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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

Commissioner Tools Undergo Final Testing Before Fall Launch

Earlier this year, we announced the development of Commissioner Tools, a set of resources within MyScouting that will replace the Unit Visit Tracking System. The following 16 councils are currently testing these Commissioner Tools, with the assistance of 67 individual

Recognize Deserving Volunteers With the Silver Buffalo

It is time to nominate deserving volunteers for the 2015 Silver Buffalo Award. The deadline to submit nominations is Aug. 31. Only electronic nominations will be accepted, using the Silver Buffalo nomination form. Complete and submit this fillable PDF before

Finance Impact e-Letter: July 1 Issue Shares Giving USA Highlights

The July 1 edition of the Finance Impact Department’s e-Letter has been published and is now available online. This issue reminds councils about Friends of Scouting mid-year recognition and reviews the Giving USA 2014 highlights, which show that charitable giving

Join the BSA Sustainability Road Trip


Road trips are as much a part of summer as barbecues and swimming pools. This year, the BSA invites you to join sustainability expert Zach Carson on his road trip across the U.S. to uncover best practices in sustainable Scouting.

2013–2014 Camping Reports Due Sept. 30


The Camping Manager Tool is available for councils to report camping statistics for the past year. This will be the means to collect all camp participation numbers for Journey to Excellence. There is no change in the reporting process from

Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls Scott and Trek Bicycles


The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has initiated a recall on Scott and Trek bicycles. Specifically, the front fork can break, which poses a crash hazard. The recall involves SR Suntour front forks on 13 models of Scott and 11

Registration Open for 2015 World Scout Jamboree


(Adapted from Bryan on Scouting blog) Odds are 19 out of every 20 people you meet at the 2015 World Scout Jamboree will be from a country other than the United States. How about those odds for making friends with