Weekly Blue Grass Council Newsletter

Wednesday, September 12, 2018


Upcoming Deadlines / What's New

Today is the last day to register online for the Order of the Arrow Induction this weekend.


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

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. 


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.


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

Becoming an Eagle Scout is its own reward.

Earning a college scholarship because you’re an Eagle Scout? That’s like a reward on top of a reward.

The National Eagle Scout Association will award nearly $700,000 in scholarships to more than 150 Eagle Scouts based on their academic performance, Scouting background, college plans and financial need.

The window for the latest round of National Eagle Scout Association scholarships will close for good on Oct. 31, 2018.

Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail on July 15, 2019, and money will be disbursed to these deserving Eagle Scouts in fall 2019.

These scholarships reward the best of the best, and they are extremely competitive. About 3 percent of the expected 5,000 applicants will receive a scholarship.

If you’re an Eagle Scout between your senior year of high school and junior year of college, you’ll want to apply and give yourself a chance at earning some cash for college.

Read on for more details, and be sure to consult this list of FAQs if you still have questions.

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.

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


Order of the Arrow Information

2018 Dues Form and 
ThunderCard Applications Now Available!

Scout Shop Hours Extended on Saturdays during September

During the month of September the Scout Shop Saturday hours will be 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Stop by for all your Scouting needs!


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.

September 14-15, 2018BALOO Training
Eubank City Park
September 21-23, 2018Palisades District Cub Fall Family Campout
Battlefield Park, Richmond
September 21-23, 2018Lake Cumberland District Cub Fall Family Campout
Conley Bottom Resort and Campground
September 21-23, 2018Elkhorn District Cub Fall Family Campout
Scott County Park
September 21-23, 2018Lonesome Pine District Cub Scout Fall Family Campout
Breaks Interstate Park, VA
September 28-30, 2018Shawnee District Boy Scout Camporee
Cummins Nature Preserve
October 5-7, 2018Webelos Woods Weekend
Camp McKee
October 12-13, 2018BALOO Training
Camp McKee
October 12-14, 2018SM/SA Leader Specific Training and
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training

Camp McKee
October 26-28, 2018Cub Scout McKee Fall Adventure - More information will be available soon!
Camp McKee
October 26-28, 2018Boy Scout KCA Coal Camporee
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
February 23, 2019Annual Council Recognition Banquet - Georgetown
CLICK HERE to download a Silver Beaver Nomination Form




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.

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.

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.
, 2018.  

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

Thursday, December 6

Trans-Siberian Orchestra's annual November-December multi-sensory extravaganza, which sells out venues year after year, has cemented the group's status as a must-attend, multi-generational holiday tradition. For this year's 20th-anniversary tour, fans will be delighted with the presentation of TSO's unforgettable "THE GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS EVE," which features founder/composer/lyricist Paul O'Neill's timeless story of a runaway who finds her way into a mysterious, abandoned theater. 

Based on TSO's multi-platinum DVD and long-running PBS fundraiser, "THE GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS EVE," the rock opera features such enduring fan-favorites as "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24," "O' Come All Ye Faithful," "Good King Joy," "Christmas Canon," "Music Box Blues," "Promises to Keep," and "This Christmas Day." 2018's tour will also boast a rousing second set containing more of TSO's greatest hits and fan-pleasers.

Click here for your SCOUT ORDER FORM

No minimum required; Avoid the Ticketmaster Fees


CLICK HERE for a Seating Chart.  
For more great SCOUT discount offers, please clickHERE.
The password to enter the site is scout and it is case sensitive.