A Life Shaped by Scouting: Dr. David Briscoe

Dr. David Briscoe was born and raised in the rural community of Mars Hill, NC. Though he was growing up in the segregated south in the 50’s and 60’s, he said it wasn’t quite as turbulent as other places because “we were all farmers, and we helped each other.” As the youngest of nine children, […]

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True Brotherhood Knows No Color – 1930s

This is the second article in a series for Black History Month. The first article can be found here.  As early as 1930 the first known African American Arrowmen were inducted into the Owasippe lodge of the Chicago Area Council and became members of the Takodah chapter. During this time, OA chapters were segregated as […]

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Origins of Scouting in the African American Community – 1910-29

Integrated Boy Scout Troop circa 1915

When Scouting started, racial segregation had long been an accepted legal and social practice throughout the United States. Schools, churches, restaurants, movie theaters, public restrooms – even baseball teams – had separate facilities for blacks and whites. Separate but equal was a legal doctrine that justified separation by race and police enforced the law in […]

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Landon Greer Recognized for Quick Action at Philmont

On July 1, 2019, Landon Greer and his Philmont crew had just finished hiking down Trail Peak enroute to Bear Caves when a sudden thunderstorm began dumping rain and hail on them. At the same time, the temperature dropped 35-40 degrees into the lower 40’s. The crew took shelter for approximately an hour before conditions […]

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Week 4 added to Camp Rockefeller Schedule!

BIG NEWS!! Due to Overwhelming Response for this summer’s Camp Rockefeller we have just decided to ADD WEEK 4!!! It will be held from Jun 26-Jul 2 and it is now open for reservations with a $200 deposit. All campsites are open so get your deposit down soon as sites are assigned based on date […]

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Beaver Day 2022 News!!

ANNOUNCING – BEAVER DAY AT CAMP! QUAPAW AREA COUNCIL, BSA ANNUAL CAMP CLEAN UP/FIX UP WEEKEND WILL BE SATURDAY, MARCH  19th 2022 YOU’RE INVITED TO COME CAMPING AND JOIN IN THE SCOUTING FELLOWSHIP AS WE OPEN CAMP FOR ANOTHER GREAT CAMPING SEASON BRING YOUR LIMB-LOPPERS, SHOVELS, RAKES, LEAF BLOWERS, PRESSURE WASHERS, GLOVES & ENERGY! LUNCH […]

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Tips on Dealing with Online Training Issues

We have received some support calls here at the office with folks who are having trouble completing some of the online training modules. Sometimes this may involve a module that will not show as completed even though they’ve gone all the way through it. Other times it may be an issue with the module not […]

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Shanna Richardson selected as Scout Executive

The Selection committee of the Council announced Shanna Richardson as Scout Executive of the Quapaw Area Council in Little Rock, Arkansas, effective January 16, 2022. Marcal Young is retiring Dec 31st after a 40 year career with the BSA. Shanna began her Scouting career in 2001 as a Scoutreach Professional at the Trapper Trails Council […]

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Get Hooked on Scouting!

Sign up to be a first-time Cub Scout and get your own free fishing rod and reel. Then come join us at a fishing derby near you on Sept 11 between 9-3 (come and go)! Locations: Conway Station Park – Conway Sunset Park – Benton Craighead Forest – Jonesboro Searcy City Lake – Searcy MLK Park […]

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Merit Badge University back online

Once again, Scouts from the Quapaw Area Council and surrounding areas will have the opportunity to complete up to three of over 25 merit badges being offered at Merit Badge University. This year’s MBU is once again being conducted virtually. Once again, Mr. Jim Britt is coordinating this year’s event.

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