Grand Canyon Council BSA June Newsletter
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Upcoming Events

TRIVIA Contest Starts TODAY! Each Tuesday and Thursday between June 5 and July 31 we will be posting a trivia question for a few hours on the Council Facebook page. On August 1st send an email with all your answers to Those with all the correct answers will be put into a random drawing for a week at summer camp for one Scout OR a week at camp for your family during off-season!

BSA Online Auction - Join others in their quest for unique treasures while knowing your contributions directly support the Grand Canyon Council's character education programs. Click here for auction site.

Wet 'N' Wild Scout Day - Scout can enjoy a day of fun and sun while working towards the Swimming Belt Loop, Aquanaut Pin or First Aid Merit Badge!  Click here for information.

Cirque de Soleil presents "KOOZA". A return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil: It combines two circus traditions - acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. Click here for event information.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus presents "Dragons" Friday, June 29th. This is a once in a millennium event that honors The Year of the Dragon. For registration for click here.

Popcorn time is just around the corner!  Online sales begin August 1st. Place your orders with a local Scout!

Golf Tournament! Save the Date for the Council Golf Tournament to be held on September 15, 2012 at the Alta Mesa Golf Club. More information to come. For sponsorship opportunities please contact Frank Yoke at

Enjoy the dancing and music of the Israeli Scout Delegation Caravan Tour Sunday, June 24th through Friday, June 29th. Click here for times and locations.

Youth Clinics, Trainings and Activities

Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge Thank you to the Joe Foss Institute and the members of the State Capitol for sponsoring this clinic.

Thank you to West Coast Ultrasound Institute for sponsoring the First Aid Merit Badge. They offer CPR certification, and also free heart ultrasound screenings to some participants.

Thank you to The Little Clinic and Fry's Food Store for sponsoring the Medicine MB clinic. For Camp Physicals click here.

Robotics Merit Badge Thank you to the Microsoft Store in Scottsdale for sponsoring the Robotics Merit Badge clinics.

NEW!! Gaming Belt Loop Thank you to the Microsoft store in Scottsdale for sponsoring the Gaming Belt Loop clinic.

Plumbing Merit Badge Thank you to the Pipe Fitters Union Trades and Local 469 for sponsoring the Plumbing Merit Badge this year.

Scuba Merit Badge We are proud to offer the SCUBA diving merit badge through the Academy of SCUBA.

Small Boat Sailing Merit Badge Sail School Bahamas is sponsoring the Small Boat Sailing Merit Badge. Click here for more information.

Metalworks Merit Badge clinics will be in the fall. Check the Council Calendar and Facebook page in the future for upcoming dates.

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an intense, 6 day, outpost adventure outdoor leadership training experience for youth troop leaders age 13 or older and 1st class.

Applications to the Arizona Youth Leadership Conference are available at Scouts in 10th and 11th grades will learn about Leadership, Government, the Constitution and Entrepreneurship.

Project C.O.P.E. - Looking for an opportunity to build teamwork, communication, leadership, and problem solving while having fun? Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in the High COPE Course.

Other Information

For information on Planned Giving and Endowment Programs of the Grand Canyon Council click here.

Wear your Scout uniform on the “third Wednesday” of the month. Business leaders, youth, Scouters, and Scouting fans will wear their uniforms to all of their normal daily activities. This will help our community understand how Scouting has helped you in your life and/or business. is now your new destination for your camping gear and outdoor equipment. All your purchases will directly help the Grand Canyon Council.

Get a Boy Scout License plate!
The Grand Canyon Council will receive $17 for each plate that is purchased.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department recognizes Scouts for accomplishing the rank of Eagle by offering a discounted annual Youth Combination Hunting and Fishing License.

Council Calendar - If you are looking for more activities for your scouts or training for adult leaders please see the council calendar. Click here.

Baden Powell Program - The new Baden Powell Program has taken the place of the Quality Unit Program. This award is available for all areas of Scouting, each with slightly different requirements

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This newsletter is brought to you by Friends of Scouting. To make a donation or payment on a previous pledge click here.


Executive Corner

The Council is proud of the skills displayed by Queen Creek Boy Scouts Warren McGregor, Jayden Meeks, Kyle Welch and Dylan Lambert while saving a fellow Scout from drowning. For the entire story click here.

Larry Abbott, Scout Executive

2012 Boy Scout Camp

Camp Geronimo is one of our overnight resident camps featuring horseback riding, a climbing tower, and a brand new nature lodge. Please click here for more information. Week 8 is open to all units!

Camp Raymond’s outstanding overnight programs include shot gun shooting, COPE, and a great lake facility. Click here for more information.

Lake Pleasant is a unique program designed to give Boy Scouts a day camp experience. Activities include small boat sailing, rowing, motor sports, environ. science, first aid, and many more. Click here.

2012 Cub Scout Camp

Help Deliver the Promise! Cub Scouts join scouting with the expectation of having a camp experience. When Cub Scouts attend a Day Camp Program, this opens them to the world of scouting and leads to advancement into Boy Scouts and the Trail to Eagle.  Join us to deliver the promise and learn more about our Cub Scout Camping opportunities at R- C Scout Ranch - Payson, Heard Scout Pueblo - Phoenix, and our other District Day Camps.

Heard Scout Pueblo Day Camp has games, archery, BB shooting, crafts and more. Click here for details.

R-C Cub Adventure Resident Camp offers horseback riding, crafts, BB shooting, and archery. Click here.

Webelos Weekend (June 8-9)  is a great opportunity for Webelos Scouts and their adult partner to experience the fun and adventure of Camp Raymond. Click here for more information.

Webelos Encampment (July 28-31) is a great opportunity for Webelos Scouts and their adult partner to experience the fun and adventure of Camp Geronimo. Click here for more information.

Did you know that Grand Canyon Council offers a Cub Scout Family Camp Weekend experience? It's called Camp Kaibab and it's open to all Cub Scouts (Tiger thru Webelos) and their families. For more information

2013 Jamboree and Treks

The Grand Canyon Council will be sending 6 Troops of 36 scouts each and 1/2 of a Co-ed Venturing Crew to the 2013 National Jamboree. This will be the first Jamboree held at the new BSA owned Bechtel Scout Reservation in West Virginia. If you are interested in attending or would like more information click here.

2013 Philmont Crew Application. Crews depart Phoenix June 2013 Get your applications in soon. Individuals and entire crews are invited to apply.

Adult Training (see age restrictions)

SAVE THE DATE! The fall session of the College of Commissioner Science will be September 22nd.

Trainer's EDGE is designed as a replacement for Train the Trainer Courses and Trainer Development Conference. This course will give you a better understanding of the training process. Click here

The primary purpose of the Wood Badge experience is to strengthen Scouting in our units, districts, and local councils, by training adult leaders. Click here

The Powder Horn course is designed to help the unit by mentoring older Scouts, Venturers, and adult leaders to safely conduct outdoor/high-adventure activities of a fun and challenging nature.

Cub Scout Leader POW WOW will be held on Nov. 3rd. This year: new time, place, classes and faces. More information to follow in the next few weeks.

University of Scouting on November 3rd is a supplemental training for adult leaders. Click here for information and registration.


Scout of the Year - Open to all Boy Scouts from Tenderfoot thru Eagle. Sons of the American Legion is proud to support the Scouting movement. Leaders Click here to download the application and rules.

Lifesaving or Meritorious Action Award - From time to time, we have scouts who go above and beyond the call to perform meritorious or life saving actions. As a Council, we typically award a few of these each year. If you have a scout to nominate please click here

Alumni Association

Join the Grand Canyon Council Alumni Association and get involved today.

Commemorative Alumni Patches


Thank you to all of our MB sponsors for funding character building programs.

Become a Merit Badge Sponsor!

Contact Librada or Natalia at (602) 955-7747 or:
Librada Martinez:
Natalia Ceballos:

Jeff Nelson, Alumni - VP, is asking all Scoutmasters within the council to please consider a message of encouragement to the scouts, to join the Alumni Association once they reach their Eagle Rank. To read the message in full, click here.

Council Information

Council Service Center & Scout Shop
   2969 N. Greenfield Rd, Phoenix 85016
   (602) 955-7747

Mesa Scout Shop
   1061 N. Dobson Rd, Ste 109, Mesa 85201
   (480) 926-0345

Flagstaff Field Office & Scout Shop
   1555 E. Cedar Ave, Flagstaff 86004
   (928) 774-0685

Safford Field Office & Scout Shop
   301-A West , Main St, Safford 85546
   (928) 428-1976

Yuma Field Office & Scout Shop
   1950 W. 3rd St, Yuma 85364
   (928) 782-1896