Weekly Blue Grass Council Newsletter

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Important Notes:

**Wood Badge has been rescheduled from Spring to Fall. The new dates are August 24-26 and September 28-30**

+The council service center will be closed on March 30 for Good Friday+

Upcoming Deadlines

OA Spring Fellowship
Online registration for Spring Fellowship ends tonight!

Registration deadline:
Boy Scout Shooting Sports event - March 23
This event will take place on Saturday, April 7 at Camp McKee - Time TBA



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.



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.



Camp McKee Summer Camp 2018

You can now make reservations for the 2018 Summer Camp Season. If your unit reserved a campsite while at summer camp in 2017, please download a reservation form and return it with your deposit so we have your current contact information. Your reservation will not be registered until we receive your deposit. All reservations are first come, first served.

The 2018 Leader Guide

2018 Summer Camp Reservation Form

We are still interviewing for the following camp staff positions (age requirement):

Health Officer (EMT, Paramedic, etc. required)
Ecology Director (18+)
Trading Post Manager (21+)
High Adventure Director (21+)
Archery Director (18+)
Climbing Instructor (18+)
Rifle RSO (21+)
Assistant Cook (18+)
Instructors - All Areas (16+)

Click HERE to download a staff application. If you or anyone you know is interested in interviewing for one of the above positions, please contact the Camp Director, Aaron Shepherd at aaronrshepherd@gmail.com or director@campmckee.org




SOAR LogoSOAR is SR-6’s annual event for Venturers and Explorers across the area and beyond. The event is typically held in the spring and is hosted by one of the SR-6 councils at its council camp. SOAR, or Scouting’s Outdoor Adventure & Recreation, is a time of fun and fellowship where Venturers can meet other Venturers from different councils, talk about Venturing, and participate in exciting activities.

The first area-wide SR-6 Venturing event was held in 2017, but 2018 will be the first year the event is called SOAR. Here are the event details you need to know:



Registration for NYLT is now open
Course Date: July 22-27

CLICK HERE for more information




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.

March 16-18, 2018 Order of the Arrow Spring Fellowship
Camp McKee
March 17, 2018 Shawnee District Pinewood Derby
Conkwright Elementary School, Winchester
March 24, 2018 Lonesome Pine District Pinewood Derby
Hutch Auto Group Dealership, Paintsville
March 24, 2018 Palisades District Pinewood Derby
Southland Christian Church
March 24, 2018 SME Merit Badge Fair
Mining and Minerals Building, University of Kentucky
April 6-8, 2018 New Scout Campout
Camp McKee
April 6-8, 2018 Conservation Campout
Rockcastle River Wildlife Management Area
April 14, 2018 Commissioner College
LDS Church, Sir Barton Way, Lexington
April 14, 2018 Elkhorn District Pinewood Derby
Faith Baptist Church, Georgetown
April 20-22, 2018 Palisades District Cub Family Campout
Battlefield Park, Richmond
April 20-22, 2018 Mountain Laurel District Cub Family Campout / Pinewood Derby
April 20-22, 2018 Shawnee District Cub Family Campout
Fleming-Mason Energy Co-op
April 27-29, 2018 BALOO / IOLS Training
Camp McKee
April 27-29, 2018 Order of the Arrow Conclave
April 27-29, 2018 Lake Cumberland District Cub Family Campout
May 4-6, 2018 Council Wide Cub Scout Pow Wow (Family Campout)
Camp McKee
May 4-6, 2018 Lonesome Pine Boy Scout/Cub Scout Combined Camporee
May 10, 2018 Elkhorn District Banquet
Franklin County Extension Office, Frankfort
May 11-13, 2013 Elkhorn District Throwback Camporee - Back to the Basics
Fort Hill, Frankfort
May 12, 2018 Bluegrass Blast - Sporting Clays Tournament
Blue Grass Sportsmen's League
May 18-20, 2018 Order of the Arrow Induction
Camp McKee
May 18-20, 2018 Shawnee District Boy Scout Camporee
June 4-8, 2018 Palisades District Cub Day Camp
June 14-16, 2018 Shawnee District Cub Day Camp
Fort Boonesborough
June 14-16, 2018 Elkhorn District Cub Day Camp
Lakeview Park, Frankfort
July 28-August 5, 2018 National Order of the Arrow Conference
Indiana University
August 24, 2018 Scout Night with the Lexington Legends
Whitaker Bank Ballpark, Lexington
August 24-26, 2018 Wood Badge Weekend (1 of 2)
Camp McKee
September 28-30, 2018 Wood Badge Weekend (2 of 2)
Camp McKee
November 5, 2018 University of Scouting - New classes for 2018
George Rogers Clark High School, Winchester



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.


Every year Boy Scouts and other youth groups take the time to honor Americans Fallen Heroes by placing American Flags at every headstone at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. This is a great opportunity for your Scouts to Do their Duty as citizens and provide worthy civic service.

If your Scouts are planning on participating, please be in place and ready to start at 8:45 AM Saturday morning May 26.  Please carpool your unit to Camp Nelson since parking is limited.

An opening and instructions will start at 9:00 at the office area near the center of the cemetery.

Proper Scout uniforming is expected. Be prepared to supervise your Scouts; proper placement of flags is critical.  Remember, this is hallowed ground and Scouts are expected to respond accordingly.


What to wear – Full Boy Scout Field Uniform
What to bring:  Water, Work gloves, PVC Pipe T-fitting (min ½” diameter) – Used for pushing flags into place

As a thank you, members of the American Legion are providing Hot Dogs, chips and drinks after flags are placed.

Thank you for your support.

Questions can be addressed to Mark Roland at mark.roland@twc.com
PLEASE RSVP No Later Than May 17 with your Unit Number, number of Scouts and number adults who will be assisting/supervising.

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

April 27 - 29, 2018


CORTEO, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.

The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music turns lyrical and playful carrying CORTEO through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.

The cast of CORTEO includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world. 

SCOUTS ORDER HERE (max 11 tickets).

Saturday, May 12, 2018 

Get ready for Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series! The new season will bring motorsport fans to the edge of their seats with adrenaline-charged, high-flying, four-wheel excitement that is fun for the entire family. 

Featuring the eight most intense athletes of Monster Jam, Kentucky fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor using customized high-powered vehicles:  Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and the famous Monster Jam trucks. 

The world-class athletes vying to be the Lexington Champion are:  (subject to change without notice):

Grave Digger, Krysten Anderson
Mutant, Coty Saucier
Raminator, TBA
Rammunition, TBA
Barbarian, Devin Jones
Slinger, Scott Hartsock
Double Trouble, Tyler Groth
Trouble Maker, Travis Groth

Click here for your SCOUT ORDER FORM