Scouting’s adult volunteers provide leadership at the unit, district, council, and national levels. Many are parents of Scouts; many entered Scouting as youth members. Each chartered organization establishes a unit committee, which operates its Scouting unit, selects leadership, and provides support for a quality program. Most unit committees depend on parents for membership.

This website is maintained by volunteers and professional Scouters. The menus across the top of the site are intended to help you find what you are looking for quickly.  Here are some other things to know….

  • Volunteers need training. Our Training pages show the variety of training available. One of the best places to talk to other leaders, find out about training and current activities is the District Roundtable. The District pages show the dates and locations of the monthly Roundtables.
  • Our two Service Centers are places to file forms, purchase awards and literature, and register for activities.
  • Our National Scout Shop offers a variety of Scouting merchandise at the Madison Service Center.
  • We have three camps where activities are held year round
  • We have Emergency Contacts if something happens

More….

  • BSA Adopt-a-School – build strong, sustaining relationships with schools   “Do a good turn daily” is the Boy Scout slogan. Sometimes we forget to help the people we see all the time. There are lots of projects in schools that can use a group of helpers: ushers for special events, ticket takers, refreshment stands, tree planting, flag honor guards, and  decorating are just some examples. ...
  • Scouting Forms Newest Adult Leader Applications are version 524-501A and this is the form that is now required. Adult Application: English and Spanish. Annual Health and Medical Record Merit Badge Counselor Application Form All Scouting Forms from the National web site. Incident Reporting Form Pack Budget Form (xls) Troop Budget Form (xls) Tour Plan information and form Cub Scout Campership Form Boy Scout Campership Form Venture Campership Form Accident Report Form    
  • Glacier`s Edge Council Tour Plan FAQs The tour and activity plan is a planning tool for best practices to be prepared for safe and fun adventure. Completing the plan may not address all possible challenges, but it can help ensure that appropriate planning has been conducted, that qualified and trained leadership is in place, and that the right equipment is available ...
  • Marketing Resources for Units Here are some tips and tools that can help you market your unit’s activities to the local community. Unit Public Relations Guide: This brochure will guide you in developing a simple, effective strategy to help tell your Scouting story to the communities you serve. Unit PR Guide News Release Guidelines: The following guidelines have been developed ...
  • ScoutHelp Hotline The Boy Scouts of America is committed to providing support and care to those adults who have been affected by sexual abuse years ago, when they were Scouts. To do this, the National Council has established ScoutHelp℠, a help line that can be accessed by calling a toll-free number (855-295-1531) or sending an email to ...
  • Boy Scouts of America | Glacier’s Edge Council LinkedIn Group Join our LinkedIn group for the volunteers and professional staff of the Boy Scouts of America, Glacier’s Edge Council. Discuss Scouting, share best practices, connect and network with your fellow Scouters. Click Here to Join BSA | GEC’s  LinkedIn Group Glacier’s Edge Council serves Scouting in communities located in south-central Wisconsin and north-central Illinois. This group is being ...
  • Tour Plans The tour and activity plan is a planning tool for best practices to be prepared for safe and fun adventure. Completing the plan may not address all possible challenges, but it can help ensure that appropriate planning has been conducted, that qualified and trained leadership is in place, and that the right equipment is available ...
  • New training guides – Dealing with bullying and supporting Scouts with ADHD Here is a training guide (doc) and accompanying PowerPoint presentation (PPT) concerning bullying. Also, Supporting Scouts With AD/HD  training guide (doc) and accompanying PowerPoint presentation (PPT). These resources from BSA National may be helpful resources for for unit leaders.
  • Internet Advancement Internet Advancement Use the Internet Advancement tools from the Boy Scouts of America to assist with keeping track of your unit’s advancement. Internet Advancement allows you to enter youth advancements, awards, and merit badges and perform the following actions: Select members from your existing roster, Review, update, or add ranks, merit badges, and/or awards, Access an online Review Unit ...
  • Journey to Excellence Service Hours Information: Journey to Excellence Service Hours Information: Service hours website New user instructions Unit Tips for Success Council Tips for Success Sample Reports Service Hours Worksheet
  • Safety In the event of serious injury, over night hospital stay, near drowning, or death during a scouting activity you must contact the Scout Executive or their designate. The Boy Scouts of America has nearly a century of experience conducting high-adventure outdoor activities in a manner that is safe for all participants. The following resources and ...
  • Boy Scouts set to present King with Silver Buffalo JANESVILLE — Longtime Boy Scout volunteer and advocate Steve King will join an elite group when he receives Scouting’s highest national award Friday in Florida. Word of the honor surprised the semi-retired businessman who splits time between Janesville and North Carolina. “I don’t get involved in things for the sake of getting an award or pat on ...
  • Health and Medical Form BSA Annual Health and Medical Record  This form is required for all participants, youth and adult, attending Glacier’s Edge or other Boy Scout Camps. Part A(Health History) and Part B (parent/guardian consent form) must be completed and a copy provided for each camp attending. Long term camps (over 72 hours in length) additionally require Part C (physical ...
  • State of Wisconsin – Office of the Governor issues Proclamation 2/1/2012 MADISON, WI – Eagle Scouts from Potawatomi Area Council, Chippewa Valley Council, Gateway Area Council, Glacier’s Edge Council, Samoset Council, Three Harbors Council, Blackhawk Area Council, and Bay-Lakes Council helped restart the tradition of an Eagle Scout from Wisconsin presenting a “Boy Scouts of America Annual Report” to the Governor during the first week ...
  • Commissioners Commissioners are district and council leaders who help Scout units succeed. They coach and consult with adult leaders of Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and Venturing crews. Commissioners help maintain the standards of the Boy Scouts of America. They also oversee the unit charter renewal plan so that each unit reregisters on time with ...
  • Volunteer Opportunities There are many ways that you can help Scouting in your area. Whether you are volunteering directly with Scouts or helping out behind the scenes, you can make an impact on the lives of Scouts by volunteering your time. How can you help? Here are a few ideas: Assisting directly with the Scouts on an ongoing basis Leader (Cubmaster, Den ...
  • Awards Central Looking for information on awards for youth? and adult volunteers? Check out Awards Central from BSA National for a handy reference  – a single page with awards for all programs from the 50 Miler Award to the Wood Services Award. You might find some that you didn’t even know about.
  • Journey to Excellence “Scouting’s Journey to Excellence” is the BSA’s new council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils. It is replacing the Centennial Quality Awards Program as a means of encouraging excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA Journey to Excellence ...