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That famous Forest Witcraft quote first appeared in Scouting magazine

Posted by on December 22, 2014 at 9:41 am

Recently, Bryan on Scouting published a blog post about Forest Whitcraft and his essay that is often misattributed to “Anonymous.” In reality, he was not anonymous at all, but a very active and dedicated Scouter. Whitcraft was even the Managing Editor of Scouting Magazine from 1951 to 1958 – that in itself is pretty cool. […]

Merit Badge Updates December 2014

Posted by on December 11, 2014 at 8:49 am

Attention Merit Badge Counselors and Unit Leaders: The Boy Scouts of America announces a new information resource entitled “Counselor’s Compass.” This publication, to be issued as an e-newsletter, will support merit badge counselors in four ways: Things to do. What new counselors should do prior to counseling a merit badge, such as become familiar with […]

Parent Orientation and Education

Posted by on December 11, 2014 at 8:41 am

One of the responsibilities of the unit advancement coordinator is to instruct parents, guardians, unit leadership, and committee members on appropriate methods to encourage advancement (Guide To Advancement, topic 3.0.0.3). An ideal time to accomplish this would be during one or more of the unit’s parent meetings that are required to meet the Journey to […]

January Webcasts on the New Cub Scouting Program

Posted by on December 1, 2014 at 12:36 pm

As you know, a new Cub Scouting program is launching June 1, 2015 that will be more fun and exciting for boys, and easier to implement for unit leaders. To ensure units are ready to make the transition, a series of webcasts will be hosted in January. The webcasts will outline the coming changes, how […]

Top Sellers!

Posted by on November 20, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Congratulations, Popcorn Top Sellers! Everyone did a great job this year in the Popcorn Sale! Congratulations, to Pack 328 for selling $18,360 and being the #5 unit in the council! Top 5 Units: $48,020 Pack 507 Root River $31,308 Pack 393 Polaris $30,495 Pack 208 Southshore $28,025 Pack 570 Gateway $18,360 Pack 328 Fox River […]