Foothills District News – May-June 2021

The Foothills District continues to shine as we move into 2021 and the promise of greater things ahead! This section of the newsletter will focus on all that’s happening in our neck of the woods. Cub Day Camp Info Cub Scout Day Camp is ON for this year!!! Our “Weird Science” Day Camp will be […]

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Ouachita District News – May-June 2021

Upcoming Events: May 6th, 2021 – District Committee Meeting May 6th, 2021 – District Roundtable Meeting June 3rd, 2021 – District Committee Meeting June 3th, 2021 – District Roundtable   All Ouachita Scoutmasters and Assistance Scoutmasters are encouraged to attend Pinnacle District’s IOLS training, which will be held May 14th-15th at Maumelle Park in Little […]

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Updated COVID-19 Statement

Statement on COVID-19 Regarding Meetings and Events – Updated April 1, 2021 The safety of our Scouts, volunteers, employees, and communities is our top priority. The Quapaw Area Council will continue to require masks and social distancing in our Council Service Center, Scout Shop, Camp Rockefeller and at all Council and District events until further […]

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Dr. Jinnings Burruss earns Certified Executive Chef recognition

Congratulations to Dr. W. Jinnings Burruss for obtaining his World Chefs Certified Executive Chef credential! Jinnings has served as the Executive Chef for Camp Rockefeller for many years and is instrumental in making the food at Camp Rockefeller a cut above, but now he has earned this credential from the World Chefs Association. The holder […]

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COVID-19 Vaccination Availability for BSA Volunteers and Staff

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded the definition of “essential workers” to incorporate out-of-school time workers, including camp “staff.” To support that move, the CDC recently made changes to their website to explicitly list camp staff in Phase 1b of their vaccination prioritization. Please note that while the CDC has recommended that […]

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How to Watch the Volunteer Recognition Event

Thank you for your interest in this year’s Quapaw Area Council Volunteer Recognition Event. We are so thankful that you are going to be joining us as we celebrate the accomplishments of so many during 2020. It really promises to be an extraordinary night! We appreciate your flexibility with this year’s unusual format. To view […]

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Calendar Changes for Early 2021

The following changes to the 2021 calendar have been made in our continuing effort to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic in a way that leans forward but always puts the safety of our Scouts and volunteers first. In light of the recent encouraging news around immunizations, we are extremely optimistic that the we are beginning to […]

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Diana Ashley becomes Quapaw Area Council’s First Female Eagle Scout!

Conway teen Diana Ashley made history on October 1, 2020 when she is became one of the nation’s first female Eagle Scouts – a prestigious achievement attained by some of the country’s most noteworthy figures. Diana is among hundreds of young women who will make up the Inaugural Class of female Eagle Scouts. “Earning the […]

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2020 Silver Beaver Nominations Now Open

The Quapaw Area Council Advancement and Recognition Committee would like to formally announce the opening of the Silver Beaver Award nominations. The Silver Beaver Award was introduced in 1931 and is a council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered Scouters who have made an impact on […]

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Conway Girl Completes Eagle Scout Project

On August 4, Diana Ashley (17) completed one more major step toward fulfilling a lifelong dream: becoming an Eagle Scout. Diana led a project to build a fire pit with a paver stone circle and a Screenings foundation at the First Baptist Church of Conway. Diana and the volunteers who helped her spent over 175 […]

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