Category: Unit Service

Recognize Deserving Volunteers With the Silver Buffalo

It is time to nominate deserving volunteers for the 2015 Silver Buffalo Award. The deadline to submit nominations is Aug. 31. Only electronic nominations will be accepted, using the Silver Buffalo nomination form. Complete and submit this fillable PDF before

The Adventures of the Muddy Lions: A Unique Approach to Developing New Units


Everyone loves a good story, and Scouting has plenty of good stories to tell. A new movie, Troop 491: The Adventures of the Muddy Lions, tells the story of the positive impact of living by a code such as the

Transatlantic Council Hosts Normandy Camporee to Mark 70th Anniversary of D-Day


The Transatlantic Council hosts a camporee every three years on the shores of Normandy, France. The 2014 camporee was particularly special, taking place during the 70th anniversary year of D-Day. With thousands of youth participating, learning, and talking to veterans,

BSA Recognizes 2014 Silver Buffalo Recipients

Nine top volunteers were awarded the organization’s highest commendation, the Silver Buffalo Award, during the BSA’s National Annual Meeting. The award has been given annually since 1926 to civic-minded men and women for their invaluable contributions and service to youth. The

New Resource in the Fight to Keep Scouts and All Youth Safe

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) offers a free-to-the-public database, the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website. This resource allows a user to submit a single query to obtain information about sex offenders throughout the

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