Category: Program

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

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.

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

New ‘Paddle Ready’ App Available for Paddlers

Paddling App Featured

We’re thrilled to announce the release of Paddle Ready—a free, user-friendly iPhone/Android mobile app designed just for paddlers. This resource for a safer aquatics program has been provided by one of our partners—American Canoe Association. The ACA has created Paddle

Surplus Philmont Trail Meals Now for Sale

Philmont Trail Meals Featured

The Philmont Commissary is now offering surplus 2014 trail meals to anyone who has a need for packaged, ready-to-eat meals. Sales are open from now through whenever they sell out. You may purchase any quantity of meals simply by emailing

Listen to Scouting Topics on the Go with ScoutCast Podcasts

If you haven’t had a chance to download and listen to the Scouting podcasts created each month by the National Council for Cub Leaders (CubCast) and Scout/Venturing leaders (ScoutCast), new October topics are now available at (or via iTunes

2015 OA Lodge Matching Service Grant Applications Due Oct. 31

If your Order of the Arrow lodge plans a council camp or service center project during 2015, you can apply now for a 2015 OA Matching Service Grant. All lodges applying for the grant must have been a 2013 JTE

Learn More About the LDS Church at the LDS-BSA Relationships Conference

We would like to invite you, your LDS-BSA Relationships Chairman and LDS-BSA staff advisor to join us at our October LDS-BSA Relationships conference held in conjunction with the semi-annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.