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  From Bryan on Scouting, written by Bryan Wendell   When he was being recruited to play college basketball, Jacob Davison met with an assistant coach from Eastern Washington. Davison and Shantay Legans — who has since been elevated to head coach at EWU — discussed the usual topics: basketball, academics, leadership. Before long, Davison shared that he’s an Eagle Scout. That simple but impactful statement might have sealed the deal. “They understand how big of a commitment it is,” Davison told me by phone last week. “They understand how much time and effort you have to put into that. … They...
03.06.19
  Organized camping is a creative, educational experience in cooperative group living in the outdoors. It uses the natural surroundings to contribute significantly to physical, mental, spiritual, and social growth.Camping contributes to good health. Camping helps campers develop self-reliance and resourcefulness. Camping enhances spiritual growth. Camping contributes to social development. Camping is an experience in citizenship training. We have camps for your youth this summer that are just waiting for them to sign up! For Cub Scouts (ages 5-10) Day Camps and Twilight Camps Resident Camp...
02.26.19
All New Scouts – Young Women and Young Men – Who Join Scouts BSA Will Have the Opportunity to Earn the Prestigious Eagle Scout Rank From twilight hikes, to festive launch parties and campouts, thousands of Scouts, parents, and volunteers will celebrate nationwide as the Boy Scouts of America welcomes for the first time both young women and young men ages 11-17 into its most iconic program for character and leadership development. “I have never felt more joy or exhilaration than I do right now in founding our troop,” shared Kim Foli, a soon-to-be Scoutmaster from Gainesville, Florida. “My...
02.01.19
Significant differences measured after just three years Current and former Scouts have always felt that Scouting has made a difference in their lives, and a 2015 study out of Tufts University found that Scouting does in fact have a measurable, positive impact in the character development of young people. The study, funded by the John Templeton Foundation, involved nearly 1,800 Cub Scouts and 400 non-Scouts under the age of 12, and was conducted over three years. It sought to measure the difference Scouting makes in young people's lives as those positive changes were happening. Participants...
01.26.19
  STEM Leads the Pack while Skilled Trades Fall Further Behind STEM leads the pack with 45 percent of respondents interested in STEM careers, followed closely by career paths in arts and athletics. Only 3 percent of respondents expressed interest in skilled trades. Gender differences persist in engineering, health, business and technology. Exploring program poised to bridge the gap from career interests to career experiences Job reports often project future in-demand jobs, but those demands may go unanswered if these careers do not align with the interests of young people – the individuals...
01.16.19
As we begin a new year, I wanted to take a moment to let you know about some exciting plans for Circle Ten Council in 2019. Our membership continues to grow. We achieved a tenth straight year of membership growth, with almost a 4% increase in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing and Exploring. We recruited 12, 288 new Cub Scouts, including 2,900 girls – which leads the nation! Membership growth leads to more Scouts utilizing our camp facilities. The quality of our camp facilities continues to be a key focus. While we are able to secure funding (through grants and capital donations) for new...
01.14.19
  Yesterday afternoon, the Wall Street Journal published an article stating that National BSA has hired a bankruptcy attorney in light of the costs of defending sexual abuse lawsuits. I wanted to share with you some information to help you with any questions you have so you can continue to do what you do for Circle Ten Council and the nearly 59,000 youth we serve. In a communication released yesterday, National BSA reaffirmed its focus on keeping children safe and delivering our nation’s foremost program of character development and values-based leadership training. BSA stated its commitment...
12.13.18
In an effort to drive program consistency and deeper engagement with our youth and leaders, Boy Scouts of America is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2019, Scoutbook subscriptions will be free to all BSA units.   Scoutbook (https://www.scoutbook.com ) is an online unit management tool that ensures that you never miss a Scouting moment—from tracking advancements to milestone achievements along the Scouting adventure.   When units with a current Scoutbook account need to renew their subscription this fall, they will not pay any renewal fees effective September 1, 2018. Essentially...
08.31.18
Fall recruitment season is beginning and the historic transition begins of accepting girls in to all Scouting programs, we wanted to break down the top 10 questions and misunderstandings. Take a look at this video to get the full scoop so you can answer questions from potential families.  
08.03.18
Updating My.Scouting Profile Updating your My.Scouting profile is an essential step to ensuring that you receive the notifications from Invitation Manager or Application Manager showing what actions you have to take. Step 1.Go to my.scouting.org and log in. If you do not have an account you can create one by selecting “Create Account” and inputing the required information. Step 2.Select Menu to get a drop down menu. Step 3:Select My Dashboard in the dropdown menu.  Step 4.The system defaults to My Training. Click the pancake symbol next to My Training. Step 5:Select My Profile from the...
08.01.18
One way a family may hear about your unit is through an online search. When looking for a Cub Scout pack in the area, searchers will be taken to www.BeAScout.org. On this website, you can search for a unit within a zip code and find one you are interested in (based upon location, community organization, etc.). This website offers your unit a "billboard." The information you display on this website will help families choose your unit. Below are instructions for setting up the information that will be displayed about your unit. Updating YOUR UNIT'S BEASCOUT PIN for Family Scouting   Setting...
08.01.18
Among other tenets, the Scout Law requires that a Scout is KIND. To reinforce this principle, Circle Ten Council has started an anti-bullying initiative with a goal of creating a “bullying-free” culture in Scouting in our 24-county service area that covers North Texas and southern Oklahoma. This update highlights our summer camp staff leader training sessions. Thousands of youth will participate in summer camp activities at our local camps and we are pleased to share that every one of their staff members has been trained to recognize, respond, and report bullying. A special thank you goes to...
06.22.18

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