Weekly Blue Grass Council Newsletter

 Blue Grass Council, BSA

Wednesday, January 9, 2019



Upcoming Deadlines

For updated information on the 2018 Popcorn Sales - click the patch

Don't forget to register your unit top sellers - $650+ in sales.
Deadline to register for the Malibu Jack's Award Party
is January 14, 2019.

All links can be found on the popcorn page - just click the patch image above to go there.

Scoutbook Will Be Free for Everyone Starting January 1, 2019
This online tool helps Scouts, parents and leaders track advancement and milestone achievements along the Scouting trail.



Up for Sale

The Blue Grass Council is having an online auction right now with a Saddle Blanket worn by Triple Crown Winner, Justify in the KY Derby and a bottle of Makers Mark, Justify Bourbon. The Blanket is signed by Hall of Fame Jockey, Mike Smith and racing legend, trainer Bob Baffert.  Here is the link, please share on your social media or email or text friends, family, & coworkers that might be interested. 




Important Changes to Membership Card and Charter Certificate Printing Requirements

The BSA is committed to streamlining basic operations by putting tools in the hands of volunteers. For several years now, individuals and unit key 3 have had access to print membership cards through my.Scouting. In addition, functionality will be added to my.Scouting by January 1, 2019, to enable members of the unit key 3 to print their unit Charter Certificate.

This “self-service” functionality allows volunteers to print membership cards and the unit charter certificate in a timely manner and enhances the onboarding experience for new youth and adults.

Effective January 1, 2019, councils will no longer be required to print and mail membership cards to council and district volunteers and traditional Scouting units. This is a change to the council membership validation requirement. In addition, councils will no longer print and deliver unit charter certificates.

If you have questions regarding this new procedure,
please contact the national help desk at 1-972-580-2489

View Charter Certificate Instructions




There are still 4 youth spots left in the Kentucky troop.
The Southern Region BSA still has scholarship money
available for youth until January 30, 2019.

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



Summer Camp Leader Guide Now Available

Please contact Susan at the council office at 859-231-7811 or the camp director at  director@campmckee.org if you any questions about summer camp.

CLICK HERE to go to the summer camp page.


Order of the Arrow Information

2019 Dues Forms and 
ThunderCard 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.

January 11-13, 2019Klondike Derby - Lake Cumberland/Mt. Laurel Districts
Laurel-London Optimist Club
January 18-20, 2019Order of the Arrow Indian Winter
Camp McKee
January 19, 2019Lonesome Pine Polar Bear Splash
Johnson Central High School
January 25-27, 2019Elkhorn District Klondike Derby
Flat Run Veterans Park, Cynthiana
February 9, 2019Mountain Laurel District Merit Badge Fair - Weekend 1
KCTCS Middlesboro Campus
February 14, 2019Elkhorn District Banquet
Franklin County Extension Office
February 23, 2019Annual Council Recognition Banquet - Georgetown
CLICK HERE to download a Silver Beaver Nomination Form
February 23, 2019Mountain Laurel District Merit Badge Fair - Weekend 2
KCTCS Middlesboro Campus
March 9, 2019Mountain Laurel District Merit Badge Fair - Weekend 3
KCTCS Middlesboro Campus




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 - some links will redirect you away from the BGBSA site)

***UPDATE: We will be condensing this section of the e-blast in the future. A new page has been set up on our website specifically for community announcements and events. Detailed information will no longer be posted in the e-blast, however you may get to the new page by clicking the following link:

Blue Grass Council Community Announcements and Events Page

Check out the page for more information on:
EKU Scout Night
Wilderness First Aid Training

Newton's Attic MLK Day Activities
State Senate Page Info
Pillowcase Project 
Rupp Arena Event Ticket Discounts for Scouts