Program Launch

Saturday, May 30, 2020

9 AM Blast-off

Plan to join us virtually on Saturday, May 30 from 9 AM to noon for the program planning event of the year–the Program Launch! This event is focused on helping provide you with the resources your unit needs to plan your 2021 program. This program will be offered through digital channels so all volunteers have access to these important information sessions.

 

We’ll have an updated council calendar prepared with key event dates through December 2021! In addition, we’ll have virtual classes to help those who want to learn more about how to plan your program year, how to fund your adventure, how to help your Scouts make the most of the programs we offer, and ways to get involved.

Download 2020-2021 Program Planning Guide

REGISTRATION

9am - General Session - Program Launch
Opening
9:30am – Sessions Block 1 – Unit Planning & Fundraising
Unit Program Planning & Budgeting

Review the steps to create a fun, engaging and affordable year-round program, making the most of your valuable volunteer time and all Scouting has to offer!

Funding the Adventure

Popcorn, Adventure Cards, Car Washes, Christmas Tree Sales, Restaurant sponsor nights, are just a few of the many ways to fund your unit.  Learn more how to make Scouting affordable for ALL with fundraising.

10:30am – Sessions Block 2 – Council-level Events and Camping

What events do I need to make sure to get on the schedule?

I’m a new Cub Scout Leader

Want your Unit to be engaging, fun, and successful?  Learn what should be on every Unit’s calendar from training events to program events, including weekend and summer events.

I’m a new Scouts BSA/Venturing/Sea Scouting Leader

Want your Unit to be engaging, fun, and successful?  Learn what should be on every Unit’s calendar from training events to program events, including weekend and summer events.

11:30am – Session Block 3 - Volunteering
Help Make Camp Shine

Learn how to give-back so future generations have a beautiful camp to call home.  From Campmasters to volunteer RangerCorps crews, or our Adopt-a-Site program, there are ways for you to help our Rangers to make our camps safe and beautiful for Scouts.

I want to get involved!

Camping, Advancement, Training, Activities, Shooting Sports, High Adventure – these are just a few of the many volunteer committees that help make Scouting possible across Greater Philadelphia. Learn what some of these committees do and how you could help one or more of these committees grow.