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Minor Modifications to Scouts BSA Rank Requirements

In 2021, all outdoor-related rank advancement requirements were reviewed and realigned based on guidance from the National Outdoor Ethics and Conservation Subcommittee. These adjustments will help more effectively build a Scout’s outdoor ethics knowledge and align with the information in the Scouts BSA Handbook and Fieldbook. The requirements now build in a logical way through the ranks, with Leave No Trace (LNT) and the Outdoor Code (OC) used as references throughout.

Beginning August 1, 2022, these minor modifications to the Scouts BSA requirements........READ MORE


 

National registration fees

starting August 1st, 2022: 

Youth - $75/yr

Adults - $45/yr

Exploring - $45/yr

 

New Member Joining Fee - $25

Unit Recharter fee - $100

 


  

Digital Safety Guidelines for Councils to Communicate to Unit Leaders


As local councils and units use digital and online resources, such as video conferencing, to continue Scouting meetings, projects and advancement during the COVID-19 outbreak, the National Council is providing guidance. Note this guidance is not comprehensive, and if it differs from the legal requirements of your state or local jurisdiction, please consult with your local council attorney.

Topics addressed in the Digital Safety Guidelines that volunteer leaders should be aware of:
BSA’s youth protection policies apply to all online activities.
Safeguard personal information.
Recording online meetings is not authorized.
Collecting personal information from youth under 13 is not recommended.


More details on each topic are included in the full Digital Safety Guidelines document.

Relevant information from these Digital Safety Guidelines can be shared with your volunteer leaders.


 

 

Programs

Why every Scout unit needs a New Member Coordinator

Joining a new Scout unit can be a little overwhelming at first.
You’re presented with a calendar full of fun upcoming activities, but .....
 
 

Recent projects

It is the mission of the Midnight Sun Council, Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and, in other ways, to prepare them to make ethical choices during their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The values we strive to instill are based on those found in the Scout Oath and Law.

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 CUB SCOUTS (K-5)

 

Scouting Advancement can still happen from home!

 

The Merits of Scouting @ Home

Across the nation, councils are finding ways to help keep our youth members engaged and Scouting. These out-of-the-box, in-home activities are centered around providing advancement-related content to help keep kids safe, engaged and to help them make the best of home time.

 

 Adventures for Cub Scout Members and Youth in Grades K-5

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MSC Scouting at Home Patch Program for Cub Scouts!

Cub Scouts just need to complete 4 of the listed options in the Cub Scouts requirements.

Scouting at Home Patch 2020

Once a Scout has completed the requirements to earn the patch, an adult should send the completed MSC Scouting from Home Patch Program Tracker form 

(a scanned copy or a photo is fine) to the District Executive, Robert Stewart at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Other Activities & Resources Grades K-5

  

30 Day Cub Scouting Challenge

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 Bear logocs30 Day Bear Challenge       Webelos Ovalcs30 Day Webelos Challenge      Thank you Heart of America Council!

 

 

Ideas to Stay Busy at Home (for kids!)

4 Activities to Do at Home During Coronavirus

25 Fun Things to do When You are Stuck Inside

Free Digital Boys' Life Magazine

5 Cub Scout Activities for Your Weekend

5 Fun and Active Den Meeting Game Ideas

Fun projects you can do from home (Bryan on Scouting)

 

 

NATIONAL RESOURCES

BSA’s national cub scout staff have put together some fun activity videos that can be useful Cub Scout recruiting tools.  The YouTube videos are short, 2 to 5 minutes, with a purpose and an activity.  Activities are all requirements found in our program.  They are not branded as BSA or Cub Scouts. 

 

Here is the link to a YouTube playlist for K-2nd grade:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwHOx1z5AOQ&list=PLHGEvyG5wutg0Wgwp6hQQJYCi0sjpwaDK

 

Here is the link to a YouTube playlist for 3rd-4th grade:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5YTfSoOXDE&list=PLHGEvyG5wutje5QyAh3oAnjSu6WrNQBb3

 

The national Scouting at home site is here to help members and nonmembers engage in Scouting while we shelter in place. Lots of good resources are included.

https://www.scouting.org/scoutingathome/

 

Tools and recourses to strengthen your units can be found here, including some timely webinars on zoom meetings, digital recruiting, school access during covid, and much more. https://scoutingwire.org/marketing-and-membership-hub/

 

Bryon on Scouting has also published some of the best digital scouting resources from around the country:  https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2020/06/24/everything-you-need-to-know-about-virtual-summer-camps-for-cub-scouts-and-scouts/

 

 

Video Resources

 

">Cub Scout Pack 1551 YouTube channel

 

">Boy Scouts of America - Scouting at Home - YouTube channel 

 

  

other Resources

Bryan on Scouting - Scouts BSA Handbooks for Boys and Girls now available on Kindle

Cub Scout Recruitment Idea book

 

 

 

For more information and activities check the scouting at home link regularly, and let your friends know about these great options for at-home fun and learning for Scouting families and non-Scouting families alike.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Show me the MSC Calendar!

 

Scout together make something happen!

Scouts do stuff. They build things. Play with purpose. Make friends and work together.

Set goals and clear them. They go places. Physically. Mentally. Spiritually. These life-changing experiences — and the confidence they provide — become bricks in the wall of childhood. Bricks that eventually form a foundation. One a Scout can stand on to embrace opportunity and overcome obstacles. For the parents watching in awe, it’s not a question of where their Scout will go, but where won’t he go.

Click "Be A Scout" to find a pack or troop!

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