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"We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it."

Quote from the founder of Scouting: -Sir Robert Baden-Powell


BYRON Merit Badge Midway February 17 depart 6:45am

Posted on Feb 16 2018 - 2:54pm

 REMEMBER TO WORK ON THE Pre-Requisits for you Merit Badge. Attendee's SEE LIST BELOW

Are you Ready to #Getoutdoors?

Posted on Dec 5 2017 - 10:09pm

How to help Scouts or Venturers get ready for a long-distance trek

Several things should be remembered when going on a hike,” warned the 1911 Boy Scout Handbook. “First, avoid long distances.”

OA Dues

Posted on Nov 20 2017 - 9:38pm

OA members, it's that time of year again. Dues are due December 1st. Attached is the fill form from the council Web site. If you have trouble with the fill form attachment you can always visit the council site and click the Order of the Arrow tab on the left and then click the link for the 2018 dues form. 

BSA to welcome girls into Scouting programs

Posted on Nov 1 2017 - 1:52pm

New brief on future program released. Find below as a PDF attachment. Has FAQ section.

Having had females in Venturing (age 13 completed 8th grade or age 14) for the past 20 years, I tend to agree girls can easily fit in scouting with boys.  However it appears it will be 2019 before our BSA Troops will be able to accept girls into a troop.

David Flenner - SM Troop 85

Eagle Palm Changes

Posted on Sep 12 2017 - 9:22am

Eagle Palms: The Official Requirements These are eff ective August 1, 2017

After successfully completing your Eagle Scout board of review and being validated as an Eagle Scout by the National Service Center, you will be entitled to receive an Eagle Palm for each additional 5 merit badges you have completed before your Eagle Scout board of review. For these Palms only, it will not be necessary for you to complete any of the requirements stated below.

What Is a Scouter

Posted on Sep 12 2017 - 9:15am

What Is a Scouter?  A Scouter is one who knows it’s not about them but about the youth we serve, who knows it’s not about building campfi res in the rain and tying square knots but it is about sharing leadership skills and opportunity with others, who knows that Scouting is not perfect but is a safe environment for youth to learn lifelong skills, who knows we are blessed by the opportunity of doing our small part to support the Scouting movement.

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