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BSA Expands Programs to Welcome Girls

Today, the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously approved to welcome girls into its iconic Cub Scout program and to deliver a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout. The historic decision comes after years of receiving requests from families and…

2017 Membership Fees Increase

Direct from the Boy Scouts of America, National Office: The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. To do this — while delivering the nation’s foremost youth development…

Youth Protection Update

  Effective September 1, 2017, Youth Protection Training will be required for all adult leaders at the time of registration. Paper applications from new leaders must be accompanied by a Youth Protection Training completion certificate, which must be filed with the application.   Because completion of YPT is now required for all leaders at the…

The way Scouts earn Eagle Palms is about to change

Eagle Palms are bronze, gold and silver awards presented to young men who earn five, 10, 15 or more merit badges beyond the 21 required to become an Eagle Scout. This week, the BSA has announced significant changes to the way Scouts earn Eagle Palms. The modifications take effect Aug. 1, 2017. The changes bring…

Cub Scout Fall Membership Kick-Off

Hello Cub Scouters! Please join us for the Fall Membership Kick-Off program. We will discuss the Cub Scout program, including the 2nd phase of the Lion program. We will also share ideas for membership growth and have the supplies for your Sign-Up Nights. Please plan on having one person from your Pack attend 1 of the…

Wood Badge participant reflects on her ‘life-changing experience’

After her first day of Wood Badge, Renee Estrella-Wells was tired and more than a little overwhelmed. By the second day, though, things started to change. The magic of Wood Badge started to appear. Wood Badge, a national-level course hosted and staffed by local councils, is the BSA’s advanced leadership training for adults. After six days (one week or two…

New Troop Leader Resources website!

Troop Leader Resources — available at troopleader.org — is a new, BSA-authorized website that helps Scouts and Scouters plan better meetings. With its videos of real Scouts in real troops, the site is a one-stop shop for new and experienced troop leaders. To read the seven helpful things you’ll find there, go to Bryan’s Blog

Inside the Scouter Code of Conduct, a critical checklist for adult volunteers

We ask our Scouts to follow the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Adult leaders, though, are held to an additional standard. It’s called the Scouter Code of Conduct. Think of it as a checklist of expectations for adult conduct in the Scouting program. At Scouting meetings and events, these are your rules to live by. The Scouter Code of Conduct, available here…

Modifications to Cub Scout program give den leaders more flexibility

This article is originally from the Bryan on Scouting blog. You can find the original post here. The Boy Scouts of America has announced modifications to Cub Scouting that make the program more flexible for busy parents, den leaders and Cubmasters. The BSA gathered feedback from den leaders who had delivered the new Cub Scouting program…