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Register for the Linn Merit Badge University!

Join us July 24th at the State Technical College of Missouri for the Linn Merit Badge University! Choose from 40+ merit badges including Aviation, Metalworking, Robotics, and more!

Please contact Debbie Backes with any questions.

Learn more & Register here
Early-Bird Fee Extended for Day Camp 2021

The Early-Bird fee has been extended for Day Camp 2021. Early-bird fee for Shelbina & Columbia Day Camps has been extended to May 15th and Jeff City, Sedalia, & Centralia Early-bird fee has been extended to May 31st.

Please contact Jesse Bexten, David Harris, & Thomas Yang with any questions.

Learn more & Register here
Cub Scout Summer Camp Registrations are OPEN!

Join us for Cub Scout Summer Camp at the Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation this year! This summer's theme is...BEACH PARTY! So, grab your sunscreen, swim trunks, & towels and get ready for a summer to remember!


Register here
Scouts BSA Camp is less than 40 days away!
There is still time to register for Scouts BSA Summer Camp! Session 1 is full. Session 2 & 4 are filling up quickly! Click here to reserve your spot today!


Want to work at camp? We are looking for an Ecology Director. Contact Dennis Kerns & Malachi Diehl if you are interested!
Family Adventure Camp
Family Adventure Camp is a brand new program! This program is designed to deliver fun for your WHOLE FAMILY (Scout and non-Scouts). You will enjoy wonderful meals; spacious campsites; private, family-friendly bathroom and shower facilities; and amazing program opportunities!

Please contact David Harris with questions.

Learn more & Register here
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) Registrations are OPEN!
NYLT is the BSA's premier Scout leadership course. This 6-day course will cover the following topics: developing confidence, knowledge, leadership, teaching, motivation, team working, sharing ideas, sharing experiences, strengthening relationships between youth and adults, fellowship, and fun.

Please contact Mark McCarthy & Aaro Froese with any questions.

Register here
Ride for Scouting
Get on your bike and ride for Scouting!  
Mid America Harley Davidson is hosting a Marble Run. Riders can start at Barn House Harley-Davidson in Jefferson City at 10am. The route will take you to some fun establishments as well as a Scouting Activities stop. The run ends at Mid America Harley-Davidson at 4pm with food trucks, live music, and games.

Program & Activity Dates
May 2021
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




Jamboree on the Trail
Jamboree On The Trail is an annual day for the World Scout Movement to hike together. All Scouts, whatever their age and wherever they may be in the world, are invited to participate in whatever way they can. Cubs and younger Scouting sections could visit a local nature trail as part of a weekend camp. A Scout Troop might check out a hiking trail while working on badge requirements. A Rover Crew might make a Service Project out of restoring or maintaining a hiking trail.

When: Saturday, May 8th, 2021
Where: Anywhere!
Lake of the Ozarks Merit Badge College 2021
Join us May 14th to 16th for the 2nd annual Lake of the Ozarks Merit Badge College at the Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation! Choose from over 30+ merit badges including Canoeing, Water Sports, Kayaking, Rowing, Chemistry, Archery, and more!

LOTOSR MBC is currently full. Please click on the link below to be added to the waitlist.

When: Friday, May 14th, 2021 - Sunday, May 16th, 2021
Where: LOTOSR Gravois Mills, MO 65037
Workday at Camp
Join us May 21st-23rd for a Workday at the Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation, sponsored by the Nampa-Tsi Lodge, Order of the Arrow. All Scouts & Adults are invited. This is a free event!

When: Friday, May 21st, 2021 - Sunday, May 23rd, 2021
Where: LOTOSR Gravois Mills, MO 65037
Looking Ahead Scouts BSA
  • More Virtual Merit Badges
  • Scout Day @ Big Surf Water Park - June 5th
  • 2022 Summer Camp Staff Applications Open - June 13th (Contact Dennis Kerns)
  • Scouts BSA Summer Camp Session 1 @ LOTOSR - June 13th-19th (Register Today)
  • OA Callout Session 1 @ LOTOSR - June 17th
  • Scouts BSA Summer Camp Session 2 @ LOTOSR - June 20th-26th (Register Today)
  • OA Callout Session 2 @ LOTOSR - June 24th
  • Scouts BSA Summer Camp Session 3 @ LOTOSR - July 4th-10th (Register Today)
  • OA Callout Session 3 @ LOTOSR - July 8th
  • Scouts BSA Summer Camp Session 4 @ LOTOSR - July 11th-17th (Register Today)
  • OA Callout Session 4 @ LOTOSR - July 15th
  • Family Adventure Camp @ LOTOSR - July 23rd-24th (Register Today)
  • Linn Merit Badge University - July 24th (Register Today)
  • National Youth Leadership Training - July 26th-31st (Register Today)
May 2021
Black Diamond District Pinewood Derby
Join us for the Black Diamond District Pinewood Derby. This event is for Scouts in Schuyler, Sullivan, Putnam, Adair, Scotland, Knox, Linn, Macon, and Shelby Counties.

When: Sunday, May 8th, 2021
Where: First Baptist Church - Family Life Center La Plata, MO 63549

Please contact Justin Wiles for questions and to register.
Jamboree on the Trail
Jamboree On The Trail is an annual day for the World Scout Movement to hike together. All Scouts, whatever their age and wherever they may be in the world, are invited to participate in whatever way they can. Cubs and younger Scouting sections could visit a local nature trail as part of a weekend camp. A Scout Troop might check out a hiking trail while working on badge requirements. A Rover Crew might make a Service Project out of restoring or maintaining a hiking trail.

When: Saturday, May 8th, 2021
Where: Anywhere!
Virtual Cub Scout Adventures
Checkout some great Virtual Cub Scout programs from the Mid-America Council. Cost is $10 per Cub Scout.

When: Multiple Dates
Where: Virtual
Looking Ahead Cub Scouts
2021-2022 Program Planning Calendar
Be sure to attend your May Roundtables! The 2021-2022 Program Calendar will be released at your May Roundtables!
SLOO Training at LOTOSR Summer Camp
Are you an adult attending summer camp at the Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation this summer? Then get SLOO trained. SLOO stands for Scout Leader Outdoor Orientation, and is a fun, hands-on training designed to help you master the basic camping skills required from Cub Scouts to the rank of First Class, Scouts BSA. Instructors will give information on planning campouts, help you learn how to set up camp, cook, work with wood tools and about ropes, first aid, planning campfire programs, map reading and compass skills, hiking and backpacking techniques, nature identification, and Leave No Trace.

If you are interested, please contact Dennis Kerns, Aaro Froese, & Daniel Wright
May 2021
Rangemaster Training
Want to become BB gun and Archery certified? Then attend our Rangemaster Training!

When: Tuesday, May 11th, 2021, 7-8:30pm
Where: Wesley United Methodist Church Jefferson City, MO 65109

No registration required
Fall Products Sales
Registration for Fall Product Sales will begin May 15th! Save the date to sell Popcorn & Burgers this fall to help fund your units adventures! Stay tune for an additional email.
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, May 11th:
  • Black Diamond District (Putnam, Schuyler, Scotland, Sullivan, Adair, Knox, Linn, Macon, & Shelby Counties) - Justin Wiles
  • Five Rivers District (Cole, Osage, Gasconade, Moniteau, & Maries Counties) - Bradley Kellerman
  • Kinderhook District (Morgan, Miller, & Camden Counties) - Chris Harper

2nd Thursday, May 13th:
  • Boonslick District (Boone, Cooper, Howard Counties) - Aaro Froese
  • Grand Prairie District (Randolph, West Monroe, Audrain, Callaway, & Montgomery Counties) - Robert Townsend
  • Mark Twain District (Lewis, Marion, East Monroe, Ralls, & Pike Counties) - Justin Wiles
  • Osage Trails District (Chariton, Saline, Pettis, & Benton Counties) - Chris Harper
Looking Ahead Adult Leaders
  • Volunteer Recognition Event - June 5th (Register Today)
  • Camp Card Sale Ends - June 15th
  • Camp Card Money Due - June 30th
Support Scouting Events
Patron Breakfast - Jefferson City
When: Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
Where: The Millbottom Jefferson City, MO 65101

RSVP by emailing Bradley Kellerman at bradley.kellerman@scouting.org
Golf Tournament at the Country Club of Missouri
When: Monday, May 10th, 2021
Where: Country Club of Missouri Columbia, MO 65203
Golf Tournament at the Meadow Lake Acres Country Club
When: Monday, May 17th, 2021
Where: Meadow Lake Acres Country Club New Bloomfield, MO 65063
Ride for Scouting
Get on your bike and ride for Scouting! Mid America Harley Davidson is hosting a Marble Run. Riders can start at Barn House Harley-Davidson in Jefferson City at 10am. The route will take you to some fun establishments as well as a Scouting Activities stop. The run ends at Mid America Harley-Davidson at 4pm with food trucks, live music, and games. Thanks to our Supporting Partner Mid America Harley-Davidson

When: Saturday, June 12th, 2021
Looking Ahead Support Scouting Events
  • Dr. Robert Doroghazi Eagle Scout Award Dinner - Aug. 14th
  • Boonslick Scouting Celebration - Aug. 18th
  • Call of the Wild Auction - Aug. 26th (Register Today)
  • Sporting Clays - Aug. 28th
  • Barrels & Beats - Sept. 15th
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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