PAC Shop Day at Dick's Sporting Goods Dec. 6

Dick's Sporting GoodsDick's Sporting Goods is offering 20% off to members of the Pushmataha Area Council on December 6.   All a Scout (or Scout family) has to do is print the special coupon that is linked in this article, and shop at Dick's on December 6, and get 20% off.

Here is the link to the flyer and the coupon.

Be sure to thank the folks at Dick's for supporting Scouting in our council!

Millsaps College Offers $60,000 Eagle Scout Scholarship

Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, has announced that it will offer a "minimum" scholarship of $60,000 to Eagle Scouts who enter Millsaps College as freshmen in the fall semester of 2015.   This is the equivalent of about two years' tuition at the private Methodist college.

You can read the official announcement by following this link.

Wood Badge...Scouting's premier adult leader training experience

Wood Badge is the BSA's most advanced leadership training for all volunteer adult leaders.  It teaches skills that are useful in Scouting, work, family and other community service activities.

The focus is on leadership and team-building, not outdoor skills.  Our council is able to present this training experience every three years...and our next course is in the spring of 2015...don't miss out!

See the RESOURCE section on the left and click on 2015 Wood Badge Brochure for more information and registration form.


Eagle Scout Scholarships

Eagle Scouts know to be prepared, and when it comes to being prepared for college, being prepared includes making sure you're not overlooking available scholarships.

For the fall, 2014 college semester, the National Eagle Scout Association awarded 86 scholarships in the 14 states that comprise the Southern Region.   The scholarships ranged from $1,000 to $25,000.

Only two of those 84 scholarships were awarded to Mississippi Eagle Scouts.

Scholarships are awarded based on academics and merit.   Applying is relatively easy compared to some of the other scholarship opportunities available to freshmen, so why not apply?

This link gives all the details on the scholarships.

This is the link to the scholarship application information.

Note that the scholarship window for 2015 scholarships starts October 1, 2014,  and ends Dec. 31, 2014.

Let's get our NESA application numbers up, and get Mississippi (and our council) better represented in the awarding of NESA scholarships!