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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.

Council 2016 Annual Awards

posted Jan 24, 2017, 3:24 PM by Council Web Team   [ updated Jan 24, 2017, 3:32 PM ]

Recognize the achievement Scouters for the achievements!  These awards will cover the 2016 year and be presented at the Annual Meeting and Charter Presentation in Tokyo on 25 April 2017.  Review the guide below.   


Below highlights several of our FAR EAST COUNCIL (FEC) level annual awards. Several of these will be the first time to be presented in the FEC. Please take the time to review and consider nominating worthy individuals.

Awards include below: 1. Silver Beaver Award.

2. Asian American Spirit of Scouting Service Award.

3. NESA Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award.

4. NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award.

5. Venturing Leadership Award.

New Lion Cub Program Starts in August 2016!

posted May 16, 2016, 2:31 PM by Council Web Team

At the beginning of the 2016-2017 School year the Far East Council will be offering Scouting’s newest program!  Lion Cubs provide exciting indoor and outdoor programs for Kindergarten boys and their adult partners. More information will be posted as it becomes available!

Merit Badge Counselor Update

posted Jan 29, 2014, 7:01 PM by Council Web Team   [ updated Feb 14, 2014, 4:14 PM ]

Effectively immediately, adults that are already registered in a paid Scouting position are no longer required to complete a separate Adult Application when applying to be a Merit Badge Counselor.  The only form that needs to be turned in is a Merit Badge Counselor Application Form.  An Adult Application and the Merit Badge Counselor Application Form is still required for adults that are not in a registered Scouting position to become Merit Badge Counselor.
As a reminder, Scoutmasters are the approving authority, via the MB Blue Card, for youth to begin working on a Merit Badge.  Scoutmasters may approve the use of a non-registered MB counselor as needed for expertise or knowledge on the subject, but must also ensure youth protection policies are adhered to and understood by the Merit Badge Counselor. 

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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