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2020 Gala set for Thursday, Dec. 10 -- online event

The 11th annual REC-BSA Gala will be held on Thursday, December 10 as an online event. Click here for all the details...

National BSA to Increase Member Fees effective August 1, 2020

The BSA National Executive Board has decided to increase the annual per member fee by $6.00 per person, the unit renewal fee (per unit) to $75.00, and institute a first-time new member joining fee of $25.00. Click here for the news article with complete details.

BSA Introduces Distinguished Conservation Awards Recently Added Content

The BSA has introduced several new awards for distinguished service to conservation, replacing the old awards series formerly known as Hornaday Awards. Click here for more details, and links to BSA information on these awards.

American Heritage Merit Badge Workshop Dec 23

With the current COVID-19 public health crisis and Scouts at home with families, now is a great time for Scouts to consider earning the American Heritage Merit Badge through an online workshop. REC-BSA will be hosting 2 videoconference webinars to help Scouts earn this Merit Badge. Each Scout needs to attend both sessions and do requirements following the Merit Badge worksheet

New Website Design Underway - Coming Soon

Your council marketing committee is working on a new layout and appearance of our Redwood Empire Council website - hopefully to be finished and in place by the holiday season. Check here for the details...

2020 Webelos Woods Videos - Back by Popular Demand Recently Added Content

Although the 2020 Webelos Woods virtual event ended on October 31, the videos are now made available for viewing into 2021. Click here for details...

2021 Recharter - Due Dec 15, 2020

Unit Charter Renewal process begins in October, with signed paperwork and fees due Dec. 15, 2020

Scouting at Home - New BSA webpages with resources during 2020 Coronavirus Outbreak

The Boy Scouts of America created a special set of resources for Scouting youth, families, and adult volunteers for "Scouting at Home" which is a continuation of Scouting program for those who are at home and unable to participate in traditional in-person activities. Click here for details...

Wood Badge 2021 Course hosted by REC-BSA - Sign up now to save your space

Wood Badge 2021 has been rescheduled for the Five-Day Experience in September 2021, and we have room for 48 participants. Sign up now to save your space - click here for details.

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