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New Scouts BSA Brand Guidance

Posted by on Dec 11, 2018 in Council News

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...

Scout Shop…Great Holiday Gifts

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018 in Council News

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...

December 2018 – Scouts BSA Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by on Nov 21, 2018 in National Boy Scout News

The new Scouts BSA program—in case anyone out there hasn’t already heard—means girls will be allowed to join Scout troops in February 2019. This is a big change to our already fantastic organization, so naturally the questions have been pouring in. We’ve gathered a list of the most frequently asked questions and joining us is the woman with all the answers—April McMillian. April is the department manager of Program Development here at the BSA National Service Center and will help us get the right answers to all those burning questions. Powered by...

December 2018 – Get Ready for the Pinewood Derby®!

Posted by on Nov 21, 2018 in National Cub Scout News

You’re probably busy with end-of-year and holiday preparations, but, pinewood derby time will be here before you know it. If you haven’t started planning yet, we’ve got you covered. We were lucky enough to get Matt Gaor, the event chair of New York’s Pinewood Derby World Championship for the last four years. With his leadership, the event went from only 125 participants for the first year up to 350 racers and 2,000 attendees this year. Even if you have started your planning, we bet you’ll pick up an extra tip or two. Powered by...

Scouting for Food 2018

Posted by on Nov 8, 2018 in Council News

“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...