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Scholarships Available for NextConnect National Marketing Summits—Register Now!

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David Weekley, the newly elected national vice president of marketing of the Boy Scouts of America, wants to make you aware of special scholarship funds that have become available to help offset travel expenses so every council can send at

The Buzz: New President Inducted at 2014 National Annual Meeting

Did you miss out on this year’s National Annual Meeting, held in Nashville, Tenn.? If you did—or even if you were there, and would like to see a quick recap of the busy week’s events—the latest episode of The Buzz

Finance Impact e-Letter: July 15 Issue Covers Shared Services, Calculating Insurance Costs, and More

The July 15 issue of the Finance Impact Department’s e-Letter has been published and is available online. In this issue of the e-Letter, we look at the benefits of moving toward a shared services model for council fiscal management, as

New Features, Updates Added to my.Scouting Tools

We are happy to announce the latest new features and improvements that are available on my.Scouting Tools, including the following: New! Organization Security Manager Tool Key 3s at each organization level, including council, area, region and national, now have the

Are Boys in Your Council ‘Hooked on Scouting?’ They Should Be!

Hooked on Scouting Featured

Are you hooked on Scouting? Well, you can be. Councils are using the “Hooked on Scouting” program to reel in Cub Scout-age boys who love fishing or who want to learn. The program can help turn Scouting into a family

Philmont Reaches 1-million Camper Milestone

Philmont One Million Featured

This summer, Philmont Scout Ranch reached the milestone of one million campers. It all started 75 years ago when Waite Phillips offered 35,857 acres of his ranch to the Boy Scouts of America in 1938 to serve as a national

Scouts Can Really Sink Their Teeth Into BSA’s Latest Tasty Partnership

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The Boy Scouts of America and Jack Link’s have teamed up on a multiyear partnership that will make Jack Link’s “The Official Protein Snack of the Boy Scouts of America” and the organization’s four national high-adventure bases. The agreement will put

Major Gifts Seminar Dates Announced

Is Journey to Excellence on your radar?  If you are striving to achieve the Gold level recognition, a new set of seminars can help. The Boy Scouts of America Foundation will be conducting three Major Gift Seminars this year as

Announcing 2014 Boys’ Life Mini-Mag

The 2014 Boys’ Life mini-mags will arrive at council offices around July 21, 2014. Quantities per council will be approximately the same as last year. The 51/2-by-71/2-inch mini-mag is a miniature edition of Boys’ Life magazine. Editorial content will be

New Policy Ensures Safe Use of Aquatics Play Structures


Innovative and creative aquatics play structures currently exist in many Scouting settings, with more councils and Scouting groups evaluating the many play structure options entering the marketplace. Many local councils have asked about safety requirements for use of aquatics play