Virtual Roundtable
Virtual Roundtable is next week!
Come one, come all! Join us next Wednesday, May 13th at 7 pm on the Great Rivers Council Facebook Page for our Virtual Roundtable.

Major topics to be discussed: Summer & Day Camp statuses, Council Calendar, Unit Fundraising, Membership & Fall Recruitment, and more!
National BSA News
2020 Journey to Excellence Updates
Due to COVID-19, JTE scoring will be adjusted for 2020. JTE is an evaluation tool, designed by volunteers, that helps Adult Leaders see how well their unit is meeting the goals of Scouting. If you would like to provide suggestions on adjustments, please email

Upcoming Events
Registrations are opened for these unique, fun events. Support Scouting by registering for these events. All proceeds will go to support continued free, online programming, camperships, & ScoutReach.
Virtual Family Fishing Derby
Join us for our 1st-ever Virtual Family Fishing Derby, Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-25.

$10 per participant. Prizes for the first, biggest, smallest, & ugliest fish!

Open to everyone!

Virtual Trivia Night & Silent Auction
Join us for our 1st-ever Virtual Trivia Night & Silent Auction, Wednesday, May 20th from 6-8pm.

$15 per player. Will be done through Kahoot. 10 rounds, 100 questions. Bring your A game. Prizes for the top places! Register and download the Kahoot App (available for both iOS & Android) below!

Open to 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 .
Cub Scouts
Register for Day Camp 2020!
It is the last week to get the early-bird fee for the Columbia, La Plata, & Centralia Day Camps! Register by May 15th to get the early-bird fee.

Sedalia, Lake of the Ozark Scout Reservation, & Jefferson City Day Camp early-bird fee deadline is June 1st.

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, bottle rockets, 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.
NOVA Award Workshops
Register for our 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 instruction, patches, & shipping. Class sizes will be limited to ensure quality instruction.

NEW NOVA Workshops will be released next week. Stay tuned!
Scouting @ Home Patches
Get Your Scouting @ Home Patch!
Order your exclusive, limited edition Scouting @ Home Patch today! Only a limited amount of these are left. Patches are $10 and includes shipping!

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

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!

Boonslick Blast
Boonslick District will be hosting an additional roundtable Thursday, May 14th at 7pm on the Boonslick District Facebook Page . Anyone can attend. However, if you are in the Boonslick District (units within the Boone & Cooper Counties), you are especially encouraged to attend.

For any questions, please contact Boonslick District Executive, Aaro Froese, at
Supporting the Mission as we #ScoutOn


Online Resources
Boy Scouts of America, Great Rivers Council
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