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Update Your BE A SCOUT Pin
Quick and easy instructions on how to update your Be A Scout pin.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America Joint Statement (excerpted)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America have been partners for more than 100 years. The Scouting program has benefited hundreds of Latter-day Saints boys and young men, and BSA has greatly benefited in the process.

We have jointly determined that, effective on December 31, 2019, the Church will conclude its relationship as a chartered organization with all Scouting programs around the world. Until that date, to allow for an orderly transition, the intention of the Church is to remain a fully engaged partner in Scouting for boys and young men ages 8-13 and encourages all youth, families, and leaders to continue their active participation and financial support.

While the Church will no longer be a chartered partner of BSA or sponsor Scouting units after December 31, 2019, it continues to support the goals and values reflected in the Scout Oath and Scout Law and expresses its profound desire for Scouting's continuing and growing success in the years ahead.

Court of Honor Ceremony
Download the pdfs below for your next Court of Honor ceremony.
From Scout to Life  | Oath by Scouters  | Rank Requirements  | The Journey  | Voice of the Eagle 
Commissioner Resources
Visit the Commissioner's Corner for a list of resources for Commissioners.
Unit Public Relations
P.R. is important for any unit, and only takes a few hours here and there. Help spread the word of good news, give your events publicity, show community leaders what you do for your community, and boost your recruitment and fundraising.
Unit Public Relations – What's the point?  | Press Release Template 
Unit Marketing Award of Excellence
Does your unit have a story that has received local media attention? We want you to share it with us. The Unit Marketing Award of Excellence is for packs, troops, teams, crews, posts and ships and is designed to encourage units to share the news of what they are doing in their communities with local media.
Unit Marketing Award of Excellence information  | Award application 
Recruiting Volunteers: Step-by-Step
A step-by-step guide to recruiting the right man or woman for the job. Read More
Guide to Safe Scouting
The purpose of the Guide to Safe Scouting is to prepare members of the Boy Scouts of America to conduct Scouting activities in a safe and prudent manner. The policies and guidelines have been established because of the real need to protect members from known hazards that have been identified through 100 years of experience. Limitations on certain activities should not be viewed as stumbling blocks; rather, policies and guidelines are best described as stepping-stones toward safe and enjoyable adventures. Download The Guide to Safe Scouting
BSA Council Accident & Sickness Insurance Program
The Mid-America Council has purchased the National Boys Scouts of America Council Accident & Sickness Insurance Plan, which covers all registered Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Explorers and Adults for both accidents and illnesses. Read More
BSA Mandatory Reporting Policy
The BSA has a Mandatory Reporting policy which states that registered leaders must report any suspected child abuse and/or violation of the BSA Youth protection Policy. Read more
Risk Management Guide For Units
The purpose of this guide is to prepare adult leaders to conduct Scouting activities in a safe and prudent manner. Policies and guidelines have been established because of the need to protect members from risk and hazards that have been identified through ninety-plus years of Scouting experience. A href="/Post/sections/28/Files/MACRiskManagementGuide.pdf" target=blank>MAC Risk Management Guide for Units | Event Checklist
Meeting Place Inspection Checklist

Download Meeting Place Inspection Checklist 
Send a copy of the completed form to:
Durham Scout Center
Risk Management Committee
12401 West Maple Road
Omaha, NE 68164
A responsibility of the unit's chartered organization is to provide adequate meeting facilities. Use the Meeting Place Inspection Checklist  form to help identify any areas that need improvement. Unit committee members should make the inspection. Findings should be shared with the head of the institution, and plans should be made to correct hazards if any are found.

Unit finances, tax status, and fundraising FAQ
Downloadfrequently asked questions the council receives regarding unit finances, tax status and fundraising.
Policy on Scout Participation in Political Events
Boy Scouts of America's policy regarding the participation of Scouts in political rallies and other political events. Read more
Below are some resources that provide graphics and other material that you can use in developing event flyers, marketing materials and more.

Brand Identity 
This guide is designed to help you use the identity of the Boy Scouts of America and its programs accurately and consistently. It includes the most often used logos and graphics along with guidelines for correct display.

The Language of Scouting
While The Langauge of Scouting is not a source for images, it is an essential reference for preparing any marketing materials. It provides information about the terms and style associated specifically with Scouting and grammar, spelling, and style norms used by the Boy Scouts of America.

Click on an image below to download the logo.

Cub Scouts logo
Cub Scout Logo
Boy Scouts logo
Boy Scout Logo
Venturing logo
Venturing Logo
LFL logo
Learning for Life Logo
Exploring logo
Exploring Logo
Varsity logo
Varsity Logo

Questions? Please contact Dana G. Novack at dana.novack@scouting.org.

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