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Venturing Forum is May 3, 2016 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Friday, April 22, 2016 8:43:00 AM

May 3, 2016
Cockrell Scout Center
7:00 pm

Venturing Forums are held three times a year, and are a great resource and fun opportunity for your entire Venturing crew. 

Each forum includes a chance to get to know fellow Venturers from across the council and features a program packed with ideas and opportunities for your crew to take advantage of and implement into its annual program plan. 

The council’s youth Venturing officers take the lead in driving this program and making it a great experience for both the youth and adults in the Venturing program.  Bring the whole crew or ship – and prospective Venturers!  Venturing Forums are held at the Cockrell Scout Center at 7:00 pm. 

Venturing Website

About Venturing

Venturing is a youth development program in Sam Houston Area Council for young men and women 14 years of age (and in the 9th grade) through 20 years old. Venturing provides positive experiences to help young people mature and become responsible and caring adults. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development, citizenship, and physical fitness. Sea Scouts is a youth development program for young men and women 14 years of age (and in the 9th grade) through 20 years old with a special interest in aquatic activities.

Each Venturing crew has its own special interest, often including (but not limited to) outdoors activities, sports, arts and hobbies, religious life, or aquatics. These activities, plus service projects, ceremonies, and friendly competition, help youth to learn the core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Consultants from the community play an important part in Venturing. Through positive peer group interaction and adult mentoring, youth also learn honesty, responsibility, and respect.

Venturing crews can be coed, all-male, or all-female. The chartered organization and the leadership make that decision. The special interest is determined by the chartered organization and by the interests and capabilities of the youth and adults in the crew or ship.

Attend Program Preview 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Wednesday, April 20, 2016 3:37:00 PM

Program Preview is conducted during district roundtables in May. Every unit will receive a copy of the council's Program Guide.

To help support your unit’s annual planning process, information will be available on all the fun, exciting district and council events that are planned for the upcoming year. 

Every unit should send at least one representative.

About Roundtable

Roundtable is a form of supplemental training for volunteers. Roundtable is a monthly program offered by districts that gives leaders hands-on experience and provides a forum for leaders to offer and receive help from their fellow Scouters. Roundtable is a form of supplemental training for volunteers. The objective of roundtable is to give leaders program ideas, information on upcoming events and trainings, and an opportunity to share experiences and enjoy fun and fellowship with other Scouting leaders. As a result of the roundtable experience, unit leaders will be inspired, motivated, informed, and able to provide a stronger program for their Scouts.

Map of roundtable locations                  District map


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Area Program Preview Location Areas served

Aldine Pathfinder

Aldine May 5, 2016
6:45 pm
MO Campbell Center
1865 Aldine Bender Rd.,
Houston, 77032
Aldine ISD


Houston May 10, 2016
6:30 pm
Cockrell Scout Center
2225 North Loop West,
Houston, 77008
North Forest ISD, Houston ISD north, 5th Ward, select schools in Lamar ISD and Fort Bend ISD


SW Houston May 12, 2016
7:30 pm
Bellaire United Methodist Church
4417 Bellaire Blvd
Bellaire, Meyerland and Braes Oak


College Station May 12, 2016
7:00 pm
Church of Jesus Christ of LDS
2814 Welsh Ave,
College Station, 77845
Anderson-Shiro, Bryan, Caldwell, College Station, Madisonville County, Navasota, Richards

Big Cypress

NW Houston May 12, 2016
7:00 pm
Cypress United Methodist Church
13403 Cypress N. Houston Rd.,
Cypress, 77429
Cypress, Bridgeland, Fairfield


Matagord, Wharton, Colorado May 12, 2016
7:00 pm
Northside Education Center
707 Fahrenthold St,
El Campo, 77437
Matagorda, Wharton, and Colorado counties


Rosenburg May 5, 2016
7:30 pm
Rosenburg LDS Church
139 Pecan Park Dr,
Lamar ISD, Needville ISD


W Houston May 12, 2016
7:00 pm
LDS Longenbaugh Chapel
16203 Longenbaugh Dr,
Southern boundaries of Cypress-Fairbanks ISD between Clay Rd and West Rd and west of Eldridge Pkwy N

David Crockett

Brenham area May 12, 2016
7:00 pm
St. John's Lutheran Church
520 N. Holland,
Bellville, 77418
Bellville, Brazos, Brenham, Burton, Hempstead, Sealy, Somerville and Waller

Flaming Arrow

Humble May 5, 2016
7:00 pm
Humble LDS Church
19618 Atasca Oaks Dr,
Humble, TX
Splendor, New Caney, Huffman and Humble ISD

George Strake

Conroe May 12, 2016
North Montgomery County Community Building
600 Gerald St.,
Willis, TX
Conroe (north of San Jacinto River), Huntsville, Montgomery, New Waverly, Trinity and Willis ISD

Iron Horse

Spring May 12, 2016
7:00 pm
LDS Church
16331 Hafer Rd,
Houston, 77090
Spring and Klein ISD (East of Kuykendahl)


Houston May 12, 2016
7:00 pm
Memorial Drive United Methodist Church
12955 Memorial Dr,
Houston, 77079
Spring Branch ISD and Houston ISD (north of Westheimer and outside Loop 610)

North Star

Sugarland May 12, 2016
7:00 pm
Sugar Land United Methodist Church
431 Eldridge Rd,
Sugar Land
Fort Bend ISD (north of US 59)


NW of Houston May 5, 2016
7:00 pm
Church of Good Shepherd
715 Carrell St,
Tomball, 77375
Tomball and Magnolia ISD


Klein May 5, 2016
7:00 pm
Klein LDS Center
16535 Kleinwood Dr,
Spring, 77379
Klein ISD (west of Kuykendahl)


East of Houston May 12, 2016
7:00 pm
Woodforest Presbyterian Church
15330 Wallisville Rd,
Houston, 77049
Houston ISD (east side), Barbers Hills ISD, Galena Park ISD, Goose Creek ISD, Channelview ISD, Crosby ISD, Sheldon ISD

San Jacinto

SE Houston May 12, 2016
7:00 pm
House of Prayer Lutheran Church
14045 Space Center Blvd,
Houston, 77062
Clear Creek ISD, LaPorte ISD, Deer Park ISD, Pasadena ISD


Downtown Houston May 5, 2016
7:00 pm
Cockrell Scout Center
2225 North Loop West,
Houston, 77008
Houston ISD: Garden Oaks, Oak Forest, Acres Homes, the Heights, Independence Heights, Northside, downtown, Magnolia, Denver Harbor, Wallisville Rd, Port of Houston

Soaring Eagle

NW Houston May 12, 2016
7:00 pm
LDS Church
10055 West Rd,
Houston, 77064
Cy-Fair ISD (eastern areas)

Tall Timbers

Conroe May 12, 2016
7:00 pm
LDS Glen Loch Ward Building
27707 Glen Loch Dr.
The Woodlands 77381
Conroe ISD (south of San Jacinto River): The Woodlands, Oak Ridge and Shenandoah


Alief May 12, 2016
7:30 pm
LDS Church
3450 S Dairy Ashford Rd,
Houston, TX  77082
Alief ISD

Texas Skies

Katy May 12, 2016
7:00 pm
LDS Church-Katy Stake Center
1603 Norwalk Dr,
Katy, 77450
Katy ISD and Royal ISD

Thunder Wolf

SW Houston May 12, 2016
7:00 pm
FirstMethodist Church of Missouri City
3900 Lexington Blvd
Fort Bend ISD (south of US 59)

Twin Bayou

SW Houston May 12, 2016
7:00 pm
St. John The Divine Church
2450 River Oaks Blvd,
Houston, 77019
West University, Tanglewilde, River Oaks, Upper Kirby, Neartown, Galleria, Tanglewood and Westchase

W.L. Davis

South Houston May 12, 2016
7:00 pm
Buffalo Soldiers Museum
3816 Caroline St.,
Houston 77004
Houston ISD (South Region): inner city of Houston, Third Ward, Sunnyside, Hiram Clarke Area


Roundtable is a form of commissioner service and supplemental training for volunteers. The objectives of Roundtables are to provide leaders with program ideas; to update information on policy, events, and training opportunities; and to offer an opportunity to share experiences and enjoy fun and fellowship with other Scouting leaders. Roundtables inspire, motivate, and enable adults to provide a stronger program for their Scouts.

There are typically separate sessions for Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Venturing leaders. The Cub Scout Roundtable provides information about the upcoming month’s planned program theme, while the Boy Scout and Venturing Roundtable sessions explore a particular activity or area of interest. In both sessions, leaders are encouraged to share their questions, their successes and their failures (usually the latter is the most instructive!). Helping you, the Scouting leader, is the sole purpose of Roundtable.

Who should attend? Everybody! Roundtable is designed for all leaders – Scoutmasters, Cubmasters, Webelos Leaders, Committee Members, Assistant Scoutmasters, Den Leaders; every Scouting position has a place at Roundtable. In the Cub Scout session there are separate break-out programs for Wolf and Bear Leaders, Webelos Leaders, Cubmasters, and Pack Administration. Whether you’ve been in Scouting for 40 years, or just signed up last week, Roundtable has a lot to offer you.

Because Roundtable is by, for, and about YOU, every job is made easier by sharing the load, and Roundtable takes on the job of creating and presenting your program. Sure, you can make your own program from scratch, but you certainly don’t have to! Roundtable is loaded with ideas and demonstrations of all kinds. Got a particular problem you just can’t work out? Come to Roundtable and ask the group – draw on the years of Scouting experience made available just for you. Roundtable is open to all adults involved with any BSA program. Registered leaders are especially encouraged to attend.

• Discuss topics of interest, both formally and informally with other leaders
• Learn about upcoming district and council events and programs
• Meet and exchanges ideas with other leaders
• Information on advancement and training programs
• Fellowship with other leaders
• Learn more about BSA
• Updates on Policy/Procedure changes
• A place to have your questions answered
• Have fun and make some great friends

Council to monitor Lion program 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Friday, April 1, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The Sam Houston Area Council is focused on providing the highest quality programs for youth in the Scouting program. 

From time to time, National BSA offers councils the opportunity to participate in a Beta Test.  In BSA Beta Test programs, there are a limited number of councils selected to test and help Scouting to learn from their mistakes and victories.  The Sam Houston Area Council has participated in Beta Testing several pilot programs, including our current participation in the STEM Scouts pilot program. These programs require a large amount of resources for review and implementation; therefore, we have historically chosen to participate in those that present clear value and offer a strategic fit. 

At this time, National BSA is offering an opportunity for councils to apply to be considered for Beta Test participation for a program under development called “Lion Cubs.”  This intended market for this program is kindergarten age youth. 

The Sam Houston Area Council’s volunteer and staff leadership reviewed the materials and determined that the council will not be making application for a Beta Test at this time. This decision was approved by the Executive Committee of the council. Because the council will not be serving in this Beta Test, Cub Scout Packs in the Sam Houston Area Council cannot implement the “Lion Cubs” program at the unit level and should continue to conduct the Cub Scout program as designed and published.

Our council will monitor the progress of the test councils piloting this Beta Test and watch their experiences. In the meantime, the Sam Houston Area Council will fully support our full-family of Scouting programs: Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, Sea Scouts, Exploring, and Learning for Life, as well as our current pilot program, STEM Scouts.  



Thomas Franklin 

Nominate a Scouter for Silver Beaver Award 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Friday, April 1, 2016 1:24:00 AM

Silver Beaver Award
Nominations due May 1, 2016

The Silver Beaver Award is the highest form of recognition that a local council can bestow on a volunteer. In 1931, BSA President Mortimer L. Schiff recommended to the national board that an award be devised for recognition of distinguished service to youth in the area of a local council, and the concept of the Silver Beaver Award recognition was established.

Silver Beaver Nomination Form

The Sam Houston Area Council has participated in this recognition program since its inception, presenting Silver Beaver Awards in 1931 to W. A. Childress and to E. A. Hudson. Beginning with those first two awards, more than 1500 adult leaders in our council have been recognized in this manner. Download a complete list of Sam Houston Area Council Silver Beaver Award recipients. The Silver Beaver Award is presented at the Council Recognition Reception.


Council Recognition Reception

October 25, 2016, 7:00 pm
Chapelwood United Methodist Church, 11140 Greenbay St., Houston TX 77024 (map)

The Council Recognition Reception is held annually to honor the recipients of the Silver Beaver Award and Heroism Awards. Join your fellow Scouters in recognizing the recipients of the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award a council can bestow on a volunteer Scouter.



For questions, send an email to


Day Camp Registration is Open 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Wednesday, March 30, 2016 2:26:00 PM

Cub Scout Day/Twilight Camp is a council camp hosted by districts for Scouts entering 1st – 5th grade for the 2015-2016 school year. Scouts earn rank advancements, learn new skills, play sports and games, make crafts, shoot BB guns and archery, but most of all have fun. Scouts can attend any district’s camp that best suits their schedule. Participants receive a t-shirt and patch. Advancements offered at Day Camp supplements the exciting program offered at Resident Camp. Late registration fees begin two weeks before camp. Late registrants are not guaranteed a patch. Adults must register at least two weeks before camp starts. Please register early to help staff plan a great camp.

Free, customizable placemats are available to use at blue and gold banquets and den meetings to help promote day camp.

Letter Sized Placemats              Legal Sized Placemats

There are 26 camps offered around the council at various times. Registered Scouts can attend any camp. Use the Google map to find a camp near you.


District Registration 2016 Dates Time Location
Aldine Pathfinder Register June 13-16 5:00 - 8:00 pm Texas Serenity Academy
Antares Register June 7-10 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Scarborough Elementary 

Arrowmoon Register June 13-17 8:00 - 3:00 pm Camp Howdy
Aquila Register June 6-10 6:00 - 9:15 pm Longfellow Elementary
Big Cypress Register for AM
Register for PM
June 6-9
AM Session: 8:30am - 2:00pm
PM Session: 3:00 - 8:30 pm
Cy-Fair Exhibition Center
Brahman Register June 13-16 8:00 am - 3:00 pm El Campo American Legion
Brazos Register June 7-10 2:00 - 8:30 pm Fort Bend County Fairgrounds
Copperhead Register June 13-16 3:00 - 8:30pm Houston Farm and Ranch
David Crockett Register June 7-10 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Camp Brosig
Flaming Arrow Register June 21-23 1:30 - 8:00 pm A.V. "Bull" Sallas park
George Strake Register June 13-17 8:30 am - 1:30 pm, M-Wed
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Fr
Carl Barton Junior Park
Iron Horse Register June 13-17 3:00 - 8:00 pm Northside Christian Church
Mustang Register June 13-17 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Houston Farm and Ranch
North Star Register June 7-10 12:30 - 6:30 pm Brazos Bend Elementary
Orion Register June 7-10 2:00 - 8:00 pm Spring Creek Park
Phoenix Register June 20-24 7:45 am - 3:15 pm Burroughs Park
Raven Register June 13-16 5:45 - 9:15 pm LDS Church in Baytown
San Jacinto Register June 6-10 4:30 - 9:00 pm Lomax Arena
Skyline Register June 13-16 5:30 - 8:30 pm St. Pius X High School
Soaring Eagle Register June 7-10 1: 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
2: 3:00 - 8:30 pm
LDS Church, 12310 Hampton Dr
Tall Timbers Register June 6-10 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm Chateau Woods MUD, ​10224 Fairview Dr, Conroe
Tatanka Register June 13-17 5:30 - 9:00 pm LDS Church, 3450 S Dairy Ashford
Texas Skies Register June 6-10 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Houston Farm and Ranch
Thunder Wolf Register June 7-10 3:00 - 8:00 pm Elkins High School
Twin Bayou Register June 6-10 6:00 - 9:15 pm Longfellow Elementary
W.L. Davis Register June 8-10 5:00 - 8:30 pm Gregg Elementary School


Camps are operated and licensed under the guidelines of the Boy Scouts of America National Camp Standards and the Texas Department of State Health Services Youth Camp Program Regulations.




For Questions Contact:

Leslie Melton
Council Day Camp Chair

Geno Aguilar
 (713) 756-3304


Vincent Manning
Day Camp Professional Advisor
 (713) 756-3380

Register for Resident Camp 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Tuesday, March 29, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Resident camp is a three-night campout at Bovay Scout Ranch for Cub Scouts entering the first through fifth grade the following school year. From Cub Scout skills to rank advancements, these camps are full of fun and learning. Cub Scouts attending resident camp are also encouraged to register for day camp, as the advancements offered at resident camp add to those offered at day camp.

Learn more about Resident Camp

Resident camp includes activities such as seeking treasure in the Lost Mine, high speed pedal action at the BMX bike track, Robin Hood style adventure at the archery range, shooting on the BB gun range, action at the K.S. “Bud” Adams Sports Field, exploring camp at the nature center, and splashing in the water at the David Weekley Family Water Park. The resident camp program will focus on the new Cub Scout program electives:

  • Tiger: Floats and Boats, Rolling Tigers
  • Wolf: Spirit of the water, Adventure in coins
  • Bear: Salmon Run , A Bear Goes Fishing
  • Webelos : Aquanaut, Earth Rocks

Scouts will also learn to say the Scout Oath in American Sign Language! In addition, guided nature hikes, and an evening astronomy programs set resident camp apart as an outstanding way to make memories with your sons and grandsons! 

Resident Camp Registration

Click on the session below to register.

Register Session Date Session Time
Session 1 July 10 - 13, 2016 Sun at 2 pm - Wed at 11 am
Session 2 July 13 - 16, 2016 Wed at 2 pm - Sat at 11 am
Session 3 July 17 - 20, 2016 Sun at 2 pm - Wed at 11 am
Session 4 July 20 - 23, 2016 Wed at 2 pm - Sat at 11 am
Session 5 July 24-  27, 2016 Sun at 2 pm - Wed at 11 am
Session 6 July 27 - 30, 2016 Wed at 2 pm - Sat at 11 am

Venturing Leader Specific Training Online 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Wednesday, March 23, 2016 1:29:00 PM

Venturing Leader Specific Training can now be taken online.

Connecting volunteers to the learning content they need when they need it is the purpose of the new BSA LearnCenter at New Venturing content has been added to the learn center consisting of 14 e-learning modules.  It provides training on key topics such as selecting youth officers, building a crew budget and annual program planning, making it possible for Venturing leaders to complete position specific training online. 
Position specific training is delivered in three parts, or learning plans. Each learning plan is designed for the specific positon and is recommended to be taken before the first meeting, within the first 30 days, and within 90 days. The training program is self-paced, allowing volunteers to complete their training at their own pace.
Training is found at under Home, My Dashboard, My Training, or, click the Position Specific Training image on the right side of the page.

Take Venturing Training Online

About Venturing Training

Venturing leaders are considered trained and eligible to wear the official Trained emblem once they have completed:

  1. Venturing Youth Protection Training online, and
  2. Venturing Leader Specific Training

Youth Protection Training (YPT) is required for all new registered leaders and must be retaken every two years to maintain registration. YPT is designed to keep our youth safe from abuse. You will learn the Boy Scouts of America's youth protection guidelines, signs of abuse, and how to report suspected abuse. Every registered leader must take Youth Protection Training online. Registered members of the BSA should provide their member numbers (as part of the user profile) to receive credit. Adults attending Boy Scout summer camp must also take Classroom Facilitated YPT. Find a Classroom Facilitated YPT course near you.

Venturing Leader Specific Training provides crew leadership with the information and tools they need to lead successful crew. This course can be taken online, or find a course near you.

Additional Training Courses

Participating in supplemental and advanced training is an a great way to keep your basic leadership skills fined tuned and provides an opportunity to gather new ideas from other experienced leaders.

  • Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) - During this hands-on course, participants work as patrols. Leaders learn the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Fifth grade Webelos leaders are encouraged to take this course. Find a course near you.
  • Fast Start Training is intended to be taken by leaders immediately following the acceptance of their new role and offered online.
  • Powder Horn is a hands-on resource management course designed to give you the contacts and tools necessary to conduct an awesome high-adventure program in your troop, team, crew, or ship.
  • Roundtable is conducted monthly in each district.
  • Safety Trainings - Hazardous Weather, Safe Swim Defense, Safety Afloat, Climb on Safely and Trek Safely are offered online.
  • Sea Badge is the advanced leadership and management course for leaders of the Sea Scouting program.
  • This is Scouting provides an overview of the Scouting organization, including history, values, programs, Youth Protection, community involvement, and training. The module consists of six video sections, each followed by a brief quiz and is offered online.
  • University of Scouting is a one-day supplemental training offered each February to allow leaders to enhance and improve the program quality that they deliver and to have a positive impact on youth. Leaders can choose from a wide variety of classes.
  • Wood Badge is advanced leadership training.
  • Youth Classes such as NYLT and Den Chief Training are available.

About Venturing

Venturing is a youth development program in Sam Houston Area Council for young men and women 14 years of age (and in the 9th grade) through 20 years old. Venturing provides positive experiences to help young people mature and become responsible and caring adults. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development, citizenship, and physical fitness. Sea Scouts is a youth development program for young men and women 14 years of age (and in the 9th grade) through 20 years old with a special interest in aquatic activities.

Learn more about Venturing


For questions about training, please contact your district training chair.

It's Time for Spring Recruiting 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Monday, March 14, 2016 6:58:00 AM

Spring is here Scouters, and you know what that means? It’s time to reach out to all of those potential Scouts and give them the opportunity to join Scouting.

Did you know that 46% of families have never been asked to join Scouting? Based on a recent national survey you can see how Scouts and families find out about an join a Scouting. 68% are asked by a Scout, friend, volunteer or the charter organization to join. What can we do during spring recruiting to ask the 46% who have never been asked to join?  

Packs are encouraged to hold spring recruiting events. For Cub Scouts, there is no better time to personally invite your son's friends to a meeting! District and pack campouts are coming up as well as day campresident camp and summertime pack activities! And don’t forget about all of those potential Scouts, the kindergarteners who can join on June 1! March and April is the time to get talkin’ with the schools and ask if you can invite kids to join Scouting! Sometimes we think we can only recruit in the fall, but spring is a great time to get new Scouts and their families involved early.

But what about the Boy Scouts and Venturers? March is the perfect month to have an open house to invite friends and other potential Scouts for the opportunity to see what your troop, crew and ship is made of. Check out some of the cool resources:

Put your unit on the map

Calling all unit leaders: now is the perfect time to put your unit is on the map at with a Google pin! Update your unit information with your new unit leaders, and make it EASY for new Scouting families to find you.

  • Sign into MyScouting
  • Under “Unit Tools” select BeAScout
  • Select “Unit Pin Management”
  • Update your unit information

If you are the current unit leader and are unable to update your unit pin, please contact your district executive and ensure that you are currently registered as the Cubmaster or committee chair.


If you have questions, please contact your district membership chair or district executive.




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Help Promote Scouting 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Wednesday, March 9, 2016 9:56:00 AM

The Sam Houston Area Council is focusing on leveraging the power of social media through Facebook.  The more Scouters share and repost, the more powerful our marketing can be.

Share your unit social media sites

While we are currently focused on Facebook, we have plans to expand to other types of social media. 

We are compiling a list of unit social media sites so we can work together to spread the word about Scouting by tagging, liking commenting and sharing each other posts. 

Please complete our social media survey.

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Help spread the word about Scouting on Facebook


Like Us.



Click, like, comment, and share our posts. 


Mention the council in your posts. 

Type "@Sam Houston Area Council" and then select the council from the list that appears.


Share Memories.

Share your Scouting memories with us by sending photos and videos.  You can post them on our wall or send them to us as a message. You may just see them posted on our wall.


Invite Friends.

Invite your Scouting friends to Like our page. 


Select 'Post in News Feed'.

Select the ‘Post in News Feed’ option on the ‘Liked’ button. 


Studies show that page posts typically reach a small amount of their total followers. Facebook uses algorithms to determine which stories appear in a user’s Newsfeed. Just liking a page doesn’t guarantee that it will show up in your feed. Engaging (i.e., clicking, liking, commenting, tagging, and sharing) with a page’s content makes it more likely that you’ll see it.

Does Scouting Work? 

Posted by Darlene Scheffler Sunday, March 6, 2016 11:56:00 AM

Source:  Scouting Wire

For 106 years (as of this week) Boy Scouts of America has been the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, helping young people to be “Prepared. For Life.” We know it, parents know it, Scouts and Scouters know it – but we wanted scientific proof that Scouting positively impacts character development in youth. So we got it and shared it on Scouting Wire.

Scouting Builds Positive Character

To recap, a research team from Tufts University worked with the Cradle of Liberty Council to measure the character attributes of both Scouts and non-Scouts. The project, which was funded by the John Templeton Foundation and led by Dr. Richard M. Lerner, surveyed nearly 1,800 Cub Scouts and nearly 400 non-Scouts to better understand character development of Scouts. After a two-and-a-half-year period, the study proved Scouting builds positive character and prepares young people for life.

Add This New Video to Your Toolkit

We packaged up some helpful tools to further show the value of Scouting in Resources to Help You Prove the Value of Scouting – but now we’ve got one more asset to add to your council’s toolkit!

Internet users – especially millennials- are consuming more video content than ever, so it’s important to reach potential Scouting families via the medium that’s most engaging and interesting to them. The video below showcases the study’s findings in a brief, animated summary that’s easy to understand and fun to watch. It’s the perfect recruiting tool to highlight why Scouting is the right choice for any parent seeking valuable experiences for their children.

Watch the video for yourself and then share in your councils and social networks. You can share the video from YouTube and download it via the Marketing and Membership Hub