Mission: The Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that operates to support Radio Scouting activities and is considered the amateur radio station for the Boy Scouts of America’s National Council. It is the trustee for the K2BSA call sign, supports Jamboree on the Air and other Scouting events, and operates at the National Scout Jamboree where it operates a demonstration station, teaches the Radio Merit Badge, conducts an ARDF---Foxhunting course, and other amateur radio activities during the course of the Jamboree.
Results: Have recruited 50+ amateur radio operators for the National Scout Jamboree in 2013 at the Summit in West Virginia. Established key sponsorships of equipment for use at the Jamboree and following the Jamboree on a permanent basis.
Programs: Programs include call sign use for Scouting events, promotion of all Radio Scouting activities via website and social media, active leadership and financial support for the amateur radio activities at the National Scout Jamboree.
K2BSA serves as a vital bridge between Boy Scouts of America and amateur radio. These organizations all foster exciting opportunities to learn and expand horizons of youth and adults alike. They exemplify service to others. The Radio Merit Badge was my youngest son's favorite. That led him and myself to get our Amateur Radio License and we're continuing to learn and want to pursue how we can use this hobby to help the community in case of emergencies and other needs.