A monthly newsletter for families and leaders of Samoset Scouting - Where Camping is King!

Upcoming Events
  • Operation Bootstrap: Mushkodany December 17
  • Christmas Holiday December 22, 25 & 26 - Scout Center & Shop Closed
  • New Year's Day Holiday January 1 - Scout Center & Shop Closed
  • TKC Winter Banquet January 6
  • Scout Shop Open January 6 - Open from 9 AM to 12 PM
  • Genealogy MB Clinic January 8-10
  • Welding Merit Badge Clinic January 8
  • Staff Development January 9-11 - Scout Center & Shop Closed
  • Construction Crew Work Weekend January 12-13
  • Hanna Winter Resort January 12-14
  • Scout Shop Open January 13 - Open from 9 AM to 12 PM
  • Pinewood Derby 101 January 13
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day January 15 - Scout Center & Shop Closed
  • Scout Sunday February 4
  • Scout Shop Open February 10 - Open from 9 AM to 12 PM
  • Samoset Recognition Evening February 20
  • 2019 Camp Signup Begins March 1
  • University of Scouting March 17
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Silver Beaver Nominations Due

The Silver Beaver Award was introduced in 1931 and is a council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America.  Recipients of this award are registered Scouters who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council. To prevent embarrassment, the candidate should not be notified of this nomination. The nomination form is due December 31! Samoset Council, 3511 Camp Phillips Rd, Weston WI 54476, you may also fax the signed nomination form to 715-355-9849 or email to

Scout Spotlight

?Last week, the Woodside STEM Scouts Lab in Wisconsin Rapids completed a service project in which they collected “matter” to donate to the local humane society. They were learning all about different forms of matter in their module.  It's excellent to see our STEM Scouts continue to understand the importance about serving the community while tying it in with science!


Journey to Excellence

Samoset Council is working on wrapping up its JTE requirements for the year.  As such we need the help of all Scouting units to help us finish strong.

  • Please turn in any unreported advancement by December 31, 2017.  
  • Report any service hours online.
  • Turn in any outstanding youth applications by December 31, 2017.

Download unit scorecards here

Scout Shop

Your Pinewood Derby essentials are here and ready to help your derby car be the coolest and the fastest!

• Derby Car Kits
• Fun derby car decals
• Manuals to build the fastest derby car
• Official Samoset Council Pinewood Derby patch

Plus, if you purchase your derby car at the Scout Shop you receive a scale at no charge!

Re-Charter Reminder!

Charter renewal is not the most excitng thing we do in the BSA. However, the process is vital to running a high quality program. Thank you for your attention to this process. Please let us know how we can be helpful along the way. Let’s work together to complete this process quickly and move on to what we all enjoy best - delivering fun, excitng programs for our Scouts.

If you are stuck and have questions or haven't rechartered yet, please contact Samoset Council (715-355-1450) as soon as possible! Deadline is December 21.

Thank you for all you do for Scouting!

Safety Moment

Christmas Tree Sales & Holiday Fire Safety

According to an independent survey commissioned by Shriners Hospitals for Children®, many Americans do not follow key fire and burn safety tips during the holiday season, which can lead to serious injury or even death.

 Although overall awareness of safety measures was high, the survey revealed several gaps in action. The largest gap was associated with live Christmas trees, one of the most dangerous fire hazards in homes during this time of year. Nearly half of those surveyed report they do not water their fresh-cut trees daily.

For more Holiday tips and resources click here.

Be safe and enjoy every blessing throughout this wonderful holiday season!

Happy Holidays

The Samoset Council is thankful for another wonderful year of delivering a quality Scouting program to over 6,000 families in North-central Wisconsin. This would not have been possible without the work of over 2,000 volunteers. 

Happy Holidays to you and your family from our staff here at the Samoset Council and best wishes for the New Year. 

(Samoset Council will be closed for the holidays on Friday December 22 – Tuesday December 26 and Monday January 1.