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Be sure to check back regularly to get our latest news updates.

Use this as a reminder to commit acts of service to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Even after the holiday passes, his spirit can carry on. Explore new ways you can give back to your community, involve your family and friends and set attainable goals for yourself.

This January, celebrate National Blood Donor Month by taking steps to go out, roll up your sleeve and give. Set the tone for the month and the rest of the year to live more altruistically.

If you’re ready for fun and flurries this winter season, check out some of these great winter wonderland adventures to try with your family.

This new year, start off right by living more altruistically… for yourself. Establish new, healthy habits and goals to accomplish in 2022.

This time of the year is the perfect reminder to consider your altruistic and giving goals for 2022. Take a look below at some ways you can plan out your 2022 giving strategy, from fundraising to volunteering and random acts of kindness!

While the holidays are about spending time with others and spreading as much cheer as possible, it’s hard to spread cheer if you aren’t feeling great yourself.

Is your unit ready for recharter? All units are required to renew their registration with Scouting each year.

The decision to open Coronado Area Council camps in 2021 is based on our ability to follow CDC, state, local and
BSA recommendations and operate safely within those guidelines. This bulletin outlines the changes to our
traditional operating procedures. The health and safety of our Scouts and Leaders remains our primary concern.

We are THREE WEEKS away from our first ever “May the Fourth be With Scouting” CAC Gives Day happening on Tuesday May 4th.

No doubt you are well aware camp will look a little different this summer. One of the aspects that will is how we are able to feed everyone.

The 2021 Silver Beaver Recipients Are-

This Saturday (2.20.21) from 6-7 pm, the Council Contingent will be selecting their itinerary for their 7 day trek, June 11-19. The presentation will include a walkthrough of Itinerary 7-9 in the attached Itinerary guide for 2021, and descriptions and considerations when selecting an itinerary.

We are currently in the process of kicking off our Investment in Character and Leadership Campaign (which has been formerly known as Friends of Scouting) in Manhattan, KS. We are proud to introduce our new campaign chair for 2021, William “Bill” Turner.

Giving back your time as a board member is a fulfilling way to help make a difference for a cause that you love.

CAC has NYLT on the calendar!

It is time to start working on campership forms for the 2021 summer camp season.

On February 1, 2019, the Boy Scouts of America began welcoming girls into Scouts BSA. This followed on the heels of nearly 78,000 young girls joining Cub Scouting last year, and we’re off to an amazing start with over 15,000 young women in nearly 2,050 Scouts BSA troops as of April 24, 2019.

The Coronado Area Council has a 2021 Philmont Trek!

The 15th Annual Boy Scout Golf Classic is set for Friday Sept 25th, 2020.

Updating your “pin” is simple, and it’s a good way to make sure your information is current. Displaying last year’s Cubmaster or meeting time doesn’t exactly impress new families interested in joining.

As always, the safety of our Scouts, volunteers, employees and communities is our top priority. This checklist outlines several minimum guiding protocols that adult leaders/ volunteers must consider while working with local and state health departments, local councils, chartered organizations and Scouting families on when and how to resume meetings, service projects, camping and all other official Scouting activities.

We know everyone is ready to get outdoors and participate in Scouting activities. We want to see you at camp or an activity as badly as you want to attend  Due to an overabundance of caution and concern for the welfare of participants and staff, the Coronado Area Council is asking all Scouts, Leaders, Parents, and siblings who are participating in a council or district event on council property, office or not, please fill out the Same Day Medical and Legal Document. A Scout is Friendly, Courteous, and Kind which means if you are feeling ill please stay home! Your cooperation is appreciated.

CAC is excited to announce our alternative plans for this summer!

The Coronado Area Council will be hosting a virtual camporee June 18th-20th, 2020.

Information regarding 2020 resident camps.

The Coronado Area Council is proud to announce the 2019 Silver Beaver recipients.

Please join the Coronado Area Council, Boy Scouts of America as we celebrate another wonderful year of Scouting.  We will honor the Eagle Scout Class of 2019 and our newest Silver Beaver Honorees!

Nominations for Silver Beaver Are Requested
Make your nominations for Silver Beaver! The Coronado Area Council annually recognizes outstanding Scouters with the Silver Beaver Award. This recognition is awarded by the National Council through the Coronado Area Council for distinguished service to boyhood. Recipients are considered based on noteworthy service to youth through Scouting and involvement in their community. Honorees must be registered Scouters. Do you know someone who is deserving of this recognition?
The awards will be presented at the Council’s Annual Recognition Dinner on January 18th, 2020.
Nominations must be submitted by November 29th, 2019.
Download the nomination form by clicking the link below:

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and, according to new BSA data, Generation Z believes bullying is the biggest issue facing their generation and the number one issue they want to solve.

Membership Registration Fee

Coronado Area Council Scouters,

We want to make you aware that the National Council, Boy Scouts of America, is considering a fee increase for 2020. This fee increase will be effective beginning this recharter process. The amount of the increase will not be known until November 1, 2019.

We recognize the timing on this likely fee increase creates challenges as units have already begun collecting fees for their 2020 registration renewal process. The good news is we are in the middle of our popcorn sale and you can adjust your sales goal to help offset this increase!

Thank you for your patience while we work through this together. We will let you know the official amount as soon as we find out.

Finally, we want to ensure any youth wanting to join Scouting can regardless of financial barriers. Please know registration assistance is available upon request both from Coronado Area Council and the National Council.

Thank you again for your commitment in delivering a life changing program to the youth we serve.

Barry Clark
Council President

Ed Chandler
Council Commissioner

Kyle Smith
Scout Executive

The 2020 National Order of the Arrow Conference will be held at Michigan State University from August 3-8, 2020, in East Lansing, MI. MSU is home to three past NOACs including 2006, 2012, and the 2015 centennial conference. Registration is now open!

All Arrowmen who are registered members of the Boy Scouts of America and have their council’s approval, are eligible to participate in the 2020 NOAC.

Conference fees are $545 for both youth and adults. There will be an additional travel fee on adult participants. That fee will be announced as soon as travel costs are confirmed.

A $100.00 deposit is required at the time of registration. On or before February 25th 2020 a payment of $225.00 for youth and $225.00 plus travel deposit is due. On May 20th 2020 the remaining balance is due for both youth and adults. There will also be another travel payment option that will be announced at a later date.

There will be fundraising events for the Youth Arrowmen to participate in to cover their travel cost.

OA Fall Fellowship

OA Fall Fellowship is just around the corner. We will be gathering at Camp Hansen on August 23rd for a weekend of fun and fellowship. We will be inducting new Arrowmen, advancing Ordeal Members to Brotherhood, and more. Register today at

The Tribe of the Golden Eagle inducted it's 3000th member last night.

…OR family and friends of Eagle Scouts.

Coronado Area Council would like to feature Eagle Scouts in some future marketing pieces to help in fundraising and membership recruitment. We would love to receive some information from Eagle Scout whether they be new or well tenured. We are looking for personal information such as what has been the biggest accomplishment since reaching the rank of Eagle Scout? What was your favorite merit badge? How has reaching the rank of Eagle Scout helped you with your career or personal/family life? What advice do you have for Scouts who are on their trail to Eagle Scout?
Please click the title for the downloadable form to fill out the Eagle Scout profile.

TOSS Camp at Camp Hansen is open for registration. This camp will take place June 22 – 25, 2019. Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Venturing Scouts and their families are invited to attend and take full advantage of the state-of-the-art Technology Building while participating in traditional Scouting skills in the out-of-doors, including shooting, swimming, and camping, all with age-appropriate activities and related Merit Badges.
Technology activities will include tech related Merit Badges, Cub and Webelos activities, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related projects designed to maximize fun and learning at camp.

This patch is currently in production and is expected to arrive in the office no later than Friday April 5th. These patches are $10 each and there are only 150 of these patches.

2019 Camp Hansen and Golden Eagle t-shirts are available for pre-order. Pre-order yours today! 

OA Dues can now be paid online!

Calling all Beavers, Bears, Bobwhites, Eagles, Foxes, Owls, Buffalos, and Antelopes-

College of Commissioner Science

April 27, 2019 is the Coronado Area Council Commissioner College. It will be held concurrent with the K.S.U. Merit Badge Conference. This year participants will be able to complete the course work for either the Bachelors of Commissioner Science or the Masters of Commissioner Science.
Bachelors courses to be offered are:
BCS 101, 103, 104, 105, 114, 116, and 117.
Masters courses to be offered are:
MCS 303, 304, 305, 307, 314, 315, 316,
The instructor for the Bachelors courses will be George Wyatt. The instructor for the Masters courses will be James Gardner. Both instructors have completed the Doctorate of Commissioner Science program.
Registration will be available on the website. For questions feel free to contact George Wyatt at or 785-587-7671 (cell).

Leaders, your Scouts need to experience the challenge of climbing and rappelling. By having adult leaders in your unit certified as BSA Climbing and Rappelling Instructors, you will be able to use the facilities at Brown Memorial Camp and Hansen Scout Reservation.
Out of council Leaders are welcome to attend! Space is limited to 15.

The 26th Annual K-State Merit Badge Conference and Target First Class Program will take place at Kansas State University, on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Hopefully by now you have heard the term Investment in Character & Leadership campaign or ICL. Investment in Character & Leadership is our new name for what has previously been called Friends of Scouting or FOS.

Nick Schemlzle the Buffalo Bill District Executive agreed that if the district's popcorn sales grew last year he would kiss a goat.

The Coronado Area Council is hosting an NRA Training. Successful Completion of this training course will certify you to: Become a BSA Merit Badge Counselor for Rifle merit badge, Troop/Crew Instructor, Council or District event range staff. Click the link for more information and to register.

IRVING, TX – February 1, 2019 – From twilight hikes, to festive launch parties and campouts, thousands of Scouts, parents, and volunteers will celebrate nationwide as the Boy Scouts of America welcomes for the first time both young women and young men ages 11-17 into its most iconic program for character and leadership development.