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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

Finance Impact e-Letter: April 1 Issue Features Camp Accreditation Plan Reports

The April 1 edition of the Finance Impact Department’s e-Letter has been published and is now available online. This issue features the new National Camp Accreditation Program (NCAP) reports recently added to the PeopleSoft report menu. Local council staff members

New Videos Showcase Faith in Scouting


Two new videos have been added to the Marketing Toolbox to showcase the role faith plays in Scouting. Separate versions for the Baptist and Catholic faiths are available now on These videos can be used in “Together We Plan

Expand Your Shooting Sports Program at No Cost


The National Rifle Association, working in conjunction with the BSA, is offering up to 15 councils the opportunity to participate in a growing and rapidly expanding program that will provide NRA Instructor training courses for the council’s volunteers at no

Register Now for the All Markets Strategy Summit


Mark your calendar for the All Markets Strategy Summit on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Registration is now open. Perhaps the most critical factor to Scouting’s future success

Medical Record Template Helps You Develop Camp Advisories

A template is now available to guide you and your council health supervisor in developing a supplemental risk advisory tailored to your council camp. Need additional guidance? Each of the four BSA high-adventure bases has developed a supplemental advisory specific

Job-Specific Competencies and Development Guides Now Available

The Talent Management Department has created 13 new job-specific competency models for local council positions. Competencies are defined as a cluster of behaviors performed on a job. The competency models include the following commissioned jobs; director of field service, director