Serving the youth of Harford County Maryland



Unit Service & Commissioners

2015 Insurance Fee Change
Effective immediately, the Insurance fees in the Boy Scouts of America are now required for every registrant in the BSA and will be on a pro-rated basis similar to the Registration fees and Boys' Life. Insurance fees will be $4 a year and will be prorated. Please see the attached Chart and please keep these fees in mind when submitting new applications. If you have any questions, please contact District Executive Brandon Gething at 'BGething@BaltimoreBSA.Org'

Please visit the following link to see more: Membership Fee/Boys Life/Insurance Chart.  


Important Announcement regarding Youth Protection and Recharter:

For Recharter 2016, Baltimore Area Council will be 100% Youth Protection Trained for Recharter. Please take a look on for your current list of people who are not Youth Protection Trained. We will not be accepting Charters this year unless 100% of your Adult registrants are Youth Protection Trained with an expire date of 2015 or 2016. More information on this will be explained at Roundtables. For now, please take a look and start getting people up to date.  Please contact Brandon Gething for additional information

2015 Journey to Excellence

To All Units,

Make sure you completed your Units 2015 Journey to Excellence

For more information click this Baltimore Area Council Journey to Excellence

Journey to Excellence Requirements










2015 Outstanding Unit Scouter Awards

Fellow Scouters in Harford District,

Harford District is very proud of their adult leaders in the Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venture Scout programs. This pride is a result of the hundreds of adult volunteers willing to spend countless hours of personal time with a boy or a group of boys, to spark an imagination, to instill a commitment to the ideals of scouting, and to give something to the youth that will give him skill or an experience that he may not have enjoyed if he was not in scouting…..

Each year every Unit in Harford District is eligible to select one of their adult leaders for the Outstanding Unit Scouter Award.

It’s time to recognize the outstanding leaders in your Unit. I am sure you have one in your Unit. This nomination effort does not take a lot of time and the results are worth the time it takes. It’s important to say “thanks” every once in a while to the people that devote their many talents to Unit level activities.

Please consider getting with your Unit to nominate one of your leaders for this award. You will receive the award which can be framed and presented by either a District representative or someone in the Unit. An example of the award is attached in this package as well as an example of the statement of service.

I know several Units have nominated someone within their Unit for many years and it has become sort of a tradition. Please keep up the good work of recognizing your Leaders.

Yours in Scouting,

Mike Baldwin

OUS Award Coordinator

Harford District, BSA

The Outstanding Unit Scouter Award is presented by a District representative to unit-level Scouters, upon approval by the unit commissioner, for outstanding service to boys through unit activities over a sustained period of time. Each chartered unit in the District may receive one award per year for candidates who meet the following qualifications:

  1. The candidate must have been a registered, trained member of the unit in any position or combination of positions, except Scoutmaster, for at least 24 months prior to the award nomination date. (A Scoutmaster can be recognized by the Distinguished Scoutmaster Award of Merit)
  2. The candidate must not have been recognized with an OUSA in the previous three years.
  3. The service should have had a significant impact on the ability to provide the Scouting program to boys within the unit.
  4. The service should have been rendered over a sustained period of time, not just for a single event or activity.
  5. The service should not have been in support of a District-level activity, such as a Camporee or Activity Day. (That service is recognized by the District Award of Merit when it is appropriate)
  6. While each unit may receive one award per year, there is no obligation to submit a nomination if there are no qualified and deserving candidates.

Nominations will be prepared by the unit committee or by individual members of the committee of the unit and approved by the unit commissioner.

These awards will normally be presented at the Blue and Gold Banquet or Court of Honor or another significant event the unit has planned

Please click to download the Outstanding Unit Scouter Award Nomination form


BSA Tour Plan

Click Link to the New BSA Tour Plan

Adult Background Checks


National BSA is updating its policy on Adult Background Checks

Please review this policy by

Clicking this link BSA Adult Volunteer Background Checks (PDF document)

2015 BSA Medical Forms

Click Link to the New BSA Medical Forms

2015 Guide to Safe Scouting

Click Link to the New BSA Guide to Safe Scouting

Extreme Weather Closing Policy

During extreme weather events that effect the region especially during the winter the Harford District will follow the schedule of the Harford County School System.

This is being done so staff and volunteers will know what the schedule will be.

If Harford County schools close early so will the District event.

This policy affects most District events. All camping events, such as Camporee, will be held as scheduled unless a special announcement has been made.

In this case every attempt will be made to contact the Unit Leader and be posted on the Web site.

Broad Creek Scout Reservation rarely closes as so many of our campers seek a winter camping experience.

To check on the Broad Creek schedule you should call the Broad Creek phone 410-879-4922 and the voice message will let you know of any camp schedule changes or call

Eric Chase's phone at 443-573-2501 and any schedule changes will be in the voice message.


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