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It's Charter Renewal Time!

The Charter Renewal process begins Nov. 1st. Charter Renewal codes should have been emailed to your Unit Key 3 (Scout/Cubmaster, Committee Chair, & Charter Organization Representative)

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.

LOTOSR Summer Camp 2021 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!

Summer Camp 2021 Preview is on November 14th on Zoom! Register for the preview here.

Please contact Charles Wood and Dennis Kerns.
Council Fireside Chat

Join us for our Council Fireside Chat on Wednesday, November 4th from 7-8pm. It will be broadcasted live through out Facebook Page. Get the latest updates from National & the Council. The topics covered in this month's chat include Rechartering, Camps 2021, our New Membership Growth Task Force, & program updates.

A friendly reminder that future Council Fireside Chats will be on the first Wednesday of the month, August through May.
New Holiday Products Available!
For a limited time only, Trail's End is offering special, holiday products! Orders will be accepted until Nov. 16th or while supplies last. Peppermint Bark, Frosted Snowflake Pretzels, & more!

Order holiday products by signing into your Trail's End account!

Use these great postcards to promote your sale! You can pickup other promotional items at the Scout Shop.
Online Direct Sales continue through December 31st! So continue selling! Learn how your Scout can earn DOUBLE REWARDS POINTS by selling online!
All-Hands is December 5th
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
We are accepting donations for our Holiday Bazaar Auction to benefit Scouting Programs in the Great Rivers Council. Please contact Taylor Crites in the Scout Office if you have a new item to donate.
Program & Activity Dates
The following lists out important program & activity dates for the upcoming month for both Scouts BSA, Cub Scouts, & Adults as well as important dates for the next 90 days. A full list of program & activity dates for the 2020-2021 program year can be accessed through our 2020-2021 Program Planning Calendar here. Please note that dates are subject to change due to extenuating circumstances. Please refer to dates below as final dates.
November 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
Life to Eagle Seminar
Have questions about how to pick an Eagle project, what makes a good Eagle project, Eagle application process, and more? Then attend the Life to Eagle seminar!

When: Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 @ 7pm
Where: Christ the King Lutheran Church Lake Ozark, MO 65409

No registration required.
LOTOSR Summer Camp 2021 Preview
Come checkout the program for Scouts BSA & Cub Scout Summer Camp 2021 at our Camp Preview meeting! See what changes & new programs will be introducing for the 2021 Summer Camp season.

When: Saturday, November 14th, 2020 @ 7pm
Where: Virtual through Zoom
LOTOSR Summer Camp 2021 Staff Applications
Interested in working at the Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation Summer Camp 2021? Apply today. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. Applications will close once all positions have been filled.
Looking Ahead Scouts BSA
  • More Virtual Merit Badges - Dec. 9th, 16th, 30th
  • Supernova Award Seminar (Zoom) - Dec. 3rd (Register Today)
  • LOTOSR Summer Camp Interviews Begin - Dec. 5th
  • Order of the Arrow Lodge Executive Committee - Dec. 5th
  • Scout Bladesmithing Event @ Sinquefield Metalworking Building, Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation - Dec. 11th-13th (Register Today)
  • Order of the Arrow, Nampa-Tsi Lodge 50th Anniversary Winter Banquet - Jan. 2nd (Register Today)
  • Merit Badge Workshop - Jan. 16th
  • Council Klondike @ Macon - Jan. 29th-31st (Register Today)
  • Order of the Arrow ACT (Adapt, Collaborate, Thrive) Conference @ Camp Naish - Jan. 29th-31st
November 2020
National Recruiting Webinar
The BSA National Office is hosting a national recruiting webinar focused on Cub Scout recruitment ideas that work. This webinar is available to all volunteers. To see a list of all past webinars put on by the National Office, please visit the National Marketing & Membership Hub.
When: Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
Where: Virtual through Zoom
LOTOSR Summer Camp 2021 Preview
Come checkout the program for Scouts BSA & Cub Scout Summer Camp 2021 at our Camp Preview meeting! See what changes & new programs will be introducing for the 2021 Summer Camp season.

When: Saturday, November 14th, 2020 @ 7pm
Where: Virtual through Zoom
Looking Ahead Cub Scouts
  • Supernova Award Seminar - Dec. 3rd (Register Today)
  • Scout-o-Rama @ Jefferson City - Jan. 10th
  • Adventure Loop Workshop - Jan. 16th
  • Cub Scout Gold Rush @ Macon - Jan. 30th (Register Today)
November 2020
National Recruiting Webinar
The BSA National Office is hosting a national recruiting webinar focused on Cub Scout recruitment ideas that work. This webinar is available to all volunteers. To see a list of all past webinars put on by the National Office, please visit the National Marketing & Membership Hub.
When: Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
Where: Virtual through Zoom
Basic Unit Commissioner Training
Trained Commissioners are effective Commissioners! Attend our Commissioner Training, put on by Council Commissioner, Kirk Boyers. There is no cost to attend. All current Commissioners, especially Unit Commissioners, & those who are interested in becoming a Commissioner are invited!
When: Saturday, November 7th, 2020
Where: American Legion Hall Shelbina, MO 63468
LOTOSR Summer Camp 2021 Preview
Come checkout the program for Scouts BSA & Cub Scout Summer Camp 2021 at our Camp Preview meeting! See what changes & new programs will be introducing for the 2021 Summer Camp season.

When: Saturday, November 14th, 2020
Where: Virtual through Zoom
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, November 10th:
  • 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, November 12th:
  • 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
Looking Ahead Support Scouting Events
  • Holiday Bazaar Auction - Dec. 1st-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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