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Important changes to Registration!

There are fee changes that will be taking place on April 1st, 2024.

Starting March 1st, the BSA will remove any adults from the Scoutbook roster who have no registered position with the BSA Member ID (MID) listed in Scoutbook. This is for youth protection purposes, as the BSA needs to prevent adults who have not taken Youth Protection Training and had a Criminal Background Check from accessing Scouts’ and other adults’ personal information.

Before an applicant can join or volunteer with Scouting, the BSA verifies that he or she is not included in our database of individuals who have been prohibited from participation. This verification must take place before they can serve as a volunteer within the units.

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We are thrilled to extend a heartfelt congratulations to all our remarkable awardees, each contributing significantly to the success and growth of our scouting community. 🎉

🔥 Silver Beaver Awardees: Your unwavering dedication to scouting has left an indelible mark on our community. Your leadership and service inspire us all.

🌟 James E. West Fellowship Honorees: Your commitment to the ideals of scouting and philanthropy is truly commendable. Your support ensures the longevity of our scouting programs.

🏅 District Award of Merit Winners: Your exceptional service at the district level has significantly impacted the scouting experience for countless youth. Your efforts are truly appreciated.

🕯️ Torch of Gold Awardee: Your longstanding commitment to scouting and the empowerment of our youth is a shining example for us all. Thank you for your enduring dedication.

🌈 Vale la Pena Service Award Recipients: Your service and dedication to scouting within the Hispanic/Latino community have been instrumental. Your contributions make scouting accessible and meaningful for all.

Each of you plays a crucial role in shaping the character and future of our scouts. We extend our deepest gratitude and admiration for your outstanding service.


Yucca Council Executive Board and Volunteers,

It is with great pleasure that I share with you that Jim Libbin has been selected by the National Court of Honor as a recipient of the Silver Buffalo Award! Jim’s selection for this prestigious award is in direct recognition of his years of distinguished service to the National Council, the Territory, and Yucca Council.


For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Silver Buffalo Award:

 The Silver Buffalo Award, created in 1925, is bestowed upon those who give truly noteworthy and extraordinary service to youth. This award, Scouting's highest commendation, recognizes the invaluable contributions that outstanding American men and women render to youth. The service must be national or international in character and may or may not be directly connected with the Boy Scouts of America.


To give you a bit more context on the magnitude of this award within the Boy Scouts of America, Jack Vowell is the only other known recipient of the Silver Buffalo Award from Yucca Council.  He earned the award in 1963.  Several United States Presidents have also earned this award.


Jim will be presented the Silver Buffalo at the National Annual Meeting to be held in Orlando in May.


Please join me in congratulating Jim on this well-deserved honor.


Yours In Scouting, 

Jeff Duer  |  Scout Executive



New Annual Membership Fee Process Announced – BSA Will No Longer Prorate Fees for New Members beginning August 1, 2023


Beginning August 1, 2023, all new youth and adult members who join Scouting will be enrolled in a 12- month membership cycle and BSA will cease prorating fees. Both youth and adults will pay the full annual membership fee and will renew their membership on the anniversary date of joining Scouting (those who registered prior to August 2023 will renew on their usual expiration, in most cases December).


All proration of membership fees will be eliminated. Each registered member of the BSA will receive an email notice with a registration renewal link beginning 60 days before the anniversary month they joined Scouting. Unit leaders will receive a copy of the email and should stay engaged in the membership renewal process just like rechartering.  

FAQ’s about the possibility of a shared future with the Great Southwest Council

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Our mission is to prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.  With your help, we are able to provide mountain top experiences to all youth in the Border Region.  Click the link below to learn more about how you can make an impact on the leaders of tomorrow!

Outdoor Adventure

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Outdoor adventure is the promise made to young people when they join Scouting.  Boys and girls yearn for outdoor programs that stir their imagination and interest.  

The Yucca Council is proud to offer 2 exclusive camping facilities in Southern New Mexico, where Scouts can get outdoors and find adventure!


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For more than 35 years, Trail's End has partnered with the Boy Scouts of America to help deliver the promise of Scouting. Popcorn sales help our units fund their adventure and teach Scouts salesmanship, planning, budgeting and so much more. Click the link below to learn more about how selling popcorn can help your unit!


Thank You Sponsors!

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