Scout Service Center Open

The Samoset Council is allowing parents, volunteers, and other guests to visit our shop and office during regular business hours (8:30 AM - 5:00 PM). All individuals entering the building must wear a face covering. Disposable versions will be available to anyone that does not bring one with them.

Program Kickoffs

We have several program Kick-Off events happening this August so that everyone has the opportunity to join us! It is imperative at least one person from every Pack and Troop joins us, but all are welcome. We will be going over new and valuable information about how Scouting should move forward this next school year. We will be handing out recruitment bags with all kinds of fun goodies and important supplies. Attendees will be asked to practice social distancing, wear face coverings, and follow other safety guidelines.  

  • Wausau - August 18, 6:30-7:30 pm at Camp Phillips
  • Stevens Point - August 18, 6:30-7:30 pm at Iverson Park
  • Wisconsin Rapids - August 18, 6:30 pm at First English Lutheran Church
  • Stratford - August 20, 6:30-7:30 pm at Klemme Park
  • Rhinelander - August 20, 6:30-7:30 pm at Hanna Venture Base

Open House Events

Samoset is hosting two community open house events this month.  This event is open to the public; families and Scouts are encouraged to bring a friend. Activities include archery, field games, smores, and more!  Attendees will be asked to practice social distancing, wear face coverings at times, and follow other safety guidelines.  

August 13 and August 20
5:00 - 7:00 PM

Camp Phillips
3511 Camp Phillips Road
Weston WI 54476

Family Fun Fest

August 8, 2020 On Facebook Live

Rockets, derby cars, funny pets and so much more... all without leaving home!   This very special online-only event is just for families like yours! There will be cool hands-on activities, interviews with amazing people, and opportunities to make your community better with a service project.

2020 Popcorn sale

The annual popcorn sale provides the best opportunity for Scout units to raise the money necessary for a quality, year-round program.  This sale is organized by the council, making it simple and easy for the units to participate.  Our team is planning the fall sale to make sure Scouts, parents and customers feel comfortable about their popcorn transaction.

We need your help!  Every unit participating in the sale needs to register using the information below.  For most units the person completing this registration is your popcorn kernel.

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “My Account”
  3. Click on “Create Unit Profile”
  4. Enter your Council Key (Council Key: 627SAM)
  5. Choose your service area (north or south) from the dropdown menu
  6. Choose your unit type from the dropdown menu
  7. Choose your unit number from the dropdown menu
  8. Enter a username for the account (this does not need to be an email address as in previous years, but must be unique)
  9. Enter a Password for the account
  10. Enter the remaining profile information including the email address where all confirmation emails for the account will be sent.
  11. Click “Submit”

Scouting Join Us Night

The Samoset Council will be having one council wide Cub Scouts recruitment night event on September 17th at 6:30 pm. Please check with your Cubmaster or contact the council for location details. Please share this event with everyone so we can welcome in new youth to the Scouting experience. We need your help more than ever before to spread the word.

Update your BeAScout Pin

Updating your pin is simple, and it’s a good way to make sure your information is current — that it doesn’t list last year’s Cubmaster or meeting time, for example. Access to update your pin is available to all unit leaders, including committee members. Click here to watch a "how to" video on updating your pin.

Saying Goodbye to a Long-time Scouter

Some people have a lasting impact on our lives, and Donald C. “Don” Southworth was one of those people.  Don was active in Scouting for over 50 years, starting with his sons in Webelos and then serving as Scoutmaster for the Marathon troop for more than 15 years.  Don maintained a presence with the Marathon units serving as Committee Chair until he was unable to be effective in his later years.

Don was a man of integrity, honor and vision.  He served on the Samoset Council board (among other boards and distinguished service organizations) for many years.  When a new board president suggested term-limits, Don understood the benefit and supported the effort, even knowing that meant he had to resign.  But that didn’t stop Don from making an impact.  Don served on many council planning committees supporting our Scouts to attend the National Jamboree, Wood Badge training staff, and was a trustee for the Tesomas Alumni Camping Trust.       

Perhaps the role that Don will be most remembered for was his involvement with the Rib Mountain Eagle Board of Review, where he approved over 2000 Eagle Scout projects, and conducted 629 Eagle Scout Board of Reviews.  He always showed up in full, proper uniform, asking appropriate questions, and praising the Eagle candidate’s answers.  Don had a way of making every Scout feel at ease, even though he was a large framed man standing well over 6 feet.   

Don served Scouting both on the forefront and in the background, always very organized and professional.  His heart was with and for the Scout, and he worked tirelessly to make Scouting in Samoset the very best it could be.  He was a mentor to many, and a friend to all.  We will miss you Don!