The Donald W Reynolds Scouting Resource Center is now open. Click here for details.
Help us plan for 2020 Summer Activities.

With the health and safety of our Scouts and Scouters being our top priority, we would like to host a survey to help with our decision making for our programs and activities through the summer and fall. We need Parents or Guardians, and Leaders to answer the questions in the survey. This information will help us plan the types of program that will fit your needs.
Final Week!! How Much Can Your Unit Collect?
If you are northern end of the valley you can drop your donation off at the following location on Tuesdays:

Where: Lamb of God Lutheran
6220 N Jones Blvd.
When: Tuesdays from 2-4

All food and donations collected are given to the Salvation Army. Last week your support yielded more than 4700 lbs of food and more than $3700 in cash donations to the Salvation Army in Las Vegas and Arizona.
The Las Vegas Area Council is hosting a Blood Drive at the Donald W Reynolds Scouting Resource Center on Wednesday May 13,2020. Anyone 16 years or older can donate. There is a need for blood right now and our partners have indicated donations have slowed down. Click the button for all the details and how everyone's safety will be ensured.
Hometown Hero Camp Card Sale

Three weeks ago we launched our “Hometown Hero” Camp Card Sale Program. This program is designed to support our great essential workers and at the same time a great way for our Scouts to sell camp cards.  All Hometown Hero Camp Card sales are done on-line at  www.lvacbsa.org/camp-cards .  

To date, 288 Hometown Hero Camp Cards have been purchased, including 100 by one on-line donor! Our goal is to reach 1,000 Hometown Heroes by the end of May. We’re already more than 25% of the way there.

Cards purchased will be given out to our Hometown Heroes in August. Be sure to instruct the donor to add the unit and the Scouts name so that they will receive credit and the 50% commission.
Virtual Merit Badge Clinics

Saturday May 16, 2020
9 am-12 pm (some classes may not take the entire time.)
Cost: $10

  • Reading
  • Programming Full
  • Family Life-- Full
  • Personal Management--Full
  • Citizenship in the Nation
  • Scholarship
  • Scouting Heritage
Please keep checking the link above. As we secure Counselors we will update the sit at the link. They will be offered on different days and times. Direct any questions to lvacdss@scouting.org
We have put together this webpage where we will be collecting all the ideas we can find about Scouting from home. Check back often to see any new ideas. If you have other ideas please send them to lvacdss@scouting.org
National Youth Leadership Training
Where: Camp Kimball

National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. Check out the link below for more information. We are still planning a course for this summer.
Advancement During COVID 19

We have gotten lots of questions about advancement during this time. Click on the button below for lots of details on how to handle advancement. There have been many accommodations put in place to ensure that Scouts can still advance.

For Scouts working on the Eagle Rank who may be approaching their 18th birthday: Extensions can be granted past your 18th birthday. We have heard about many projects that were delayed due to closures, or certain merit badges may not be able to be completed due to social distancing guidelines. If you need to request an exentsion please email Brian Porter at lvacdss@scouting.org. There are other considerations you can see at the link below.

Order of the Arrow Elections

The National OA Director has approved lodges to hold virtual unit elections through July 1, 2020. Due to the cancellation of many induction events, candidates that were elected February 1, 2019 through July 1, 2020 will have 24 months from the date of election to complete their ordeal. There are no changes to the  membership requirements .

If you would like to schedule an election please email chief@nebagamon.org or vicechief@nebagamon.org
Are you interested in attending the 2021 National Jamboree. This is an exciting adventure held at The Summitt in West Virginia. There is still room in the Las Vegas Area Council Contingent. If you have questions you email lvacdss@scouting.org or contact Brian at 702-968-8123.
Memorial Day Service Project

We have been contacted by a few cemeteries looking for Scouts to place flags on grave markers for the upcoming Memorial Day Holiday. If your pack or troop is interested or able to help please email lvacdss@scouting.org. This is a great service project that can be done with plenty of social distancing.
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