May is Wildfire Awareness Month!
Please join us in spreading the message about preventing wildland fires in South Dakota with a coloring contest. Our objective is to educate South Dakota’s youth on ways to reduce wildland fires. The contest theme is “Meet Lil Sparky”.
Participants must be residents of the State of South Dakota. Only one entry per individual is allowed. Each coloring sheet must be colored by the individual with no outside assistance. A large Smokey Bear plush toy will be awarded to the contest winners in each category on or before May 31, 2022.
Coloring sheets will not be returned. Paint, markers, crayons, or colored pencils are mediums that may be used.
• Offered for Ages 3-6: Contestants submit the official “Lil Sparky” coloring sheet.
2022 Ages 3 to 6 coloring sheet
• Offered for Ages 7-11: Contestants submit the official “Camping” coloring sheet.
2022 Ages 7 to 11 coloring sheet
• Offered for Ages 12-15: Contestants submit the official “Collage of items” coloring sheet.
2022 Ages 12 to 15 coloring sheet
Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by April 29th, 2022 (see entry form below).
WAM 2022 Coloring Contest Entry Form
Scouts and their parents expect all Boy Scouts of America activities to be conducted safely. To ensure the safety of participants, the Boy Scouts of America expects leaders to use the four points of SAFE when delivering the Scouting program.
Despite the pandemic, Scouts continue to serve their communities. While we take a face covering with us when we head out now, it’s important to remind ourselves what else we need to do to keep safely serving.
Take a look at these two updated risk assessment tools: the SAFE Project Planning List and the SAFE Project Tool Use you can also find both in the appendix to the Guide to Safe Scouting. SAFE is an acronym for safety points Scouts and Scouters should abide by before any activity, including service projects. If you would like a resaource as a helpful remonder just download and print the BSA S.A.F.E. Poster.
It is so easy to create an online Fundraiser through Facebook and have the money donated benefit the Scouting Program right here in the Black Hills Area Council. All you need is to use this link to get started making your Charitable Fundariser to benefit the Black Hills Area Council today. Remember even if someone gives a little can mean a whole lot.
There are a LOT of well-deserving BSA volunteers who have given longtime service to youth…here’s one way you can assist the BSA with recognizing them!