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Scouts BSA Office Hours - Virtual updates by National Scouts BSA Committee

WHERE: All program updates are posted to this BSA webpage. Scouts BSA updates are also listed on its own page, which includes recordings of Scouts BSA Office hours.

WHAT: Recordings of the National Scouts BSA Committee live-streaming discussion of updates and taking audience questions.

2019-04-18 Inaugural Scouts BSA Office Hours session, Scouters had an opportunity to have their questions answered by subject matter experts from the National Scouts BSA Committee. Topics included:

  • helping new Scouts advance in rank
  • reinforcing the patrol method
  • preparing for weekend overnight outdoor experiences
  • growing your new Scouts BSA Troop

2020-02-06 No recording attached, Scouters and Senior Patrol Leaders had an opportunity to have their questions answered by subject matter experts from the National Scouts BSA Committee, topics included:

  • Advancement
  • Leadership Development
  • Program
  • Patrols

2020-05-21 COVID-19, Scouters and Senior Patrol Leaders had an opportunity to have their questions answered by subject matter experts from the National Scouts BSA Committee, topics included:

  • Advancement
  • Leadership Development
  • Troop Operations

2020-08-06 page w/ link, Scouters and Senior Patrol Leaders had an opportunity to have their questions answered by subject matter experts from the National Scouts BSA Committee, topics included:

  • COVID-19 Eagle Time extensions request
  • Diversity & Inclusion Advancement changes
  • Recruiting Ideas
  • Female Troop Support

2020-11-12 page w/ link, Scouters and Senior Patrol Leaders had an opportunity to have their questions answered by subject matter experts from the National Scouts BSA Committee, topics included:

  • COVID-19 time extensions request
  • Diversity Equity & Inclusion Advancement and Merit Badge updates
  • Preparing for Arrow of Light Crossover
  • Inaugural Class of Eagle Scouts
  • Retaining and Recruiting Scouts during COVID-19
  • Program Resources

Does anyone know when the next one is and how we can attend?

The Scouts BSA Program Updates page does not appear to have an email notification signup link. Scouts BSA Advancement News, December 2020 makes no mention of Diversity Equity and Inclusion requirements or merit badge. Absent a rigorous search of multiple Scouts BSA web sources the best bet would be to frequently check the Scouts BSA Program Updates page and your council web page starting January 1, 2021.

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Office Hours are run quarterly and invitations are sent to troop leaders and Commissioners. Please make sure you are registered in my.scouting as a troop leader or commissioner and your email address is current.

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