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Attention Unit Leaders - Be Sure to Collect the CBC Forms from Your Unit Leaders Recently Added Content

By now, most of you should have received an email from the Boy Scouts of America related to a change in the Criminal Background Check Process. The next question is, "What do I do with it?" This and other questions can be found in this article.

Wheeler to Retire October 31 Recently Added Content

Council Program Director Buzz Wheeler has announced his retirement from Scouting effective October 31. The Jayhawk Area Council wishes him the best as he enters this next chapter.

CBC Emails Going Out to All Registered Volunteers Recently Added Content

The BSA is always enhancing its methods to ensure the youth we serve are safe. The newest change is to how we conduct Criminal Background Checks. All registered volunteers will receive an email from the Boy Scouts of America requiring acknowledgement of this change.

New Youth Safety Webpage Now Available Recently Added Content

Do you or others have questions about our Youth Protection practices? Are you new to Scouting and are confused by some of the terminology used to explain what we do to protect youth? The New Youth Safety Page may be what you are looking for.

October Popcorn Kernel Journal is Now Available

The October Kernel Journal has been emailed to our Unit Popcorn Kernels. Please make sure you unit's kernel has received and reviewed it. Important information about Show & Sell, Take Order, App Sales and much more.

National BSA Fee Increase and CBC Renewal for 2020

The Boy Scouts of America have announced two changes in membership registration that will take place January 1, 2020. All councils were notified mid-September. Please read this message from the Jayhawk Area Council Key 3 about these changes.

2019 Washburn Tech Merit Badge University

Join us Saturday, November 9th for our Washburn Tech Merit Badge University.

2019 Topeka's Top 20 Under 40 Honorees Announced

“It is certainly the reflection of the bright future of Topeka and our communities with the leadership, passion, and generosity of those being recognized and those that applied,” notes Amy Kincade, Vice President Population Health Management of Stormont Vail Health. Kincade served as the 2019 Selection Committee Chair.

BALOO and IOLS Training - October 25 and 26, 2019 - Falley Scout Reservation

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is an overnight Cub Scout leader training required for any den or pack outdoor event. Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (OLS) - This is an overnight course for all Scouts BSA & Venture Leaders that provides instruction in outdoor skills important in Scouting.

New Training Available for District Committee Members

Now district committee members can take their training online just like unit leaders. Check out the new District Committee training at!

2021 National Jamboree Scoutmasters Needed

We are looking for awesome volunteers to apply for a life changing position (for you and approximately 32 youth.) Help our Scouts “Face the Challenge.” Apply to be Scoutmaster for the 2021 National Jamboree Contingent.

National Jamboree: It's More Than Just Camp

Picture tens of thousands of Scouts from across the nation all in one amazing location for 10 very special days. Side-by-side with friends and fellow Scouts, they hike, camp, climb, shoot, swim, dive, boat, rappel, attend massive arena shows and much more.

Kansas Hunter Safety Course

Learn how to hunt safely and fulfill a requirement for a Kansas hunting license.

Reserve your Spot for the 2020 Philmont Council Contingent

Interested in going to Philmont but don't have a crew or worried about the cost? Check out the 2020 Philmont Contingent and scholarship opportunity thanks to the Bovay Philmont Fund.

KanCare Recipients Can Get Membership Dues Paid

Aetna is offering a great promotion for any participants of theirs in the KanCare program. Your national membership dues are covered 100%! For more details check out this article.

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