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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Unit Meeting Guidelines during COVID-19

August 10, 2020   Quapaw Area Council; Boy Scouts of America Risk Management Unit Meeting Guidelines, Fall 2020 COVID 19 Guidelines   Preliminary Comments: The Council office has received questions about how to proceed with the Scouting program at the unit level this Fall.  Unfortunately, there are no perfect answers.  This should be obvious to […]

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Foothills District Service to Others project

From the beginning, Scouting has been all about service to others, often during times of trouble.  The Scout Slogan: “Do a Good Turn Daily” says it all.  Selling war savings stamps during World War I, supporting Scouting for Food, and participating in Service to America projects to combat hunger, homelessness, inadequate housing, and poor health […]

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It’s a great time to work on Religious Emblems!

Are you looking for awards to complete on your as part of your Boy Scouting experience? In support of Protestant youth, Programs of Religious Activities With Youth (P.R.A.Y.), have developed additional resources for families and youth to aid in completion of religious emblems at home and foster their faith formation during this time of social […]

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2021 Family Friends of Scouting Patch Contest

Update: The deadline for entries has now been extended to September 11, 2020 The Quapaw Area Council is having a contest to design the patch for our 2021 Family Friends of Scouting campaign. There will be one winner, one patch for the entire Council. The patch will be used as part of the recognition items. […]

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Can Units Go Camping?

What should a unit do that wants to plan an activity? The BSA recently released this Decision Guide to help you think through that decision.  The CDC has provided some great considerations for youth camping. Of course, the most important source for guidance on camping should always be the Arkansas State Dept of Health. Another […]

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Summer Camp Cancelled / Mystery Camp Registration Open

Statement regarding Camp Rockefeller Scouts BSA Resident Camp (Summer Camp) The safety of our Scouting Family is our top priority. After a very in-depth review of the State directives for operating overnight camps, the recommendation from our Council Health and Safety committee and our Camping Task force is to cancel Camp Rockefeller Scouts BSA Resident […]

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