Come on in and let Chris Thomas help with your many Scout shopping needs!
Open weekdays throughout the year, Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm; every Saturday in September (unless it falls on Labor Day weekend) and the 1st Saturday of every month from October to June 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.
You can FAX your orders to our Scout Shop Trading Post for easy pick-up or have it mailed directly to you (postage and handling calculated on a per order basis). Fax Orders to: (912) 920-4030
For further details, please call Scout Shop Manager, Chris Thomas at (912) 927-7272 or email her at email@example.com.
You can NOW order Online direct from BSA National Supply Division from scoutstuff.org!
You may also contact Chris with any questions concerning advancements and awards, local and national tour permits, patch placement on uniform, or Cub Scout and Boy Scout program advice.
Volunteer Knot Requirements
The Boy Scouts of America has an array of award knots that represent the dedication of its volunteers to the ideals of Scouting.
The requirements to earn the Cub Scout knots are in the appendix in the back of the CS Leader Handbook. The requirements for the Boy Scout knots are in the Scoutmaster's Handbook.
The requirements for other knots can be found at the unofficial, but very trustworthy site, US Scouting Service Project.
The link takes you to the list of knots available and then you can click on the detailed list for specific requirements.
This link also shows how the knots should be sewn on to the uniform.
Click here for the list of available knots!!
Two New Outdoor Awards Unveiled
Two new awards have been developed to promote "outdoorism" for Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts.
The National Outdoor Challenge (No. 430-016) is a unit award that recognizes troops/teams that maintain or increase the amount of outdoor activity when compared to the previous year. The information and application is available here: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/boyscouts/adults/awards.aspx and is due at the end of 2010. With the release of this award, the National Camping Award has been discontinued; however, patches for camping nights will be available until the inventory is depleted.
The National Outdoor Achievement Award (No. 430-509) recognizes Boy Scouts/Varsity Scouts that excel in outdoor participation. The award consists of five areas of emphasis (camping, aquatics, hiking, riding and adventure) with rigorous requirements to earn each segment. Scouts looking for an extra challenge can earn the National Medal for Outdoor Achievement. This challenging award requires earning at least three of the National Outdoor Achievement segments, planning and leading a trek, earning Wilderness First Aid and becoming a Leave No Trace Trainer as well as several other requirements. The information and application is available at the following link: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/boyscouts/youth/awards.aspx