BSA Membership & Leadership Standards Update
For 103 years, the Boy Scouts of America has been a part of the fabric of this nation, providing its youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. During the past several months, Scouting has received an outpouring of feedback from the American public. It reinforces how deeply people care about Scouting and how passionate they are about the organization.
After careful consideration and extensive dialogue within the Scouting family, along with comments from those outside the organization, the volunteer officers of the Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board concluded that due to the complexity of this issue, the organization needs more time for a more deliberate review of its membership policy.
To that end, the Executive Board directed its committees to further engage representatives of Scouting’s membership and listen to their perspectives and concerns. This will assist the officers’ work on a resolution on membership standards. The approximately 1,400 voting members of the national council will take action on the resolution at the national meeting in May 2013.
Feedback can be sent directly to the Greater St. Louis Area Council by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Council Annual Meeting & Recognition Dinner
The Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
invites you to our 2013 Annual Meeting & Recognition Dinner
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Hilton St. Louis Frontenac
1335 South Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63131
6:00 p.m. - Fellowship
6:30 p.m. - Dinner
7:15 p.m. - Program
$32 per person
Free parking is available at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac.
Please R.S.V.P. by mailing in your response card, visiting a council office or by visiting
Highlighting the evening will be the Silver Beaver Award Ceremony. The Council Annual Dinner is our council's annual business meeting and adult volunteer recognition event.
Join us for a very special evening!
Register for Cub Scout Day Camp
May 18, 2013
SCOUT AND SCOUTER FISHING DAY - FREE
Webelos, Boy Scouts, and Venturers
are invited to come enjoy a day of fishing on Nims Lake. Personal
boats are permitted as long as trolling motors are used on the lake. Council
canoes or rowboats will be available for use if requested. Everyone in a boat
must be classified as a Swimmer according to the guidelines of the Boy Scouts of
America and wear a PFD. All participants must complete and bring Parts A and B
of the BSA Annual Health and Medical form which can be downloaded HERE.
Attendance prizes will be given. Coffee and donuts will be available
Saturday morning. If you have any questions, please contact David Goddard at
314-368-6916. Please make reservations by Friday, April 26,
2013. Register online at:
First National Jamboree At Summit Filling Fast
The National Jamboree opens on July 15 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve
in West Virginia and runs through July 24. The Boy Scouts of America
designed and built this high-adventure base to offer whitewater,
climbing, zip lines, mountain biking and more. Troop equipment and tents
are provided. Dr. John Weltmer, who attended four world and national jamborees, will lead the council contingent. The troops will tour Washington, D.C., before traveling to West Virginia.Our troops are selecting their youth leaders and getting organized. The contingent patch set and a new Order of the Arrow set is available. Proceeds from the patch sales help fund scholarships for youth members . Read more
Register now! There are only a few spots remaining in troops meeting in the metropolitan area.
Promotional Spot: Are You Tougher Than A Boy Scout?
MacArthur Service Center Starts New Customer Service System
Volunteers, parents and vendors visiting the MacArthur Service Center at 4568 West Pine Blvd. will see changes in services in the coming weeks. Remodeling is complete in the lobby. All visitors must enter through the front door and will be greeted by the receptionist. Assistance with registration will be handled at the receptionist's desk. Program services are now available in an expanded area that can be accessed through the Scout Shop. Entrance to the Scout Shop remains the same.
What Did You Think About 'Are You Tougher Than A Boy Scout?'
The new reality TV show “Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?” premiered on the National Geographic Channel on Monday, March 4. It will continue to air weekly through Monday, April 15, at 7
p.m. central time. We provided a recap and would like your reaction to the program. READ MORE
Campsite Equipment, Tents Provided For National Jamboree
Links to pages and sites to assist unit leaders, parents and unit commissioners.