MUST KNOW:

Scoutbook Subscriptions will be free starting Jan. 1, 2019!

In an effort to drive program consistency and deeper engagement with our youth and leaders, the BSA is pleased to announce that Scoutbook subscriptions will be free to all BSA units effective January 1, 2019.

Scoutbook is an online unit management tool that ensures that Scouts, leaders, and parents never miss a Scouting moment — from tracking advancements to milestone achievements along the Scouting adventure.

When councils with Scoutbook accounts for their units — as well as units with a current Scoutbook account — need to renew these subscriptions this fall, they will not pay any renewal fees effective September 1, 2018.

Essentially, units (or councils paying for their units) can renew Scoutbook subscriptions in September, October, November, or December 2018 at no cost.

For units currently without a Scoutbook account, they can begin their free Scoutbook unit subscription on January 1, 2019.

For more information about this announcement — including the answers to some frequently asked questions — check out Scouting magazine's "Bryan on Scouting" blog. Plus, here's a chart showing the difference between the current Scoutbook and Scoutbook Lite, which will be rolled out later this year with a new user experience, as well as the Scouting app:


NICE TO KNOW:

Share This 2019 WSJ Video With Your Council's Scouts!

Your next BIG adventure awaits at the 24th World Scout Jamboree! Watch this video to see why attending the World Scout Jamboree is a REALY BIG DEAL!

Scouts from all over the world are inviting YOU to be a part of something BIG next summer, and here are a few more reasons why you don't want to miss it:

  • It’s the first time since 1967, the World Scout Jamboree will be held in the United States!
  • The World Scout Jamboree will change your life and create new/incredible global opportunities for you in the future!
  • Be a part of welcoming the world to West Virginia by joining the USA Contingent!

Sign up today and tell anyone looking to meet new friends from over 160 countries that attending the WSJ as a youth in the United States is a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Here’s what you can do to help spread the word:

  • Show the video to Scouts at your next Scout Meeting.
  • Share the video and wsj2019.us on all of your social media channels. #wsj2019usa @wsj2019usa
  • If you’re already registered, please forward this email to five friends who need to be introduced to the world!

For questions, please email uscontingent2019@scouting.org.