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Why you don’t say someone was an Eagle Scout

You earn the BSA’s Eagle Scout award as a youth (unless you earned it before 1965), but the title stays with you throughout your life. That’s why you never say “I was an Eagle Scout.” You always say “I am an Eagle Scout.” The tense makes sense. Earning the BSA’s top honor makes you a marked man for the…

10 Eagle Scouts are behind NASA’s mission to Pluto

Eleven of the 12 men who walked on the moon were Boy Scouts, but the links between NASA and Scouting didn’t end when we stopped manned moon landings. Consider today’s Pluto flyby. More than nine years ago, NASA sent a probe called New Horizons to everyone’s favorite demoted planet. Today, New Horizons soars past its destination. The probe made its…

BSA seeks Boy Scouts to star in instructional videos

Scouters know that having Boy Scouts instruct other Boy Scouts beats having adults do all the teaching. Scouting founder Baden-Powell surely believed this. He once said, “In Scouting, a boy is encouraged to educate himself instead of being instructed.” With that in mind, the BSA’s production team is looking for troops with skills in camping, hiking, swimming, cycling or lifesaving…

Adventures await: The new Cub Scout program is here

The books are hot off the presses, the adventure loops are shiny, and the Cub Scouts in your den and pack are ready. It’s June 1, meaning the new Cub Scout program is officially here. You’ve been reading about the improvements to make Cub Scouting better since last year, and beginning today, your pack and den may begin using the program that’s better,…

Policy Change: Use of Pre-2005 Vans

Effective September 1, there will be a change in the permittance of Pre-2005 Vans. 15-passenger vans that are not equipped with electronic stability control will no longer be permitted. 15-passenger vans manufactured in 2005 or later may be used, as long as they are equipped with Electronic Stability Control and seat belts for all passengers…

Cub Scout Program Changes

  Webcasts on the New Cub Scouting Program A new Cub Scouting program is launching June 1, 2015, that will be more fun and exciting for boys, and easier to implement for unit leaders. A number of webcasts were hosted on January 17 to outline the coming changes, how to prepare, and when resources will be available….

Shop AmazonSmile and Automatically Donate to SKC

You can donate to Simon Kenton Council, just by signing up and shopping! Be sure to go HERE and select Boy Scouts of America Council. Thanks in advance and happy shopping.When first visiting AmazonSmile, you are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile…

Service Hours Available at Winter Wonderland

Attention Boy Scout Troops & Venture Crews! How would you like to earn some service hours? We have several stations at Winter Wonderland that could use your talent and expertise! With activities including cookie decorating, Christmas crafts, rope making, bb shooting, archery, ice fishing, model railroad, tomahawk throw and more. To sign up to volunteer…

Area 4 Training Conference

We encourage you to participate in this unique and important Area Training opportunity on Saturday, October 4th at the Ohio University in Zanesville, Ohio. The 2014 Conference will highlight continuing our journey to “Light a Fire” in the continuing effort to support Scouting in America. A wide variety of training sessions are available to prepare your Council and…

Simon Kenton Council OSU Ushering – 90 Years of Service!

Simon Kenton Council’s football ushering civic service project requires youth and adults of the highest caliber. Our success depends upon the best leadership and people skills we can provide. This project serves three purposes: (1) to maintain the visibility of Scouting in the public domain, (2) to maintain the visibility of The Ohio State University…