Explorers

Scouting the Zoo 2014

Posted by on April 24, 2014 at 2:48 pm

It’s time once again for one of the coolest events of the year – Scouting the Zoo! Units from all over will join us for a fun weekend of camping on the Zoo grounds, and one of the best public displays of Scouting in the Midwest! During the day units have displays and are open […]

BSA Insurance

Posted by on January 14, 2014 at 10:42 am

One of the most frequently asked questions at roundtable tends to be about insurance ~ who carries it and what it covers. It’s hard to search on the web for this information because it is very likely that different councils may have different coverages or plans. My own units are encountering an increasing number of […]

Uniform Policy – Shirts Must Be Tucked In

Posted by on November 3, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Effective Oct. 1, 2013, the official stance on the Boy Scouts of America’s uniform policy is that shirts are to be worn tucked in, regardless of whether the wearer is a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Venturer, or adult Scouter. All Sea Scout uniforms are designed to be tucked in except youth dress whites […]

Jamboree of the Internet

Posted by on October 21, 2013 at 10:05 am

This weekend was the 17th annual Jamboree On The Internet. It grew up from the Jamboree On The Air, an opportunity for Scouts and Guides from all over the world to have a chance to chat together and get to know one another a little more personally. Throughout the weekend THOUSANDS of Scouts connect their […]

Silver Beaver

Posted by on October 11, 2013 at 9:24 am

What is not stated here is that the #1 qualification for a Scouter to receive this award is the existence of an individual who thinks enough of that Scouter to spend the time to gather the information and write up the application with a well thought out list of the Scouter’s accomplishments. Don’t always assume […]