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Posted by on Jan 1, 2019 in Council News, Featured

Scoutbook = Free, starting today

Scoutbook = Free, starting today

Fellow Scouters, 2019 is off to a great start. Scoutbook, the Boy Scouts of America’s online tool for managing and tracking Scouting advancement, is now completely, totally, 100 percent free. The change became official today — Jan. 1, 2019. Longtime users know how Scoutbook makes it easy (and fun!) for Scouts, parents and leaders to track advancement and milestone achievements along the Scouting trail. Before 2019, individuals, units or councils paid a small annual fee — up to $1 per Scout per year — to access Scoutbook’s suite of unit-management features. In 2019 and beyond, those same great features are available for the best possible price: $0. Now everyone can learn what more than 1 million users already know: Scoutbook can improve your Scouting experience. Here’s what else you need to know: How will my unit be affected? Units with a current Scoutbook account will continue to use Scoutbook as before. Councils that provide Scoutbook accounts for their units will no longer need to manage a subscription process for units starting...

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Posted by on Dec 11, 2018 in Council News

New Scouts BSA Brand Guidance

New Scouts BSA Brand Guidance

New Scouts BSA Brand Guidance Training As the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) welcomes girls into Cub Scouts and older girls into the Scouts BSA program starting on February 1, it is important that families understand the program or organization they are joining. There have been some instances where our volunteers may have inadvertently used the name or trademarks of the Girl Scout of the USA (GSUSA) brand in spreading the word that girls are or will soon be part of all BSA programs. GSUSA recently have filed a lawsuit asserting that these instances have caused confusion. While we don’t believe there has been any such confusion, we respect and support the GSUSA and their rights to their brand. To ensure that we promote our programs in a clear and Scout-like manner, we have developed resources to make sure our leaders are aware of the do’s and don’ts in promoting BSA programs. The Scouts BSA Brand Guidance Training we are introducing today is one of the efforts underway to...

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Posted by on Nov 26, 2018 in Council News

Scout Shop…Great Holiday Gifts

Scout Shop…Great Holiday Gifts

Thorlo socks are the best backpacking, climbing, high adventure, hiking, camping, walking, standing socks we sell. I know because I wear them! Starting November 12th through January 5th they are on sale Buy 2 or More and get 25 % OFF. Come in and we will show you the benefits of wearing these socks and remember Buy Thorlos here and profits go back into Scouting. Great item for a Christmas gift or stocking...

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Posted by on Nov 8, 2018 in Council News

Scouting for Food 2018

Scouting for Food 2018

“Scouting for Food” is our nation’s largest single-day food drive. It began as a Boy Scout’s service project in St. Louis in 1985 and was adopted by BSA nationally in 1988, with the goal to help feed the needy in our local communities. Over this past weekend In Central Florida, nearly a half million door hangers were placed in our communities by over 300 of our local Scouting units. This coming Saturday (November 10) beginning at 9am, our Scouts will return to the communities in which they placed hangers to collect food donated by residents. On completion, the Scouts deliver the food to local collection sites, where volunteers count and package the food in family meal boxes to be readied for issue from our local food pantries and charitable organizations. Your donated food will help feed needy people and families in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Lake, Volusia, and Flagler counties. While our goal for the 2018 Scouting for Food campaign is 500,000 pounds of food, habitually most of the...

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Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in Council News

Volunteers Needed to Help Central Florida Council Through Scout Force!!

Volunteers Needed to Help Central Florida Council Through Scout Force!!

Join Central Florida Council “Scout Force” a group of volunteers who help organize important resources and promotional materials for a variety of events and activities throughout the year to support the Central Florida Council youth and adult members!! Scout Force will be helping to prepare for events, assisting at the Council Service Center with Support and Program Services and helping to provide “Unparalleled Experiences for our Scouting Family!” Behind every awesome Scouting event is a team of dedicated volunteers making it happen … SCOUT FORCE! Please follow this link to join Scout Force today to join!!   If you have questions, please email Matt Ragan, Director of Support Services, at matt.ragan@cflscouting.org. Thank you for your support and look forward to networking with all our volunteers on the SCOUT FORCE...

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