Category: Leadership & Gov.

WV Voters Approve Amendment to Extend Usage of Summit Bechtel Reserve

WV Amendment Featured

On November 4, the voters of West Virginia overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the state constitution that will allow the Summit Bechtel Reserve to be leased or used to generate revenue while still being exempt from property taxation. The use

Youth Protection Incident Information Report Forms, Tips Now Available

As announced in the May 8, 2014, issue of Scout Wire, a Youth Protection/Membership Incident Information Report form and sheet of incident documenting and reporting tips has been produced for inclusion in the existing Incident Reporting Kit (680-147, burnt orange

E-cigarettes, Vaping Added to BSA’s Tobacco Use Policy

In May 2014, the Risk Management Advisory panel (RMAP) which is made up of two Scout executives from each region passed a motion recommending to the Chief Scout Executive that vaping be added to BSA’s tobacco use policy. Chief Scout

Scouting Safely Alert: OSHA Reporting Criteria Changing Jan. 1

Effective January 1, 2015, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration is lowering the threshold of when you must orally report injuries to them. While the mandatory reporting of work related fatalities has not changed (within 8 hours), the new standard

BSA’s First Sustainability Report Creates Roadmap for Future Efforts

The Boy Scouts of America has created its first-ever Sustainability Report as part of an effort to define what this important topic means to our organization. The interactive online report features thoughts from Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock, as well

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

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

New Unit Sales Kit and Chartered Organization Resource Guide Now Available

A New-Unit Sales Kit called “Strengthening Your Organization Through Scouting” and the Chartered Organization Resource Guide have both been redeveloped for use by local councils to focus specifically on properly researching, planning, and making productive visits to multiple prospective chartered

Register Now for the 2014 Sustainability Summit

Sustainability Summit Featured

Join us October 27-30, 2014 at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia to discover how to leverage the BSA’s sustainability efforts and inspire your council’s youth, staff, and alumni. In addition to the main conference, we are holding a special