Category: National News

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

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.

Apply Now for Naturally Slim

Naturally Slim Featured

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 health—all

Now Hiring: BSA High-Adventure Bases!

High Adventure Featured

Know anyone looking for a job with adventure? Have them check out the employment opportunities at the BSA high-adventure bases! Philmont – Northern Tier – Sea Base – Summit –

Gary Butler Shares Experience-Oriented Scouting Overview With Councils and Volunteers


Every employee and volunteer plays an important role in the development and delivery of life-changing experiences to our members. Last week, Gary Butler shared an overview of our transition from a member organization to an experience-oriented organization during a special

Marketing Awards Honorees Announced


Congratulations to all who submitted an entry to the National President’s Awards for Marketing Excellence. The entries this year were tremendous! A complete list of the honorees in each category is now available on A booklet containing examples of

Enhancements Coming to Youth Protection Incident Reporting

A Youth Protection/Membership Incident Information Report form and supplemental page of reporting tips is now in production. A pad of the new reporting form, supplement pages, and tips will be forwarded to all professional staff. The estimated time for delivery

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

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

Polaris Signs 10-Year Agreement With BSA to Provide ATVs, Safety Gear


Polaris Industries Inc., the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, has entered into a 10-year exclusive partnership with the BSA to provide all-terrain vehicles, side-by-sides, and safety equipment to select council camps across the country. As part of this arrangement, Polaris