Category: National News

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

Nine of Scouting’s Finest Deliver 2013 Report to the Nation


Did you know that Scouts camped a total of 6,093,410 nights during 2013? Or that Scouts across America recorded 17,042,938 hours of service to their communities last year? These are just two of the facts compiled in the 2013 Report

Marketing Awards Entry Period Closes March 17

Has your council developed a great brochure or a killer social media campaign? Does the Annual Report or All Markets material look better than it has in years? Now’s your chance to be recognized! The entry period for the 16th

SCOUTStrong Joins Forces With USA Triathlon to Promote Active Lifestyle


The BSA has formed an alliance with USA Triathlon to promote healthy, active lifestyles through the organization’s Splash and Dash Youth Aquathlon Series. Fifty swim-run events from across the United States comprise the third annual Splash and Dash Youth Aquathlon Series,

Share Your Pinewood Derby Photos for a Chance To Win!


It’s time to share your favorite Pinewood Derby moments captured on film! Enter the Pinewood Derby Photo Contest for your chance to win a $25 gift card to Visit the Cub Scouts on Facebook to post your pic. A

Scouting Alumni Association and National Eagle Scout Association to Host Town Hall on February 11

The microphones will be open on February 11, 2014, at noon Central time, when the Scouting Alumni Association (SAA) and the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) will conduct a joint town hall/Q&A webinar. National staff members, as well as NESA

Marketing Awards Entry Period Now Open


Show us your best work! The National Council is now accepting entries for the 16th Annual National President’s Awards for Marketing Excellence. The entry period runs now through noon (Central time) Monday, March 17, 2014. The Marketing Awards recognize councils

Latest Council Mergers and Transfers

Effective January 1, 2014, the Potomac Council No. 757 in Cumberland, Maryland, has merged with the Laurel Highlands Council No. 527 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The surviving council is the Laurel Highlands Council No. 527, and all contact information for that

Scouting Around: A New TV Show From Boys’ Life Magazine


(Article adapted from Scouting magazine’s “Bryan on Scouting” blog.) Call it real reality TV. Take all the excitement and education found in Boys’ Life magazine and transport it to your television. That’s the clever concept behind Scouting Around, the new show from

BSA Appoints Gary Butler Chief Operating Officer


The Boy Scouts of America has appointed Gary Butler to serve as deputy Chief Scout Executive and chief operating officer of the organization effective January 1, 2014. Butler is currently assistant Chief Scout Executive for operations of the Boy Scouts