What the Council does for the Units

Council Service Center

To help the unit, the council maintains a service center to:

  1. Handle registrations, Boys' Life subscriptions, and special requests to the national office and other organizations.
  2. Maintain a supply of literature, insignia, forms, certificates, etc., needed by the leader to carry out the units program.
  3. Keep records of advancement, membership, training, etc., necessary for unit operation.
  4. Produce frequent newsletters to keep leaders informed of latest local and national Scouting events.
  5. Produce notices, minutes, agendas, etc., for district and council committees that develop programs for leader and unit support.
  6. Handle phone calls and visitors for information related to unit operation and Scouting procedures.
  7. Provide forms, applications, scoreboards, certificates, and literature helpful in unit program.
  8. Produce district and council calendars and schedules, programs, kits, and special aids to assist leaders and their committees.
  9. Make reservations for films, equipment, long-term camping, short-term camps, camporees, jamborees, high-adventure bases, training courses, meetings, Cub Scout leader pow wows, Venturing activities, annual council and district meetings, and unit leader events.

District and Council Activities

Providing the unit with district and council activities and service, the council:

  1. Plans and conducts various types of activities in which units participate, such as Scouting Anniversary Week and Scout shows.
  2. Organizes camporees, Cub Scout day camps, local jamborees, high-adventure trips, and Venturing events, absorbing overhead costs to keep participants' expense to a minimum.
  3. Works with various community groups to arrange for Scout participation in civic affairs and Good Turn projects.
  4. Recruits and trains a corps of commissioners for assisting with unit program and maintaining standards.

Camping and Outdoor Activities

In the field of camping and outdoor activities, the council:

  1. Maintains reservations for year-round camping and Cub Scout family outdoor events. (Our Scout reservations serve as year-round activities, camping, and training centers.)
  2. Offers units the use of equipment for short-term weekend, year-round camping.
  3. Covers costs of camp repairs, replacement, utilities, maintenance, taxes, insurance, and camp ranger. (These and other charges are not paid for by youths' fees.)
  4. Employs full-time rangers for the protection of the reservations and the convenience of units using facilities. (They keep these facilities available at all times.)
  5. Provides campers' savings cards, unit leaders' guidebook, camp slides, folders, literature, and other aids to help units with their outdoor program.
  6. Provides scholarships or "camperships" for Scouts who need help to have a summertime camp experience.
  7. Offers units the high adventure of Philmont Scout Ranch, high-adventure bases, national jamborees, field days, camporees, and other special events. (These would not exist without a council giving leadership and coordination.)

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