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Ideal Year of Scouting Planning Guide
The 2013 Ideal Year of Scouting Planning Guide is a step-by-step guide to planning a Scouting year that is fun and well funded for your Scouts. This year we have Cub Scout & Boy Scout specific guides. Download your guides below:
Cub Scout IYOS Planning Guide  | Boy Scout IYOS Planning Guide  | Click here to find more IYOS Guide resources

Commissioner Resources
Visit the Commissioner's Corner for a list of resources for Commissioners.
Hy-Vee Discount Cards Are Here!
The Hy-Vee discount cards must be redeemed for Scout-related purchases only, and you must provide the printed copy of the card when making the purchase.
Hy-Vee Discount Card 2014
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
Tips for Conducting a Successful Venturing Recruiting Activity
Here are some tips on how to create and implement a successful Venturing recruiting campaign. These tips will help answer some of the "who," "what," "when," "where" and "how" questions that arise when trying to create a recruiting plan. 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. Read more
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 Shooting Sports
The Boy Scouts of America adheres to its longstanding policy of teaching its youth and adult members the safe, responsible, intelligent handling, care, and use of firearms, air rifles, BB guns, and archery equipment in planned, carefully managed, and supervised programs. 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. MAC Risk Management Guide for Units 
Mid-America Council and Hy-Vee Food Stores discount program
This discount program is provided to all Mid-America Council unit leaders and the program entitles the card holder to a 10% discount on Hy-Vee labeled grocery items and any meat or produce. Read more
Unit finances, tax status, and fundraising FAQ
Download frequently 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
Graphics
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 Sarah Arnold.

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.


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