It’s time to show everyone our Scouting Spirit! From Lions to adult leadership, you have a chance to spread your spirit and win some prizes!
Take a look at each of the daily spirit quests and post a picture on Facebook. Each day we will post the Scout Spirit of the day along with a photo of our own. All you need to do is post a picture in the comments of that day, wearing your Class A or Class B uniform to be entered for a daily prize drawing. We will announce winners at 10AM the following day.

Monday, Sept 9: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful (Show everyone how you do this)

Tuesday, Sept 10th: Friendly, Courteous, Kind

Wednesday, , Sept 11th: Post a photo of Patriot Day in Scouting, or show how you supported Scouts at Raising Canes today. (5pm-8pm all locations).

Thursday, Sept 12th-Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty

Friday, Sept 13th –Brave, Clean, Reverent

Harvest Festival Saturday Oct 5th 10am-4pm; A great chance for our Scouts to step back in time for a day. Antique tractors, horse drawn equipment, blacksmith demonstrations, marble making, plowing and threshing plus more! Also vendors and the Gage County Historical Museum will be selling Elijah Filley Stone Barn Memorabilia.

Archery Merit Badge Clean Up
Archery Merit Badge Clean Up

Did your scout start the Archery Merit Badge at camp, but still needs to shoot to finish it up? Sign up today. Class is limited. Scouts will need to bring their blue card or equivalent. This is being offered to scouts that need to finish the shooting portion of the Archery Merit Badge only. Class size is limited. Sign up at:

Life to Eagle Seminar
Life to Eagle Seminar

Salt Valley District holds bi-annual (Fall & Spring) Life-to-Eagle Seminars. All Life Scouts, parents of Life Scouts, and interested Scouters are strongly encouraged to attend one of these seminars before they begin their journey to Eagle. In addition to providing the most current information on the Eagle Scout Service Project and other Eagle Scout rank requirements, these seminars provide the opportunity to address recent issues and answer questions.

Prospective Eagle Scout candidate’s may attend a seminar in another District but Scout’s must know that procedures can vary district to district. It is the Scout’s responsibility to recognize the difference in procedures.

Work as patrols with this hands-on course providing adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Cub Scouts and Scouts in the out -of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Cub Scouts and Scouts the basic

Saturday, September, from 9:00am – 1:30pm. The Cub Scout Day of AWESOMENESS is an opportunity for Cub Scouts (1-5th grade) and their families to start the year off with a fun outdoor event. New and existing Cub Scouts are invited to come.

National News

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: 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
Instagram: @bsaparents

The new Youth Protection Training we released last spring. This is the designated Youth Protection training for all adults, regardless of which BSA program they are involved in. All volunteers must take the new training by October 1st, 2018, no matter when they took the previous training.

In an effort to drive program consistency and deeper engagement with our youth and leaders, Boy Scouts of America is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2019, Scoutbook subscriptions will be free to all BSA units.

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.