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Two essential Scouts BSA resources for new and longtime leaders

By |2019-05-06T14:40:43-04:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Membership, Program Updates, Scouts BSA|

Better make room on your bookmarks bar.  The BSA has refreshed and retooled a pair of online resources for Scouts BSA volunteers. The first is the Program Resources page. Think of it as your quick-start guide to Scouts BSA. Here, you’ll find a collection of links for starting a Scouts BSA troop, helping Scouts earn merit [...]

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) Update

By |2019-04-09T11:42:31-04:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Program Updates, Training|

BALOO’s online modules have been updated! As part of a two-part blended learning format, these online modules are the first step to become BALOO trained. The online training modules contain introductory and basic information that will be built upon during the practical training that is completed during an in-person, council instructed course. The in-person syllabus [...]

Scoutify your Commute with Scouting Podcasts

By |2019-04-01T18:35:13-04:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Council News, Marketing, Program Updates|

With CubCast and ScoutCast, the BSA’s pair of monthly podcasts, you’ll become a more-informed Scouting volunteer as you drive to work, empty the dishwasher or walk your dog. Each month’s topic is so expertly timed to give you helpful information, you’ll think the team behind CubCast and ScoutCast can read your mind. [...]

National Scouts BSA Committee – LIVE OFFICE HOURS

By |2019-03-31T13:04:26-04:00March 31st, 2019|Categories: Council News, Membership, Program Updates, Scouts BSA|Tags: , , , , , , |

Join the National Scouts BSA committee and Scouters from around the country to learn more about the Scouts BSA program on April 18, 2019 during our live office hours. Time:  Apr 18, 2019 8:30 PM (Eastern Time) This Q&A session is great for new Scouts BSA leaders to get answers to any question they have [...]

2019 Guide to Awards and Insignia

By |2019-03-17T18:30:47-04:00March 17th, 2019|Categories: Advancement, Council News, Program Updates|Tags: , , , |

Just released. Here is your resource for everything awards and insignia.  Download this resource guide for the latest information. Download Guide

Youth Protection Training Update – March 1

By |2019-03-01T12:56:02-04:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Council News, Program Updates, Scouting Safely|

Youth Protection Training Update: The updated online and facilitator-led (face to face) Y01 Youth Protection Training has been released. Updates include a new learning plan, as well as a Spanish-translated version of the training. If you HAVE already completed Y01 Youth Protection Training you DO NOT have to retake the training with the March 1, [...]

Guide to Safe Scouting Updated

By |2019-02-11T10:10:35-04:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Council News, Program Updates, Scouting Safely|

The Guide to Safe Scouting has been updated and is now live as both a pdf for download (dated January 2019), or the HTML version. https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/34416.pdf UPDATES - Updated language throughout to reference “Scouts BSA” rather than “Boy Scouts.” - Youth Protection and Adult Leadership Clarified language in the Adult Supervision and Accommodations sections. - [...]

New Den Chief Online Training Available

By |2019-01-18T10:15:42-04:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: Program Updates, Scouts BSA, Training|

Announcing the new online Den Chief Training. The new online Den Chief training is now available for Scouts who are registered in Troops, Crews and Ships. The new online course identifies den chief responsibilities and tasks along with describing the den chief’s relationship with supporting Den Leaders and how it relates to the den chief’s activities [...]

New Eagle Scout Project Workbook Released

By |2019-01-04T20:41:04-04:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: Advancement, Program Updates|

Advancement Update:  A revised Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook for 2019 has been posted and is available from http://bit.ly/2QlFjN3 under the Rank Advancement category. The content is basically unchanged and revised to reflect gender-neutrality.

BSA Safety Moments

By |2018-12-28T12:53:40-04:00December 28th, 2018|Categories: Council News, Program Updates, Scouting Safely|

It just takes a moment to make your pack, troop or crew a little bit safer. With its Safety Moments, covering a range of topics from acute mountain sickness to zip lines, the Boy Scouts of America’s Health and Safety team hopes to make Scouting an even safer place, one page at a time. “These are [...]

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The Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

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