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Scholarships Available for NextConnect National Marketing Summits—Register Now!

David Weekley, the newly elected national vice president of marketing of the Boy Scouts of America, wants to make you More »

Hooked on Scouting Featured

Are Boys in Your Council ‘Hooked on Scouting?’ They Should Be!

Are you hooked on Scouting? Well, you can be. Councils are using the “Hooked on Scouting” program to reel in More »

Philmont One Million Featured

Philmont Reaches 1-million Camper Milestone

This summer, Philmont Scout Ranch reached the milestone of one million campers. It all started 75 years ago when Waite More »

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Scouts Can Really Sink Their Teeth Into BSA’s Latest Tasty Partnership

The Boy Scouts of America and Jack Link’s have teamed up on a multiyear partnership that will make Jack Link’s “The More »

Commissioner Tools Undergo Final Testing Before Fall Launch

Earlier this year, we announced the development of Commissioner Tools, a set of resources within MyScouting that will replace the Unit Visit Tracking System. The following 16 councils are currently testing these Commissioner Tools, with the assistance of 67 individual

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

Finance Impact e-Letter: July 1 Issue Shares Giving USA Highlights

The July 1 edition of the Finance Impact Department’s e-Letter has been published and is now available online. This issue reminds councils about Friends of Scouting mid-year recognition and reviews the Giving USA 2014 highlights, which show that charitable giving

Join the BSA Sustainability Road Trip

Road trips are as much a part of summer as barbecues and swimming pools. This year, the BSA invites you to join sustainability expert Zach Carson on his road trip across the U.S. to uncover best practices in sustainable Scouting.

2013–2014 Camping Reports Due Sept. 30

The Camping Manager Tool is available for councils to report camping statistics for the past year. This will be the means to collect all camp participation numbers for Journey to Excellence. There is no change in the reporting process from

Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls Scott and Trek Bicycles

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has initiated a recall on Scott and Trek bicycles. Specifically, the front fork can break, which poses a crash hazard. The recall involves SR Suntour front forks on 13 models of Scott and 11

Registration Open for 2015 World Scout Jamboree

(Adapted from Bryan on Scouting blog) Odds are 19 out of every 20 people you meet at the 2015 World Scout Jamboree will be from a country other than the United States. How about those odds for making friends with

Congratulations to DOB Honor Graduates

Scouting U and the Westlake Campus are proud of all of our commissioned executives who have completed District Operations Basic (DOB). As part of this new course, students who excel in all aspects of becoming commissioned have the opportunity to

Register Now for Top Hands 2014: Aug. 20-22

This year, the professional leadership of the Boy Scouts of America will gather in Anaheim, California, Aug. 20-22. The main focus for this year’s Top Hands is: the Scouting experience. The experience that youth, families, volunteers, donors, and chartered organizations

Seeking Applications for 2014-2015 BSA/NRA Youth Ambassador Program

Each year, the Boy Scouts of America searches for two youth to represent the program as NRA Youth Ambassadors. The National Rifle Association and the Boy Scouts of America have had a partnership in shooting sports programs for youth for