Category: Program

2014 Fieldbook Hits the Shelves


The fifth edition of Fieldbook: Scouting’s Manual of Basic and Advanced Skills for Outdoor Adventure is now available. It covers hiking, camping, canoeing, mountain travel, ultralight backpacking, wilderness navigation, whitewater kayaking, and much more. Often described as “the best all-around guide to outdoor adventure on the

Sea Base Announces 2014 National Aquatics Workshop


The 2014 National Aquatics Workshop will be held Oct. 22–26 at the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base in Islamorada, Florida. The schedule includes ample time to enjoy the warm climate and natural beauty of the Florida Keys. The conference

The Search Is On for the BSA’s Most Sustainable Camps and Programs


Does your BSA camp, office, or service center raise the bar when it comes to sustainable practices? Are you teaching the Sustainability Merit Badge in a unique way? Are you taking sustainability to the next level in your programs? We’d

Final Webinar for Mining In Society Merit Badge – April 30

The launch of the Mining in Society Merit Badge was a grand success! Now it is the responsibility of Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) members and others knowledgeable about the mining industry to promote the badge and to become Mining

Camp Scout! App Puts Scouting Information at Your Fingertips


(Article adapted from Bryan on Scouting blog) The annual practice of troops picking the perfect summer camp just got upgraded to the smartphone age. Clear a spot on your home screen for Camp Scout!, a free iPhone app brought to

Two Campership Opportunities for 2014


The Order of the Arrow has two campership programs available to provide Scouts with greater opportunities to attend summer camp. The Maury Clancy American Indian Campership and Get Kids to Camp Partnership have been funded by the Order of the

New Videos Showcase Faith in Scouting


Two new videos have been added to the Marketing Toolbox to showcase the role faith plays in Scouting. Separate versions for the Baptist and Catholic faiths are available now on These videos can be used in “Together We Plan

Expand Your Shooting Sports Program at No Cost


The National Rifle Association, working in conjunction with the BSA, is offering up to 15 councils the opportunity to participate in a growing and rapidly expanding program that will provide NRA Instructor training courses for the council’s volunteers at no

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

Learn More About the Mining in Society Merit Badge


Mining in Society merit badge counselors, here’s your chance to sharpen your skills before teaching the BSA’s newest merit badge to Scouts. The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) will offer two free webinars for Mining in Society merit badge counselors.