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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

BSA to welcome girls into Scouting programs

Posted on Oct 20 2017 - 8:06pm

I have said this was coming for some time now but felt it would probably take a couple more years to happen.  BSA is a member of World Scouting which is MOSTLY  Co-ed with only USA and very few other contries choosing to be Male only.  This seemed to be a enevitable change that would come.

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

Sad Story - A Leaders worst RISK fear when planning an activity

Posted on Oct 5 2017 - 12:35pm

I want to share this story I found on MSN.  While I surley DO NOT know the details and article is a little sketchy. i CEARTIONLY DO NOT CARE TO LAY BLAME ON ANYONE. It still is a lesson Unit Leaders should respect and Parents UNDERSTAND the need for planning. No Unit plans harm and must do their best to plan safety and prevention of harm.  That said when the day comes that any of our events need cancelled it is probably because all BOXES ARE NOT CHECKED. This may be because known leaders are not secured. ability of participants is in question, late registration causing poor planning or ability to adjust, and of course conditionS like weather beyond our control.


Posted on Sep 27 2017 - 5:30pm

See : CALENDAR for full event details and to pre-register so we can plan event.

September 8,9,10, 2017 weekend - VENTURING SUPER WEEKEND - Event

2017 Fundrasing

Posted on Sep 17 2017 - 11:00am

Fundrasing packets will be distributed 9/18/17 

info on changes and updates to the program will be discussed.

attached you will find blank forms if you are needing extras. 

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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