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 More »


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, More »


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 More »


Register Now for NextConnect ’14: The National Marketing Summits

With new BSA research and strategic insights at play, it has never been more critical that we reach out to More »


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 More »

Naturally Slim Featured

Naturally Slim Application Period Opens April 21

The Boy Scouts of America is offering Naturally Slim® to benefit eligible employees and their spouses – at no cost! Naturally More »


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. More »

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

Finance Impact e-Letter: April 1 Issue Features Camp Accreditation Plan Reports

The April 1 edition of the Finance Impact Department’s e-Letter has been published and is now available online. This issue features the new National Camp Accreditation Program (NCAP) reports recently added to the PeopleSoft report menu. Local council staff members

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

Register Now for the All Markets Strategy Summit

Mark your calendar for the All Markets Strategy Summit on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Registration is now open. Perhaps the most critical factor to Scouting’s future success

Medical Record Template Helps You Develop Camp Advisories

A template is now available to guide you and your council health supervisor in developing a supplemental risk advisory tailored to your council camp. Need additional guidance? Each of the four BSA high-adventure bases has developed a supplemental advisory specific

Job-Specific Competencies and Development Guides Now Available

The Talent Management Department has created 13 new job-specific competency models for local council positions. Competencies are defined as a cluster of behaviors performed on a job. The competency models include the following commissioned jobs; director of field service, director

Action Required to Continue Receiving Emails via BlackBerry

Beginning November 1, 2014, the National Council will phase out the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and all BlackBerry device support. After this date, BlackBerry users will have to subscribe to a different data plan using BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) to receive

Congratulations to DOB Honors Graduates

Scouting U and the Center for Professional Development are proud of all of our commissioned executives who have completed District Operations Basic. As part of this new course, students who excel in all aspects of becoming commissioned have the opportunity