Category: Unit Service

Join Transatlantic Council Scouts to Save the D-Day Beaches


(Adapted from Scouting magazine’s “Bryan on Scouting” blog) Love of country and reverence for our nation’s heroes are staples of the Boy Scouts of America. So it should come as no surprise that BSA Scouts and Scouters are leading efforts

New, Simplified Annual Health and Medical Record


In preparation for the summer camp season, we are rolling out a new, simplified annual health and medical record effective March 1, 2014. Thanks to many employees and volunteers who provided constructive feedback on how we could make the record

2014 Silver Buffalo Recipients Announced

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The National Court of Honor and National Executive Board are pleased to announce that the following individuals have been selected to receive the Silver Buffalo at our National Annual Meeting to be held in May at the Gaylord Opryland in

Boys’ Life Program Planning Package Now Available

Each year Boys’ Life makes available to councils key planning materials for the coming program year. Your council’s investment to provide these materials to unit leaders and commissioners is a vital element of your council’s service to units. The 2014–2015

Award-Winning Book Available for Recognition Supports NESA


This is the season for recognition dinners, fundraisers, leadership breakfasts, and other events designed to bring your council closer to your Scouts, your volunteers, and your community. No doubt these events are also among your most important revenue generators for

Free Board Self-Assessment


Everything’s better when it’s free, and now there’s a great, free tool to help ensure your council has a trained and engaged executive board. To achieve the silver level JTE objective on Council Leadership, councils must complete a full board

Voice of the Scout Fall 2013 Data Now Available

VOS Results Featured

Fall 2013 Voice of the Scout results have been posted to the VOS Dashboard. Access the VOS Dashboard from MyBSA (employees) or MyScouting (volunteers). Spring 2014 VOS surveys will launch February 24 and close March 17. If you have any

Councils Make Strides In Trained Leaders Achievement In 2013


Ensuring every youth member is led by a trained leader is critical when it comes to providing “life changing experiences you can’t get anywhere else.” The year-end figures for the 2013 Journey to Excellence show that 71 percent of the

Recognize Outstanding Commissioners with the Boys’ Life Commissioner Award


The deadline is approaching for the 2013 Boys’ Life Commissioner Award, which was created to recognize and thank commissioners who successfully promote the good reading and good Scouting of Boys’ Life. Applications are being accepted until January 31, 2014. You

Introducing the Commissioner IT Toolbox

With the introduction of MyScouting Tools, all volunteers and professionals now have access to a new set of resources based upon their position in Scouting. For volunteers, these tools provide critical information they did not previously have access to unless