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Family Scouting - Allowing Girls in the Program

posted Dec 26, 2017, 2:27 AM by Council Web Team   [ updated Jan 5, 2018, 6:39 PM ]

See the BSA releases on the "Soft Launch" for allowing Girls into the Cub Scouting from January through March!  Full initiation of the program is projected to start in the fall of 2018.  Packs may opt to start accepting girls from K-4 into the pack as long as certain conditions are met.  Packs will need to complete the Commitment Form (below) and turn it into the council prior to accepting applications.  More details will be posted as they become available.

Asia East - Fall Family Fishing Day

posted Oct 15, 2017, 1:31 AM by Council Web Team   [ updated Oct 15, 2017, 1:32 AM ]

When:  17-19 November for Campers, actual event is 18 November.
Where:  Camp Zama Dewey Park
Information available on the Asia East Page of this website!

The BSA Expands Programs to Welcome Girls from Cub Scouts to Highest Rank of Eagle Scout

posted Oct 11, 2017, 1:50 PM by Council Web Team

Today, the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously approved to welcome girls into its iconic Cub Scout program and to deliver a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout. The historic decision comes after years of receiving requests from families and girls, the organization evaluated the results of numerous research efforts, gaining input from current members and leaders, as well as parents and girls who've never been involved in Scouting - to understand how to offer families an important additional choice in meeting the character development needs of all their children.


"This decision is true to the BSA's mission and core values outlined in the Scout Oath and Law. The values of Scouting - trustworthy, loyal, helpful, kind, brave and reverent, for example - are important for both young men and women," said Michael Surbaugh, the BSA's Chief Scout Executive. "We believe it is critical to evolve how our programs meet the needs of families interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their children. We strive to bring what our organization does best - developing character and leadership for young people - to as many families and youth as possible as we help shape the next generation of leaders."

For program details and the full release from National BSA 

please click here

For more information about the expanded opportunities for family Scouting, please visit the family Scouting page .

Tour and Activity Plans - No Longer Required

posted Mar 14, 2017, 10:52 PM by Council Web Team

A cross-functional team has completed an evaluation of the BSA's Tour and Activity Plan, resulting in a recommendation to terminate the plan effective April 1, 2017. Units are no longer required to submit a plan or receive approval from the council.  For more information please review the attachment or contact your District Executive.

Sync Your Calendar

posted Mar 6, 2013, 5:15 PM by Council Web Team   [ updated Mar 7, 2013, 2:54 PM ]

Would you like to be able to see the latest local scouting calendar on your computer, iphone, android phone, or other mobile device?  Now you can.  Check out the Sync Calendar page of the Far East Council website to learn how to be able to view the Council, your district and other scouting calendars on all your devices.

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