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Cornerstone District

Welcome to the Cornerstone District! Cornerstone encompasses Benton County in Northwest Arkansas including the larger cities of Bentonville, Rogers and Siloam Springs.  We invite all boys from ages 7 - 18 and their parents to get involved and be a part of Scouting.

District Leadership

  • Distrcit Director -- Michael BonessExternal Link
  • District Commissioner -- Ron Raby
  • District Chairman -- Chris Turner

The District Committee meets at Central United Methodist Church - 2535 West New Hope, Rogers on the first Thursday of every month @ 6:00

The District Roundtable is  held at Central United Methodist Church - 2535 West New Hope, Rogers on the first Thursday of every month @ 7:00

District Headlines

Cornerstone Camporee Info

October 31st – November 2nd, 2014 Farmland between Vaughn and Centerton. Cost: $10 per participant This year's Fall Camporee will be an opportunity for each troop to show off their favorite scouting skills or activities! Troop activities should be something interactive, informative and FUN. Be creative!!

2014 Twilight Camp achievements

Thank you for helping make Twilight Camp so successful this year! We had a great week and hope all your Scouts did too. We are looking forward to 2015 Twilight Camp, be looking for more information around February time frame.

Cornerstone 2014 Fall Camporee Preparation

This Year's Fall Camporee with be an opportunity for every troop to demonstrate some of their favorite scouting skills and activities. Show off what your troop likes to do at the 2014 fall camporee! Your troop activity should be something that can be interactive for other scouts to learn from, participate in, or just to have fun.

Keynote Lecture featuring Richard Louv at Crystal Bridges

World-renowned author and Kansas City native, Richard Louv, talks about his latest book, The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder, which offers a new vision of the future in which our lives are as immersed in nature as they are in technology.

Feb District Committee and Roundtable meetings

Due to weather and the conditions of many of the roads, the Cornerstone District Roundtable scheduled for, February 6 has been postponed until next Thursday night February 13. Please put this change on your calendar and pass the word to those that are not signed in on the council email.

Cornerstone District Family Friends of Scouting Campaign

Want to receive FREE RANK BADGES for your unit? Read more to find out how!

2013 Advancements - Online Entry Deadline

Attention all Units! Please remember that if a Scout's advancement was earned in 2013, it must be entered into the BSA Online Advancement system before the end of December 2013!

BSA Training Codes

If you've ever seen a council or unit training report that lists course codes instead of the names of the classes, you know the codes are difficult to interpret.

Eagle Scouts - VFW Scout of the Year Scholarships

Annually, the Veterans of Foreign Wars recognizes three individuals: Eagle Scouts, Venture Silver Award recipients or Sea Scout Quartermasters who have risen above their peers in exemplifying the exceptional qualities of that rank

Cooking, Sustainability merit badges to become Eagle-required

Sustainability and Cooking merit badges will join the list of Eagle-required merit badges over the next 14 months, the Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board announced on Oct 17th. Sustainability, a new merit badge, will join Environmental Science as an Eagle Scout option after its debut at the 2013 jamboree. Cooking, meanwhile, will become Eagle-required as of Jan. 1, 2014

BSA to use Scout Oath and Scout Law for all programs

It’s official: The resolution to move to one Oath and Law for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity, Sea Scouts, and Venturing was approved this morning (10/17) by the Boy Scouts of America’s executive board.

New Scout Discount from Office Depot

Office Depot is providing a discount card that is available for all BSA members to use. This card can be shared with other troop leaders or volunteers that are buying office products for the scouts at a 10% discount off of store retail pricing.

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