In Troop 101, even the layout of the troop trailer follows the patrol method. Everything in the 6-foot-by-12-foot trailer is organized by patrol. That means each group of Scouts is responsible for its own stuff. Patrol gear goes on the right side. Every patrol box, tent and cooler bears its patrol’s name: Ninja, Cobra, Jaguar or Shark. Read more on…Details
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…Details
Effective immediately, units do not need to turn in the unit’s section of a Scout’s Merit Badge Blue Card to document earned merit badges. Instead, troops should follow these steps: 1. Upon completion of the merit badge, the Scout turns in the Blue Card to the Scoutmaster for final signature. 2. The troop’s Advancement Chair…Details
You worked hard to earn that Scouting square knot and should wear it with pride.
You also should wear it right-side up. (Unlike the Hornaday Award knot pictured above. It’s shown upside down to illustrate my point.)
Effective April 1, 2017, the Tour and Activity Plan process will be terminated. A team has reviewed the overall process and made the recommendation in order to reduce complexity, increase consistency with safety standards, change the conversation by involving everyone in risk-based planning, and streamline troop operations by eliminating processing time. Going forward, while units…Details
Mark your calendars for the Spring Merit Badge Academy on Saturday, May 13 at Saint Leo University. We are offering a combination of adventure/hands-on classes, like Climbing and Digital Technology and Eagle Scout required merit badges, such as First Aid and Citizenship in the World. There will be a class for every Scout! Cost is…Details
Save this date for lots of fun! This year’s Scout Spectacular pits the Clearwater Threshers against the Fort Myers Miracle at Spectrum Field in Clearwater. There will be LOTS of activities to watch or participate in at this event. There will be amazing displays, an on-field Scouting kayak race and an opening ceremony including a…Details
When the Report to the Nation delegates described their Washington visit to the Secretary of the Senate, she was floored.
“That’s not a routine week in Washington by any stretch of the imagination,” said Julie Adams, whose office handles the Senate’s day-to-day operations.
Camping Promotion! Gear up for the summer camping season! Received 10% off a purchase of $200.00, 15% off $300.00 and 20% off $400.00 of your total camping items purchased. Sale runs March 13-April 9. Trek Tek Clearance Event! Select Trek Tek shirts are reduced 33%-75%! These shirts offer SPF protection, moisture wicking are lightweight, and…Details
Bill Guglielmi, Council Vice President of Manpower and member of the Executive Committee, has been awarded the Silver Antelope award. Bill has served and continues to serve on numerous committees at the national, regional and council level. He is Vice President of the Leadership and Performance Committee and Team Leader of the Area NCAP Assessment…Details