Cub Scouts Webinars Featured

Webcasts on New Cub Scouting Program to be Held January 17

A new Cub Scouting program is launching June 1, 2015, that will be more fun and exciting for boys, and More »

OA Centurion Featured

OA Establishes Centurion Award as Part of Centennial Celebration

As part of the Order of the Arrow’s centennial anniversary, the Centurion Award has been made available for local lodges More »

Commissioners Featured

Commissioners: Kick Off 2015 at Florida Sea Base Conference!

A Commissioner Training Conference will be held at the Florida Sea Base from January 18-23. This conference is designed to More »

Happy Holidays from the National Key 3

The Boy Scouts of America’s National Key 3—National President Dr. Robert M. Gates, Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock, and National Commissioner Tico Perez—wish the BSA family a safe and happy holiday season.

Fall Voice of the Scout Session is Over … Now What?

Experience Recovery reports from the Voice of the Scout fall session are now available for Scout executives to view on MyBSA. These reports list requests made by members to have someone from their council contact them about their Scouting experience.

2017 Jamboree Theme, Logo Invite Members to ‘Live Scouting’s Adventure’

Although it seems like the 2013 National Scout Jamboree just wrapped up, the official theme and logo for the next jamboree—planned for July 19-28, 2017—have been released. The 2017 theme, “Live Scouting’s Adventure,” symbolizes the adventurous spirit and exciting high-adventure

WV Voters Approve Amendment to Extend Usage of Summit Bechtel Reserve

On November 4, the voters of West Virginia overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the state constitution that will allow the Summit Bechtel Reserve to be leased or used to generate revenue while still being exempt from property taxation. The use

Have Questions About Venturing Program Changes? We Have Answers

With the release of the new program updates, there are lots of questions regarding the Venturing program. Here are a few answers to the most commonly asked queries … Training: There is now training for Crew advisors and the Crew

LFL Newsletter: November Issue Is Out!

The November issue of Learning for Life newsletter has been published and is now available online. In this issue, you can read more about the 2013 Learning for Life Annual Report, preparing for year-end, and information on how to order

Philmont Training Center Invitation Process Underway

Recently, all Scout executives received an email with details on how to submit an invitation list to the Philmont Training Center (PTC) for 2015 conferences. The PTC invitation process enables you and your council staff to submit names of Scouters

Finance Impact e-Letter: Shared Services Can Save Councils Money and Reduce Leadership Hassles

Boy Scouts of America Unemployment Plan Most states require employers to pay unemployment insurance premiums to the state. The council is then responsible for handling all unemployment claims, appeals, etc., as they arise. Participants in the BSA Unemployment Plan can

Youth Protection Incident Information Report Forms, Tips Now Available

As announced in the May 8, 2014, issue of Scout Wire, a Youth Protection/Membership Incident Information Report form and sheet of incident documenting and reporting tips has been produced for inclusion in the existing Incident Reporting Kit (680-147, burnt orange

NCAP Updates: Annual COPE/Climbing Inspections, Zip Line Regulations Reminders

The BSA’s National Camp Accreditation Program (NCAP) require professional challenge course inspections each year. To help reduce the cost of these inspections and to bring consistency to the process, councils in some regions have banded together to contract group inspections by

2015 National Camping School Dates Announced

The 2015 National Camping School informational brochure is now available online. National Camping School provides adults with training needed to operate council camps. These key staff members will, in turn, train and supervise other staff personnel in your council camping