Program Planning for November 2024

Things to Remember This Month:

  • Schedule Scout Sabbath and Scout Sundays
  • Select Arrow of Light-to-Scouts BSA Transition Chairs

November Council Events

Conservation Weekend

November 8-10

19 Merit Badges will be offered, including a conservation-themed workshop to learn how to execute and document a conservation project.


NYLT: National Youth Leadership Training

November 23-26 & December 7-8

Six-day advanced leadership course designed to teach Scouts skills to be better leaders.


Wilderness First Aid

3-Part Course: November 3, 7, and 16

Provides a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care.



Training Extravaganza

November 9

Details to come.


November Planning Items

Plans and Help for Leading Cub Adventures

Part of the Council Cub Advancement page resources are plans and ideas to help lead Cub Scout Adventures.  This will start with “mixed rank” plans for most “required” adventures so those dens can go and grow.  In the Rank by Rank pages, you’ll find ideas, videos, and other helpful hints in the Adventure by Adventure pages for all ranks.

It’s Time to Renew Your Charter

Every Scout Unit operates under an Annual Charter Agreement, and all registered Scouts and Leaders must renew annually by paying National BSA dues for the upcoming calendar year. The process of Charter Renewal (also known as Recharter) begins in October and data entry for Recharter can now be done 100% online through and the Internet Advancement 2.0 portal, which has a “Recharter” link from October through December (or shortly thereafter). The system lets you enter new members, renew current members and update information for any registrant.

For assistance or more information, see the link below or call the Program Center at 770-989-8820.

Crossover is Coming – Have Arrow of Light Den Activities With Troops

One of the goals of the Fifth Grade Arrow of Light advancement program is to prepare Scouts for their transition into Scouts BSA. Packs and troops should work together to ensure that every Arrow of Light Scout has the opportunity to join a troop. Troops can provide opportunities for those 5th Grade Scouts and their parents to become familiar with their program through special open houses and outdoor activities – many troops will hold more than one outdoor event with a pack. Those dens may also have the opportunity to observe troops in action at district events. The cooperative effort of Troop and Pack gives Cub Scouts and their families an awareness of the troop program, troop leadership and advancement opportunities. More at

Silver Beaver Nominations

The Silver Beaver Award is the highest recognition a Council can bestow on an adult volunteer leader. Don’t miss the opportunity to nominate a fellow Scouter for this award. Awards are presented at the Council Recognition Reception in March. Silver Beaver Nominations are due November 20. Nomination form at