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October 2020 Council-Wide Roundtable Follow Up

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the October 2020 Council-wide Roundtable.  We had a great meeting and we hope that all of the participants were able to get a lot of good information on how to KEEP SCOUTING and to do so safely. We shared that during the presentation we would share both...

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Popcorn and Nuts Sale – NEW! “Scout Deliver” Option is LIVE

The New Birth of Freedom Council is excited to announce the launch of our BRAND NEW way for your Scouts to sell popcorn and nuts – “Scout Deliver!” This new version of the sale combines the best parts of our Take Order Sale, Show and Deliver and our Online Sale.  Scouts can invite neighbors, family,...

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September 2020 Roundtable Follow Up

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the September 2020 Council-wide Roundtable.  We had a great meeting and we hope that all of the participants were able to get a lot of good information on how to KEEP SCOUTING and to do so safely. We shared that during the presentation we would share both...

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Updates to Venturing Awards and Ranks

From the National Venturing Committee The National Venturing Committee is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, the Venturing, Discovery, Pathfinder, and Summit awards will be referred to as Venturing ranks to improve consistency among the different programs within Scouting. The Quest, Ranger, and Trust Awards will remain as part of the Venturing program as specialty...

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Release of New Journey to Excellence Criteria

Scouting’s Journey to Excellence (JTE) is the BSA’s planning, performance and recognition program designed to encourage and reward the success of our units.  It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA. The National Council announced updates to the unit scorecards for 2020 that take into consideration...

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Announcing Karns Partnership for Popcorn and Nuts Sale

We are excited to announce our partnership with Karns Quality Foods to provide an opportunity for Scouting units that are selling Popcorn and Nuts to support their local community Scouting Programs!  Though COVID-19 has made it challenging for units to schedule traditional Show and Sells, Karns has agreed to provide space in all 9 of...

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Virtual Program Launch 2020 Resources and Presentations

Though not the same as our annual in-person event, we had a great time participating in the 2020 Virtual Program Launch.  There was a TON of information shared to help your unit plan for the Scouting year ahead.  Whether you attended or not, check out all of the great information that has been compiled for...

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All Commissioners are Invited to Join Us for the 2020 Commissioner Conference

Unit Commissioners

  The Council Commissioner Cabinet would like to invite all registered Commissioners to join us September 1 at 7pm for a Virtual Commissioner Conference.  Unfortunately, our May, in-person conference was canceled due to COVID-19 but the cabinet feels it important for us to have an opportunity to connect and address the numerous changes and challenges...

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