BSA National Board Approves Membership Resolution
BSA's National Board has approved the new resolution removing the ban on homosexual youth from the national membership standards. The assembled board members voted 61-38 to approve. This decision comes following an extensive listening campaign that gathered input from members, non-members and key community organizations across the nation.
Our Council supports the national board’s decision. We recognize that some of our members will be disappointed with the outcome, but we believe a good partnership does not require full agreement on every societal issue. Most importantly, we can now devote our full attention to providing a great program that helps young people be prepared for life.
Thank you for your support throughout this process, and we look forward to seeing you all at camp!
Read NCAC's official response here or the National media statement here.
Be the First to Hike the History Of Scouting Trail!
The History of Scouting Trail (HOST) is ready and waiting for its very first hikers this Memorial Day weekend. And it's open specifically for NCAC Scouts, Scouters, parents and friends during the first three days of hiking.
Hikes can be done May 25, 26, or 27...but there IS a limited amount of time slots! For more information visit www.BoyScouts-NCAC.org/HOST, and "like" the trail on Facebook!
Do More 24: Sign up and Promote Your 'Good Turn'
NCAC and the Gathering of Eagles have partnered with the United Way of the National Capital Area for "Do More 24!"
It's simple: any Good Turn, any size. Pledge your commitment to do a Good Turn on June 6 share it with us on Facebook or Twitter. Let's start a movement – help us Turn it Forward!
How can you participate? Sign-up today by sending an email to DoMore24@NCACBSA.org, and follow the exciting campaign updates on NCAC's Facebook page.
Help the Good Turn go viral: challenge your friends and family to join you in doing a Good Turn on June 6!
Register for Cub Scout Day Camps Now!
Registration is now open for the 2013 regional Cub Scout day camps! Day camp is a great opportunity for Cub Scouts to experience all that camp has to offer, and come home each night to tell their family all about it. Join us at one of more than 20 regional camps as we explore the excitement and thrills of Wild Western Adventure!
This year’s fees for day camp are $205 per Scout (after May 17). Financial assistance is available in some cases by submitting a camper aid application, available from your district professional.
Join Scouting Night Training
Do you have all the tools you need to run a successful Join Scouting Night? Get your program year off to a great start; plan to attend a JSN training near you and get the supplies you need plus personal training and tips from other leaders to make sure your JSN is a success! To find a course near you and register, click here.
HOST Trail Opening
First Annual NCAC-VOA Picnic