Welcome to Great Rivers Council
Boy Scouts of America has been shaping the youth of America for more than a century. Discover everything Scouting has in store for you!
Headquartered in Columbia, Missouri, Great Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America serves the youth and adult volunteers in 33 counties in central and northern Missouri. Our mission is to provide character development, citizenship training, and growth in physical, mental and spiritual fitness, to help create the next generation of leaders.
The Great Rivers Council is home to Invention Scouts and the only Sinquefield Invention Campus in the Boy Scouts of America. Our Invention Campus provides access hi-tech equipment, computer lab, 3D printers, laser engravers, CNC routers, embroidery machines, Scan-n-Cut machines, welding, metalworking, and more.
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For nearly a year and a half, due largely to the pandemic, our units have been unable to recruit using traditional methods. School access was severely limited or non-existent as schools were closed to outside organizations. Now is our time to increase our relationships with our schools, our chartered partners, and the communities we serve. Our objective remains the same: engage families and invite all youth to be part of the life-changing experience that is Scouting.
Learn best practices and tips for marketing, recruiting, engagement, and retention to grow and strengthen your unit.
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The Guardians of Hohn offers a unique opportunity to provide lasting stewardship for Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation. As a Guardian, you will be provided access in a very real, hands-on opportunity that fosters financial support, fellowship, and collaborative action.
As a Guardian of Hohn you will be provided access in a very real, hands-on opportunity that fosters financial support, ongoing fellowship, and praise for collaborative action. You can expect projects to be specifically designated by the Guardian members during an annual gathering at camp, financed through recurring giving, coming to fruition through fellowship work weekends.
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You are invited to experience the ultimate in Scout Leadership Training. Wood Badge is training in group leadership skills and unit operations.
The practical five-day experience consists of living the patrol method with a group of other volunteers in a Scouting environment while being taught leadership and life skills applicable to Scouting, business, and family.
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The Great Rivers Council is pleased to announce its 2022 Thrifty Ticket. This initiative is designed to help Scouts earn their way to a summer/day camp program. Units participating in this program will earn $6.50 on each $10 Thrifty Ticket they sell. The tickets will be distributed in the districts or available for pick up at the Council Service Center starting February 8th.
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We expect everyone in Scouting to follow the measures listed below, which are based on CDC guidance. Members, staff, and volunteers must also follow all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. In addition, we have instructed local councils to consult with their local and state health departments, as well as local chartered partners, in order to implement appropriate protocols to help keep members, volunteers, and employees safe.
- Isolate if you are sick, and do not attend any activity, meeting, or event if you, anyone you live with, or anyone you have recently been around feels unwell.
- Do not attend any activity, meeting, or event if you or anyone you live with has been tested for COVID-19 or another illness and does not have the results back yet.
- If you are not fully vaccinated, wear a face covering or mask that covers your nose and mouth and stay at least 6 feet apart from people you don’t live with.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Until further notice, international travel is not considered an official Scouting Activity.
- As always, please exhibit the Scout Oath and Law as we continue to navigate a safe return to the activities we enjoy.
Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation
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The Great Rivers Council is generously supported by United Way of Northeast Missouri, United Way of Audrain County, United Way of Central Missouri (Jefferson City & Lake), and Sedalia-Pettis County United Way.