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Eagle Scout Projects—Two-Deep Adult Supervision Requirement

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Beginning on 1 October 2018, adult supervision on “all Scouting activities,” which includes Eagle Scout projects, must consist of no less than two Youth protection trained, BSA-registered adults—both at least 21 years of age. 

Den Chief – Training Syllabus for this Leadership Position Revised

Thursday, September 20, 2018

As packs and troops begin to develop their programs for the next year, planning to train and support den chiefs is an important part of the Scouting process for leadership development. The Den Chief training syllabus, which was recently updated, is available at this web address: www.scouting.org/training/youth/.

Arrow of Light and Crossover Ceremonies—Important Changes to Order of the Arrow Participation Guidelines

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Recently the BSA National Order of the Arrow Committee revised its guidance for lodges and chapters concerning the types and details of ceremonies that will be permitted after January 1, 2019. Of particular note, Arrowmen in these ceremonies are to be in a Scout uniform and are no longer permitted to be done in American Indian regalia.

Save A Buck - Scoutbook Will Be Free In 2019

Thursday, September 6, 2018


Additional Eagle Projects In Search Of Life Scouts Needing Eagle Projects

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Horses For Hop has a big list of projects if anyone is looking for one. They are a non-profit therapeutic and equestrian riding center. Here's their list... 

Top 5 Merit Badges That A Scout Can Earn In While Completing Assignments In School

Monday, August 20, 2018

Easy. By getting credit for that work at school and in Scouts.

District Events

Event StartTitle
9/27/2018 7:00 PM Recurring Event: until 3/24/2022 (total 48 events) Ilau Machque Chapter Meeting
10/4/2018 7:00 PM Recurring Event: until 4/3/2031 (total 157 events) District Roundtable
10/8/2018 Recurring Event: until 10/11/2021 (total 4 events) Columbus Day
10/10/2018 7:00 PM Recurring Event: until 4/13/2022 (total 49 events) District Eagle Board of Review
10/18/2018 7:00 PM Recurring Event: until 4/21/2022 (total 49 events) District Committee Meeting
10/19/2018 OA Fall Gathering Rescheduled
10/20/2018 1:00 PM Scout Night at Carolina Hurricanes
10/25/2018 7:00 PM Recurring Event: until 3/24/2022 (total 48 events) Ilau Machque Chapter Meeting
10/31/2018 Recurring Event: until 10/31/2021 (total 4 events) Halloween
11/1/2018 7:00 PM Recurring Event: until 4/3/2031 (total 157 events) District Roundtable

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