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My.Scouting.org is a portal for adults and leaders to access online training, account data, and more. It is run separately by the national Boy Scouts of America organization, and not by our local council. If you have trouble logging in to My.Scouting.org, call BSA National Member Care at 972-580-2489 and ask for tech support for My.Scouting.org.
you can take online versions of almost all BSA training courses you need to understand the Scouting program and to be considered “trained” in your position
Scoutbook is an advancement tracking tool. It also has messaging, forums, service, hiking, camping tracking and calendaring features. Units do not have to subscribe to Scoutbook, it is a free service provided to every unit. It is an optional service provided by the Boy Scouts of America.
From the first knot tied to final hours of service performed, the Scouting experience is a journey like none other. And Scoutbook is your go-to tool to ensures not a moment is missed – tracking advancement, milestone achievements and all the fun along the way. If your pack, troop, crew, or ship is already using Scoutbook, Login to get started. If not, find out how to set up a unit in Scoutbook.
Online Rechartering Information
There are many aspects of the new charter renewal process that will help each unit complete their task easier and quicker. Here is a brief list of some of the exciting new features that you will find useful
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The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America is to provide an educational program to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
In order to deliver the PROMISE OF SCOUTING, youth and adult troop leaders need to plan a program that is involving, challenging, and FUN!
Fundraising is an essential part of a Scout being thrifty, setting and accomplishing goals, and earning their way to participate in the benefits and adventure of Scouting. There are a variety of fundraisers units can participate in, including popcorn sales, camp cards, selling of flowers, trees, car washes and so much more.
Have an idea for a fundraiser? Please submit this application to your council service center at least two weeks in advance of the proposed date of your moneyearning project.
Applications are not required for council-coordinated money-arning projects such as popcorn sales or Scout show ticket sales.
|Program Planning Toolkit||Unit Budget & Planning Tools|
|Internet Rechartering||Allows you to renew your Unit’s Charter Online and preform relarted functions|
|Membership Inventory||To be conducted sixty days prior to the charter renewal date|
|Fundraising Application||Unit Money-Earning Application|
|Tax Exempt Guide||Guide to NY State Tax Exemption for Unit Purchases|
|Sales Tax Exemption||New York State Publication 843 Sales Tax Exemption Info|
The Boy Scouts of America has always been a uniformed body. Its uniforms help to create a sense of belonging. They symbolize character development, leadership, citizenship training, and personal fitness. Wearing a uniform gives youth and adult members a sense of identification and commitment.
Congratulations on earning the rank of Life Scout. You are among approximately 55,000 youth who year after year, achieve that important milestone. As you ponder the meaning behind the Life patch, you are encouraged to think about the symbol of the heart. Historically in Scouting, it was a fitting symbol of health and fitness, but it also represents the spirit of caring and giving that is behind the Eagle Scout service project.
Service to other people is what Scouting is all about. In many ways, your service project reflects who you are as a youth leader. Your result should be of significant impact in your community to be special, and should represent your very best effort.
Your proposal, the logical first step, should emphasize your intention to give leadership to others through proper planning and development. Communicate with the beneficiary often to ensure the project meets the organization’s needs once it is completed.
We encourage you to seek guidance from your unit leader and project coach as you need help. Your Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, much like a compass, will help navigate your way to a life of service as a proud Eagle Scout.
Other Scouting Links:
- Rechartering Tutorial – https://scoutnet.scouting.org/ucrs/Help/tutorial/main.html
- Annual Charter Agreement – www.scouting.org/filestore/membership/pdf/524-182_web.pdf
- Unit Renewal Application Instructions – www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/524-420.pdf
- Insurance Policy – www.scouting.org/scoutsource/healthandsafety/alerts/insurance.aspx
- Membership Inventory – www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/524-176_WB.pdf
- Tour & Activity Plan Overview – www.scouting.org/scoutsource/healthandsafety/alerts/touractivityplan.aspx
- Journey to Excellence Forms – www.scouting.org/jte