Annual Health and Medical Record

The Scouting adventure, camping trips, high-adventure excursions, and having fun are important to everyone in Scouting—and so is your safety and well-being. Completing the Annual Health and Medical Record is the first step in making sure you have a great Scouting experience.

Awards Central

Welcome to Awards Central, the Boy Scouts of America’s repository for information about official awards and recognitions. This is where the most up-to-date information about BSA-related awards may be found, including award applications and nomination forms.

Camp Card Campaign

Supporting Material for your unit to hold a successful Camp Card Campaign fundraiser.

Camps, Camping and Camping Reservations

Making camp reservations, questions on camping and events, questions about our camp properties

Cub Scout Resources, Forms, & Applications

Support items to help Cub Scout leaders and parents deliver a great Scouting experience.

Cub Scout Ideal Year of Scouting

The Ideal Year of Scouting follows the BSA’s Journey to Excellence recognition program and helps Cub Scout Packs plan for the next program year.


Support items to help your Scout group conduct a successful recruiting program.

Guide to Advancement

The Guide to Advancement is the official source for administering advancement in all Boy Scouts of America programs: Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scouts.

Guide to Safe Scouting

The Guide to Safe Scouting is an overview of Scouting policies and procedures gleaned from a variety of sources.

">Insurance Information

Support insurance information for your Unit- Council General Liability Insurance, Council Injury & Accident Insurance, Injury & Accident Claim Forms, incident Reports.

Refund Policy for SF Council Online Events

We understand that sometimes refunds are requested due to situations that occur. We therefor request that before purchasing any event registration you make yourself fully aware of our refund policies, and check your families schedule for conflicts that may prohibit your attendance at any event. If you register for an event in the future and then later change your family plans preventing your attendance this is not a reason for refund.

For any authorized Council Refund -a fee will be accessed for the credit card processing fees.  Some events online have their stated Refund Policy for that event.  If none are shown the following applies:

Requests must be made in writing to the Council Service Center via fax, or email. All emails must be sent to Cliff Freiwald at and must be copied to  . Fax number is (305) 821-6222- send an e-mail to advise a fax has been sent. Notifications to others- Council Staff or volunteers  not shown above are not valid.

All refund requests must be received NO LATER THAN FIVE DAYS after the event is completed. Requests received after this time will not be processed.  Time/Date is confirmed only when received by our office staff shown above. 

Requests for refund made:

  • Two weeks or more before event = maximum 80% Refund
  • Less than two weeks before and until event = maximum 60% Refund
  • Up to five days after the event = maximum 40% Refund
  • Five or more days after the event = No Refund
  • Unless stated otherwise there are No Refunds for Online Registrations for any events costing less than $ 25.

Reasons for requesting a refund- provide documentation or supporting otems:

  • Serious illness or injury of participant preventing attendance
  • Death in immediate family preventing participant attendance
  • The event or activity is cancelled or rescheduled
  • Family Emergency– depending- may or may not be refundable

Refunds for event fees paid of $25 or less will not be issued. Council Checks issued expire after 90 days so– Uncashed SF Council Refund Checks are subject to a $25 administrative fee at the discretion of Staff to reissue.

If approved, the refundable amount will be returned using the original method of payment if possible, or via a Council check if not. Checks take 30 days.

Poor weather is not a reason for a refund unless the event is cancelled by South Florida Council. Most all Council events are run rain or shine.

Fees for most District and Council activities are transferable to other Scouts within the Unit that are not already registered for the same activity. There is no penalty for this option (when available) and it must be pre-arranged with and approved by the Event Chairperson and the Event Staff Advisor prior to the event starting .

Refunds are not given for no shows of participants or no shows of Units and for inclement weather that does not warrant event cancellation by the Council.

Camping Reservations made for Individuals or Units at our camps are refunded based only on the Council Camping Refund Policy see

For Council, High Adventure Contingents, National Jamborees, and other similar events, refunds may be given if a new paid participant has replaced the Scout that has cancelled and has paid in full. The refund will be less any and all costs incurred by these changes (airfare, activity fees, processing fees, supplies purchased, transportation and other assorted event expenses). The specific event may have its own refund policy in addition to the above. Often all fees paid for a major event – like National Jamboree are not refundable.

Refunds for all Order of the Arrow events are subject to all the above and any/all stated O-Shot-Caw Lodge or O.A. Event Refund Policies –and will be issued only with the approval of the OA Lodge Staff Adviser and OA Lodge Advisor. Please contact Cliff Freiwald at   or (305) 709-2976. Please copy on refund request e-mails 

All events take planning and staffing, each incurs large sometimes unseen Council expenses that must be pre paid or committed to run activities. Facilities must be reserved well in advance and are then unavailable to others, as well as individual participant spaces are held when reserved by you– thereby often not allowing others whom are interested to register for an event due to it being filled by your reservation. Council Financial Commitments are made based on the registrations we receive that cannot be recovered—examples printing, clothing, patches, awards, meals, equipment rental, deposits, processing fees, airfare, 3rd party facility rentals, supplies and other items are often purchased in advance for those registered attendees.

All questions may be directed to

Journey to Excellence

“Scouting’s Journey to Excellence” is the BSA’s council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and council. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.

Marketing and Membership Hub

This is a resource to help you serve more youth in your area. From recruiting ideas to social media best practices, the Hub provides a one-stop resource to discover, activate, and improve your marketing and recruiting strategy.

National BSA Membership Resources

Support items for all scouting units.

Order of the Arrow- O-Shot Caw Lodge information

Information on the Order of the Arrow and our OA Lodge- O-Shot-Caw Lodge # 265

Popcorn Campaign

Supporting Material for your unit to hold a successful Popcorn Campaign fundraiser.

Program Updates – 2015 and Beyond

Stay up-to-date on program changes within the Boy Scouts of America.

Scouting Safely

We want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees is an important part of the Scouting experience. The Scouting program, as contained in our handbooks and literature, integrates many safety features. However, no policy or procedure will replace the review and vigilance of trusted adults and leaders at the point of program execution.

Make sure your unit is up-to-date on keeping Scouting safe for our youth.


ScoutSource has been created to support the many volunteers who are so integral to the Scouting program. Within this section, you will find a one-stop shop for all of the resources available to assist you in your Scouting efforts.

Scouting Wire

The official Blog of the Scouting movement.

Unit Money Earning Application

Applications are not required for council-coordinated money earning projects such as popcorn sales or camp card sales. Please submit this application to your council service center for ALL other fundraising projects in your Unit at least two weeks in advance of the proposed date of your money earning project. It may be sent to for approval.

Venturing Summit Award

The highest award of Venturing, the Summit Award, goes to those Venturers who have matured in their personal direction, skills, and life competencies, and who have accepted the responsibility to mentor others and serve their communities in a lasting way. Inquiries about Venturing or the award may be made to