Weekly Blue Grass Council Newsletter

 Blue Grass Council, BSA

Wednesday, November 7, 2018


Upcoming Deadlines / What's New

The Kentucky State University Environmental Sciences Merit Badge Fair that was scheduled for October 27 has been rescheduled for November 17.
Registrations are still open.
CLICK HERE for more information or to register.

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

Commissioners College
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Christ Church United Methodist
4614 Brownsboro Road
Louisville, KY  40207

Click here for more information and to register

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


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!


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.

November 9, 2018Be Prepared Gala and Auction
The Grand Reserve, Lexington
November 17, 2018Environmental Sciences Merit Badge Fair
Kentucky State University Environmental Education and Research Center
December 1, 2018Order of the Arrow Winter Banquet
Camp McKee
January 25-27, 2018Elkhorn District Klondike Derby
Flat Run Veterans Park, Cynthiana
February 23, 2019Annual Council Recognition Banquet - Georgetown
CLICK HERE to download a Silver Beaver Nomination Form



Join us in the beautiful Florida Keys to learn with experienced and informed Scouters with ample time to enjoy the climate and beauty of the Keys!

Click here to register for the 2019 conferences: http://ScoutingU.kintera.org/FSB2019

 Registration fees:       $495 per conference participant
                                       $300 per non-conference attending spouse

All registrations must be received no later than December 15, 2018.

 A welcome letter with additional conference information will be sent with your registration.

Please note that due to the conference and Sea Base schedule, early arrival and/or late departure might require 

you to find off-site housing.

Questions? Conference-related: 817-430-5303 Facilities-related: 305-393-7374


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)

Participate in the 2018 Lexington 

Veterans Day Parade
If your unit would like to participate in the parade on Saturday, November 10, 
please click the register now button below. 
You will need to know the approximate number of youth and
 adult participants when you register. 
The parade will start promptly at 1:00 pm and will be completed by 2:30 pm.
Register Now

VFW Scout of the Year Scholarships Available

WHO CAN ENTER Scouts who are registered, active members of a Boy or Girl Scout Troop, Venturing Crew, or a Sea Scout Ship who have received the Eagle Scout Award, Girl Scout Gold Award, Venture Summit Award or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award. Scouts must be 15 years of age and have demonstrated practical citizenship in school, scouting and the community. Scouts must be enrolled in high school at the time of selection. Note: All applicants still in high school who reach their 18th birthday during the nomination year remain eligible if otherwise qualified.

HOW TO ENTER Scouts should download and submit a completed VFW Scouting Scholarship form, resume of high school activities, scouting record, community service record and letters of recommendation to a local VFW Post no later than March 1. Note: A Scout can enter through ONE VFW Post only. We have posts in Lexington, Richmond, Winchester, Frankfort, Danville , Mt. Sterling, and Owingsville. 

HOW IT WORKS Local VFW Posts submit their winning candidates with full entry criteria to their respective VFW Department (state) by April 1. Ensure that if a District judging is taking place that entries are forwarded to the District first and that enough time is allotted to ensure that the Department still receives the entry by April 1. From there, the Department selects a winner and forwards the entry to the VFW National Headquarters by May 1 for national-level judging.

Download an application:  https://vfworg-cdn.azureedge.net/-/media/VFWSite/Files/Community/Youth-and-Education/Scout-of-the-Year/ScoutoftheYearBrochureandEntryForm.pdf?la=en&v=1&d=20170706T144306Z

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.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

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 click HERE.
The password to enter the site is scout and it is case sensitive.

April 11-14, 2019

The complete adventure of the Academy Award winning tale will be told live in this production, capturing the dynamic of two royal sisters.  Be a part of Anna's adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter.  Join Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven as they encounter wintry conditions and mystical trolls in a race to bring back summer.  Audiences will get to sing along with such musical masterpieces as "Let It Go," "Do you Want to Build a Snowman?" and "Fixer Upper."  Hosted by Mickey and Minnie, your whole family will be delighted with special appearances by the Disney Princesses, Woody, Buzz, Dory and more.  Experience magic at every turn and create memories to last a lifetime at Disney on Ice presents Frozen - the show worth melting for!


Scouts save up to $18 per ticket!

FREE PATCH for each SCOUT with Ticket Purchase.

A limited number of tickets are available at this price -
order now to ensure availability.

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

Click here for your SCOUT ORDER FORM