Note About Summer Camp Registration Process
During leader meetings at summer camp this year, there was an
overwhelming number of requests and feedback to streamline the summer camp registration
process. Council volunteers and staff are in the process of revamping the
registration system and information will be available at October roundtables.
Cub Scout Day One - September 20
Join us and discover the exciting world of Scouting at Day One on Sept. 20. This is a great opportunity for new Cub Scouts to see what the Scouting experience is all about. Come when you can and plan to stay all day. Families are welcome and picnic lunches are encouraged. There are four Day One locations throughout the council. Learn more about Day One or register now.
Dining Hall Construction Underway at S bar F
Last fall, the council unveiled its plans to build a 16,000-square-foot dining hall and central commissary at S bar F Scout Ranch. Construction on the project began in mid-August and the dining hall will be ready in time for the 2015 summer camp season. The structure will be located at Camp Famous Eagle near the program office and have the capacity to seat over 400 diners. Troops will continue to have the option for patrol cooking at S bar F. READ MORE
order to better serve its members, the Greater St. Louis Area Council,
Boy Scouts of America is moving its West County store to a new, more
centrally-located site. The new store, called BSA Outfitters, opened on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 at 13347 Manchester Road (next to Trader Joe's in the Des Peres Pointe shopping center). The new
store replaces the former West County Scout Shop on Page Avenue, which
closes on Tuesday, Sept. 30. READ MORE
Greater St. Louis Area Council Announces New Scout Shop Location
Council Unveils Marketing Campaign-Scout It Out!
summer, the council will begin rolling out its new marketing campaign-
Scout It Out! Designed to leverage the exciting activities youth can
participate in through Scouting, the new campaign is designed to
energize, build awareness, and address misperceptions about the Boy
Scout brand. See some of the new materials here.
Recruitment Resources Available Online
Recruiting new Scouts is a year-round effort; however, more youth join Scouting in the fall than any other time of the year. In August, GSLAC will begin its annual School Night to Join Scouting campaign welcoming about 5,000 new kids to the Scouting program over the next month. Click the link below for resources that your district and units can use to help ensure a successful fall recruitment.
Certified Angler Instructor Training
join the council for a special weekend workshop for Certified Angler Instructor
Training Oct. 24-26 at S bar F Scout Ranch. Program attendees will have the
opportunity to earn the BSA Certified Angler Instructor recognition and can be
certified to run fishing programs at BSA summer camps and instruct the Fishing
and Fly Fishing Merit Badges. Register online at
stlbsa.kintera.org/anglertraining or learn more information here.
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
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
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