The Summit Chosen as Site of 2019 World Scout Jamboree
The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve has been chosen as the site of the 24th World Scout Jamboree in 2019. The event will be hosted jointly by the Boy Scouts of America, Scouts Canada, and the Scout Association of Mexico, and will be the first world Scout jamboree held in the United States since the 12th world gathering was held at Farragut State Park, Idaho, in 1967. The 22nd World Scout Jamboree will be held this year in Rinkaby, Sweden, while the 23rd annual event will take place at Kirarahama, Yamaguchi, Japan, in 2015.
Learn More About Journey to Excellence Dashboard at Upcoming Webinars
Webinars will be offered on February 3 and 4 to teach area, regional, and national employees about the new Journey to Excellence dashboard, while council webinars will be held on February 7 and 8. To learn more and sign up for a session, follow the link that applies to you.
- Local councils: http://webinar.kintera.org/journeytoexcellencedashboardcouncils
- Area, regional, and national employees: http://webinar.kintera.org/JTEdashboard-National/Regional/Area
Follow Hawkeye Area Council Online to Achieve JTE Gold
The Hawkeye Area Council in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is harnessing the power of social media to help other local councils achieve Gold status in the new Journey to Excellence recognition program. To learn more about the “Top 10 ways to make the gold,” head to the council’s Facebook or Twitter page and look for the JTE-related posts.
Vote for the American Spirit Award Winner Now!
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Medal of Honor being signed into law—and the 100th anniversary of Boys’ Life magazine—the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation has invited the Boy Scouts of America to select an outstanding Scout for the American Spirit Award. In response, the editorial staff of Boys’ Life conducted a national search of Scouts whose achievements qualify them as potential recipients of this prestigious honor. To read more about the nominees and cast your vote, visit http://boyslife.org/americanspiritaward. Voting will close February 11.
Help is Needed to Develop the National Outdoor Conference Agenda
The National Outdoor Conference is a forum for professional and volunteer Scouters responsible for outdoor programming to learn about new programs and techniques that can help them expand their local council’s outdoor programs. To ensure we include sessions that are relevant to local council programs, a short survey is available at http://bsa2.allegiancetech.com/cgi-bin/qwebcorporate.dll?idx=326NVG for you to complete. Please forward this link to volunteers in your council so we may collect a wide variety of ideas. The survey will close February 4.
Heading to Philmont? Be Sure to Pack the New Field Guide
If you’re planning a trip to Philmont, now you can have a personal guide to the natural and cultural history of the high-adventure base and the surrounding area. The Philmont Field Guide contains 11 chapters, ranging from weather and geology to astronomy and Leave No Trace techniques. As a supplement, Philmont is also introducing an online photo database of the area’s natural features. As you browse the database, you may notice that some titles contain question marks. We will be adding a feedback section to this page shortly, allowing all photo experts to help us confirm the last few flowers.
Information Delivery Group Charts New Course
Today, we have access to the latest technologies and up-to-the-minute news and information. We, in the Information Delivery Group (IDG), live in this same information-driven world, and share your same expectations for immediacy, value, and performance. We recognize this reality. So, starting soon—and in very simple ways—you’ll see from us higher levels of service quality, new technologies, and improved tools to help you better focus on your personal Scouting mission. This change also includes more communication from the IDG leadership team. To help start this dialogue, please feel free to send your questions or ideas via e-mail to Chief Information Officer Ron Tozzie at firstname.lastname@example.org.