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A new Cornhusker Council Innovation Committee is forming. The Committee will be led by individuals, who are parents of Scouts, community leaders, Scout volunteers, and Scouts themselves.

Scouting for Food is an annual food collection orchestrated by Scouts from Cornhusker Council. Local Scouts distribute door hangers across their towns and return to pick up the food items one week later. Collected food is distributed to needy families throughout the communities of the Council.

The national organization of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to achieve two key objectives: equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in Scouting and continue to carry out Scouting’s mission for years to come.

Cornhusker Council has not filed for bankruptcy. Meetings and activities, district and council events, other Scouting adventures and countless service projects are taking place as usual. There should be no change to the local Scouting experience.

Participant registration is now open for the 2021 National Jamboree, to be held July 21-30, 2021 in West Virginia.

The Cornhusker Council is pleased to announce that Cheyenne Danaher has joined the Cornhusker Council Staff as District Executive in the Prairie Winds District, effective January 2nd, 2020.

Come work like a Beaver and help get our properties ready for the up coming year of campers.  Please sign up on ththe Council Calendar

The Silver Beaver Award is the highest council recognition awarded to registered adults for distinguished service to youth, upon nomination by the Cornhusker council to the National court of Honor of the Boy Scouts of America.

The award is made for noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth by registered Cub Scout Leaders, boy Scout Leaders, Venture Scouters, Varsity Scouters, District Level Scouters and Council Level Scouters within the territory , under the jurisdiction of a local council.

The Cornhusker Council has a tremendous list of Silver Beaver recipients and we strive each year to encourage all of our volunteers to see out those who are deserving of this award, and submit their name for consideration.

The nomination form is included on this post.
The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2020


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The national organization of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to achieve two key objectives: equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in Scouting and continue to carry out Scouting’s mission for years to come.

Cornhusker Council has not filed for bankruptcy. Meetings and activities, district and council events, other Scouting adventures and countless service projects are taking place as usual. There should be no change to the local Scouting experience.

All adults registered in the BSA have been asked to complete a new background authorization form in order to register for 2020. The wording on the form has created some confusion we would like to clear up.

Membership & Insurance Fees statement from Scout Executive John Sumner

We all know how truly amazing our Scouting parents are. They go above and beyond, and they constantly ask what they can do and how they can help.

In many ways, they are our best asset to help demonstrate the value of the Boy Scouts of America and to talk about what this great organization means to American communities.

So, we want to make you all aware of a newly-formed group called “BSA Parents” that has just launched on digital and social media.

The group was formed by and is run by parents of Scouts. The group came together so parents can use the Internet and social media to talk about what Scouting means to them. As you can imagine, this is powerful stuff — we're excited to share their launch video and site here: https://www.bsaparents.com and on social media (please see bottom of this article).

We also want to let you know that while BSA helped with some seed funding to get them off the ground, this is an independent organization. They are not affiliated with BSA and they formed to help parents tell their stories. It has no dues, it offers no programs, and is not competitive in any way with our Councils. Their mission and stories are ones we want to support!

We are excited to see so many people taking up the message of Scouting. We hope that you will share this site and these videos with parents in your area. More people need to see and hear from the parents who are so involved with — and so passionate about — Scouting. The BSA’s character building programs are essential for our youth and we are excited for parents to help propel that message forward.

BSA Parents on social media:
Twitter: @BSAparents
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BSAparents
Instagram: @bsaparents
Youtube: www.youtube.com/BSAParents