Youth and Adult Registration Fees Increase in 2014
The National Office of the BSA announced that registration fees will increase from $15 to $24 annually begining January 1, 2014 (this does include Units as they complete the recharter this fall becuase the recharter effective date is January 1, 2014). It does include Exploring. This does NOT affect fees paid for new members recruited this fall who are paying through the current recharter.
You can find more information on the reason for the change and some FAQ's about the change in these 2 documents:
~Fee Change Memo
~Fee Change FAQ
Silver Beaver and Golden Sun Award Nominations
Its that time of year again to look around your Scouting community and nominate those Scout Leaders that go above and beyond the regular duties to deliver the great Scouting program. Nominations for the prestigious Golden Sun and the top honor a council can award, the Silver Beaver, are now open (nomination form and guidelines). Deadline for submission is November 1.
National BSA Membership Decision
Please visit the National BSA Membership Decision page to read a letter from Ozark Trails Council Scout Executive John Feick on the National BSA Membership Decision as well as a copy of a letter from Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock.
Scout Press Corp
The Ozark Trails Council Marketing Committee is proud to offer a new patch for our Scouts and Leaders. It is designed to help spread the word about all of those great works that our Scouts and Units are doing. Any news release, feature story, or event where the Scouting receives mediat coverage is eligible to receive the patch. Simply complete the form and send it in with a clipping or copy of the media outlet. There should only be one patch request per story and should go to the individual that did the work to submit the story - not all of those covered in the story.
Click Here for full packet of into and samples
New Council Monthly E-Newsletter
Beginning last month, the Council started sending out monthly "e-news". One of the ongoing goals of the Ozark Trails Council is to increase communication throughout the entire Council at all levels and this is just another way to accomplish this. Sign up today by sending an email that includes:
( Click here ) to send and sign up!
Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?
This is a great new show being aired on National Geographic Channel beginning Monday, March 4 at 7pm central time.
Check out the show's website here.