BSA Announces An Increase In Membership Fees

Over the last few months, we have seen the Scouting community come together, even while physically apart, to bring solutions, relief and comfort to those in need. From making masks to supporting food banks, Scouting has been a vital partner for communities across the country.

The value of Scouting is undeniable for those within the program and the greater public, and we are committed to continuing to offer this unmatched opportunity to young people and families nationwide.

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has worked to keep the membership fee as low as possible. Unfortunately, operating costs have continued to rise and COVID-19 has compounded the need to increase the fee to maintain the program.
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 would like a presentation made about the Jamboree to your troop please email or contact Brian at 702-968-8123. Information meetings can be done virtually.
Camp Card update:
  • New deadline to turn in money and cards is Wednesday, July 15th@ 4pm
Camp Card payment and return procedures will be announced closer to this date.
  • Those wishing to deposit funds already collected can do so in the Trading Post Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm. 

  • To date 503 Hometown Hero Cards have been sold.  
  • We are halfway to goal of 1000 cards!

  • Those wishing to purchase to purchase cards for themselves can also stop by the Trading Post Monday-Friday between 10am-4pm. Remember to mention what unit should receive credit for the sale.
Engelstad Scout Park

With all the restrictions out there does your unit need a place to meet? Have you considered the Engelstad Scout Park adjacent to the Donald W Reynolds Scouting Resource Center. The Engelstad Scout Park is available for units to rent for Court of Honors, Pack Meetings, or other activities. Some program equipment can also be rented. If you have questions contact Brian or Eileen at the Scout Office.
Every Class Still Has Room!
Virtual Merit Badge Clinics

Saturday June 6, 2020
9 am-12 pm (some classes may not take the entire time.)
Cost: $10

  • First Aid
  • Citizenship in the Community
  • Collections
  • Law
  • Photography
  • Chemistry
  • American Cultures-Will be added later today.
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
National Youth Leadership Training
Where: Camp Kimball
When: July 20-25, 2020

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. Sign Up is now available. Please note this course has a minimum registration requirement don't wait to sign up.
Advancement During COVID 19

We have received many 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 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 or
On My Way!

Read Kendall Jackson's Story! She is a Life Scout (Future Eagle Scout) and a Venturing Crew President from the Pathway To Adventure Council in Illinois. What's your Scouting Story? We'd love to hear it.
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