The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
Fun, Adventure, Values… You've found it all with Scouting, the most proven and successful youth program in America. Founded in 1920, Samoset Council currently serves 6,300 youth in north-central Wisconsin. We provide the necessary support services to ensure success of our districts and the units they support. Furthermore, the council provides year-round camping programs, youth and adult training opportunities and a council service center.
Al Hanna Donates $3 million to Samoset: The Samoset Council, Boy Scouts of America is thrilled to announce a gift of $3 million from long-time supporter Albert C. Hanna, a north-central Wisconsin native and Chicago real estate executive. The donation will extend outreach to underserved youth in the Samoset Council, as well as fund college scholarships for local Eagle Scouts. Learn more here.
Silver Beaver Nominations: The Silver Beaver Award is the highest recognition a council can bestow on an adult volunteer leader. Nominations are recommended by the local council and approved by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America. To nominate a person for the Silver Beaver Award for 2014 please fill out the nomination form and return by November 15, 2014.
Voice of the Scout: This month many of Samoset Councils’ Scouts, parents, volunteers, and chartered organizations will receive the fall edition of the BSA’s twice-yearly Voice of the Scout (VOS) survey. Launched in 2012, VOS is designed to measure the value of Scouting in the community and help us deliver experiences that surpass the expectations of our members. Please take a few minutes of your time to participate and encourage other members of your unit to do the same.
Join Camp Staff: Applications are now being accepted for 2015 summer camp staff. Anyone interested should apply by December 1st.
Leader Training: October 18 or November 1, 2014
Wood Badge / NYLT Banquet: November 8, 2014
Winter Camp 2015: Registration Open.
Samoset Recognition Evening: January 30, 2015
World Scout Jamboree 2015: Imagine that the day is July 29….one year from today!! You have just finished your first day at the Jamboree in Japan. You have shared this experience with over 25,000 Scouts from over 160 nations in the world’s largest gathering of youth who are devoted to building leadership skills and global peace initiatives.
NOAC 2015: August 3-8, 2015