Summer of Service
Join Scouting families across the country in a spirited Summer of Service! As we have throughout our history, Scouting families are answering the call to work together in service of the greater good. From public health drives, to caring for the environment, to assisting neighbors in need, Scouts have always been a force for positivity and goodness in our communities. Now more than ever, our world needs that Scouting spirit once again. Let’s step up! Together, we can answer the call to make a positive impact in our neighborhoods and communities. Join us today, with projects big or small, in a Summer of Service!
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Sponsored by Michele Pyle and Mid America Arms
Put your shooting skills to the test and join us for our Pistol Competition!! When not on the range competing there will also be sporting arrows, slack-line, Law enforcement displays, airsoft range and more!
Spaces for only 100 competitors!* 50 in Group A and 50 in Group B.
$20 to register by May 12 and$25 after (scholarships available). Fee covers all ammo, targets, pizza lunch, and event t-shirt.
Explorers, Venturers, and Sea Scouts
ONLY 100 Spots!
***Check back! 2022 Event date to be announced soon!***
Taste of Venturing
Join in the fun at Taste of Venturing!
Whether you camp with your unit for the weekend or come out just for the day, its going to be an action packed weekend of fun at Warren Levis!
The event is packed with activities including:
- Shooting sports - rifles, pistols and more
- Climbing - crate stacking, bouldering wall
- Lake Activities
- STEM fun
- Silk Screening
This event is open to all Venturers and Scouts BSA Scouts aged 14 or 13 and have in 8th grade (great recruiting opportunity) and older!
***Check back! 2022 event date to be announced soon!***
VSOA Celebration Event
The Venturing & Sea Scouting Officers Association recently held its annual Recognition Event!
This event celebrates Ventures & Sea Scouts who have earned various awards over the past year as well as both youth and adult leaders who go above and beyond for the programs.
View the program booklet by clicking on the cover below to learn more about this year's recipients as well as the Venturing & Sea Scouting Officers Association!
Scouting For Food
Scouting for Food
What started as an Eagle Scout project by a St. Louis Area Scout has grown into one of the largest single-day food drives in the country!
Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Scouts were able to make a big impact in 2020. Over $50,000 dollars was raised which equals approximately 200,000 meals provided to local families in need. We were also able to collect and donate over 145,000 food items to local pantries.
2021 Drive Details
Bag distribution day will be November 13th with collection being one week later on the 20th.
Check back for the 2021 Leader Guide and other drive details!
Thank you to our 2021 Sponsor:
Winter Wonderland Nights
What is it?
Join us at the Beaumont Scout Reservation as we deck the halls! Outdoor light displays, holiday crafts, games, and a visit from Santa are just a few of the holiday themed activities we have in store for your Scouts and family!
***Check back! 2021 dates and time will be released soon!***
Memorial Day Good Turns
Memorial Day Good Turn
Scouts of all ages are invited to participate in the Memorial Day Good Turn. For more than six decades, approximately 5,000 Scouts have gathered at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery prior to Memorial Day to decorate each of the 150,000 graves with an American Flag. This tradition is one of the longest running Memorial Day events within the Boy Scouts of America.
The Jewish Committee on Scouting is also proud to hold a Memorial Day Good Turn Event at eight local Jewish cemeteries. For more information on this good turn please CLICK HERE.
Thank you to everyone who came out and made this a huge success in 2021! Check back after the first of the year for 2022 event details!
ABOUT MEMORIAL DAY GOOD TURN
For more than six decades, approximately 5,000 Scouts have gathered at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery prior to Memorial Day to decorate each of the 150,000 graves with an American Flag. The tradition is one of the longest running Memorial Day events within the Boy Scouts of America.
The public is welcome to attend the event. Scouts from across the council assemble at the National Guard base and march into the cemetery where they proceed to the main flagpole near the center of the cemetery for an assembly and ceremony. A surprise guest speaker addresses the crowd.
Scouts honor those who served our country by raising the American Flag and then lowering it to half-mast as Scout buglers play “Taps.” Scouts who earned the rank of Eagle Scout- the highest rank in Scouting- during the past year serve as the color guard. Scouts and leaders then decorate each grave in the cemetery with a small American Flag.
It takes just two hours for Scouts to place more than 150,000 flags, which are provided by the cemetery.
In 1866, Jefferson Barracks was established as a national cemetery and today is one of the oldest interment sites of the National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.