The Donald W Reynolds Scouting Resource Center will remain closed until at least April 30, 2020 in keeping with the Governor's order.
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
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.
Giving Tuesday is coming up on May 5, 2020.
Please consider a donation to the Las Vegas Area Council.
Hometown Hero Camp Card Sale

Two 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, 237 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 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
  • Family Life
  • Personal Management
  • Citizenship in the Nation
  • Scholarship
  • Scouting Heritage
Please keep checking the link above. As we secure Counselor we will update the sit at the link. They will be offered on different days and times. Direct any questions to lvacdss@scouting.org
The Trading Post is now accepting orders. Orders should be emailed to lvacstore@scouting.org. Please include a phone number so we can contact you about payment information. If you are ordering advancements please include the advancement report. Orders will be delivered by mail or picked up on Wednesday's. Bring some food by for the Scouting For Food Drive while your at it.
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.
Training Challenge
For all you leaders at home this month here is something you can do. 

April is Youth Protection Training Month.

So we have two contests this month – one for individual Scouters and one for units

Challenge #1-Individual Scouter
Scouters: Take the on-line Training Challenge during the month of April. The Challenge is open to all volunteer leaders. All of these trainings can be completed online at  my.scouting.org  

Take the following three trainings on-line in April:

  1. Youth Protection Training
  2. Leader Specific Training for your registered position (click on the Requirement tab on My Training on my.Scouting to see what training you need to take).
  3. Hazardous Weather Training

If you are current in one or all three, that’s great. Now is a good time for a refresher. Once you have completed all three trainings in the month of April, Click on the Completions tab on My Training, my.Scouting and take a screen shot or picture of the trainings and completion dates and email your picture to    lvacdss@scouting.org . We will be recognizing volunteers in the weekly newsletter that complete the challenge.

Challenge #2-Units
100% Unit Leaders On-Line Trained.

All of your registered leaders must be current in Youth Protection Training and Leader Specific Training in order to qualify. Your district executive will monitor and track all units that qualify for this recognition.
Individual Training Leaderboard
  • Marcellina Sarmento
  • Carol Okin
  • Patrik Ballinger
  • Heather Donathan
  • Heidi Petermeier
  • Greta Lynn
  • Naveld Amigon
  • Josh Fisher
  • Daniel Sigala
  • Charles Woodland
  • Brett Penny
  • Bryce McCandless
  • Denise Fanning
Click on the buttons below for some great ideas for you to work on requirements at home.
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.
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