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Amazon Smile 2017

#StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/71-0236862 for your holiday gifts and Amazon donates to Westark Area Council Boy Scouts of America

What is the 24th World Scout Jamboree?

The World Scout Jamboree is the largest camping event organized by the World Organization of the Scout Movement, gathering as many as 50,000 Scouts and leaders from 169 National Scout Organizations. The 24th World Scout Jamboree is co‐hosted by Scouts Canada, Association de Scouts de Mexico and the Boy Scouts of America. The last time the United States hosted a WSJ was in 1967 in Idaho.

Message from the Council Commissioner on Rechartering

As you work on rechartering your unit, there are a few policy changes and Internet Rechartering enhancements that I would like you to be aware of.

BSA Expands Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts Programs to Welcome Girls

The BSA's board of directors has unanimously approved welcoming girls into our Cub Scouts program and delivering a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout.

Chris Daughtrey Selected as Scout Executive of the Westark Area Council

Congratulations to Chris Daughtrey, who will serve as Scout Executive of the Westark Area Council, effective November 1, 2017.

Youth Protection Training Video Available for Units on the Council's You Tube Page

The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. All adult volunteers are required to take Youth Protection Training. In order to help facilitate this training, we have made the Youth Protection Training video available over at the Council's You Tube page. Read the article for the link.

Limited time OA Oak Leaf All Event Pass

Limited time discount when signing up for all of next year's OA events


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