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July 2018 – Recruiting Campaigns

Posted by on Jun 27, 2018 in National Boy Scout News

If you’re a regular listener (and of course you are), you’ll recall that back in May we discussed what you need to do to start a new unit. But first, you need the youth for that unit. Now is the time to start recruiting. We need some fresh ideas for the digital times we live in, so join us to discuss recruiting campaigns with Hayley Cordaro, the Social Media Specialist with the Communications Team here at the National Service Center. One of her main responsibilities is developing digital strategies for the BSA. Powered by...

July 2018 – All-Girl Dens: Challenges and Success Stories

Posted by on Jun 27, 2018 in National Cub Scout News

We’re now about six months into having all-girl dens in the Cub Scouting program and you’re probably wondering – hmm, how’s that working out? We were curious about that ourselves, so, we invited Jenny Hickey, the Cubmaster of Cub Scout Pack 4 in Portland, Oregon, to share her challenges and how she overcame them as well as her success stories. (A tip for listening to the successes – you might want to have a tissue handy.) Powered by...

Popcorn 2018

Posted by on Jun 9, 2018 in Council News, Featured

We are gearing up for a great Popcorn Campaign in 2018…new product packaging, new prizes / experiences, plus much more…are you ready to embark on MAKING HEROES IN 2018… Commit your unit to sell Popcorn in 2018 We are bringing back our Regional Popcorn Kickoffs in 2018.  Kickoffs will be held on July 21st and Kickoffs will be held on July 28th.  To receive great tools for your unit and to receive the maximum commissioner percentage please ensure your unit is represented at one of these Regional Popcorn Kickoffs…. Popcorn 2018 Regional Kickoff...

WITH HELP FROM PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE AIRMEN, BOY SCOUTS EARN PRESTIGIOUS MERIT BADGE

Posted by on Jun 9, 2018 in Council News

BREVARD COUNTY • PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, FLORIDA – Nearly 100 Boy Scouts from 25 troops across Central Florida traveled to Patrick AFB March 31 to earn the much-sought-after Nuclear Science Merit Badge with the help of Airmen from the Air Force Technical Applications Center here. AFTAC, the Department of Defense’s sole nuclear treaty monitoring center, is filled with highly skilled and educated scientists, analysts, engineers and technicians with academic degrees and backgrounds in nuclear physics, chemistry, biology, geophysics and mathematics, just to name a few. The center is also filled with highly motivated Airmen who consistently volunteer their time to help the local community. Capt. Sky Thai, this...

May 2018 – New-Unit Development: Providing Scouting to Girls

Posted by on Apr 28, 2018 in National Boy Scout News

We all know by now that girls will be able to join Scouting in 2019, but it’s already May, which means 2019 is just seven months away. That seems like a long time but we all know it’ll be here before we know it. Gene Butler, the Business Development Specialist for the National Alliances team at the National Service Center, joins us to explain what’s needed to start a troop so we’re ready on day one to provide this wonderful program we call Scouting to girls. Powered by...