The Blue Grass Council is providing information for the following community events. They are not associated with the council or the Boy Scouts of America, however, Scouts may be interested in participating. (Some events do have an age limit)
If you know of any events that might interest our Scouts, please email a submission request to Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org. All events will be approved before being published.
Red Cross Pillowcase Project
The Red Cross Pillowcase Project is a Disney sponsored youth preparedness program aimed at students in grades 3-5. The program began during Hurricane Katrina when college students were forced to evacuate and had to take their belongings in only their pillowcases. By doing so they were able to arrive at shelters with all their necessities with them and the idea for the Pillowcase Project was born.
The Pillowcase Project was designed to teach youth about emergency preparedness skills for situations such as home fires and local hazards – in Kentucky we focus on tornadoes as the local hazard. The program follows a “Learn, Practice, Share” curriculum that also meets the national education standards. After learning about different emergencies and how to be prepared for them, the students will discuss how to make a Preparedness Kit to have at their home. All students will receive their own pillowcase to begin their preparedness kit. The students will also receive a take-home workbook to help prepare their loved ones for emergencies as well. Everything associated with the program is completely free of charge.
VFW Scout of the Year Scholarships Available
WHO CAN ENTER: Scouts who are registered, active members of a Scouts BSA Troop, Venturing Crew, or a Sea Scout Ship who have received the Eagle Scout Award, Girl Scout Gold Award, Venturing Summit Award or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award. Scouts must be 15 years of age and have demonstrated practical citizenship in school, scouting and the community. Scouts must be enrolled in high school at the time of selection. Note: All applicants still in high school who reach their 18th birthday during the nomination year remain eligible if otherwise qualified.
HOW TO ENTER: Scouts should download and submit a completed VFW Scouting Scholarship form, resume of high school activities, scouting record, community service record and letters of recommendation to a local VFW Post no later than March 1. Note: A Scout can enter through ONE VFW Post only. We have posts in Lexington, Richmond, Winchester, Frankfort, Danville , Mt. Sterling, and Owingsville.
HOW IT WORKS: Local VFW Posts submit their winning candidates with full entry criteria to their respective VFW Department (state) by April 1. Ensure that if a District judging is taking place that entries are forwarded to the District first and that enough time is allotted to ensure that the Department still receives the entry by April 1. From there, the Department selects a winner and forwards the entry to the VFW National Headquarters by May 1 for national-level judging.
Military Missions Patch
Military Missions is proud to offer the chance for Scouts and other youth organizations to earn this patch which shows their support for our active military and veterans. It gives them an opportunity to express their gratitude for the sacrificial service of all those who have worn the uniform… past, present, and future. They will go “beyond the yellow ribbon” to give back to those who serve and protect our nation.
Please note, the Scout Leader or other designated adult will be responsible for monitoring and documenting the activities completed by each youth. Once all requirements have been met, the form must be submitted to Military Missions for approval.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email email@example.com or call/text 859-221-9477.
Old Mill Canoe Rental
Old Mill Canoe Rental on the Blue River in Fredericksburg, Indiana. We are located on Hwy 150 about 30 minutes west of Louisville, Ky. We offer a 12 mile trip that takes 4-6 hours and a 24 mile trip that takes 2 days. We will also customize trips to fit your needs and go as far down the Blue as the Ohio River! We have a 2 acre primitive campground situated at the halfway point of the 2 day trip. It is laid out nicely for tent or hammock camping. We offer an incredible rate for the Scouts of only $18.00 per person whether they are canoeing or kayaking. Camping is $2.00 per person except if you are doing the 2 day trip and then camping is included for free! Custom trips will be priced at the time the plans are made.