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New Website Launched for Des Plaines Valley Council

Boy Scouts Launch New, Improved Web Site Offering Expanded Information & Service to Youth and Families.

Visit the new site at www.boyscoutsdpvc.org.

Des Plaines Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, has launched a new web site to provide area youth and families extensive information on Scouting programs and opportunities, as well as easy access to training and other administrative information.
 
The new site is a colorful and highly interactive portal providing expanded access to Scouting for both prospective youth and existing Scouts and families. It offers information on Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing, Exploring, and Learning for Life activities and programs. Information is also provided on Council Scout camps in Illinois and Wisconsin, as well as a variety of national programs and facilities.
 
For the first time, families and supporters in the community will be able to make donations and other contributions on-line. The ability to register and pay for events and activities is in development and should be available later this year.
 
"Our new web site is just the first step in our efforts to improve our communications, outreach, and marketing to area youth, families, and the communities we serve," said Council Interim Scout Executive Matthew Thornton. "We also plan to make more effective use of our electronic newsletter and involvement with social media," he said.
 
"Scouting has real opportunities to address the challenges our families and youth face in today's world," said George Krempel, President of the Des Plaines Valley Council. "This new web site, and our planned social media activities, will help us respond to those challenges, and to offer information about Scouting in ways that respond to the demands of our times."
 
"I'm convinced that we have a great program in Scouting, that can help our youth succeed and support the communities that Scouting serves by helping to develop productive citizens," Krempel said. "This has been true for more than a century, and I'm convinced, that it will continue into the future."
 
The Council's former web site will remain active and available through a transition period through May 16. The address for that site is www.bsa-dpvc.org
 
To explore the new web site, please visit: www.boyscoutsdpvc.org
 
Also visit the new web site to sign up to receive Cybernews, the Council's electronic newsletter, and other Scouting information.
 
To join the Council on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DPVC147
 
The Des Plaines Valley Council serves 42 communities in the western and southwestern suburbs of Chicago. Its Service Center is located in La Grange, IL. The Council is recognized as one of the oldest local Boy Scout organizations in the Nation, having offered the Scouting program to area youth for more than 100 years.
 
In Scouting's next century the Des Plaines Valley Council is working to expand efforts to increase public understanding and support for Scouting and advance its program of service to youth in the communities it serves.



- 2013 Summer Camp Photos

Click Here to view photo gallery from Summer Camp 2013.



- 2014 BSA Medical Form Now Available

BSA publishes a new Annual Health and Medical Record form for use starting Jan 1, 2014.

The new form can be found on the Resource Library page.


- Troop Planning Documents

PLC and Troop Meeting planning docs posted.

As we develop formal PLC meeting dates and times, it will be helpful for everyone to use the Troop's PLC Agenda and Troop Meeting Planning documents.

Both available as Word docs, these are the forms we will be using to plan our Troop meeting this year.

They are available for download here, and will also be posted permanently on the Resource Library tab.

PLC Agenda Planner

Troop Meeting Plan Template

 
- 2011 BSA Guide to Advancement Requirements

The BSA has recently published the 2011 edition of "Guide to Advancement" a comprehensive booklet that is the official source for administering advancement in all BSA Scouting programs. A copy of the booklet in PDF form has been posted on the "Resource Library" tab. 

 - 2012 Eagle Scout Advancement Program Resources

Starting on January 1, 2012, two major changes are occurring to the Eagle Scout advancement procedures in Des Plaines Valley Council:

1. Elimination of the DPVC Eagle Mentor program

2. Launch of a brand new Eagle Scout Service Project Wookbook

The major change in the new Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook is that, instead of requiring that a Project Plan be approved before the Scout begins work on the project, a Eagle Scout Project Proposal (Pages 7-10 in new workbook) is now required and will be approved by the Scoutmaster, Troop Committee, Project Beneficiary, and District or Council Representative.

Please contact your Eagle Coach or Mr. Dawes to help you better understand how this program will be different from the current set up.

The new Eagle Scout Service Project Wookbook can be found in fillable-PDF format on the "Resource Library" tab.

- 2012 Summer Camp Photos

Click Here to view photo gallery from Summer Camp 2012.