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August 2018 – Finding Leaders for Your All-Girl Troop

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

Girls will become eligible to become Scouts BSA troops in 2019, which will be here before you know it. We talked a few months ago about new unit development, so now let’s talk about recruiting leaders for those units with Scott Berger, a 50-year BSA veteran who currently serves on a multitude of committees and task forces with the Patriots’ Path Council in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey. Powered by...

Wood Badge Turns 70

Posted by on Jul 26, 2018 in Council News

Both of the first two United States Wood Badge Courses were run by the Boy Scouts of America in 1948. The Scoutmaster for each was William “Green Bar Bill” Hillcourt. The curriculum was focused on Scout skills, Scoutcraft and pioneering. The structure was as it is today, the troop organization and patrols.   Course number one was conducted at Schiff Scout Reservation, July 31, 1948. Attendance was only by invitation of the Chief Scout Executive, Dr. Elbert K. Fretwell. Twenty-nine men accepted had arrived, by special invitation of the Chief Scout Executive in Mendham, N.J., from 12 states-all east of the Mississippi River.   Wood Badge course number two was...

From the Central Florida Council President

Posted by on Jul 26, 2018 in Council News

I’m excited and humbled to begin my new role as Council President.  I stand on the shoulders of the stoked Dr. Tom Yuschok and the many scouting volunteer giants that I have learned so much from over the years. Many engaged hands make light work.  Fall is always crazy busy in the scouting world with recruitment of new scouts (including girls!) into our Family Scouting program, scouts learning to earn their own way by selling popcorn (including the new UCF tin!), Cub-o-rees, Camporees and heading to Camp LaNoChe for weekends of outdoor fun.  I appreciate the work that each and every one of you do to deliver our amazing...