Program Planning for October 2024

Things to Remember This Month:

  • Train New and Incoming and Returning Unit Leaders
  • Register for National Youth Leadership Training
  • Cub Advancement Resources Help Parents Lead and Succeed
  • Set Friends of Scouting Presentation Date

October Council Events

Merit Badge Summit

October 26

Your opportunity to complete the requirements for a wide range of merit badges.


Trail Blazer Adventure Camp

October 4 – 6

The Order of the Arrow invites you to attend a fun-filled weekend including BBs, archery, games, and more.



Oct. 11-13, 18-20, 25-27

Spooky-ree is a fantastic fall camping adventure for the whole family, filled with crafts, games, shooting sports, and more.


Wood Badge

Fall Course

BSA’s premier leadership training course, providing training on modern leadership skills for all Scout leaders.


Youth Protection Seminar

October 10

Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides the new Scouts BSA youth with basic Scout skills, and a weekend of fun!


Cub Leader Training

Look for live and in person Cub Leader Training programs – these are great for teams from a Pack to gather together, learn, and share ideas.


Council Coordinated Meeting

October 16

Strategic meeting of District Operating Committee Chairs and District leadership.


October Planning Items

Advancement Resources for Leaders and Parents

By now, you’re really into Handbook Advancement and Adventures. The link below will take you to resource pages for all of those Adventures, and give you – and the parents in your Den – helpful information to be great leaders of your Scouts. Each Adventure resource page has the Den Leader Guide Plan, simpler “streamlined” plans for most “required” adventures, and similar simple “family led” plans for every Adventure. Plus all of the native content from “Scouting on Demand”, and even more videos (like BSA videos en español) and resource links to keep you smarter than your Scout. and

Internet Charter Renewal

Every Scouting unit must recharter with the Boy Scouts of America annually. The charter renewal is done online in order to simplify and expedite this process. The online process will be available on October 1st. Be sure your Unit’s Internet Recharter Roster to be up to date by checking all your youth and adults and adding any new participant applications.