Adventure Camp Registration is Open 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:32:00 PM

For the fall of 2020, Adventure Camp will be a half-day event at Bovay Scout Ranch in Navasota, Tx. Cub Scouts (accompanied by a parent or guardian) can participate in an exciting variety of activities such as archery, BB guns, fishing, and sports (or a haunted hike in October). 

Trained staffers will provide program supplies and will lead the activities.

The most recent State of Texas and the Center for Disease Control requirements will be followed and spots will be limited. Groups will rotate together during the event will not mix with other groups.

Learn More and Register

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis; sessions fill up fast. Registration is completed by individual families. The registration fee is $25 per Scout and includes a patch and program supplies. A parent or guardian must attend with each Scout. 

Fall Adventure Camps will be half-day events.

• September 26, 2020  | 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
• October 17, 2020  | 1:00 - 8:45 pm (Spookoree)
• October 24, 2020  | 1:00 - 8:45 pm (Spookoree)
• November 21, 2020  | 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
• December 5, 2020  | 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Contacts

For more information, visit shac.org/adventure-camp.

 

SHAC Promote Scouting Decorating Contest 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:42:00 AM

We want to reach out to each potential Cub Scout and their family with a personal invitation to join a pack within our council, where they will learn positive values, new skills and have fun with friends.

Get creative and promote Scouting and your pack could win a family camping weekend at Bovay Scout Ranch.

Official Rules:

  • Decorate with the colors blue and gold/yellow
  • Include the words “Join Cub Scouts” or “Join Cub Scouting.”
  • Include “Text ‘Cub Scout’ to 31996” and go to shac.org/join for more information.
  • Consider decorating homes, vehicles, yards, community centers, HOA buildings or businesses.
  • Post on personal Facebook pages and tag the council (@shac.bsa).
  • Most importantly, have fun, be creative, and get the entire pack involved.
  • Submit entries by 10/15/2020 to tami.kinn@scouting.org.


The top pack from each district will win a free weekend of family camping during the spring of 2021 at Bovay Scout Ranch. During family camping, the pack leadership plans the camping program and food. For more information about recruiting, visit shac.org/recruiting.

When a Scout joins Cub Scouting, they join an organization that values the fun and excitement of experiencing the outdoors. Each Cub Scout pack is encouraged to provide its youth members with enriching, positive outdoor activities. Family camping can be an exciting addition to your pack's program. 

Merit Badge Days 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Friday, August 21, 2020 8:00:00 PM

Sept. 26, Oct. 17, Nov. 21

Camp Strake
Hines Lake Rd, Coldspring, TX 77331
Latitude and Longitude: 30.617127, -95.247358

9:00 am - 5:00 pm  |  Check-in begins at 8:40 am

merit badge sash

Scouts in troops can participate in merit badge classes held at the new Camp Strake on various Saturdays in the fall.

State of Texas and Center for Disease Control requirements will be followed and class sizes will be limited. Classes will stay together for the day and will not mix with other groups. Parents will drop off and pick up their Scout at the merit badge class. Scouts will go through a medical screening up arrival.

Learn More and Register

Contacts

For more information, visit www.shac.org/merit-badge-days.

2020 Silver Beaver Award Recipients 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:00:00 PM

The Silver Beaver Award is the highest form of recognition that a local council can bestow on a volunteer. In 1931, BSA President Mortimer L. Schiff recommended to the national board that an award be devised for recognition of distinguished service to youth in the area of a local council, and the concept of the Silver Beaver Award recognition was established.

The Sam Houston Area Council has participated in this recognition program since its inception, presenting Silver Beaver Awards in 1931 to W. A. Childress and to E. A. Hudson. Beginning with those first two awards, more than 1,500 adult leaders in our council have been recognized in this manner.

Congratulations to the 2020 Silver Beaver Recipients. The awards will presented at the Council Recognition Reception on November 17, 2020.

2020 Silver Beaver Recipients

Pablo Canovas  
Bill Caudill  
David Crawfoot  
David Godell  
Judy Lizarraga  
Sandra Luckett  
Jennifer Mikes  
Timothy Perkins  
David Proctor  
Kevin Renfro  
Valerie Richardson  
L.E. Simmons  
LeRoy (Pete) Sprunger  
Martin Stakes  
Douglas Strain  
Suzanne Weaver  
Chip Whitley  
Aurelia Zapata  

   Complete list of Silver Beaver Recipients


Council Recognition Reception

November 17, 2020, 7:30 pm

Chapelwood United Methodist Church
11140 Greenbay St., Houston TX 77024

The Council Recognition Reception is held annually to honor the recipients of the Silver Beaver Award and Heroism Awards. Join your fellow Scouters in recognizing the recipients of the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award a council can bestow on a volunteer Scouter. The William H. Spurgeon III Award and Lifesaving and Meritorious Awards are also presented.

Contact

For more information, contact the council recognition committee

Promote Scouting on Social Media 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Wednesday, August 19, 2020 8:59:00 PM

Help promote Scouting on social media by adding a photo frame around your profile picture. Encourage families to Text Cub Scout, Scouts BSA or crew to 31996. They will be sent to www.shac.org/join, a website with all packs listed by school district and links to register online.

To find the frame, click on edit/update your profile picture (or go to www.facebook.com/profilepicframes), search for a frame by entering Sam Houston Area Council, then choose one of our four frames.

 

       

Support Scouting with Amazon Smile 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Saturday, August 15, 2020 10:58:00 AM

(SourceNow you can support Scouting without lifting a finger — or at least not more than one.

AmazonSmile, the simple and no-cost way to donate to the Sam Houston Area Council, now works on the Amazon Shopping app for iPhone and Android.

That means it’s easier than ever to support Scouting anytime, anywhere.

Through its AmazonSmile program, Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice — at no cost to you. You’ll get the same prices, selection and service found on Amazon.com, but now Amazon gives 0.5% of its cut to a good cause.

The Sam Houston Area Council is an eligible AmazonSmile charity. Individual packs, troops, posts, ships and crews are not eligible.

Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

Why use AmazonSmile

Sure, I agree that 50 cents on a $100 tablet might not seem like a huge donation. And it’s not a substitute for the generous contributions you regularly make to local Scouting through campaigns like Friends of Scouting. But as any frequent Amazon shopper knows, your purchases add up.

What’s the news here?

Previously, AmazonSmile required the user to shop using their browser — either on a desktop computer or through the mobile browser on a smartphone.

That meant that when you shopped in the official Amazon app, you weren’t contributing to your chosen charity — even if you had already activated AmazonSmile.

By adding AmazonSmile to its official app, Amazon is making the program available anytime, anywhere. So now when you buy a blender from the back seat or a printer from the patio — our council still gets that 0.5%.

How to activate AmazonSmile on your iPhone or Android

Step 1: Join AmazonSmile

If you aren’t yet an AmazonSmile member, sign up at smile.amazon.com using a web browser (mobile or desktop). You’ll sign in with your Amazon credentials, and the site will walk you through the process.

Amazon will ask you to choose your favorite charity. This is where you search for “Sam Houston Area Council.”

Step 2: Open the Amazon Shopping app on your phone

If you don’t have the app already, download it from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Step 3: Open Settings within the app

Open Settings by tapping the three horizontal lines (aka the “hamburger”) at the top left and tapping “Settings.”

Step 4: Tap AmazonSmile

Step 5: Tap the button for “Turn on AmazonSmile”

You’ll need to follow the three-step setup process. Note that Amazon requires you to turn on notifications to be able to use AmazonSmile on your phone.

Step 6: Make note of your renewal date

Amazon asks that you renew your AmazonSmile donation every six months. This is easy but required. When six months are up, you’ll have to choose your favorite charity again. If you don’t, purchases made until you do will not count.

Step 7: Confirm that AmazonSmile is active before your next purchase

Look for AmazonSmile at the top of the app as you browse. You’ll also see your chosen charity on the confirmation screen.

Learn More

Update Your BeAScout.org Pin and Your Unit Could Win! 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Friday, August 14, 2020 1:03:00 PM

(Source) What’s the easiest way for potential members to join your Scout unit? BeAScout.org!

It works even better if your unit information is up-to-date. Now, if you update your pin, your Scout unit could win!

Just make sure your unit BeAScout pin is updated anytime between June 1, 2020, and Sept. 30, 2020, and your unit will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $500 Scout Shop Gift card, or one of five $100 Scout Shop Gift cards. See the full rules for the giveaway here.

Need help updating your pin? Find a complete set of step-by-step instructions on how to update your BeAScout pin in this guide, and/or watch this “Setting Up Your BeAScout Unit Pin” instructional video.

As we move into join-Scouting season, now is the time to be Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, and Kind by doing a Good Turn and updating your pin so people who are looking for a great Scouting unit can find you! You just might win something in the process!


New Join webpage

Units are encouraged to promote our new texting feature (text Cub Scouts to 31996). Parents will receive a response encouraging them to visit shac.org/join. Parents can easily find units in their school district and then click to join online and complete and online application.

Is your unit information correct? Make sure your packs information is correct on the shac.org/join page. Send corrections to your district executive.


Unit Information on District Websites

Ensure your unit's information is correct on your district website. Go to the district website, then click on the units tab on the toolbar.

Is your unit information correct? There is a link at the top of the page to send any corrections needed to the webmaster. 

The information icon () links to your BeAScout.org pin. Remember that links to Facebook pages can only be made to public pages per BSA guidelines.


Membership Resources

We want to reach out to each potential Cub Scout and their family with a personal invitation to join a pack within our council, where they will learn positive values, new skills and have fun with friends. Find a variety of resources to help your unit.

Resources


Contact

For more information, contact your membership chair.

#10 SHAC Communication for COVID-19 Response 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Monday, July 27, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Dear Scouting Family of the Sam Houston Area Council,

The leadership of the Sam Houston Area Council would like to present this, our tenth update, on our response to the COVID-19 outbreak and protocols for Scouting operations going forward. We appreciate your continued patience as we navigate this situation as best we can. 

  • Any units wishing to conduct small-scale meetings or activities should do so only if able to meet specific preventative guidance from the State of Texas and the Center for Disease Control and upon consultation with and approval from their chartered organization.
  • All in-person district and council meetings through September 30th are cancelled or postponed unless conducted over teleconference or online. This includes district committee meetings, district roundtables, and council committee meetings.
    • Council Coordinated Meeting, scheduled for August 20th, will be conducted virtually. Please visit here to register in advance (required).
  • No overnight district or council activities may be conducted through September 30th.
  • Day-only activities by a district or the council may be conducted, with prior approval of the council’s Enterprise Risk Management committee. Only approved activities will appear on the council and district official websites. All events must meet strict social distancing protocols that have been shared with District Key-3 leadership.
    • Merit Badge Days will continue to be held at Tellepsen Scout Camp on Saturdays in August and in September, they will extend to Camp Strake. More information, including how to register, may be found here and will be updated as more days are added.
  • Weekend camping for Cub Scouts at Bovay Scout Ranch is cancelled through December 31stThis cancellation includes, but is not limited to, Cub Scout Adventure Camp, Fun with Family, and Webelos Coyote Extreme.
    • All packs registered for weekend camping for the Fall at Bovay Scout Ranch will receive a full refund.
    • Additional “Outdoor Sports Days” will be conducted at Bovay Scout Ranch during the fall. Activities will include BB guns, archery, water activities, fishing and a closing ceremony. More information, including registration, will be available in August.
  • The Cockrell Scout Center remains open for drop off only with hours of 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday.
    • Any interaction needed with staff members must be conducted through phone and email. If you need assistance determining the appropriate person to contact, please refer to our updated “who to call directory,” or contact the receptionist at (713) 659-8111 during our office hours to be directed to the appropriate person.
    • Field-based staff (District Executives) will be working remotely during this time and are available by phone and email.
  • The 5 Scout Shop locations are open to limited retail traffic. Please visit here for more store information, including updated store hours.
  • Our council program team is currently looking at alternative planning for major council events later in the Fall - including University of Scouting, Order of the Arrow Events, and Winter Camp. More information regarding those events will be made available as the situation evolves.

Our Enterprise Risk Management Team is working regularly and diligently to determine our plans going forward. If you have any questions regarding the COVID-19 response for the Sam Houston Area Council, please contact Thomas Franklin, Deputy Scout Executive, at thomas.franklin@scouting.orgThe council remains committed to keeping our constituents updated regularly with new information as we have it. We will continue to communicate through three main mechanisms – FacebookEmail, and Council Website. Please consult these regularly for updates.

Thank you for all you do for Scouting

Forrest Bjerkaas
Council Commissioner

Clay Williams
Chair of the Board

Tom Varnell
Scout Executive / CEO

Contact

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Thomas Franklin, Deputy Scout Executive, at thomas.franklin@scouting.org

As this is a constantly evolving situation, please regularly monitor our standard means of communication (FacebookEmail, and Council Website) for updates. 

 

BSA National Statement on COVID-19       Previous Updates

Rank Advancement Update       Scouting at Home      Digital Safety        Online Meeting Resources

 

 

Scouting at Home 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Friday, April 3, 2020 8:30:00 AM

​Scouting activities contribute to the academic development of the children who participate. In the elementary grades, the program is built around a series of theme-based explorations. As a Cub Scout advances, the requirements get more challenging, to match the new skills and abilities they have learned. Cub Scout advancement supports over 120 elementary TEKS. In the middle and high school grades, service, community engagement and leadership development become increasingly important parts of the program as youth lead their own activities. More than 85% of merit badges include requirements that meet National Science Education Standards, giving Scouts a foundation in everything from nuclear science to robotics. Learn more at www.shac.org/education.

BSA has resources to help both parents and leaders support Scouting at home, with stay-at-home activities for any Scout rank, and tips for continuing to work on advancement.

Learn More

Here are some additional great ideas to use at home to keep your Scout's skills sharp! Check back regularly and let your friends know about theses great options for at-home fun and learning for Scouting families and non-Scouting families alike. Read the important digital safety guidelines from BSA National Council.

Digital Safety Guidelines

 

When considering advancement opportunities for your Scout, especially merit badge classes, please keep the following in mind:

  1. Is the presenter following youth protection guidelines and digital safety guidelines?
  2. Is the presenter's process in line with basic BSA advancement procedures (see merit badge program and Guide to Advancement)
  3. Is the presenter charging a fee?
  4. How is the presenter ensuring that each youth actually and personally completes each requirement? (see Guide to Advancement section 7.0.3.2, which gives specific requirements and guidance for group instruction.)
  5. Do you have approval from your unit leader?
  6. Is the class occurring in a different time zone?

Cub Scouts Den Meeting Video Resources

Videos have been developed by councils across the country to support den leaders with virtual meetings. Content is to be used as an aid and does not take the place of the program as designed and presented in the den leader experience or Cub Scout Handbooks. During the current pandemic, virtual resources may be used to complete requirements such as virtual tours in place of den outings. The standard of Cub Scout advancement is for the Cub Scout to do their best. These videos can be used to support den leaders in a variety of ways:

  • Watch before a den meeting to gain background knowledge before working with the youth
  • Show during a virtual (or in-person) den meeting to help guide a den’s conversation and activities.
  • Take Cub Scouts on a virtual visit to exclusive locations across the US

Cub Scout Adventure Boxes

Capitol Area Council has Adventure Boxes that can be ordered for each Cub Scout rank (the Lion rank is still in development).

The purpose is to make life a little easier and keep Cub Scouts earning Adventures and moving ahead through the program with Adventure Boxes – a curated collection of instructions and materials conveniently delivered to you. There are two boxes for every Cub Scout rank: one to help a Scout earn the rank for their grade level and another to earn elective Adventures. Each box costs $50, which includes all materials and shipping.

Each box contains all the program materials, spiral-bound workbook, self-directed activities, and video links to the council's kid-friendly private YouTube channel. Individual families can order and complete the activities on their own and report the advancements to their leader. Dens and packs can also order boxes. The cost is about the same as you’d spend or charge in dues to purchase supplies yourself.

  • Box 1: All activities needed to complete all requirements and elective for rank
  • Box 2: All activities needed to complete most rank electives

Learn More and Order


SHAC Virtual Scouting

Volunteers have developed a series of remote Scouting classes. The coursework will be completed through live video conferencing calls. Classes are being added regularly. Classes are free. (Central Standard Time)



Service Projects

Doing service together is one way that Scouts keep their promise “to help other people.” Helping others is one of the fundamental values of Scouting and allows Scouts to see the value and impact they make by contributing to their community.  

For Scouts BSA, all service projects must be approved by the unit leader (Scoutmaster) in order to count towards rank advancement. "A service project is a special Good Turn that puts Scout spirit into action.” (Scout Handbook). Projects can take many forms.




Scout Saturday Live

The Western Los Angelos County Council holds a weekly Scout Saturday Live (SSL) and FUN for the entire family. Packed with games, projects, science experiments, and prizes, the SSL! livestream broadcast has something for everyone. The program will air every-other Saturday and is hosted by Scouts.

Scouts who view and participate in the show’s activities have multiple opportunities to check-off requirements toward advancements, awards and merit badges.  (Pacific Daylight Time)




Merit Badge Classes

The Circle Ten Council is offering several online merit badges. There are some pre-requisites that need to be completed prior to the course. The cost is $5. (Central Daylight Time)





 


Merit Badge Classes

The Caddo Area Council is offering several online merit badges. There are some pre-requisites that need to be completed prior to the course. (Central Daylight Time)


Merit Badge Classes

The Black Warrior Council is offering three virtual Merit badge classes via Zoom. Class sizes are limited. (Central Daylight Time)


Scout Connect

Heart of America Council has a series of online merit badge courses. More merit badges are being added each week. (Central Daylight Time)


Scoutbook App

The new Scoutbook App makes it easier than ever for youth and their parents to view and track advancement. Find the advancements your Scout needs to work on to finish their rank.



Advancement Academy

The Cascade Pacific Council has an Advancement Academy with digital den meetings and online merit badge class. Digital den meetings are offered through Zoom and promoted through Facebook. Participants are asked to sign up in advance. (Pacific Time Zone)

 

Merit Badges at Home

Scouting Magazine shared a list of 58 merit badges that Scouts can complete from home. 



Weekly Challenge

For the next few weeks, the Greater St. Louis Area Council is posting a Weekly Scout Challenge with a variety of Scouting at home challenges every Friday. By the way, parents and Scouters are not left out! Why let the youth have all the fun! 


Merit Badges / Live Events

Alamo Area Council has several online merit badges and Facebook live events.




ScoutShare 

Seneca Waterways Council has set up a site to share ideas on how to do Scouting remotely, plus suggestions on how to work on documents together, and how to hold meetings together if you’re not in the same room.




Daily Scouting Videos

The Dan Beard Council is posting daily Scouting videos and activities that can be done at home! 




Merit Badges

The Narragansett Council has a variety of resources. (Eastern Time Zone)



Scoutbook App

The new Scoutbook App makes it easier than ever for youth and their parents to view and track advancement. Find the advancements your Scout needs to work on to finish their rank.



Boys' Life App

BSA has just released an entire year’s worth of Boys’ Life issues for free on their app! Find projects you can create from home and stories that will take your minds on adventures all over the world.



Scout On

Connecticut Rivers Council has useful programs for all types of Scouts, leaders and parents.  


Online Scouting Resources 

Digital Safety in a Time of Increased Online Activity 

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 the following guidance. Note this guidance is not comprehensive and may differ from the legal requirements of state or local jurisdiction. 

  • BSA’s youth protection policies apply to all online activities. All online activities, including video and audio conferencing through platforms such as Zoom and Skype, must adhere to the BSA’s current youth protection guidelines for digital communications, including the BSA’s Digital Privacy guidelines and the BSA’s Social Media Guidelines. Because safety features and privacy controls vary widely from platform to platform, and out of respect for families’ own preferences concerning social media usage, we strongly recommend using business-oriented conferencing platforms—for example, Zoom, Skype, GoToMeeting and others—to conduct online group activities instead of platforms intended for online gaming (e.g., Discord, Robolux, Twitch). 

BSA’s Digital Privacy Guidelines         BSA’s Social Media Guidelines

  • Safeguard personal information. If you collect a person’s personal information online—for example, through web forms used to register people for online meetings—then you should post a notice or disclosure at the point of collection describing how you will use the information. The notice should be conspicuous and written in plain English. Keep in mind, video conferencing platforms (e.g., Zoom) have their own privacy policies which apply to data collected through the platform (e.g., if the platform is hosting your web form). Organizers of Zoom and Skype meetings—for example, unit leaders and Merit Badge counselors—may obtain personal information about a youth, such as his or her name, phone number or email address. Meeting organizers must keep such information private and not share a youth’s personal information with anyone else except that youths’ parent or guardian or the unit leader responsible for recording advancements. For example, a Merit Badge counselor should not publicly post or otherwise disclose a roster containing personal information of Scouts who the counselor has worked with. 
  • Recording online meetings is not authorized. As a reminder, Scouting’s Barriers to Abuse prohibits any one-on-one contact between an adult leader and youth members – in person, online, through a web conference, over the phone, via text, or in any other form. Electronic communication between adults and youth should always include another registered leader or parent. We believe our existing policy is the best way to protect youth and volunteers, and we do not believe recording online meetings would provide any additional material benefit. To the contrary, recording calls would increase personal risk as call recording is subject to various legal requirements under U.S. law and the laws of individual states, some of which require all parties to a call consent to recording. Considering those potential regulatory risks and the effect of BSA’s existing policies, we are not authorizing the recording of online meetings. 

Scouting’s Barriers to Abuse

  • Collecting personal information from youth under 13 is not recommended. We advise against collecting personal information directly from youth under 13 years of age due to the parental notice and consent requirements under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). COPPA does not restrict the collection of personal information about a youth from his or her parent or guardian. For the purposes of COPPA, “personal information” includes first and last name; home or other physical address; screen name or username that functions as online contact information; telephone number; a social security number; or a photograph, video, or audio file containing the child’s image or voice. 

Videoconferencing

Den and troop meetings, boards of review and Scoutmaster conferences don't have to be put on hold just because we're practicing social distancing. Here are a few resources to help you get started.






Educational Activities

HMNS at Home

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is offering digital museum experiences right in the comfort of your home. Dive into their online collection with video archives and virtual tours, connect with our social media and dig even deeper with Beyond Bones.


Merit Badge Classes

Alamo Area Council Scouting at Home
Aloha Council Epic Merit Badges
Bay Area Council Online Virtual Classes
Blue Ridge Council Online Merit Badge Classes
Caddo Area Council Online Workshops
California Inland Empire Council Online Merit Badge Classes
Capitol Area Council Activities To Continue #ScoutingAtHome
Cascade Pacific Council Advancement Academy
Central Florida Council Online Merit Badge Programs 2020
Central North Carolina Council Virtual Merit Badge Classes
Chickasaw Council Virtual Merit Badge
Chief Seattle Council Scouting from Home
Circle Ten Council 2020 DCD Going Viral Merit Badge Mania
Circle Ten Council Online Merit Badge University
Connecticut Rivers Council At Home Scouting
Dan Beard Council Virtual Merit Badges
Del-Mar-Va Council Scouting at Home – Scouts BSA
Denver Area Council Scouting at Home!
Evangeline Area Council Online Merit Badges
Garden State Council Scout Online
Glacier’s Edge Council Scouting From Home
Great Rivers Council Scouting @ Home
Great Smokey Mountain Council Virtual Merit Badges
Greater Alabama Council Online Merit Badge Offerings
Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Keep Scouting – Resources
Gulf Stream Council Remote Activity Workshops
Hawk Mountain Council Virtual Merit Badge Classes
Heart of America Council ScoutConnect
Heart of New England Council Virtual Merit Badge Counseling
Hoosier Trails Council Virtual Merit Badge Day
Lake Erie Council Scouting at Home Merit Badge Series
Las Vegas Area Council Merit Badge Clinics
Michigan Crossroads Council Virtual Merit Badge Clinic
Mid-America Council Scouting At Home – Scouts BSA
Mount Baker Council North Cascades Scouting From Home
Mountaineer Area Council Scouting at Home
Mt. Diablo Silverado Area Council MDSC iBadge 2020
Narragansett Council Merit Badge Event Registration
National Capital Area Council Merit Badges @Home
Northern Star Council Scouting at Home
Orange County Council Virtual Advancement
Overland Trails Council Virtual Merit Badges
Ozark Trails Council Virtual Merit Badges
Palmetto Council Online Merit Badge Classes
Pee Dee Area Council Online MBU
Piedmont Council Online Merit Badge Classes 2020
Potawatomi Area Council Virtual Merit Badge Clinics
Prairielands Council Virtual Scouting at Home
Rocky Mountain Council Scouting at Home
San Francisco Bay Area Council Virtual Exploration Camp
Seneca Waterways Council Virtual Merit Badge Days
Sequoyah Council Scouting From Home
Simon Kenton Council 2020 Online Merit Badge University
Spirit of Adventure Council Base Camp Merit Badges
Suffolk County Council Virtual Merit Badge Classes
Texas Southwest Council Merit Badge Workshop
Western Los Angeles Council Merit Badge University

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Council Communications on COVID-19     BSA Statement on COVID-19     Rank Advancement Update

Rank Advancement Update 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Cub Scouting / Scouts BSA / Venturing / Sea Scouting Rank Advancement and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The following questions regarding advancement have arisen as we deal with closures, cancellations, or other issues caused by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Although there are difficulties and constraints, advancement can continue. Youth, parents, and leaders should work together to implement creative, common sense ways to facilitate advancement while adhering to the Guide to Safe Scouting and following the rules of Youth Protection training.

Please follow this link to the Guide to Advancement (GTA), which remains the primary source for information related to Scouts BSA advancement. It is referenced throughout the answers provided from the National Council.

Learn More (link is regularly updated) 

 

 

 

 

Contact

For more information, contact your district advancement chair.

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