Category: Council News

Announcing Internet Advancement 2.0

The BSA announced they will soon be releasing Internet Advancement 2.0 (formerly referred to as “Scoutbook Lite”).  This will impact all Packs, Troops, Crews, and Ships currently reporting advancement via Internet Advancement.  Exploring Posts will continue using Internet Advancement 1.0. This upgrade will provide a web based interface better designed to function on any platform, […]

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Gone Home: NCAC Celebrates the Life of John Leonard Wolfgang, Jr.

It is with great sadness that the NCAC family acknowledges the loss of John Leonard Wolfgang, Jr. John was Chairman of the NCAC Shooting Sports Committee and led a significant quality improvement effort in BSA Shooting Sports training and safety at both the Council and National level. He was also a leader in many other committees […]

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The Scouter Digest Is Now Online!

The Scouter Digest has gone digital! As of March 1st, you can find it online at WeOwnAdventure.com. There, you’ll find the same great Scouter stories and content that you’ve come to depend upon, but in a more convenient and regularly updated format. “We know young people and their families love Scouting, and now they have […]

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Join the National Scouts BSA Committee for Live Office Hours

Join the National Scouts BSA committee and Scouters from around the country to learn more about the Scouts BSA program on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 8:30 pm ET during their live office hours. This Q&A session is great for new Scouts BSA leaders to get answers to any question they have about the program. For […]

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We Need 5 Seconds of Video!

We need 5 seconds of video from you! (Well, actually, probably more like 2 seconds…) We need you to deliver a hearty “Welcome to Washington, DC,” into the camera and send it to us. It can be in front of a monument, at a campsite, in your backyard, with friends, or just you…however and wherever […]

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Scouts BSA Do’s and Don’ts

Scouts BSA do’s and don’ts Do … reiterate that as our organization welcomes families, boys and girls to our programs, the name of our organization remains the same. We are the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Our mission — preparing young people for life — hasn’t changed and is found in all our programs: Cub Scouts Boy […]

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What’s the difference between Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA?

This goes way beyond blue vs. khaki. The difference between Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA encompasses critical categories like unit structure, leadership, parental involvement, advancement and camping. Both programs are built on Scouting’s time-tested values. That’s evidenced by the fact that members of both programs recite the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Beyond that, though, you’ll […]

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What Venturers and Sea Scouts need to know about joining Scouts BSA

Consider this getting the best of both worlds. When the Scouts BSA program launches on Friday, Feb. 1, girls already in Venturing or Sea Scouting can join a Scouts BSA troop without paying a second membership fee. That means they’ll experience the excitement of Scouts BSA without having to give up the high-adventure fun and […]

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How to Use Social Media to Spread the Word About Scouts BSA

As the Scouts BSA program launches, it’s time to encourage everyone to use social media to spread the word about this incredible opportunity.  You can start sharing right now with a few simple items like a Facebook frame, hashtags, and ready-to-post social content. Be sure to use Scouts BSA social media images and videos from […]

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NCAC Announces 2019 Class of Silver Beavers

Register Now For The Silver Beaver  Court of Honor BE PART OF THE SILVER BEAVER CLUB!!! The National Capital Area Council, BSA is happy to announce the 2019 Colonel Garry Lewis, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) Class of Silver Beavers. The Council Court of Honor is set for Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Camp William B. Snyder. Please […]

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