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Recharter Clinics and Information

The recharter deadline will be here before you know it and Simon Kenton Council is ready to assist you along the way! Commissioners and professional staff will be on hand to explain and assist you with every step of the process during upcoming re-charter clinics. Once completed, you can also utilize these workshops to submit…

Keeping Our Scouts Safe and Healthy

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT TASTING KITS AND FOOD ALLERGIES The health and safety of our Scouts and Scouting families is of the utmost importance.  Please be aware that the only items included in the sample tasting kits that are manufactured in a “nut free” environment are microwave butter, butter lite and kettle corn unpopped. Every other…

Important Membership Fee Information

The BSA National Council announced last week that registration fees for youth and adult members of the Boy Scouts of America will increase from $15 to $24 per year, effective on January 1, 2014. This will impact all of the Simon Kenton Council, beginning with a majority of packs, troops, teams and crews with charter…

A Preview of Summit Center at the National Jamboree

It’s the day before thousands of troops arrive at the BSA’s National Jamboree at The Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.  I had the privilege of taking a preview media tour with members of the military who will also be serving as media escorts during the Jamboree.  The experience was incredible!  Let me share… Summit…

New Council Website

Welcome to Simon Kenton Council’s new council website.  Our new site is designed to be a user friendly resource for Scouting leaders, families and the community.  We realize with any new site, it is going to take time for everyone to get used to the new organization and format.  Please take some time to familiarize yourself with…

Scouting and Social/Political Causes

The Rules and Regulations of the Boy Scouts of America state that the official uniforms are intended for use in connection with Scouting activities as defined by the National Executive Board, and their use may be approved by the local council for council events or activities under conditions consistent with the Rules and Regulations of…

Update on Membership Standards Vote

As many of you know, after completing the most extensive listening exercise in its 103-year history earlier this year, the Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board drafted a resolution in April that, if approved, would remove reference to sexual orientation in its membership standards for youth members. Today, more than 1,200 voting members of…