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BSA's Commitment to Act Against Racial Injustice

As our country reckons with racial injustice, we all must consider our role and our failures and commit to meaningful action.

The twelve points of the Scout Law that define a Scout are all important, but at this moment, we are called on to be brave. Brave means taking action because it is the right thing to do and being an upstander even when it may prompt criticism from some. We realize we have not been as brave as we should have been because, as Scouts, we must always stand for what is right and take action when the situation demands it.

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Juneteenth

Classroom textbooks have taught us all that Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863 marked the end of slavery in America. Although this is true on paper, it didn’t translate in practice. In fact, it wasn’t until June 19th, 1865—2 years after the signature of the Emancipation Proclamation—that slavery effectively ended in America.

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5 Gears of Programming

Below are the guidelines for the type of programming The Spirit of Adventure Council is going to follow in regards to the types of programming and activities that are being offered. We will meet or exceeds the level of strictness that the State or Local recommendations dictate. The current gear or phase that the council is in at any given time will be posted on the home page of the council website.

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Changes to Online Registration System

July 3, 2020

Payment Options – Effective July 1st, National is no longer offering the option of paying for the online registrations at the Council Service Center.  All payments will be made online at the time the parent or guardian submits the online registration.   Adult Registrations – Effective July 1st, Adult volunteers can’t register via the online … Continue reading Changes to Online Registration System

Setting up a BeAScout Pin

July 3, 2020

Set Up Your BeAScout Pin This action needs to be taken by the Committee Chair, the Chartered Organization Representative, or the unit leader. The BeAScout unit pin allows prospective members to find you online and apply to your unit. Login in to my.scouting.org Select MENU Select your UNIT Select Organization Manager UPDATE UNIT INFORMATION Select … Continue reading Setting up a BeAScout Pin

Stonewall

June 24, 2020

Are you taking American Heritage Merit Badge? Requirement 3a. Select a topic related to the United States that is currently in the news. Describe to your counselor what is happening. Explain how today’s events are related to or affected by the events and values of America’s past. Are you taking Journalism Merit Badge? Requirement 2b. … Continue reading Stonewall

Learning about Citizenship

June 22, 2020

By K.L. Plano-Faber, Life Scout, National Capitol Area Council, T763 White Oak District With Flag Day (6/14), Juneteenth (6/19), Independence Day (7/4), and the anniversary of the 14th Amendment (7/9) approaching, and Memorial Day (5/25) and the 96th anniversary of the Indian Citizenship Act (6/2) recently, as well as an election year and other current … Continue reading Learning about Citizenship

Juneteenth

June 16, 2020

Classroom textbooks have taught us all that Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863 marked the end of slavery in America. Although this is true on paper, it didn’t translate in practice. In fact, it wasn’t until June 19, 1865—2 years after the signature of the Emancipation Proclamation—that slavery effectively ended in America. Therefore, Juneteenth … Continue reading Juneteenth

BSA’s Commitment to Act Against Racial Injustice

June 16, 2020

Dear Scouting family, As our country reckons with racial injustice, we all must consider our role and our failures and commit to meaningful action. The twelve points of the Scout Law that define a Scout are all important, but at this moment, we are called on to be brave. Brave means taking action because it … Continue reading BSA’s Commitment to Act Against Racial Injustice

Board Statement on Racial Equality

June 15, 2020

Board Statement on Racial Equality & Introduction of the Summer of Global Citizenship Over the past month, we have watched tragic events unfold in Georgia with Ahmaud Arbery, in Minnesota with George Floyd, in Florida with Tony McDade and in Kentucky with Breonna Taylor.  In the weeks that have followed, we have seen tributes, protests, … Continue reading Board Statement on Racial Equality

Volunteer Training

June 11, 2020

New England Base Camp is looking for someone just like you! For the past 12 weeks, New England Base Camp has been the leader in the nation in regards to online program by offering unique advancement opportunities through Cub Scout Adventures, Scouts BSA Merit Badges, and NOVA and Supernova awards.  Every day we have had … Continue reading Volunteer Training

Fee Increase

June 5, 2020

The Spirit of Adventure’s Statement regrading the upcoming Membership Fee increases: We hear our Scout volunteers and we understand the cost increases could, and in some communities, will have a further negative impact on Scout membership. The Spirit of Adventure is committed to removing financial barriers from our programs. We do this through the adventure … Continue reading Fee Increase