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District Award of Merit Nominations

District Award of Merit Nominations are due by January 31st!

Know a Scouter who has rendered outstanding service at the district level? Then nominate that Scout to receive the District Award of Merit (see nomination form below). Nomination forms must be submitted to your DAM Committee.

2021 Scouting for Peanut Butter

We are excited to announce the return of Scouting for Food in the Great Rivers Council...with a twist! This year's Council Food Drive will focus on Peanut Butter, to benefit the Buddy Pack & School Food Pantry Program in Central & Northeast Missouri.

Register here!

If you have any question, please contact Thomas Yang.
Online Store


Checkout our new, online store. For a limited time only, you can get branded hoodies, hats, t-shirts, & polos. Store will close on February 1st at 9am. Delivery & pickup options available. Click here to visit the store.

All proceeds will go to support Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, & Exploring Programs in the Great Rivers Council.

Contact Thomas Yang if you have any questions.
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
January 2021
Important Advancement Update

Starting in 2021, Life Scouts working towards their Eagle must use the new, updated Eagle Workbook. A copy of the new Eagle Workbook can be accessed by clicking the link below.

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. Click on the links below to register today!

When: Multiple Dates
Where: Virtual through Zoom




Welding Merit Badge Workshop
Join us January 16th at the Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation for the Welding Merit Badge Workshop.

When: Saturday, January 16th, 2021
Where: LOTOSR Gravois Mills, MO 65037
Inventing Merit Badge Workshop
Join us January 16th at the Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation for the Inventing Merit Badge Workshop.

When: Saturday, January 16th, 2021
Where: LOTOSR Gravois Mills, MO 65037
Council Klondike Derby
Get those sleds ready for the Council Klondike Derby at the Missouri National Guard in Macon, January 29th-31st! Registrations are due by January 20th.

When: Friday, January 29th - Sunday, January 31st, 2021
Where: Missouri National Guard Macon, MO 63552
Order of the Arrow ACT (Adapt, Collaborate, Thrive) Conference
OA ACT has been moved to virtual.

When: Saturday, January 30th, 2021
Where: Virtual
Looking Ahead Scouts BSA
  • More Virtual Merit Badges
  • OA Lodge Executive Committee - Feb. 6th
  • Metalworking Weekend/Merit Badge Skill Center @ LOTOSR - Feb. 19th-21st
  • OA Lodge Executive Committee - Mar. 6th
  • Scouting for Peanut Butter - Mar. 13th & 20th (Register Today)
  • Spring Equinox Campout - Mar. 20th (Register Today)
January 2021
Cub Scout Gold Rush
Join us Saturday, January 30th for the Cub Scout Gold Rush! Activities will include snow snakes, races, wrist rockets, invention lab, various games & crafts, and more! No special equipment is needed. Dress for the weather (layers, warm gloves, warm hat and waterproof footwear).

When: Saturday, January 30th, 2021
Where: Missouri National Guard Macon, MO 63552
Looking Ahead Cub Scouts
  • Cub Scout Polar Outing - Feb. 20th
  • Scouting for Peanut Butter - Mar. 13th & 20th (Register Today)
  • Five Rivers District Pinewood Derby - Mar. 13th
January 2021
District Award of Merit Nominations Due
Know a Scouter who has rendered outstanding service at the district level? Then nominate that Scout to receive the District Award of Merit (see nomination form below). Nomination forms must be submitted to your DAM Committee.
Nominations are due by January 31st.

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, January 12th:
  • 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, January 14th:
  • 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
  • All-Hands Meeting - Feb. 27th
  • Trainer's EDGE - Mar. 6th
  • Adult Cub Leader Training - Mar. 6th
  • Wilderness First AID Training @ LOTOSR - Mar. 12th - 14th (Register Today)
Support Scouting Events
January 2021
Checkout our new, online store. For a limited time only, you can get branded hoodies, hats, t-shirts, & polos. Store will close on February 1st at 9am. Delivery & pickup options available

When: January 1st - February 1st, 2021


Looking Ahead Support Scouting Events
  • Camp Card Sale Kickoff - March 9th *camp card sale has been pushed back to March
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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