BSA Recognized For Their Commitment To Sustainability

A website focused on various aspects of sustainability has recognized the BSA’s commitment toward that goal. Aptly named TreeHugger.com, the article details the many ways Scouting includes sustainability issues throughout their program. From obvious areas such as the Sustainability merit badge and Leave No Trace to partnering with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative for land management…

Summer Camp Deposits Due May 1

The Council Camping Committee is currently planning for two weeks of Summer Camp (6/18-24/17 and 6/25-7/1/17), plus Summer Camp Express (7/6-9/17) and Aquatics Adventure Camp (7/9-15/17) this summer. To effectively manage resources, the Council must have the required deposit and/or first payment from troops who plan to attend one or more of these camps by…

What happens to Scouting Heritage MB requirement 4B during National Scouting Museum relocation?

Scouting Heritage merit badge requirement 4B asks Scouts to write or visit the National Scouting Museum in Texas. As the museum prepares to relocate to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, the procedure for completing this requirement has changed. Effective April 1, 2017, Scouts seeking information for this requirement should send correspondence to Philmont at the address below.…

Merit Badge Academy Updates

Registrations for our May 13 Merit Badge Academy have been strong, with more than 400 Scouts signed up for classes. Our goal is to provide the best possible experience for our Scouts, and you can help. We are looking for Scouters who can assist in the classes. If you are a merit badge counselor in…