Get Your Scouting @ Home Patch!
Order your exclusive, limited edition Scouting @ Home Patch today! Only a limited amount of these will be made. Patches are $10 and includes shipping!

All proceeds will go to support online programming, camperships, & ScoutReach.

BSA National Camp-In
Join Scouts across America for the National Camp-In, Saturday, May 2nd starting at 10 AM. Tune into the Boy Scouts of America National Facebook Page !

Get ready for some fun,friendly virtual camping activities! Also get ready for a virtual 5K hike benefiting Feeding America. To learn more & see a schedule of events go to
Support Scouting
Join us for the ScoutON Virtual Patron Event
Join your fellow Scouting supporters for an opportunity to help keep the flames of Scouting burning bright today, tomorrow and into the future as we #Scout ON. Your support of Scouting assures our ongoing ability to deliver on the promise and mission to the thousands of young people we serve.

This virtual event on May 5th will include presentations on our Scouting programs and a keynote address from Missouri Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe. For more information visit .
Cub Scouts
NOVA Award Workshops
We are excited to begin offering NOVA Award Workshops through Zoom. NOVA is the STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, & Math) wing of the BSA. There is a cost of $5 per cub to cover NOVA Camp patches & shipping. Class sizes will be limited to ensure quality instruction. Stay tuned for additional NOVA Awards. Click on the NOVA Award below to register today:

Register for Day Camp 2020!
Day Camp is still on for summer 2020. This year's theme is "Down on the Farm". So get ready for some unique, farm-themed activities! Other activities may include archery, bb guns, gaga ball, woodworking, & more! Day Camp is one of the best ways to prepare Cub Scouts for Camping and Life!

We continue to monitor COVID-19 guidance and may adjust schedules and activities accordingly. If we have to adjust schedules due to COVID-19 changes, we will offer full refunds to affected participants, so PLEASE register soon without that concern. Early registration helps us to make sure we are prepared for EVERYONE.
Scouts BSA
Online Merit Badge Opportunities

The list of online merit badges offered is updated every Friday at 4 pm Central Time. Classes will be taught through  Zoom . There is no cost for Scouts to register. To assure quality instruction, classes will have limited capacity. Once registered, Scouts will receive login information no less than 24 hours before the start of the class.

Click on the merit badges for more information and get registered today:

All counselors are registered members of the BSA and have completed Youth Protection Training. Two deep leadership will be enforced in all online merit badge classes. Additionally, parents are encouraged to sit alongside their Scouts for the duration of the class(es).

If you are interested in being a merit badge counselor, please contact Activities & Program Director, Thomas Yang at .
Digital Merit Badge Pamphlets
You can now download digital merit badge pamphlets through Amazon Kindle. The digital pamphlets are compatible with any device. Read the article below to find out which digital merit badge booklets are available now!

Scout Skills & Rank Advancement
How to teach/learn lashings from your computer
Don't let social distancing stop you from learning your lashings! Learning to properly tie different types of lashings is a requirement for the First Class Rank and the Pioneering Merit Badge. Check out this great article on how you can learn & teach your lashings via Zoom!

All Scouts
Online Chess Tournament
Registration for the Online Boy Scouts of America Chess Tournament is now open! Click on the link below to get more information and register.

Thank you again to the Saint Louis Chess Club for sponsoring this tournament!

BSA National FAQ on COVID-19
Checkout the latest Nation FAQ. Updates on Arrow of Light troop visits, NOVA/Merit Badge counseling, rank advancements & camping requirements during COVID-19, & more.

BSA National Office is recommending that unit leaders handle all advancements through Scoutbook during COVID-19.

Before downloading the app, you can practice navigating here . Select any of the usernames. Once you are comfortable, download the app. Checkout the video guide below for tips & tricks.

Adult Leader Training
Did you know that BSA offers numerous online training with the BSA Learn Center? Check it out at . More trainings will be updated weekly.
Summer Camp
Attending the Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation for Summer Camp or are you interested in attending in the future? Checkout the 2020 Summer Camp Preview Webinar, put on by the staff of the Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation. Get the latest on camping procedures & activities!

Online Resources
Boy Scouts of America, Great Rivers Council
1203 Fay Street | Columbia, MO 65201
P 573.449.2561 | F 573.874.6846