The BSA Goes Digital

The Boy Scouts of America is in the process of making its merit badge pamphlets available for purchase on Amazon’s Kindle platform.

That means you’ll be able to download the pamphlets (and other official BSA books) on any Kindle device, or through any of the free Kindle reader apps available for computers and portable devices such as iPods, iPhones and iPads.

All of the Eagle-required merit badges except for Citizenship in the World and Sustainability are already available. Of course the Digital Technology pamphlet is already available, as is Robotics.

The BSA will continue to add titles to the digital format in the weeks and months to come.

Click here to view all of the available books. And of course while purchasing ANYTHING on Amazon, please don’t forget to log into Amazon’s SMILE program so that Three Harbors Council will receive ½ of 1% back toward supporting Scouting right here at home.

Click here for more information on the BSA’s venture into digital publishing.

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Webelos Badges at Pringle

Our friends at the Pringle Nature Center are again hosting their very popular Forester, Geologist and Naturalist Badges this fall for Webelos Scouts. They will be offered Saturdays on October 18th, November 15th and December 20th, respectively.

You must pre-register, about a week ahead of each program. Program cost is just $4 per Scout – a tremendous value for a great program.

Pringle is located in Kenosha County off 160th Ave in Bristol.

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Camping Expo!

September 27, 2014
Martin Luther High School
5201 South 76th Street
Greendale, WI 53129

This event is designed for all Scouts and Scouters who would like to learn more about our council camps and the programs that are offered. There will be games, activities, and giveaways. We will also have displays from local companies and organizations. We are requesting that attendees please RSVP to this event so that we have enough materials for all.

For more info, and how to register, please check out our flyer!

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Mad Science Discovery for Special Needs Scouts

One of the greatest experiences a Scout can have is the experience of going to camp. That is why Bay-Lakes Council is proud to announce the annual “Discovery Weekend for Special Needs Scouts!”

This is a great opportunity for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venture Scouts with any type of disability to discover the traditional Scout skills of arts & crafts, archery, cooking, and campfires! Scouts will stay in the heated themed buildings of Camp Rokilio (near Kiel – about an hour north of Milwaukee) and enjoy the beautiful fall weather as they explore all that camp has to offer.

Boy Scouts will be on staff to help teach new skills as well as help caregivers. Most Scouts will arrive Saturday morning, but they do have the option of arriving Friday night to help ease yourself into the camp lifestyle.

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Atomic Badger

Registration is still open for the Fall 2014 Atomic Badger Nuclear Science Merit Badge offerings at UW Madison. Current dates are October 4th, November 8th and December 6th.

I’ve personally been to this clinic and the staff and students who conduct it do a wonderful job. Besides, where else can you lean over the side of a nuclear reactor and look in?

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