Build an Adventure Featured

‘Build an Adventure’ With New National Recruiting Campaign

Earlier this year, we unveiled the multiyear recruitment campaign called “Build an Adventure,” that will give everyone a fresh look More »

Sustainability Summit Featured

Register Now for the 2014 Sustainability Summit

Join us October 27-30, 2014 at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia to discover how to leverage the BSA’s sustainability More »

National Aquatics Workshop

Register Now for the 2014 National Aquatics Workshop

Join us for the biannual National Aquatics Workshop at the Florida Sea Base October 22-26. This workshop is designed for More »

World Jamboree Featured

2015 World Jamboree: Five Fun Facts!

(Reposted from Boys’ Life magazine’s Scouting Around blog.) The time to register for the 2015 World Scout Jamboree is now. More »

Philmont 2016 Reservations Featured

Dreaming of Philmont? 2016 Reservations Begin Soon!

An exciting summer of activities may have just wrapped up at the BSA’s four high-adventure bases, but it’s never too More »

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 aware of special scholarship funds that have become available to help offset travel expenses so every council can send at

The Buzz: New President Inducted at 2014 National Annual Meeting

Did you miss out on this year’s National Annual Meeting, held in Nashville, Tenn.? If you did—or even if you were there, and would like to see a quick recap of the busy week’s events—the latest episode of The Buzz

Finance Impact e-Letter: July 15 Issue Covers Shared Services, Calculating Insurance Costs, and More

The July 15 issue of the Finance Impact Department’s e-Letter has been published and is available online. In this issue of the e-Letter, we look at the benefits of moving toward a shared services model for council fiscal management, as

New Features, Updates Added to my.Scouting Tools

We are happy to announce the latest new features and improvements that are available on my.Scouting Tools, including the following: New! Organization Security Manager Tool Key 3s at each organization level, including council, area, region and national, now have the

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 Cub Scout-age boys who love fishing or who want to learn. The program can help turn Scouting into a family

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 Phillips offered 35,857 acres of his ranch to the Boy Scouts of America in 1938 to serve as a national

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 Official Protein Snack of the Boy Scouts of America” and the organization’s four national high-adventure bases. The agreement will put

Major Gifts Seminar Dates Announced

Is Journey to Excellence on your radar?  If you are striving to achieve the Gold level recognition, a new set of seminars can help. The Boy Scouts of America Foundation will be conducting three Major Gift Seminars this year as

Announcing 2014 Boys’ Life Mini-Mag

The 2014 Boys’ Life mini-mags will arrive at council offices around July 21, 2014. Quantities per council will be approximately the same as last year. The 51/2-by-71/2-inch mini-mag is a miniature edition of Boys’ Life magazine. Editorial content will be

New Policy Ensures Safe Use of Aquatics Play Structures

Innovative and creative aquatics play structures currently exist in many Scouting settings, with more councils and Scouting groups evaluating the many play structure options entering the marketplace. Many local councils have asked about safety requirements for use of aquatics play

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