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Complete Your Shawnee Lodge Pre-Ordeal
at August Sleep-Out

The Shawnee Lodge Pre-Ordeal sleep-out will be held Aug. 23-24, 7:30 p.m. on Saturday through 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, at the Beaumont Scout Reservation council ring. Scouts should be dressed in their Boy Scout uniform and bring a sleeping bag, flashlight, water bottle, and medical forms. Overnight adult supervision is required. A separate camping area will be established for adults not participating in member induction.
The sleep-out is an opportunity for Order of the Arrow candidates whose troops camped out-of-council this year or could not complete the Pre-Ordeal at summer camp. A Pre-Ordeal sleep-out is required to attend the fall reunion.

Merit Badge Make-Up Day is Aug. 9

The Eagle Scout Association will hold its annual Merit Badge Make-Up Day on Saturday, Aug. 9 at Beaumont Scout Reservation at 9 a.m. Scouts who did not complete merit badges at summer camp should arrive in field uniform (unless they are working on swimming or lifesaving merit badges), with their partial merit badge card from summer camp. Counselors will be available to sign off any work completed prior to Merit Badge Make-Up Day.

Merit Badge counselors representing every merit badge offered at summer camp will be on hand to assist Scouts. READ MORE


2014-15 Program Guide Now Available

A successful Scouting program involves proper planning. The 2014-15 Program Guide can help! It contains important schedule and program information for council activities all year long. View the online version here:

2014-15 Program Guide


Register For the 2015 World Scout Jamboree

In 2015, more than 30,000 Scouts and leaders from 161 countries around the world will converge on Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan, for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree. The event will provide opportunities to raise awareness about global issues, explore the environment, participate in community service, make friends from around the world, and deepen understanding of developments in science and technology. Participants will live and learn with fellow Scouts from around the world. Don't miss out on this life-changing experience! READ MORE


Council Announces Next Edition of History

The "Spirit of '76" was published in 1976 to chronicle the first 65 years of the St. Louis Area Council. A new edition, "The Spirit Within," spans 1976-2012 and contains 110 full-color pages with hundreds of photos and stories of the past 35 years, along with a companion DVD.  READ MORE

Books will first be available at the Council Annual Meeting on June 4. You can also order for shipment or pickup at a Scout Service Center after this date.

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