From Orphan to Eagle – Hope from the Brink

Like most new Eagle Scouts, Caleb Powell and his family were very proud as he received his Eagle award at his Court of Honor. Smiles and congratulations filled the room and pictures aplenty were taken, but for Caleb, the trail to Eagle was unusual. Only four years earlier, he was in an orphanage in China […]

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New Council Calendar and Event Registration Available

As part of an effort to improve the online experience for our volunteers and parents, Tentaroo has been replaced with a new event registration system from Black Pug software. Phase 1 has been completed which includes a new integrated council and district calendar which includes meetings and events. Selecting an item on the calendar will […]

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Meet our new Scout Executive Marcal Young

On June 19th, the Qupaw Area Council selection committee, headed by Council President Dr. David Briscoe, named Marcal Young as the new Scout Executive, replacing John Carman who retired on June 30. Marcal began his tenure as Scout Executive on August 1. Marcal began his Scouting career as a district executive at New Orleans Area […]

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Ouachita and Pinnacle District Expo registration now available

Make plans to participate in the Ouachita and Pinnacle Districts combined EXPO on Saturday, August 18th from 10:00 am-1:00 pm. This is an event to help promote Scouting to the public. Packs, Troops, and Crews are asked to bring a display/demonstration to the EXPO. You choose what you want to do- cook, tie knots, float […]

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Join Scouting Night 2018 promises to be the biggest ever!

What has become the biggest night of the year in the Quapaw Area Council promises to be bigger than ever in 2018. While the last several years have seen us recruit over 3,000 new Cub Scouts in one night, this year’s Join Scouting Night should be the largest because of two very important changes: the […]

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Scout Executive John Carman to Retire June 30

After 21 years as our council’s Scout Executive, John Carman will retire June 30th. John is the longest serving Scout Executive in the history of our council. John came to our council in 1997 after serving 4 years in the council in Louisville, Kentucky followed by 10 years in the Circle Ten Council in Dallas including […]

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Don’t Miss Cub Scout Day Camp!!

Cub Training

It’s almost summer and that means….Day Camp!!! Here is a list of each Day Camp / Twilight Camp by District: Crowley’s Ridge June 12-15 Jonesboro/Paragould Form Crowley’s Ridge June 18-21 Forrest City Form Foothills June 6-9 Damascus Family Form Pack Form Ouachita (Twilight) June 11-15 Bryant Form Ouachita (Twilight) June 18-22 Hot Springs Form Pinnacle […]

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May-June 2018 issue of the Scouter newsletter

The May-June 2018 issue of the Quapaw Area Council newsletter, the Scouter, is now available and can be downloaded here. 2018 May Jun Scouter In this issue: John Carman Retirement New Program Name and Campaign Upcoming Events Preparing for Join Scouting Night Tank is Getting Greasy National Youth Leadership Training Program Preview Coming in June […]

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Chainsaw Safety Workshop – June 21, 2018

DATE: June 21st 2018 LOCATION:  Gus Blass Scout Reservation Reynolds Scout Training Center  38 Hall Hendren Ln. Damascus, Ar. 72039   This workshop is free to participants, primarily aimed at forest landowners, emergency responders, and anyone who operates a chainsaw. This course covers all aspects for BSA certification requirements and is a requirement to run […]

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