One of the keys to a successful Scouting experience for young people, second only to the selection of the right person for each responsibility, is trained volunteer leadership. Leadership training provides adult leaders with fundamental information about the aims and methods of the movement, as well as specifics about their particular roles in Scouting.
For this reason, the Cornhusker Council is committed to provide top quality training opportunities for leaders, parents and Scouts at the district and council levels. Through these efforts, the delivery of a better and quality Scouting program can be provided to our entire youth membership.
Training News and Opportunities
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.
The Third Annual Central Region Program Symposium is being held in Des Moines, Iowa on March 21st. The event is
open to all adult Scouters, and includes program content focused on
• Sea Scouts
The day-long program includes presentations by Regional and National representatives. Please reserve your place early, as registration will be limited to the first 100 Scouters.
Congratulations to our 2019 Silver Beavers!
The Silver Beaver Award was introduced in 1931 and is a council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered Scouters who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council. This years recipients are:
The Cornhusker Council is pleased to announce the selection of John Sumner as Scout Executive, effective June 16, 2019.
John began his Scouting career as District Executive at the Denver Area Council in Denver Colorado, and he moved on to become the Sr. District Executive and later Field Director with the Northernstar Council, St. Paul, Minnesota. J
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.
The Cornhusker Council is pleased to announce that effective July 10, 2018, Lee Peterson will be joining the staff as District Executive in the Seven Feathers District. Lee comes to us with 27 years of service, in both the active duty Army and the Nebraska Army National Guard.