The National Scouting Historian Summit at Philmont, June 9-15, 2019, is actively seeking youth Scouts (14-21) to attend. There are currently 12 youth-only slots still available, so if you know of any youth that might benefit from the Summit, please encourage them to be a part of this special opportunity as soon as possible. Interested youth Scouts could be those who have earned the Scouting Heritage merit badge or who have held the position of Troop Historian. However, any Scout of any rank who has shown an interest in any aspect of Scouting history or collecting could become a future Scouting historian.

It is important for Scouting that historians share Scouting’s rich history. Youth Scout historians have a great ability to connect with other youth Scouts and they are also Scouting’s future. Please help us develop the next generation of Scouting Historians by reaching out to a perspective youth participant today. Find out more at

Green Bar Bill Foundation Sponsors Youth Grants

Through the generosity of The “Green Bar Bill” Hillcourt Foundation, the National Scouting Historian Summit is able to award a limited number of full and partial grants to assist youth Scoutscommitted to attending the NSHS and serving the BSA in the important role of a local council, lodge, camp, or troop historian.

ELIGIBILITY: Youth Scouts who will be at least 14 years of age, and under the age of 21 as of June 15, 2019.

Full grant amounts will cover the entire course fee, and partial grant amounts will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Recipients will be selected from applicants based on past and future interest/achievement in promoting Scouting’s history in the troop, lodge, camp, or council. Recipients will be notified by March 1, 2019 with the grant amount to be applied toward the 2019 National Scouting Historian Summit participant fee. Recipients will be responsible for their own travel costs and arrangements to and from Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, NM.

APPLICATION: Can be found and submitted at the National Scouting Historian Summit web page: or emailed to

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: All applications must be received by February 15, 2019

For questions, contact the National Scouting Historian Summit Team at