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World Conservation Award has new requirements, effective immediately

Posted on Dec 17 2016 - 3:27pm

The BSA National Conservation and Environment Task Force has announced new requirements for the Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturing/Sea Scout versions of the World Conservation Award. The new requirements, which are now in effect, can be found at this link.

Whether you know the World Conservation Award as the “panda patch” or as the award that encourages Scouts and Venturers to think globally and act locally to improve and conserve our environment, there’s something you need to know.

The new requirements reflect the recent changes to the Cub Scout advancement program and the addition of the Eagle-required Sustainability merit badge in the Boy Scout program.

Modifications to Cub Scout program give Den Leaders more flexibility

Posted on Dec 2 2016 - 6:25pm

The Boy Scouts of America has announced modifications to Cub Scouting that make the program more flexible for busy parents, Den Leaders and Cubmasters.

The BSA gathered feedback from Den Leaders who had delivered the new Cub Scouting program for a year. What they learned was that some Den Leaders had difficulty fitting into their program year all of the adventures required for advancement. This resulted in boys not advancing. After a thoughtful and deliberate review, the BSA has released some modifications to address this concern.

What are the modifications? Click on "Read More" for the full story.

Scoutmasters – OA Elections begin in December

Posted on Nov 12 2016 - 5:18pm

Egwa Tawa Dee Order of the Arrow Lodge has set December 13, 2016 to mid-March 2017 as the Order of the Arrow election window.
Our local Silepl Ilaonetu OA Chapter is preparing their teams to conduct elections and they need you to look at your Troop Calendars, identify one or two dates for your election, and contact them to schedule your election date as soon as you can at oaelections@silvercometdistrictbsa.org

In order to accommodate all of Silver Comet’s 37 Troops that wish to hold an OA election, the Chapter teams will need to spread election dates throughout the December to mid-March window.
Don’t let your Scouts lose out on the Order of the Arrow experience because of scheduling conflicts or running out of time!

In Scouting
Sean Ware
Silepl Ilaonetu Chapter Chief

Online Training / Internet Advancement / Internet Recharter have moved

Posted on Oct 29 2015 - 3:28pm

BSA ONLINE TRAINING / INTERNET ADVANCEMENT / INTERNET RECHARTER now login at my.scouting.org (notice the . between my and scouting).

Anyone with an existing account can login at the new address with the same username and password they used at the old address. DO NOT create a new account, or your records will be separated and it will be difficult or impossible to attach them to your new account.


Posted on Jun 6 2015 - 3:15pm


Where can you get the best of Scouting in one place?

At the 2017 National Jamboree, set for July 19 to 28, 2017.

Silver Comet District