Willamette District

Willamette District supports Scouting programs, activities and education for youth and adults in Salem, Dallas, Monmouth, Independence, Stayton, Aumsville, Silverton, and surrounding areas.

Benefits of Scouting.  The Scouting movement provides superb opportunities for youth and adults to gain experience in outdoor skills, leadership, and meet friends with many talents.

 

Brand Guidance Talking Points.

As the Boy Scouts of America welcomes girl into Cub Scouts and older girls into the Scouts BSA program starting on February 1, it is important that families understand the program or organization they are joining.

There have been some instances where our volunteers may have inadvertently used the name or trademarks of the Girl Scout of the USA brand in spreading the word that girls are or will soon be part of all BSA programs. The Girl Scouts recently have filed a lawsuit asserting that these instances have caused confusion. While we don’t believe there has been any such confusion, we respect and support the Girl Scouts and their rights to their brand.

To ensure that we promote our programs in a clear and Scout-like manner, we have developed resources to make sure our leaders are aware of the do’s and don’ts in promoting BSA programs.

The presentation we are sharing with you today is one of the efforts underway to be sure Scouters have a clear understanding of what they can do. This builds on the infographic that was shared last month, and the guidance provided to councils in April.

While our goal is to encourage youth to join our program, we must always be clear in our communications about the program they are joining.

We are The Boy Scouts of America.

The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of the USA are different organizations.

We support all other youth organizations and do not disparage them.

We encourage parents to enroll all youth in a character development program that meets their needs – and the

BSA is certainly ready to welcome them.

Thanks for all you do for Scouting.

PDF version of training: https://www.scouting.org/…/12/FINAL-Brand-Training-12-4-18.…

PPT version of training: https://www.scouting.org/…/FINAL-Brand-Training-12-4-18.pptx

Brand Guidance Talking Points: https://www.scouting.org/…/Brand-Guidance-Talking-Points-fo…

 

Scouting for Food:

Every month more than 40,000 individuals–including 14,000 children–eat at least one meal from the Marion-Polk Food Share network. These meals may come from an emergency food box from a food pantry, in a meal served at a shelters and community meal sites or delivered through Meals on Wheels.

A  heartfelt thanks to all who participated in our annual Scouting for Food.  As a District, over 13,833 were collected to help alleviate the effects of hunger on our neighbors.  

 

 

 

File Name Description
district_award_merit_nomination_form.pdf Form to nominate a Scouter for the District Award of Merit. Download