Weekly Blue Grass Council Newsletter

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Blue Grass Council offices and Scout Shop will be closed on Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Upcoming Deadlines

High Achiever forms and prizes can be ordered from the popcorn webpage.
Registration deadlines:
GattiTown overnight event - January 18
GattiTown daytime event - January 25
Boy Scout Shooting Sports event - March 8



Now Taking Nominations for Explorer Adviser of the Year for 2017

The council is now accepting nominations for 2017 Explorer Adviser of the Year. This award will be presented at the annual council recognition dinner that will be held on February 17th. Deadline for submissions is January 15th.

2017 Explorer Adviser of the Year Nomination Form


Online registration is now live!

For more information CLICK HERE
If you are interested in joining the council contingent, please fill out a World Jamboree Interest Survey

Details of the 2019 World Jamboree:

- Estimated Cost: $2500

- Dates: July 22 - August 2, 2019 (travel and tours often add a couple days to this time)

- Location: Summit Bechtel Reserve, Glen Jean, WV (about an hour and fifteen minutes south east of Charleston, WV)

- Youth Requirements: Youth must have been born between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005 (i.e. you will be age 14-17 by the time of the
Jamboree). If a youth is older than this, they can investigating working on Jamboree staff at the link below.

- Other details (cost, travel, etc.): This information will be shared as we retain information from National and organize details of the trip with the World Jamboree Committee. It is expected that we will be sending a larger contingent than a typical World Jamboree but still fairly small when compared to a National Jamboree. 



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




Pinewood Derby Kits and Accessories Have Arrived!

Come and get them while they last!

Scout Shop Hours

Monday-Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday and Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
CLOSED on all major holidays

Order of the Arrow Information

2018 Dues Form and 
ThuderCard Applications Now Available!



New items have been highlighted in bright green
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 12-14, 2018Klondike Derby
Feltner 4-H Camp, London
January 13, 2018Lonesome Pine District Polar Bear Splash
Session 1: 10AM-Noon                  Session 2: 1-3PM
Johnson Central High School, Paintsville
January 19-21, 2018Order of the Arrow Indian Winter
Camp McKee

February 3, 2018 and
February 24, 2018

Shawnee District Merit Badge Fair
St. Joseph Catholic Church, Winchester
February 8, 2018Shawnee District Banquet
Owingsville LDS Church
February 17, 2018Council Annual Recognition Banquet
Thomas and King Leadership Conference Center, Georgetown College
March 6, 2018Distinguished Scouter Luncheon
Signature Club, Lexington
April 13-15 ANDApril 27-29, 2018Wood Badge - Premier Adult Leadership Training
Camp McKee
May 12, 2018Bluegrass Blast - Sporting Clays Tournament
Blue Grass Sportsmen's League
July 28-August 5, 2018National Order of the Arrow Conference
Indiana University



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)

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.

Ad Altare Dei Classes

BSA religious award medal, Ad Altare Dei classes are being offered to Roman Catholic Scouts in grades 6-8, starting in January 2018. The purpose of this program is to help Catholic Boy Scouts develop a fully Christian way of life in a faith community. The program focuses on the seven Sacraments of the Church.

All meetings will take place at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Lexington. Meetings will be held Sunday afternoons, twice a month.  There is a limit on the number of scouts that can be enrolled so please contact Mrs. Patton as early as possible   Please note that this program requires independent work outside of class time.

Ad Altare Dei Scout Manuals will be available for purchase at the first meeting. For questions or further information, please contact Donna Patton at dmpat61@gmail.com

Scout Discounts Available

Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 7pm

SCOUTS, Family and Friends save up to $10 per ticket.  
Tickets start at just $14.50 each!
FREE PATCH for each SCOUT with Ticket Purchase
No minimum required, however, a limited number of some amazing SCOUT FAN EXPERIENCE PACKAGES ARE AVAILABLE when you order 50+ paid tickets!
To be considered, your ticket order must be received
by Wednesday, December 20, 2017.  Order early to ensure that your group receives one of these limited packages.
Call Jana at 859.233.4567 ext 3292 for details!!

Sell tickets to members, family and friends at the special Scout rate
(a savings of up to $10 per ticket).
Remember that tickets make great holiday gifts!

Deadline to order and receive tickets by mail is 
Wednesday, January 3.
NO DISCOUNTS after noon on Friday, January 12.
Click HERE for a Seating Chart.  Click HERE for more Scout offers.  
Your password to enter the site is scout, and it is case sensitive.

Click here for your SCOUT ORDER FORM

Saturday, January 27, 2018 @ 7pm

The PBR's (Professional Bull Riders) Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour will bring its thrilling, adrenaline-filled, edge-of-your-seat excitement to Rupp Arena for a one-night event on January 27, 2018. It will be the first time the Velocity Tour has stopped in Lexington.

For one huge night, some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport's toughest athletes. The thrilling 8-second rides and heart-stopping wrecks make the PBR's Velocity Tour one of the most exciting live sporting events to see.

Deadline to order and receive tickets by mail is
Wednesday, January 17.
NO DISCOUNTS after noon on Friday, January 26.
Click HERE for a Seating Chart.  
Click HERE for more Scout offers.  
Your password to enter the site is 
scout, and it is case sensitive.

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).