Weekly Blue Grass Council Newsletter

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Upcoming Deadlines / What's New

All NYLT spots have now been filled. 
If you did not get to register this year, please consider attending next year.

New Youth Protection Requirements
All registered adult leaders will be required to complete the new Youth Protection Training by October 1

New Trained Requirement for Leaders
Effective April 30, new direct contact leaders must complete Hazardous Weather Training to be considered position trained. 



News from Bryan on Scouting (through Scouting Magazine)
A blog for the BSA's adult leaders

More Information from National BSA

10 Things to Know About Voice of the Scout, the Survey for Scouts, Parents and Leaders


Order of the Arrow to Open Unit Elections to Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts
beginning February 1, 2019


Chaplain and Chaplain Aide Training Now Available for Councils

These days, higher education comes with a higher price tag. These scholarships for Eagle Scouts, sorted chronologically by deadline, will help take out some of the sting.

Scouting adventures can happen anywhere. With the new Scouting app for iPhone and Android, you can track those adventures anywhere, too. The Scouting app, developed by the Boy Scouts of America, allows youth members and their parents to view and track advancement within Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting and Venturing. It’s free and available on iOS and Android devices. The BSA’s Information Technology Group, along with a throng of volunteer beta testers, wanted families to have an easier way to view and track a young person’s advancement. So they built the attractive, easy-to-use, official app. The Scouting app connects to Scoutbook.com to sync existing advancement data. Because this information is stored on your device, you can use the Scouting app offline. That means parents and youth (13 and older) can access their advancement data anywhere, at any time.

CLICK HERE to read the article

Here is a link to a document of
Frequently Asked Questions regarding Scoutbook


The Scoutbook webinar was held on Wednesday, April 25, from 7:00pm – 8:00pm.  It covered a number of topics including online advancement.  If you missed the live webinar, you can still view the recording at https://youtu.be/GDAZM8gfw9E.  

Family Scouting Program Update
Below is a link to additional information about the Family Scouting program. 

Family Scouting Info Link  



Online registration is now live!

- Estimated Cost: $2500

CLICK HERE to download an explanatory letter from the US Contingent leaders

CLICK HERE to download a promotional flyer to pass out to your Scouts


Wood Badge
Weekend #1:  August 24-26, 2018
Weekend #2:  September 28-30, 2018


Order of the Arrow Information

2018 Dues Form and 
ThuderCard Applications Now Available!


NEW items have been highlighted in bright green
Updated items have been highlighted in orange
Click on the event name to link to online registration and event information on the website.
You may also visit the calendar of events online at www.bgbsa.org.

July 28-August 5, 2018National Order of the Arrow Conference
Indiana University
August 24, 2018Scout Night with the Lexington Legends
Whitaker Bank Ballpark, Lexington
August 24-26, 2018Wood Badge Weekend (1 of 2)
Camp McKee
September 21-23, 2018Elkhorn District Cub Fall Family Campout
Scott County Park
September 28-30, 2018Wood Badge Weekend (2 of 2)
Camp McKee
October 5-7, 2018Pioneer Mountain Challenge
Camp McKee
October 12-14, 2018SM/SA Leader Specific Training and
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training

Camp McKee
November 3, 2018University of Scouting - New classes for 2018
George Rogers Clark High School, Winchester
November 9, 2018Be Prepared Gala and Auction
The Grand Reserve, Lexington



The Blue Grass Council is providing information for the following community events. They are not associated with the council or the Boy Scouts of America, however, Scouts may be interested in participating.
(Some events do have an age limit)

If you know of any events that might interest our Scouts, please email a submission request to Susan at sstone@bsamail.org
All events will be approved before being published

(Click the event picture/logo for more information)

Planning a meeting, fundraiser, or a fun outing? 
Contact Kim Owens, Gattitown Lexington Sales & Marketing Director for information and group rates
Email gattitownevents@gtlex.net or call 859-559-4226 Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm.


BSA-approved for all high-adventure camps, and all outings when 1+ hour from injury site, to walk & drive out to hospital.

"One of our planet's most in-depth, intellectually-stimulating, hands-on 2-day first aid courses with top-rated instructors:  empowering graduates with actual care-giving Competence and Confidence to save life and limb during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance/hospital arrival.  Satisfaction guaranteed."

Richmond, KY at EKU, June 16-17, 2018

Promotional flyer:  https://www.solowfa.com/forms/dwfa-flyer.pdf
Info and Online Registration:  www.solowfa.com

The Lexington Future S.T.E.M. Professionals Summit is the premiere college prep event of the summer! Join your peers for a day-long Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) focused event that puts you on track to becoming a leader of tomorrow. Future S.T.E.M. Professionals Summits help match your big ideas to potential careers, programs, and fields of study. Featuring the always popular Reverse Science Fair and hands-on lab sessions for Middle Schoolers. Unique to this site, High Schoolers can try out the Tech-preneur track to experience product development and business solutions via Lexmark’s leadership.

Experience interactive industry labs, a reverse science fair, and activities such as learning to code, building a robot, and exploring veterinary sciences. A Middle School Girls in S.T.E.M. track is also available

Add “entrepreneur” to your toolkit of S.T.E.M. skills with the High School Tech-prenuer track: An exciting day of innovating to solve a real-world problem, preparing a business plan, and presenting a pitch to potential investors.

Location: Lexmark, 740 W. New Circle Rd., Lexington, KY 40511

Register at KYScienceCenter.org

Eckert's-Boyd Orchard has added an event to their calendar for Scouts. On September 14-16, they are hosting Scout Weekend where all Scouts (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts & leaders) will receive free admission to our Fun Corral if they are in uniform. Here is a link to the event that is posted on our facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/events/180796182548386/

For more information contact amanda.morgan@eckerts.com

Military Missions is proud to offer the chance for Scouts and other youth organizations to earn this patch which shows their support for our active military and veterans. It gives them an opportunity to express their gratitude for the sacrificial service of all those who have worn the uniform… past, present, and future. They will go “beyond the yellow ribbon” to give back to those who serve and protect our nation.

Please note, the Scout Leader or other designated adult will be responsible for monitoring and documenting the activities completed by each youth. Once all requirements have been met, the form must be submitted to Military Missions for approval.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email webmaster@military-missions.org or call or text 859-221-9477.

Scout Discounts Available
Click HERE for Scout offers.  
Your password to enter the site is scout and it is case sensitive.

Thursday, September 6 - Sunday, September 9

Scouts save up to 40% at Thursday's performance
and $10 at other select performances.
A limited number of tickets are available at this price -
Order now to ensure availability.

Click here for your SCOUT ORDER FORM


Tuesday, November 6 & Wednesday, November 7

PAW PATROL is on a roll with its hit live tour!  It's the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay's Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom's Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue!  Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to rescue Mayor Goodway and to run the race in her place. 

The show is 75 minutes with one 15-minute intermission and engages audiences with Bunraku puppetry, an innovative costuming approach that brings the PAW Patrol characters to life on stage with their vehicle and pup racks. The performance features up-tempo music and a cleverly written script that is a wonderful introduction to live theater for kids. Special interactive video allows the audience to participate via interviews, solve clues with the Pups, follow Mayor Goodway, and much more!

Click here for your SCOUT FORM 
SCOUTS (Family & Friends) save $5 on select ticket prices.

Ages 1-year-old and up require a ticket for this show!