Ken’s Crew at Broad Creek….. Making a Difference

The work at Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation is never-ending. As we continue to raise funds for the continued development and improvements to the camp, I wanted to tell you about another way to help…..click here to read more. 
Pictured above: Bob Jones, Charlie Harmel, Walt McJilton and Eric Mason

Like to join a crew at Broad Creek, or how about forming your own team? Give me a call or e-mail, and I'd be glad to get you connected.  

As always, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions let me know.
Kenn Miller
(443) 573-2507 
Has your Unit completed its Annual Recharter? www.baltimorebsa.org/unitrecharter
The Recharter process ensures that all Scouts and Adult Leaders are properly registered with the BSA. 

Need help recruiting? Check out these Program-specific Recruitment Idea Books:

For more information on Membership Recruitment- click here!

For more information or questions on Membership, please contact Brendan Canale at BCanale@Baltimorebsa.org.
Don’t miss you last chance for a year-end gift to Scouting. The CARES Act allows for a $300 “off the top” deduction for charitable giving.
Sitting on some appreciated stock? Consider donating shares to the BAC to avoid capital gains taxes and enjoy the full write-off*.

*The BAC does not provide legal or tax advice. Consult your tax professional. 
Your Scout can continue to fundraise through December thanks to the Trail’s End app and website- making it easier than ever to make a sale while never leaving the couch! Additionally, the Baltimore Area Council has made shipping free on all orders over $30... Read more here.

If your unit is not signed up to sell yet, what are you waiting for? Sign up today! HERE
Be sure to join our Facebook page HERE to work with other Popcorn Kernels. 
The 2021 Camp Card Sale begins in January (date announced soon) and offers new and favorite vendors! Details about the 2021 Camp Card Sale, including how Units can register to sell Camp Cards are forthcoming in December.
Jingle Bell Beaver Day
Willing to dedicate a day of service to Broad Creek Scout Reservation? Saturday, January 2nd, 2021, is our annual Jingle Bell Beaver Day, where over 100 Scouts and Scouters come up to help with much-needed projects at Broad Creek. Whether you are a tradesman or a Scout, we have projects to match your talents. Sign up at the link below, and let us know if you have any projects you would like to take on in particular!

View the flyer here.

Summer Camp
While winter is just beginning here in Maryland, 2021 summer camp is fast approaching! We have many units already committed to experiencing the program at Broad Creek; don’t miss your units opportunity to sign up. While 2021 will not be a summer like any others in the past due to the ongoing pandemic, we are prepared to run a great program for all those in attendance.

To sign up and learn more, visit broadcreekbsa.org. You will see much more information in the coming months.
Spring Cub Family Weekend
With the success of our 2020 Fall Family Weekend, we are opening registrations for our Spring Cub Family Weekend in 2021. Don’t let your Scout miss out on the opportunity to experience Archery, BB’s, slingshots, nature hikes, model rocket building (and launching), nature hikes, Scout skills development, fishing, boating, and- new this spring- swimming in our newly renovated pool!

We are limited in space due to COVID restrictions, so do not delay to sign up!

View the flyer here.
Camp Improvements
We have kept busy on improvements throughout the camp!

  • Thanks to a donation from GAF, we were able to replace roofs on two buildings critical to our operation (food storage and ranger housing).
  • We have added well controls to Camp Oest; this greatly reduces our electricity usage, while ensuring a constant safe water supply for events in that camp.
  • We have been upgrading and installing exterior LED lights on our cabins. Many did not have exterior lights.
  • We have upgraded all the lighting in our storage area, reducing electric usage by 84% while having brighter lighting in the space!
  • We have built a firewood storage pavilion for easy use by our campers upon their arrival.
  • We have started exterior work on our maintenance shop. Our camp staff have painted the exterior block. This work will ensure the building lasts a long time.
Give your loved ones the gift of adventure, education, and fun this year!

Head over to one of the BAC's three Scout Shops to get everything you'll need to inspire those around you this holiday season.

More information on our Scout Shops at www.BaltimoreBSA.org/ScoutShops.
Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award Reception
The Baltimore Area Council's Annual Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award Reception will be going Virtual this year, with a video presentation on December 9th. More information is available on our website at www.BaltimoreBSA.org/WhitneyYoung.
For questions, please contact Manny Fonseca at MFonseca@BaltimoreBSA.org or 443-573-2502.
Distinguished Citizen Award Event
The Baltimore Area Council's Annual Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner will be going Virtual this year, with a video presentation released on December 15th. More information is available on our website at www.BaltimoreBSA.org/DCAD.
Chair
Lawrence Kurzius
Chairman, President & CEO
McCormick & Co.
Honoree
Donald C. Fry
President & CEO
Greater Baltimore Committee
Thank you to our top sponsors.
Lawrence Kurzius
Riggs Distler & Co., Inc.
Ernst & Young
Bill & Lisa Stromberg
M&T Bank
Kelly & Associates Insurance Group, Inc.
Comcast
Truist
Harford Mutual
Chris Poindexter
T. Rowe Price
Gossett Group
The Bozzuto Group
Miller Pipeline
Towson University 
KPMG
Howard Bank
For questions, please contact Jeff Lewis at jeff.lewis@scouting.org or (443) 573-2515.
NEW DATES! May 7-9, 2021 and May 14-16, 2021 (2 successive weekends)
At Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation

Questions, contact Walt Windisch at bacbrownseacourse@gmail.com or (443) 797-3191
BSA has a new flagship conservation award for youth: the Distinguished Conservation Service Award.

There are requirements available for both Scouts, BSA youth and Venturers, with the core requirement being to lead two service projects in different areas of conservation...

Requirements, the Distinguished Conservation Service Award project workbook, and additional information are online here.
Northern Lights Service Area
Arrowhead
Dulaney
Chesapeake
Harford
  • Harford December Update
  • Roundtable- December 14th at 7 PM - Zoom link will be sent out shortly
  • Contact your Scouting Professional here
Patuxent Eagles Service Area
Carroll
  • Carroll December Update
  • Roundtable- December 8th at 7:30 PM - Information on how to register will be sent to all units
  • Contact your Scouting Professional here
National Pike
Four Rivers

The Capitol
City Lights Service Area
Exploring
  • Exploring December Update
  • The next District Committee Meeting will be held virtually on Zoom, Thursday, December 17th at 1pm. - link will be sent shortly
  • Contact your Scouting Professional here
Reginald F. Lewis
  • RFL December Update
  • Key 3 Meetings are on the 1st Thursday of each month at 4:30 PM
  • Contact your Scouting Professional here.
Hopkins
Thurgood Marshall
Senior Youth Programs comprises Venturing, Sea Scouting, and Exploring. For more information about Exploring, please check out Exploring’s update in the Area Scouter. 
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