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Jeff Brasher Selected as Scout Executive of Norwela Council

Jeff Brasher Selected as Scout Executive of Norwela Council

Please join us as we congratulate Jeff Brasher, who will serve as Scout executive of the Norwela Council in Shreveport, Louisiana, effective November 15, 2019. Jeff began his Scouting career as a district executive at the Tukabatchee Area Council in Montgomery,...

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Tips for Helping Youth with Special Needs Advance in Scouting

Article submitted by Warren Wenner, Chair for the BSA National Special Needs Committee. One of the most frequently asked questions the BSA National Special Needs and Disabilities Committee receives from district executives, leaders, and parents is: where do I go for...

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How to Start a Sea Scout Ship in Two Months

How to Start a Sea Scout Ship in Two Months

Josh Gilliland, PR Chair for the Sea Scout Support Committee at the Pacific Skyline Council. Article submitted by Josh Gilliland, PR Chair for the Sea Scout Support Committee at the Pacific Skyline Council. Sea Scouts is a High Adventure program for older youth and is...

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Aspirational Goal – A Girl Troop in Every District

Article contributed by Wendy Shaw, National Director of Membership Growth. Aspirational Goal – A girl troop in every district As of October 23rd, there are nearly 3,000 girl troops across the BSA. That is an awesome number in just 8 months. The Polaris District of the...

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How to Qualify for the 2020 Growth Conference

Article contributed by Wendy Shaw, National Director of Membership Growth. Leadership60 – 2020 Growth Conference The clock is ticking to achieve year-end membership growth by November 30th in order to qualify for the 2020 Growth Conference. Across the BSA, 114...

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How These Members of the Scouting Community Celebrate Diwali

How These Members of the Scouting Community Celebrate Diwali

In our “A Scout is Reverent” series, Scouting Wire takes a look at how Scouting families across the country observe a variety of religious holidays of their own faith and support fellow unit members in theirs. Join us as BSA’s Chief Technology Officer, Vijay Challa,...

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BSA Membership Fee Increase Details and FAQ

For more than 100 years, Scouting has helped build future leaders by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun and adventure in the outdoors. At Boy Scouts of America, we are dedicated to developing leaders of character by preparing young men and...

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The Spirit for Outdoor Adventure Runs in This Scouting Family

The Spirit for Outdoor Adventure Runs in This Scouting Family

Read how April and Miguel Rivas, Scouter parents from Circle Ten Council, passed their passion for the great outdoors on to their children through family Scouting adventures in this ‘Families Like Mine’ story.  What Scouting programs are you connected to? April: We,...

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Greg Balog Selected as Scout Executive of Blue Ridge Council

Greg Balog Selected as Scout Executive of Blue Ridge Council

Congratulations to Greg Balog, who will serve as Scout executive of the Blue Ridge Council in Greenville, South Carolina, effective November 1, 2019. Greg began his Scouting career as a district executive at the Blue Ridge Council, where he also served as finance...

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Observing Hispanic Heritage Month

Observing Hispanic Heritage Month

Carlos Cortez, Los Padres Council Scout Executive: The observation of Hispanic Heritage Month covers the 30 days from September 15 to October 15. This year’s theme is “Hispanic Americans: A History of Serving our Nation,” which both invites us to recognize the...

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Learn How to Better Manage Your Unit BeAScout.org Information

With recruitment season in full swing, BeAScout.org is more important than ever, and it is vital to ensure that all unit information on the site is accurate and up-to-date. The easier it is for new families to find Scouting units and sign up, the sooner they can begin...

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How to Prepare for Your 2020 FOS Campaign Before Year End

Article contributed by David Rico “Rico,” Southern Region Membership Growth Coach at the National Service Center. What can you do to get ready for your 2020 Friends of Scouting (FOS) campaign before year-end? As we get through the big wave of fall membership, we need...

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4 Steps to a Successful Join Scouting Night Follow-up

Article submitted by Keenan M. Pallone, Chain Bridge District Executive of the National Capital Area Council. Step 1: Understanding Challenges from the Event  We need to figure out what areas can be improved from the first event in order to have a more successful...

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Attend This Upcoming Scoutreach Conference

Article submitted by Lawrence “Ty” Washington, Jr., Central Region Growth Coach at the National Service Center. The National Service Center is committed to supporting local councils. Part of this commitment is to host Scoutreach Conferences. The Central Region...

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Gauley Season at the Summit Bechtel Reserve

Article contributed by Jim Rushton, Team Lead, Summit High Adventure Base Gauley Season – September/October 2019 Come visit the Summit Bechtel Reserve for our inaugural Gauley Season. This is a great Unit High Adventure program as well as a great team building...

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Top Tips for Second Round Recruitment

Article contributed by Christen Oswald, District Executive Etowah of the Greater Alabama Council You did it! You and the recruitment team went to schools and handed out flyers, went to the classroom, and got all the kids super pumped to join Scouting. You had your...

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The Number of Scouts BSA Troops for Girls Continues to Climb

Article contributed by Wendy Shaw, National Director of Membership Growth Last month we shared the national aspirational goal of having a Scouts BSA troop for girls in every district. The number of those troops continues to climb. Let’s look at some of the highlights...

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How to Attend Growth Conference 2020

Article contributed by Wendy Shaw, National Director of Membership Growth 2020 Growth Conference We heard positive feedback from those of you who attended the 2019 Regional Growth Conferences for Scouting professionals. The feedback was so positive that we are pleased...

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