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Re-Enroll in Kroger Community Rewards

It’s time to re-enroll for the new year of Kroger Community Rewards. Please let your participants know that they need to re-enroll in the month of April in order to continue contributing to your organization through the May 1st 2016 to April 30th 2017 year. For a participant to re-enroll their card they simply go…

New Cub Scouts Shooting Sports Awards

Take aim at fun and excitement in your council with the new Cub Scouts Shooting Sports Awards. The awards, which are available for immediate use, will be offered in three disciplines: BBs, Archery and Slingshots. Councils may choose to offer one or more of the disciplines. Insignia will arrive in national Scout Shops (and is…

Pinewood Derby Time is Here!

Does your local council or district have special Pinewood Derby rules and regulations? If so, you should adopt those same rules for your pack’s Pinewood Derby. Following the racing rule book ensures a level race field for all Scouts. Follow the above link for a complete set of rules!

How does two-deep leadership apply when driving to Scouting events?

The BSA’s top-notch Youth Protection training includes a number of Barriers to Abuse. These policies, which you can review here, provide additional safety for your child and all who are involved in Scouting. One of these policies is two-deep leadership, which says: “At minimum, two registered adult leaders, or one registered leader and a participating Scout’s parent…

New BSA Uniforms Website

For new Scouting families, it’s the perfect place to start. Not only does bsauniforms.org answer all your uniform questions before you shop, but you’re just in time to enjoy the site’s new 2015 redesign! It’s a fun way to find out exactly what any Scout’s uniform requires-and have some fun while you’re learning.

How boys earn adventure loops and pins in new Cub Scout program

Adventures form the backbone of the new Cub Scout program. They’re fun, engaging and offer the right amount of challenge for boys as they grow up. After a boy completes an adventure, he gets the ultimate reward: a shiny adventure loop for his belt or adventure pin for his Webelos colors or Webelos cap. The loops and pins offer immediate…

Making a scout visit part of your foreign vacation

<CLICK on the TITLE for full article> I recently took my family on an overseas trip.  As part of this once in a lifetime vacation, we planned to visit scout offices with our sons.  If you are visiting a nation’s capital or other large city, the odds are that there is a scout facility you…