Weekly Blue Grass Council Newsletter

 Blue Grass Council, BSA

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

If you need to contact the Scout Shop, 

their new phone number is 859-276-3760


Requirements to be considered "TRAINED" for
specific positions have changed
Download the new requirements HERE

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




Summer Camp Leader Guide Now Available

***Second installment payments are due April 15***

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 for more information


July 21-26, 2019

National Youth Leadership Training

Now taking Applications!
Download Yours Here


Join us for the following fundraising events

Be sure to print the above coupon and have it with you when you order
Visit anytime April 12-14, 2019

Click the picture above for more information


NEW items have been highlighted in bright green
Updated items have been highlighted in orange
Click on the blue 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 30-31, 2019Wilderness First Aid Training
Lexington Fire Training Academy
April 6, 2019UK SME Merit Badge Fair - Registration ends soon - Register now
University of Kentucky
April 12-14, 2019Palisades District Spring Family Campout
Garrard County Park
April 13, 2019BALOO/IOLS Training
Camp McKee
April 13, 2019Wood Badge / NYLT Reunion Dinner
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Sir Barton Way, Hamburg, Lexington
April 13, 2019Elkhorn District Pinewood Derby
Faith Baptist Church, Georgetown
April 14, 2019Cub Scout Shooting Sports Range Operator Training
Camp McKee
April 20, 2019Commissioners College
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Sir Barton Way, Hamburg, Lexington
April 26-28, 2019Lake Cumberland District Spring Cub Family Campout
Pulaski County Park
April 26-28, 2019Lonesome Pine District Spring Cub Family Campout
April 26-28, 2019Mountain Laurel District Spring Cub Family Campout
April 26-28, 2019Shawnee District Spring Cub Family Campout
Camp McKee
April 26-28, 2019Order of the Arrow Conclave
Camp Roy C. Manchester, Land Between the Lakes
May 3-5, 2019Scoutish Games
Camp McKee
May 10-12, 2019Spring AdVENTURE (for Venture Scouts)
Camp McKee
May 17-18, 2019Merit Badge Fair 
University of Pikeville
May 18, 2019Bluegrass Blast Sporting Clays Event
Lexington Sportsmen's League, Midway
June 15, 2019Barrels and Bottles of the Bluegrass
Parrish Hill Farm, Versailles



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:
Special Offers for Scouts
State Senate Page Info
Pillowcase Project 
Rupp Arena Event Ticket Discounts for Scouts

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor Bronze Sponsor
For more information on how to become a sponsor, contact Jessica Moses at jessica.moses@scouting.org