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Support Scouting with Your Designated United Way Gift

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that a gift to Scouting through your United Way Designated Gift can go a long way in helping us deliver our leadership training to our youth.  Many of you are involved this time of year with work-based United Way campaigns, and so we ask that if you support the United Way in this fashion, that you consider designating the Knox Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America with your gift.  This may be in addition to the generous financial support you already give to Scouting in the form of our own Friends of Scouting Campaign, and is a way for you to support both the United Way, as well as the Knox Trail Council at the same time.

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Complete Your Youth Protection Training

The safety and welfare of the young people we serve is the most important responsibility we have as volunteers in Scouting, and current Youth Protection Training is mandatory for every leader who serves in the Knox Trail Council. Effective immediately, no new leader will be registered without a current youth protection training certificate on file, and any leader without current YPT when their unit’s charter is renewed will be dropped from the roster.  The training is available 24/7 online at, and it takes about 25 minutes to complete.

What’s On Your Mind? Share Your Voice

Scouting is a buzz with excitement as we get ready to launch our Voice of the Scout surveys! We really need your Voice! If you get an email survey from the Boy Scouts of America in your inbox, know that a few minutes of your time will make a difference in improving Scouting for the long haul! Next week, thousands of Scouts, parents, volunteers, and chartered organizations will receive the fall edition of our twice-yearly Voice of the Scout survey. Please help us by providing your valuable feedback.

Silver Beaver Nominations now being accepted

The Silver Beaver Nomination Process

As a movement whose leadership is overwhelmingly volunteer, the Boy Scouts of America recognizes the need to acknowledge the invaluable services that men and women render to youth. The recognitions are granted by one’s own peers in Scouting for distinguished service to youth. Other BSA awards, by comparison, are granted only to those who have completed a prescribed course of study or have participated in special training sessions.

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Youth and Adult Applications

When turning in new applications for processing to the Knox Trail office please follow these steps:

1. Be sure that everything is clearly written.

2. Remember that ‘Mr.’ or ‘Mrs.’ is not a suffix – that would be ‘Jr.’, ‘Sr.’ or ‘III’.

3. Have all proper signatures.

  •   For Youth Applications, the unit leader (or designee) needs to sign.
  •   For Adult Applications, the Committee Chair & Charter Representative signs.

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