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2014 Fieldbook Hits the Shelves


The fifth edition of Fieldbook: Scouting’s Manual of Basic and Advanced Skills for Outdoor Adventure is now available. It covers hiking, camping, canoeing, mountain travel, ultralight backpacking, wilderness navigation, whitewater kayaking, and much more. Often described as “the best all-around guide to outdoor adventure on the

Sea Base Announces 2014 National Aquatics Workshop


The 2014 National Aquatics Workshop will be held Oct. 22–26 at the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base in Islamorada, Florida. The schedule includes ample time to enjoy the warm climate and natural beauty of the Florida Keys. The conference

The Search Is On for the BSA’s Most Sustainable Camps and Programs


Does your BSA camp, office, or service center raise the bar when it comes to sustainable practices? Are you teaching the Sustainability Merit Badge in a unique way? Are you taking sustainability to the next level in your programs? We’d

Register Now for NextConnect ’14: The National Marketing Summits


With new BSA research and strategic insights at play, it has never been more critical that we reach out to families in innovative ways. From the latest in digital and social media techniques to new recruitment campaign materials, you’ll learn

Finance Impact e-Letter: April 15 Issue Features Member Data Shared Services

The April 15 edition of the Finance Impact Department’s e-Letter has been published and is now available online. In this issue, you’ll learn about Member Data Shared Services, a new service where local councils can outsource their membership processes to

Top Hands 2014: August 20-22 in Anaheim

Top Hands 2014 will be an exciting opportunity for fellowship, learning, team building, sharing of ideas and a fun time for professionals and spouses! Make plans now to attend and bring key staff members. Joining us for a keynote address

Final Webinar for Mining In Society Merit Badge – April 30

The launch of the Mining in Society Merit Badge was a grand success! Now it is the responsibility of Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) members and others knowledgeable about the mining industry to promote the badge and to become Mining

Camp Scout! App Puts Scouting Information at Your Fingertips


(Article adapted from Bryan on Scouting blog) The annual practice of troops picking the perfect summer camp just got upgraded to the smartphone age. Clear a spot on your home screen for Camp Scout!, a free iPhone app brought to

Naturally Slim Application Period Opens April 21

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The Boy Scouts of America is offering Naturally Slim® to benefit eligible employees and their spouses – at no cost! Naturally Slim Foundations is a 10-week online health improvement program that helps you lose weight, reduce stress and improve your overall

Two Campership Opportunities for 2014


The Order of the Arrow has two campership programs available to provide Scouts with greater opportunities to attend summer camp. The Maury Clancy American Indian Campership and Get Kids to Camp Partnership have been funded by the Order of the