Join our Community Service Partner the Lancaster Event Center on May 16th & 17th. This is an excellent opportunity to do one of the things scouts do best, provide service while caring for the environment, and building sustainable ecosystems. The Lancaster Event Center needs help planting prairie grass plugs in their medians throughout the grounds. Volunteer and register those service hours.

Want to be a part of a life-changing experience at World Scout Jamboree? Applications are still being accepted to be part of the area Contingent for the World Scout Jamboree Check out all the information and submit your application at https://wsj2019.us/

Sign up today for an afternoon of adventure. We will be working on an Elective Adventure for your rank.

Our Tread Trainer course is designed to train participants in innovative, practical methods of spreading outdoor ethics to our Scouts, leaders, and the public. The curriculum will focus on both traditional and mechanized recreation. Once a participant becomes active in the Tread Trainer program he or she is equipped to present the Tread Lightly! message to units, training events, camp programs and to lead Scouts and leaders through BSA OE advancement requirements and the Outdoor Ethics awards program.

Sign up today for BALOO training on April 27, 2018 at: https://scoutingevent.com/324-18309

This is a Cub Scout leader training required for any Cub Scout den or pack outdoor event, including pack camping overnighters and Webelos den overnighters.

This is a training session to train persons (age 18 ) to be range masters for archery and BB gun ranges. This session will cover the safe setup and operation of such ranges. Successful participants will receive a pocket certificate good for two years.

A trained Range master is required for any unit to conduct an archery or BB gun range.

The Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) course builds and expands on the concepts and themes introduced in Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training and Varsity Coach Position-Specific Training, and provides Scouters with the confidence to take youth into the outdoors.


National News

Over the decades, the Boy Scouts of America has been a leader in developing training and policies designed to keep young people safe. Over time, these policies have become standard with organizations across the nation. Now, the Boy Scouts of America is releasing fully updated training to further strengthen our ability to protect youth. All volunteers must take the new training by October 1, 2018, no matter when they took the previous training.

The BSA’s Board of Directors unanimously approved welcoming girls into our iconic Cub Scout program and delivering a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout. A unique approach allows us to maintain the integrity of the single-gender model while also meeting the needs of today’s families.

Effective September 1, 2017, Youth Protection Training will be required for all adult leaders at the time of registration. Paper applications from new leaders must be accompanied by a Youth Protection Training completion certificate, which must be filed with the application.

With the recent annual number of Eagle Scouts earned averaging more than 50,000 nationally, it can be easy to forget that some communities go years, or even decades, between Eagle...

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