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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Council Service Center & Scout Shop Opening in a Modified Format

The Quapaw Area Council is Here for You For the safety of our employees, volunteers, and members, the Quapaw Area Council shall support local government and community efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Quapaw Area Council Scout Service Center Beginning Wednesday, May 20th and until further notice, the Quapaw Area Council will open in […]

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Delayed Start to Camp Rockefeller due to COVID-19

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Our aims are character development, leadership development, citizenship training and personal fitness. Central among the various methods that we use to […]

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Sustain Scouting and get CARES Act Federal Deduction

We hope that you and your family continue to remain safe during this national health crisis. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as we navigate these difficult times. We wanted to let you know that the Quapaw Area Council is continuing to work to deliver quality programming to our Scouting families. We know that […]

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Scouts Tell Hunger to Take a Hike!

The Quapaw Area Council, in cooperation with the Arkansas Food Bank and the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas, held their first annual Scouting For Food campaign earlier this month. Scout Executive/CEO Marcal Young reported that over 400 Scouts and Scouters collected over 13,000 pounds of food across 39 counties of Arkansas, contributing over 2000 service […]

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