How to Share the 2016 Report to the Nation in Your Council

How to Share the 2016 Report to the Nation in Your Council

Last week, a group of 10 youth delegates from across the United States traveled to Washington, D.C., to represent the BSA and deliver our annual Report to the Nation to elected officials and agency heads throughout the nation’s capital. The report, which is required as part of the BSA’s congressional charter, highlights our achievements in 2016.

More than that, it shines a light on all of the incredible contributions made by our millions of youth members and adult volunteers, including the highest total of community volunteer hours over the last five years. It also shows the membership gains we recorded in Exploring and Cub Scouts, as well as the rapid growth of our Lion and STEM Scouts pilot programs.

It short, it is a tool that helps us tell the story of Scouting each year. To help our employees and volunteers share this story in their councils, we’ve created a one-page, infographic-style summary of the report, which you can download by clicking on the image at right.

How to Use the 2016 Report to the Nation Infographic:

The sky is the limit for how you can spread this information far and wide, but here are a few easy ways to put it to work in your area:

  • Create a link on your council website so visitors can view it and download it
  • Include it with your Friends of Scouting thank you letters
  • Use it as a placemat at your next Roundtable, council dinner, or awards ceremony
  • Blow it up to poster size and hang it on the wall
  • Use it to inspire your own infographic featuring your council/district/unit achievements!

If you have any questions about its use, or would like it in a larger (or different) format, drop us a line at communications@scouting.org.

John Churchill

John Churchill is a communications manager for the Boy Scouts of America, as well as an Eagle Scout and volunteer Scouter. If you have story ideas or questions, reach out to us at communications@scouting.org.

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How to Share the 2016 Report to the Nation in Your Council
How to Share the 2016 Report to the Nation in Your Council
How to Share the 2016 Report to the Nation in Your Council
How to Share the 2016 Report to the Nation in Your Council