Latest from the National Office: the Boy Scouts of America strongly advises that in-person meetings, activities, events, & gatherings be suspended through April. Read the official statement here .
Virtual Camporee
All Scouts
Last Week to Get Your Scout On T-Shirts!
Help support Scouting! All proceeds will go to support online programming, camperships, & ScoutReach. The sale ends April 17th. Orders will be picked up or shipped after April 17th.

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!

Digital Safety & Online Scouting Activities Guidelines
BSA National Office has just released its most updated official guidelines on digital Scouting activities.

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.

BSA National FAQ on COVID-19
Do you have questions on in-person unit activities, health forms for summer camp, and/or advancement? Get your answers with the BSA's FAQ on COVID-19.

Cub Scouts
Adventure of the Week

Each week will be featuring some of our favorite Cub Scout Adventures. Click on the Requirement Sheets to get started on the adventure today!
Wolf Cubs: Adventure in Coins
In this adventure, you will get to be a "numismatist". Wondering what that is? A numismatist is someone who studies coins and money. You will learn where coins are made the meaning of their pictures & words.

Day Camp 2020 Registrations are Open!
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! From Invention Labs to Archery, Day Camp is one of the best ways to prepare Cub Scouts for camping and Life!

Spring NOVA Family Camp is going Virtual!
Spring NOVA Camp, originally scheduled at the Missouri Military Academy, will be going virtual. More information about dates, times, & which NOVA Modules will be covered will be released in next Friday's email. Stay tuned!

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 .
Scout Skills & Rank Advancement
Totin' Chip
Totin' Chip is a certification that grants Scouts the right to carry and use wood tools. Scouts should earn their Totin' Chip before carrying knives and blades on campouts.

Remember, ALL activities be approved by your Scoutmaster and certified by your Scoutmaster or someone designated by the Scoutmaster.

Eagle Extensions
Need an Eagle Extension due to COVID-19? Fill out the form below and send it to the Great Rivers Council 1203 Fay St Columbia, MO 65201

Adult Leader Training
Did you know that BSA offers numerous online training with the BSA Learn Center? Check it at .
Scout Leader Outdoor Orientation (SLOO) Training
Need to get trained? Tune into the Great Rivers Council Facebook Page every Thursday from 7-8 pm for live SLOO. You must attend all 6 sessions to receive credit.

First session is next Thursday, April 16th 7-8pm
Support Scouting
The Friends of Scouting fundraising campaign allows us to provide programs, unit support, training opportunities, maintain our camp, membership assistance and so much more for our Scouts, leaders and families.

Please consider a monthly recurring gift to help us continue the mission of Scouting.
Online Resources
Boy Scouts of America, Great Rivers Council
1203 Fay Street | Columbia, MO 65201
P 573.449.2561 | F 573.874.6846