Scouting News: August 2020
Cub Scout Summer Camp programs
There is one weekend left for Cub Scout Camp Programs at Camp Oh-Da-Ko-Ta this summer. Cub Scouts and their families are invited to attend Saturday morning August 15th for BB-guns, archery and swimming. The camp will host a swimming and mountain biking session on Saturday afternoon. There are still a few spaces for Family Overnight Camping on Saturday evening. Visit our
Cub Camping webpage
to register now.
Scouting the Zoo Family Event: Event Changes
Join us on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at the Milwaukee County Zoo for a unique experience as we have a new program for the Scouting the Zoo Family Event. Due to required event updates, here are some key highlights:
Due to social distancing concerns, we are postponing camping, unit displays and food services until 2021.
Units may still register, but all activities and on-site registration will be done by household as we make a one-time shift to a family-based event.
We will be offering basic and advanced Scout skill programs to appeal to all ages and some volunteers will be needed to execute our “Scout Grotto” areas.
We intend to offer a scavenger hunt and geocache activity. Most competitions will be adjusted to comply with all Scout and zoo program requirements.
Follow us on
for up-to-date information and for the event update video recorded August 4, 2020 that better outlines the event adjustments.
The new event guide, quick sheet and registration will be uploaded and reopened after noon on Monday, August 10, 2020 and can be found
School Night for Scouting
School Night for Scouting
and our recruitment efforts are going to look much different this year than any in recent memory, perhaps ever! With a three-pronged approach of retention, recruitment and reaching out, our goal will be to re-engage the Scouts that we already have while adding those new Scouts and families that are excited about the value of Scouting. Join your district’s School Night Kick-off on the following dates:
August 10 – Southern Shores District Kick-off
August 13 – Red Arrow District Kick-off
August 19 – Aurora District Kick-off
Fall Product Sale
We are moving ahead with our annual fall Popcorn and Wreath sales this fall and look forward to your participation in these unit and council fundraising sales. Participating in one or both of our annual fall product sales is a great way to fund future adventures, camp and unit activities. Our first training takes place on Saturday, August 8. Additional trainings will take place on August 12 and 18. All trainings will be conducted virtually with sale material delivered by September 1 by your District Executive. Sign-up to participate in Popcorn and/or Wreath sale and get all the latest information on these fundraisers by visiting our
Product Sales webpage
Merit Badge Clinic Weekend Just Added
Come out and earn a merit badge on August 22nd and 23rd at Camp Oh-Da-Ko-Ta. Canoeing, Swimming, Kayaking and Wilderness Survival clinics will be offered. Space is limited:
Click here for registration links.
Sporting Clays Classic
Support Scouting this fall at our annual Sporting Clays Classic! The tournament will be held on Friday, September 18th at the Wern Valley Sportsmen’s Club in Waukesha, WI. Come enjoy an afternoon of clay shooting while supporting Scouts across southeast Wisconsin. To register for the tournament and see full event details,
Visit Our Scout Shops
Kenosha Scout Shop
, located at 7500 Green Bay Road in Kenosha, is open Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. Social distancing precautions are in effect including only one customer or family permitted at a time inside the Scout Shop. All customers are asked to wear a face covering while shopping. Curbside service is still available for orders made in advance by calling 262-632-1655 ext. 1111.
Milwaukee Scout Shop
, located at 330 S. 84th Street in Milwaukee, remains open for in-store shopping on Tuesday - Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Scout Shop is closed on Mondays.
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