” and fine print? Never fear—“Contracting 101” is here. The Legal department, in collaboration with the Properties department, will

Lease Car for Sale: 2012 Ford F-150 4×4 Super Cab XL

The National Council has the following lease vehicle for sale: 2012 Ford F-150 4×4 Super Cab XL Approximate mileage: 64,474 miles Exterior color: Tuxedo Black metallic Interior color: Steel gray vinyl Asking price: $17,800 Location: Charlotte, N.C. Equipment/Features: 3.7L V6

Consumer Product Safety Commission Issues Recall on Some 2014 GT Fury Mountain Bikes

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s direction. We were recently made aware of