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It is with mixed emotions that we announce that, effective January 1st, 2021, David Harris will be leaving the Great Rivers Council. David is a native of the Great Rivers Council and has been a part of Scouting his entire life. He has served as the Field Director of the Great Rivers Council for the past 3 years. Previously he served as a District Director & Program Director for the GRC. David has also spent time on professional staff in the Mid-America & Istrouma Councils.

Thank you David! We wish you the best of luck on your future endeavors!
It's Charter Renewal Time!

We are in the middle of Charter Renewal. Charter Renewal codes should have been emailed to your Unit Key 3 (Scout/Cubmaster, Committee Chair, & Charter Organization Representative). Charter Renewals are due by December 15th.

If you have any questions or did not receive a Charter Renewal Code, please contact your District Commissioner first. You can find your District Commissioner here.

All-Hands is this Saturday!

Join us for our final All-Hands meeting of the 2020 year. All-Hands will be at the Wesley United Methodist Church (2727 Wesley St) in Jefferson City. General gathering will be at 8:30am. Opening will be at 9am followed by breakouts. Topics at this All-Hands will include: Membership, Recharter & Commissioners, Training, Outdoor Adventure, Advancement, & Shooting Sports.
Holiday Bazaar Auction Starts December 1st!

Support local Scouting by bidding in our Holiday Bazaar Auction. Bidding starts December 1st & will go until December 15th.

The goal of this auction is to raise enough support to bring Scouting to 100 new families in 2021.

Now Accepting District Award of Merit Nominations
Know a Scout Leader who has rendered outstanding service at the district level? Then nominate that Scout to receive the District Award of Merit! Please submit the Nomination Form to your DAM Committee. DAM Committees need to submit the final form to the Council Office no later than January 31st.

Council Fireside Chat
Join us for our Council Fireside Chat on Wednesday, December 2nd from 7-8pm. It will be broadcasted live through out Facebook Page. Get the latest updates from National & the Council. Recharter, program updates, and more!
Summer Camp Registrations are open!
It's time to register for Summer Camp 2021! Registrations for both Scouts BSA & Cub Scout Summer Camp are open! Click here to reserve your spot today! Please contact Charles Wood and Dennis Kerns with any questions.

Want to work at camp? Apply here.
Program & Activity Dates
December 2020
Virtual Merit Badge Academy
Sign up for our virtual merit badge academy. Space is limited, so register as soon as possible! All merit badges will be taught through Zoom.

When: Multiple Dates
Where: Virtual through Zoom
Supernova Award Seminar
Do you love Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics? Did you know that the BSA has awards for superior achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM)? Attend our Supernova Award Seminar & learn more about this awesome opportunity! Registrations close December 2nd at 5pm.

When: Thursday, December 3rd @ 6:30pm
Where: Virtual through Zoom
Scout Bladesmithing Weekend
Ever wanted to learn how to forge a blade? Now's your chance! Register for our exclusive Scout Bladesmithing Weekend.

When: Friday, December 11th - Sunday, December 13th, 2020
Where: LOTOSR Gravois Mills, MO 65037
Order of the Arrow, Nampa-Tsi Lodge 50th Anniversary Banquet
Join us on January 2nd, 2021 as the Nampa-Tsi Lodge celebrates its 50th Anniversary.

When: Saturday, January 2nd (Registrations due by December 19th)
Where: The Atrium on Tenth Columbia, MO 65201
American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarships
Are you an Eagle Scout who is part of a unit that is chartered by the American Legion or have a parent/grandparent who was a member of the American Legion? Then apply for the American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship.
Looking Ahead Scouts BSA
  • More Virtual Merit Badges - Jan. 10th, 20th, & 27th
  • Order of the Arrow, Nampa-Tsi Lodge 50th Anniversary Winter Banquet - Jan. 2nd (Register Today)
  • Welding Merit Badge Workshop @ LOTOSR - Jan. 16th (Register Today)
  • Inventing Merit Badge Workshop @ LOTOSR - Jan. 16th (Register Today)
  • Council Klondike @ Macon - Jan. 29th-31st (Register Today)
  • Order of the Arrow ACT (Adapt, Collaborate, Thrive) Conference - Jan. 29th-31st (Moved to Virtual)
  • Metalworking Event @ LOTOSR - Feb. 19th-21st
December 2020
Supernova Award Seminar
Do you love Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics? Did you know that the BSA has awards for superior achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM)? Attend our Supernova Award Seminar & learn more about this awesome opportunity!

When: Thursday, December 3rd @ 6:30pm
Where: Virtual through Zoom
Looking Ahead Cub Scouts
  • Adventure Loop Workshops - starting in January
  • Cub Scout Gold Rush @ Macon - Jan. 30th (Register Today)
  • Cub Scout Polar Outing - Feb. 20th
December 2020
All Hands Meeting
Join us for our final All-Hands meeting of the 2020 year. All-Hands will be at the Wesley United Methodist Church (2727 Wesley St) in Jefferson City. General gathering will be at 8:30am. Opening will be at 9am followed by breakouts. Topics at this All-Hands will include: Membership, Recharter & Commissioners, Training, Outdoor Adventure, Advancement, & Shooting Sports.
When: Saturday, December 5th, 2020
Where: Wesley United Methodist Church Jefferson City, MO 65109

No registration required
Osage Trails District Chili Cook-Off
When: Thursday, December 10th, 2020
Where: Broadway Baptist Church Sedalia, MO 65301

Contact Chris Harper with questions
Charter Renewal Deadline
Charter Renewal is due by December 15th! Charters can be turned into the Scout Office, roundtable, or directly to your District Executive & Commissioner.

When: Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
Roundtable
Roundtable is the best way to stay informed about your district! Districts meet on either the 2nd Tuesday or Thursday of the month. Check below to see your Roundtable. Contact your local District Executive for more information about meeting times, locations, etc.

2nd Tuesday, December 8th:
  • Black Diamond District (Putnam, Schuyler, Scotland, Sullivan, Adair, Knox, Linn, Macon, & Shelby Counties) - justin.wiles@scouting.org
  • Five Rivers District (Cole, Osage, Gasconade, Moniteau, & Maries Counties) - david.harris@scouting.org
  • Kinderhook District (Morgan, Miller, & Camden Counties) - chris.harper@scouting.org

2nd Thursday, December 10th:
  • Boonslick District (Boone, Cooper, Howard Counties) - aaro.froese@scouting.org
  • Grand Prairie District (Randolph, West Monroe, Audrain, Callaway, & Montgomery Counties) - rob.townsend@scouting.org
  • Mark Twain District (Lewis, Marion, East Monroe, Ralls, & Pike Counties) - justin.wiles@scouting.org
  • Osage Trails District (Chariton, Saline, Pettis, & Benton Counties) - chris.harper@scouting.org
Looking Ahead Adult Leaders
Support Scouting Events
December 2020
Holiday Bazaar Auction
Support local Scouting by bidding in our Holiday Bazaar Auction. Bidding starts December 1st & will go until December 15th.

When: Thursday, December 1st - Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
Where: Online Auction
Looking Ahead Support Scouting Events
  • Camp Card Sale Kickoff - February 9th
Boy Scouts of America, Great Rivers Council
1203 Fay Street | Columbia, MO 65201
P 573.449.2561 | F 573.874.6846
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