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Help Spread the Word About Voice of the Scout Survey

On October 7, thousands of Scouts, parents, volunteers, and chartered organizations received the fall edition of the BSA Voice of the Scout survey. Voice of the Scout is designed to measure the value of Scouting in our community and to

Esquire Asks, ‘Are There Still Boy Scouts?’ in Profile of Dr. Robert Gates

Dr Gates Featured

In the October edition of Esquire magazine, writer Mike Sager profiles our national president, Dr. Robert M. Gates, and the Boy Scouts of America. Click on the link above to go to the site for the full story, which is

Philmont 2016 Unit Reservations Opening Soon!

Philmont Registration Featured

Are you or someone you know interested in a 2016 High Adventure experience? On October 29, the registration entry period for 2016 Philmont 12-day and 7-day expeditions begins. This short period lasts only through November 19. Who Can Register? Each

Join Some of the Industry’s Top Leaders at the BSA Sustainability Summit

Sustainability Summit Featured

The BSA’s 2014 Sustainability Summit at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia on Oct. 27-30 is fast approaching. This platform will enable you to create a unique sustainability vision that can help you grow your membership, raise more money, and

Reserve Your Spot Now for 2015 Season at the Summit Bechtel Reserve

Summit Rafting Featured

Register now for the 2015 season at The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve! From leadership training to high-adventure, find the program that’s right for you and your Scouts.

Finance Impact e-Letter: October 1 Issue is Out

The October 1 issue of the Finance Impact e-Letter has been published and is available online. In this issue, you can read more about new credit card technology that will affect councils, an audit referral program, group vendor discounts, Blackbaud

Budget Building Bulletin Now Available on

The 2015 Budget-Building Bulletin is now available. This resource is published annually to help local councils develop their upcoming fiscal year budgets. Please note, councils’ executive boards must approve their 2015 budgets no later than December 31, 2014. Several departments

Put Your Scouts in Touch With Other Youth From Around the World at JOTA/JOTI

JOTA JOTI 2014 Featured

Jamboree-on-the-Air and Jamboree-on-the-Internet will be held October 18–19. JOTA and JOTI are annual World Scouting events that provide an opportunity for Scouts to communicate with other Scouts from around the world! Visit JOTA’s webpage,, and JOTI’s webpage,, for

Confused About COPE/Climbing Training Programs? Read On

COPE Featured

Recently there have been some questions and misunderstandings about the process for COPE and climbing training program evaluations. The COPE and Climbing National Task Force is committed to providing support to local councils and multi-council collaborations as they work through

LDS-BSA Relationships Newsletter Covers Philmont Summer Conference

The latest issue of the LDS-BSA Relationships newsletter has been published and is available online. In this issue, you can read more about the Priesthood Leadership Conference on Scouting held at Philmont each summer, excerpts from the Scouting Handbook for