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New BSA Family Scouting Website! Recently Added Content

Be sure to check out the new Family Scouting web site, which can be found at: You may also quickly navigate to this web page by hovering over the white / blue "Join Scouting" button at the top of our website and clicking on the "Family Scouting" link in the drop-down menu. Lots of great information on the new web page, including an all-new FAQ document.

Missed the Council RR MB Camporee? Recently Added Content

Scouts have another opportunity to earn the Railroading Merit Badge at one of the workshops being offered by Steamtown on three different weekends during the summer. Note these workshops have not been organized by the BSA; they are being conducted by Steamtown Park Rangers, who are approved RR MB Counselors. Read the full article for for more information...

Barry Lewis, Esq. - 2018 Silver Beaver Award Recipient Recently Added Content

Congratulations to Barry A. Lewis,Esq, from Millville, who was awarded the 2018 Columbia-Montour Council Silver Beaver Award at the recent Council/District Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner. The Silver Beaver Award is presented to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the council level...

Jesse J. Moyer - 2018 Lenni Lenape District Award of Merit Recipient

Congratulations to Jesse Moyer, from Danville, who was awarded the 2018 District Award of Merit at the recent Council/District Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner. The District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is a national award presented by councils...

The American Wood Badge Alumni 70th Anniversary Service Award

Celebrate the 70th anniversary of Wood Badge in the United States with a special award available only in 2018: The American Wood Badge Alumni 70th Anniversary Service Award...

What is Wood Badge?

In 1911, Baden-Powell took the first steps in training Scouting’s adult leaders by organizing a series of lectures for Scouters. He made great strides in the years that followed, culminating in 1919 with the establishment of Wood Badge training. Wood Badge recipients now number more than 100,000 and can be found all over the world! Read more about Woodbadge here...

Two Exciting Options Have Been Added to Specialty Week

In addition to the the original options of Aquatics, Citizenship, or Shooting Sports, now COPE / Climbing and Venturing Specialty Camp Treks have been added to Specialty Camp during the week of July 15-21...

Russ DeVore - 2018 Silver Antelope Award Recipient

Congratulations to Council Commissioner Russell B. DeVore, Ph.D, who was awarded the 2018 Silver Antelope Award by the Northeast Region at the recent BSA national annual meeting. The Silver Antelope recognizes Scouters of exceptional character who have provided distinguished service within one of the BSA’s 4 regions. Russ is only the 2nd Scouter in our council's history to receive this award...

BSA Reaffirms Duty to God Aspect of All Programs

When a young person joins the Boy Scouts of America, one of the first things he or she learns is the Scout Oath, and every member starts the Oath the same way: “On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God …” Underscoring just how important it is, the BSA National Executive Board adopted a resolution that reaffirms the organization’s Duty to God.

Order of the Arrow Membership Requirements Change

The National Order of the Arrow Committee approved some exciting updates to the Order of the Arrow program. Beginning February 1, 2019, unit elections will be permitted in Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scout units...

Boy Scout Summer Camp - Merit Badge Prerequisites and Leaders' Guide

Both the Merit Badge Prerequisites and the Leaders' Guide are now available on the web page for Boy Scout Summer Camp. Both of these documents are available in the "Boy Scout Summer Camp Forms and Flyers" library (scroll to the bottom of the "Boy Scout Summer Camp" web page) and on the "Resources" tab for Boy Scout Summer Camp Weeks 1 & 2.

Cub Scout Summer Camp - Leaders' Guide

The Leaders' Guide is now available on the web page for Cub Scout Summer Camp. This document is available in the "Cub Scout Summer Camp Forms and Flyers" library (scroll to the bottom of the "Cub Scout Summer Camp" web page) and on the "Resources" tab for Cub Scout and Webelos Resident Camps.

Why Advancement?

From time to time the question is asked - "Why does the Boy Scouts of American have an advancement program?" Read on to find the answer to this burning question...

BSA Unveils Name of Program for Older Boys and Girls, Launches “Scout Me In” Campaign

The wait is over, and we now know what we’ll call the program for 11- to 17-year-old youth when girls can begin joining during the scheduled launch on Feb. 1, 2019. Let’s hear it for Scouts BSA! Boys and girls who are part of Scouts BSA will be known as Scouts. Just as before, these Scouts will earn merit badges, go camping and work toward the Eagle Scout Award.

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