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New Website Released

The Black Hills Area Council Marketing & Communications Committee is proud to release the new council website to better serve the Scouting community here in the Black Hills. We’ve heard from numerous people and have taken their feedback in the design of this new website. The feedback we received indicated that we need more up-to-date information, an easier layout, and a more aesthetically pleasing website.

This new website has the most updated information and a plan has been developed to ensure it stays that way. Links to national forms and publications are directly linked to national’s website which will ensure we have the most up-to-date publications, instead of hosting them locally.

What’s New?

The layout is more simplified and was inspired by other council websites that are recipients of the BSA’s President’s Marketing Award. This award is for the best of the best in design, content, and branding. We hope this website will be one of those recipients.

The old website was bland and was not aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The new website integrates official BSA colors, imagery, fonts, logos, and more. This produces a more vibrant online presence for current and future Scouts and families to experience.

Are we done with this website? No. Over the course of the next couple of months, we will be adding content and additional features to better serve our Scouting community here in the Black Hills. Your feedback continues to  serve as an import tool to ensure this online resource is the best it can be.

The Work Isn’t Done Yet

Have a comment? Looking for a resource that is not yet on here? Having a burning issue or question? Let us know! This new site features a chat feature, where you can reach out to our team, Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 8:00PM. Look for the chat button in the lower right-hand corner of this website during those hours to talk to our team. Alternatively, you can send an email to Bryan Combs at bryan.combs@scouting.org.

Thank you to all those who have helped in releasing this new resource to the Scouting community!

In Scouting,

Marketing & Communications Committee
Black Hills Area Council

The Marketing & Communications committee is looking for volunteers to help us grow and contribute our presence throughout the Black Hills region. If you are interested in joining this committee, please email Council VP of Marketing & Communications Mike Crook at msc.devildog@gmail.com. We’re looking for editors, photographers, videographers, digital marketing professionals, and more!