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Community Announcements and Events

The Blue Grass Council is providing information for the following community events. They are not associated with the council or the Boy Scouts of America, however, Scouts may be interested in participating.
(Some events do have an age limit)

If you know of any events that might interest our Scouts, please email a submission request to Susan at sstone@bsamail.org
All events will be approved before being published


Newton’s Attic is hosting MLK Day program on Monday, January 21st and Pinewood Derby Car Workshop on Sunday, February 3rd. 

The MLK Day flyer can be found here http://newtonsattic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/MLK-Day-Flyer-2019-Final.pdf 

The PWD Car Workshop flyer can be found here https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BYStNeV-2XDScmRjQ2DIjsYzBe9c8j67HzgUg59SLxw/edit?usp=sharing.

About the Program

The Red Cross Pillowcase Project is a Disney sponsored youth preparedness program aimed at students in grades 3-5.  The program began during Hurricane Katrina when college students were forced to evacuate and had to take their belongings in only their pillowcases.  By doing so they were able to arrive at shelters with all their necessities with them and the idea for the Pillowcase Project was born.

The Pillowcase Project was designed to teach youth about emergency preparedness skills for situations such as home fires and local hazards - in Kentucky we focus on tornadoes as the local hazard.  The program follows a "Learn, Practice, Share" curriculum that also meets the national education standards.  After learning about different emergencies and how to be prepared for them, the students will discuss how to make a Preparedness Kit to have at their home.  All students will receive their own pillowcase to begin their preparedness kit.  The students will also receive a take-home workbook to help prepare their loved ones for emergencies as well.  Everything associated with the program is completely free of charge.


Informational Letter from the Disaster Program Manager of the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross

Pillow Project Info Sheet

Senator Reginald Thomas of Lexington extends a special invitation to all Fayette County students in Grades 4 through 12 to serve as a Senate Page during 2019 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly.

Session begins January 8 – March 30, 2019 

All student page volunteers will have a front-row seat as history unfolds during the 2019 Regular Session of the General Assembly!  Pages will have the opportunity listen and learn as the Senate members discuss, debate, vote on the important bills that could become law.  

A typical day for a Senate page includes:

  • A special introduction on the Senate floor and photo opportunity with Sen. Thomas.
  • Deliver messages between Senators and to the Senate Clerk.
  • Carry important bills to the Senate Clerk.
  • Learn the process of how a bill becomes a law.
  • Run errands.

Scouts who are working on their Citizen in the Nation (requirement 2b) or Citizen in the Community (3a) are encouraged to contact Senator Thomas’ office so that they can volunteer as a Kentucky State Senate Page in the 2019 session. Scouts must have a responsible adult over age 18 with them, and the Scout family is responsible for requesting the excused absence for this educational opportunity. In order for this activity to count toward the merit badge the scout will need to open the blue card before the paging happens.

CLICK HERE to download an information packet with application.

Questions can be addressed to Annette Poole-Malone in Sen. Thomas’ Frankfort office at 502-564-8100 ext. 807 
or email 
annette.poole-malone@lrc.ky.gov .

VFW Scout of the Year Scholarships Available

WHO CAN ENTER Scouts who are registered, active members of a Boy or Girl Scout Troop, Venturing Crew, or a Sea Scout Ship who have received the Eagle Scout Award, Girl Scout Gold Award, Venture Summit Award or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award. Scouts must be 15 years of age and have demonstrated practical citizenship in school, scouting and the community. Scouts must be enrolled in high school at the time of selection. Note: All applicants still in high school who reach their 18th birthday during the nomination year remain eligible if otherwise qualified.

HOW TO ENTER Scouts should download and submit a completed VFW Scouting Scholarship form, resume of high school activities, scouting record, community service record and letters of recommendation to a local VFW Post no later than March 1. Note: A Scout can enter through ONE VFW Post only. We have posts in Lexington, Richmond, Winchester, Frankfort, Danville , Mt. Sterling, and Owingsville. 

HOW IT WORKS Local VFW Posts submit their winning candidates with full entry criteria to their respective VFW Department (state) by April 1. Ensure that if a District judging is taking place that entries are forwarded to the District first and that enough time is allotted to ensure that the Department still receives the entry by April 1. From there, the Department selects a winner and forwards the entry to the VFW National Headquarters by May 1 for national-level judging.

Download an application:  https://vfworg-cdn.azureedge.net/-/media/VFWSite/Files/Community/Youth-and-Education/Scout-of-the-Year/ScoutoftheYearBrochureandEntryForm.pdf?la=en&v=1&d=20170706T144306Z

Military Missions is proud to offer the chance for Scouts and other youth organizations to earn this patch which shows their support for our active military and veterans. It gives them an opportunity to express their gratitude for the sacrificial service of all those who have worn the uniform… past, present, and future. They will go “beyond the yellow ribbon” to give back to those who serve and protect our nation.

Please note, the Scout Leader or other designated adult will be responsible for monitoring and documenting the activities completed by each youth. Once all requirements have been met, the form must be submitted to Military Missions for approval.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email webmaster@military-missions.org or call or text 859-221-9477.


Scout Discounts Available - Click HERE for Scout offers.  
Your password to enter the site is scout and it is case sensitive.


The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters bring their ridiculous basketball skills and amazing athletes to Rupp Arena!  

A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages!

FREE PATCH for each SCOUT with Ticket Purchase

No minimum required, however, a limited number of some amazing SCOUT FAN EXPERIENCE PACKAGES ARE AVAILABLE when you order 50+ paid tickets!
Call Jana at 859.787.0920 for details!!

Sell tickets to members, family and friends at the special Scout rate (a savings of up to $11.50 per ticket).
Remember that tickets make great holiday gifts!

Download a PDF Order Form
Deadline to order: FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2019




The PBR's (Professional Bull Riders) Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour is the top expansion series of the PBR, featuring some of the best athletes going head-to-head with the fiercest bulls in the country. The PBR Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour will bring all the high-energy sound, lighting, special effects and edge of your seat action that fans have come to expect from the world leader in the sport of bull riding.

For one huge night, some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport's toughest athletes. The thrilling 8-second rides and heart-stopping wrecks make the PBR's Velocity Tour one of the most exciting live sporting events to see.

Download a PDF Order Form
Deadline to order and receive tickets by mail is Wednesday, February 20.
NO DISCOUNTS after noon on Friday, March 1.

Monster Jam® is adrenaline-charged family entertainment providing jaw-dropping displays and gravity-defying feats that always leave fans entertained. Monster Jam features some of the most recognizable trucks in the world and world-class drivers push these perfectly engineered trucks to their limits in Freestyle, "2-Wheel Skills" and racing competitions that will put fans on the edge of their seats and leave them craving more of this unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable event!

PIT PARTY - 4:30pm - 6pm

The Monster Jam® Pit Party provides unprecedented access to the Monster Jam trucks and drivers. This unique experience in the world of motorsports gives you access to see the trucks up close, take pictures, meet the drivers and get their autographs. ARRIVE EARLY (no admittance after 5:45pm). Autographs are not guaranteed.  

The Pit Party Pass must be accompanied by a same-day event ticket. Add the Pit Party Pass ($15 each) at the end of your ticket order. 

Download a PDF Order Form

Deadline to order and receive tickets by mail is Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
NO DISCOUNTS after NOON on Friday, March 29.



The complete adventure of the Academy Award winning tale will be told live in this production, capturing the dynamic of two royal sisters.  Be a part of Anna's adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter.  Join Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven as they encounter wintry conditions and mystical trolls in a race to bring back summer.  Audiences will get to sing along with such musical masterpieces as "Let It Go," "Do you Want to Build a Snowman?" and "Fixer Upper."  Hosted by Mickey and Minnie, your whole family will be delighted with special appearances by the Disney Princesses, Woody, Buzz, Dory and more.  Experience magic at every turn and create memories to last a lifetime at Disney on Ice presents Frozen - the show worth melting for!

Download a PDF Order Form

FREE PATCH for each SCOUT with Ticket Purchase.





The award-winning MERCYME will bring a bevy of fan-favorite songs to Rupp Arena on April 25, 2019! 

MERCYME promises performances of many of the favorites on their newest music release, I Can Only Imagine - The Very Best of MercyMe, including "I Can Only Imagine," "Greater" and "Shake" along with their most recent No. 1, "Even If."

Download a PDF Order Form
Deadline to order: April 24, 2019 Noon




PJ MASKS LIVE! is coming to Rupp Arena with an all new super-heroic, live musical show.  PJ MASKS LIVE! SAVE THE DAY, featuring the heroic trio from your favorite series:  THE PJ MASKS! 

Watch Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, along with their new friend PJ Robot, as they try to save the day from the sneaky villains - Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl.  Fluttering Feathers!  Leaping Lizards!  What a CAT-tastrophe!  Leaping, flipping and climbing - live on stage!  Complete with your favorite music and brand new songs you've never heard before, come watch the PJ Masks save the day!

Download a PDF Form

Ages 1-year-old and up require a ticket for this show!

Community Partners
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The Blue Grass Council receives support from the Cumberland Trails United Way, United Way of Franklin County, United Way of South Central Kentucky, and United Way of South Eastern Kentucky.

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