Becoming The Best Version Of Ourselves
Scouting is about character and leadership.

The Scout Oath and Law – our very foundation – call for helpfulness, bravery, common courtesy, and respect among all people. Our values call us to stand up to injustice, as we strive to help other people at all times.

The Scouting movement recognizes and celebrates that the attributes that make us different actually draw us together as Scouts, citizens, and human beings. We refuse to accept violence or injustice toward another human being.

As Scouts, we recognize that much work remains to be done. We are committed to empathy, compassion, and to meaningfully improve. Scouting teaches young people to come together to find peaceful solutions, to work to become the best versions of themselves, and to create a better world.
Cub Scout Day Camp 2020

We are pleased to announce Day Camps for summer 2020.

One-Day Day Camp
June 23, 24, 25, 29 and 30

Two-Day Day Camp
June 26-27 & July 1-2

We know you have lots of questions. Please see the page at the link and read the leaders guide for all the details.
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Celebrate Flag Day with the LVAC!

When: Sunday June 14, 2020
8 a.m.-12 p.m.

This is a drive through display of American Flags with a flag retirement ceremony every 15 minutes. All Scouts and Scouters that come in uniform will receive a special Flag Day silicone wristband and Scouts will receive a patch.

Click the link for lots more information.
National Youth Leadership Training
Where: Camp Kimball
When: July 20-25, 2020

National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. Check out the link below for more information. Sign Up is now available. Please note this course has a minimum registration requirement don't wait to sign up.
Are you interested in attending the 2021 National Jamboree. This is an exciting adventure held at The Summitt in West Virginia. There is still room in the Las Vegas Area Council Contingent. If you would like a presentation made about the Jamboree to your troop please email lvacdss@scouting.org or contact Brian at 702-968-8123. Information meetings can be done virtually.
Camp Card update:
  • New deadline to turn in money and cards is Wednesday, July 15th@ 4pm
Camp Card payment and return procedures will be announced closer to this date.
  • Those wishing to deposit funds already collected can do so in the Trading Post Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm. 

  • Scouts selling camp cards need to make sure they are compliant with all CDC guidelines, and the unit’s chartered organization has signed off in writing (or by email) confirming they are aware the unit is selling.


  • To date 573 Hometown Hero Cards have been sold.  
  • We are more than halfway to goal of 1000 cards!

  • Those wishing to purchase cards for themselves can also stop by the Trading Post Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm. Remember to mention what unit should receive credit for the sale.
BSA Announces An Increase In Membership Fees

Over the last few months, we have seen the Scouting community come together, even while physically apart, to bring solutions, relief and comfort to those in need. From making masks to supporting food banks, Scouting has been a vital partner for communities across the country.

The value of Scouting is undeniable for those within the program and the greater public, and we are committed to continuing to offer this unmatched opportunity to young people and families nationwide.

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has worked to keep the membership fee as low as possible. Unfortunately, operating costs have continued to rise and COVID-19 has compounded the need to increase the fee to maintain the program.
Engelstad Scout Park

With all the restrictions out there does your unit need a place to meet? Have you considered the Engelstad Scout Park adjacent to the Donald W Reynolds Scouting Resource Center. The Engelstad Scout Park is available for units to rent for Court of Honors, Pack Meetings, or other activities. Some program equipment can also be rented. If you have questions contact Brian or Eileen at the Scout Office.

Take our Survey!

Students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas enrolled in a Capstone course for their Master of Public Administration Degree are currently working in partnership with the Las Vegas Area Council, Boy Scouts of America to research methods on membership recruitment and marketing strategies. Your voluntary participation in this survey will be immensely beneficial to these research efforts. Your answers will contribute to recruitment and marketing strategy recommendations aimed at increasing the reach of the Las Vegas Area Council now and for future generations to come. All submissions will remain anonymous.
We have put together this webpage where we will be collecting all the ideas we can find about Scouting from home. Check back often to see any new ideas. If you have other ideas please send them to lvacdss@scouting.org
Advancement During COVID 19

We have received many questions about advancement during this time. Click on the button below for lots of details on how to handle advancement. There have been many accommodations put in place to ensure that Scouts can still advance.

For Scouts working on the Eagle Rank who may be approaching their 18th birthday: Extensions can be granted past your 18th birthday. We have heard about many projects that were delayed due to closures, or certain merit badges may not be able to be completed due to social distancing guidelines. If you need to request an exentsion please email Brian Porter at lvacdss@scouting.org. There are other considerations you can see at the link below.

On My Way!

Alex F is a Life Scout and Senior Patrol Leader of Troop 256. Recently the @boyscoutsofamerica Instagram account shared this photo from his latest Court of Honor. Alex has earned over 60 Merit Badges and is well on his way towards his goal of 100. Way to go Alex.

What's Your Scouting Story?
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