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Summer Camp 2021 Registrations

Registrations for 2021 Scouts BSA & Cub Scout Summer Camp at the Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation will open Wednesday, October 1st.

An additional email will go out once the registration page is open. Stay tuned!

Contact Dennis Kerns at dennis.kerns@scouting.org and/or Charles Wood at charles.wood@scouting.org if you have any questions.
Fall Recruitment

Membership is rolling in! Our geo-fencing and facebook ad program is working great! If your unit would like to learn more about geo-fencing and facebook ads, or need any support in membership recruitment, please contact your local District Executive and/or Field Director, David Harris.
Council Fireside Chat

Join us for our Council Fireside Chat on Wednesday, October 7th from 7-8pm. It will be broadcasted on Facebook Live. Get the latest updates from National & the Council.

A friendly reminder that future Council Fireside Chats will be on the first Wednesday of the month, August through May.
Poppin' in the USA Challenge
Participate in the Poppin' in the USA Challenge! The first 200 Scouts to record a direct online sell in 25 state will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card. The first 50 Scouts to record a direct online sell in 50 states will receive a $150 Amazon Gift Card.
Keep Selling! Free shipping on all online direct orders $30 and above!
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.
October 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
LOTOSR Summer Camp 2021 Registrations
Registrations for Summer Camp 2021 will open on Wednesday, October 1st. An additional email will go out once registrations are open. Stay tuned!

When: Wednesday, October 1st, 2020
Merit Badge College @ the Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation
Join us for the Merit Badge College at the Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation. Choose from 40+ merit badges. Camping available Friday & Saturday evening.

When: Friday, October 2nd, 2020 - Sunday, October 4th, 2020
Where: Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation Gravois Mills, MO 65037
Scout Jubilee
Important update! Scout Jubilee, put on by the Mid-America Council, has been moved to Camp Cedars in Cedar Bluffs, NE.

When: Friday, October 16th, 2020 - Sunday, October 18th, 2020
Where: Camp Cedars Cedar Bluffs, NE 68015
Scout Service Day
Help clean our beautiful Missouri State Parks! Scouts will have the option to volunteer at Lake Ozarks State Park or Ha Ha Tonka State Park. Camping is available. Registrations are due by Oct. 7th. Arrow of Lights, Scouts BSA, & Venturing, & Adults are invited.

When: Saturday, October 17th, 2020
Where: Lake Ozarks State Park or Ha Ha Tonka State Park
C.R.O.F.T (Central Region Open Fishing Tournament)
Register for CROFT, a region-wide fishing tournament open to Scouts & non-Scouts. This event is being sponsored by Central Region Venturing & Central Region Sea Scouts.

When: Saturday, October 17th, 2020 - November 1st, 2020
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: Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
Where: First Presbyterian Church Mexico, MO 65265

No registration required.
Welding Merit Badge Workshop
Join us for our Welding Merit Badge Workshop at the Sinquefield Metalworking Building at the Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation. Capacity is limited.

When: Saturday, October 24th, 2020
Where: Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation Gravois Mills, MO 65037
Looking Ahead Scouts BSA
  • More Virtual Merit Badges - Nov. 4th, 11th, 15th, & 22nd
  • Order of the Arrow Lodge Leadership Development & Lodge Executive Committee - Nov. 6th-8th
  • LOTOSR Summer Camp Preview - Nov. 14th
  • Supernova Award Seminar - Dec. 3rd
  • Order of the Arrow Lodge Executive Committee - Dec. 5th
  • 1st Round Camp Staff Interviews - Dec. 5th
  • Scout Bladesmithing Event @ Sinquefield Metalworking Building, Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation - Dec. 18th-20th
October 2020
LOTOSR Summer Camp 2021 Registrations
Registrations for Summer Camp 2021 will open on Wednesday, October 1st. An additional email will go out once registrations are open. Stay tuned!

When: Wednesday, October 1st, 2020
Scout Jubilee
Important update! Scout Jubilee, put on by the Mid-America Council, has been moved to Camp Cedars in Cedar Bluffs, NE.

When: Friday, October 16th, 2020 - Sunday, October 18th, 2020
Where: Camp Cedars Cedar Bluffs, NE 68015
Scout Service Day (for Arrow of Lights only)
Help clean our beautiful Missouri State Parks! Scouts will have the option to volunteer at Lake Ozarks State Park or Ha Ha Tonka State Park. Camping is available. Registrations are due by Oct. 7th. Arrow of Lights, Scouts BSA, & Venturing, & Adults are invited.

When: Saturday, October 17th, 2020
Where: Lake Ozarks State Park or Ha Ha Tonka State Park
C.R.O.F.T (Central Region Open Fishing Tournament)
Register for CROFT, a region-wide fishing tournament open to Scouts & non-Scouts. This event is being sponsored by Central Region Venturing & Central Region Sea Scouts.

When: Saturday, October 17th, 2020 - November 1st, 2020
Fall Cub Rally at Bass Pro Shops
Join us for our annual Cub Rally at Bass Pro Shops in Columbia. Activities will include fishing, bbs archery, woodworking, invention lab, & leatherworking.

When: Saturday, October 24th, 2020
Where: Bass Pro Shops Columbia, 65202
Osage Trails District Fall Cub Scout Event & Pinewood Derby
Please contact Osage Trails (Chariton, Saline, Pettis, & Benton Counties) District Executive, Chris Harper, at chris.harper@scouting.org for more details.

When: Saturday, October 24th, 2020
Where: Ditzfield Transfer Inc. Sedalia, MO 65301
Black Diamond District Virtual Pinewood Derby
Please contact Black Diamond (Putnam, Schuyler, Scotland, Sullivan, Adair, Knox, Linn, Macon, & Shelby Counties) District Executive, Justin Wiles, at justin.wiles@scouting.org for more information.

When: Saturday, October 24th, 2020
Cub Scout Halloween Field Day
Join us for a spooky morning at the Cub Scout Halloween Field Day. There is no cost to register. We'll have a lot of creepy, crawly things! Friends & family are invited...if they dare to come.

When: Saturday, October 31st, 2020
Where: Taos Country Side Park Jefferson City 65101
Looking Ahead Cub Scouts
  • Supernova Award Seminar - Dec. 3rd
October 2020
LOTOSR Summer Camp 2021 Registrations
Registrations for Summer Camp 2021 will open on Wednesday, October 1st. An additional email will go out once registrations are open. Stay tuned!

When: Wednesday, October 1st, 2020
Scouting with Autism Presentation
Kim Selders M.A. of the Thompson Institute of Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders - University of Missouri will be giving talk on Scouting with Autism. She will be covering the topics of communication, comfort, safety, & peer interactions.
When: Thursday, October 8th, 2020
Where: Boonslick District Roundtable (Virtual)

Contact Don Harter at HarterD@missouri.edu with any questions.
Scout Leader Outdoor Orientation (SLOO)
SLOO is a fun-filled program of hands-on skills training in the outdoors. It is designed to help you master the basic camping skills required from Cub Scouts to the rank of First Class, Scouts BSA. Completion of SLOO will satisfy the requirements of BALOO Training, Webelos Leader Training, & Outdoor Leader Skills Training.
When: Saturday, October 24th, 2020
Where: Compass Evangelical Free Church Columbia, 65203
Commissioner Training
Trained Commissioners are effective Commissioners! Attend our Commissioner Training, put on by District Commissioner, Cliff McBride. No cost to attend.
When: Saturday, October 31st, 2020
Where: TBD
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, October 13th:
  • 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, October 8th:
  • 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
  • Begin Rechartering Process - Nov. 1st
  • LOTOSR Summer Camp Preview - Nov. 14th
  • All-Hands Meeting - Dec. 5th
  • Osage Trails District Chili Cook-Off - Dec. 10th
  • Charter Renewal Deadline - Dec. 15th
Support Scouting Events
October 2020
Scouting Alumni & Friends Golf Outing
This event allows an exclusive opportunity to support Scouting by playing on the private golf course at the Sinquefield Reserve in Folk, Missouri. Register to play 6 holes, an additional round for 12 holes or a full round of 18 holes on the course this day.

When: Friday, October 2nd, 2020
Where: Sinquefield Reserve Folk, 65085
Kinderhook District Patron Event
Support Scouting at the Kinderhook Patron Event. Our featured speaker will be the Missouri Director of Tourism, Stephen Foutes.

When: Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
Where: TBD

For questions, please contact Kinderhook District Executive, Chris Harper at chris.harper@scouting.org
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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