YAC Newsroom
  • 2016 Distinguished Citizen Dinner
    The Yocona Area Council is pleased to announce that Morgan Freeman, accomplished actor and proud Mississippian, has been selected as our 2016 Distinguished Citizen.
  • National Wild Turkey Federation Awards Grant to YAC
    Thanks to the Mississippi NWTF for awarding the Yocona Area Council a grant to purchase new archery equipment for Camp Yocona.
  • One Trail To Eagle
    Join us over the next few months as we celebrate the BSA's highest achievement, The Eagle Scout.
  • Video Message from Rex Tillerson
    Video message from Rex Tillerson, Past President of the Boy Scouts of America, on moving forward with our mission.
  • Letter on Youth Membership Standards
    We understand last week's vote on the membership standards policy has generated many questions from our chartered organizations, volunteers, parents and supporters.
  • Council Statement on BSA Membership Policy
    Click here for the local council statement on the BSA Membership Policy Vote
  • Membership Standards Review Results
    Click here to review the results of the Voice of the Scout Membership Standards Review for the Yocona Area Council
  • Eagle Scout Project Opportunity
    Fish Hatchery and Garden Club have service project opportunity for scouts
  • 2013 Distinguished Citizen Dinner
    We are pleased to announce that Senator Roger Wicker has been selected as the 2013 Distinguished Citizen.
  • Scouting for Food
    Join us to help collect food for families now through December 14th
  • BSA Statement on Ineligible Volunteer Files
    BSA response to the release of the ineligible volunteer files
  • Tenderfoot Classic Results
    Congratulations to our 2012 Tenderfoot Classic Champions Michael Hodges and Vince Hodges!
  • New Tour and Activity Plan
    A New Tour and Activity Plan is now available for use.
  • New CSPs Available
    The new council strips are now available at the Scout Service Center.
  • Camp Card Drawing Winners
    Congratulations to our 2012 Camp Card Drawing winners!
  • Camp Cards
    Earn your way to camp for FREE! Camp Cards are a great fundraiser for you and your unit. Camp Cards are in a ready to sale!
  • Voice of the Scout
    Yocona Area Council set to collect the Voice of Scouts, Parents & Volunteers starting in March
  • 2012 Distinguished Citizen Dinner Honoring Jack Cristil
    For his outstanding achievements and positive impact in collegiate sports, the Yocona Area Council is proud to recognize Jack Cristil as its 2012 Distinguished Citizen.
  • Innovation Challenge
    The Boy Scouts of America and Edison Nation invite you to think creatively, get inventing, and submit your ideas to the Boy Scouts of America Innovation Challenge.
  • NPS Scout Ranger Program
    A new NPS program for Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Venturers. Designed to increase scout visitation to national parks, educates young people about their responsibility in conserving our natural and cultural resources, and encourage volunteer service and promote good citizenship.
  • Clay Classic Results
    The 2011 Clay Classic is in the books. See the complete list of scores by clicking on the link above.
  • Internet Rechartering
    New this year the Yocona Area Council is offering Internet Rechartering for all units. Internet Recharting can be accesed starting in November. Contact your District Executive for more information.
  • Youth Application
    Adult applications and Spanish language applications can be found on the "Join Scouting" tab.
  • Noah Robertson Named Mississippi American Legion Ealge Scout of the Year
    Noah Drake Robertson of Iuka won the Gold Citizenship Medal for The American Legion "Eagle Scout of the Year" for Mississippi and 2nd place in the VFW National Scholarship Awards Program. More...
  • Distinguished Citizen Dinner
    For his outstanding achievements and bringing positive acclaim to the citizens of Mississippi, the Yocona Area Council is proud to recognize Sam Haskell, as the 2011 Distinguished Citizen.
  • Journey to Excellence
    "Scouting's Journey to Excellence" is the BSA's new council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils. It is replacing the Centennial Quality Awards Program as a means of encouraging excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.
  • Marshall Hollis Selected for Silver Buffalo Award
    The Yocona Area Council would like to congratulate Marshall Hollis for being selected as a recipient of the 2011 Silver Buffalo award!
  • New Trail to Eagle Page
    The Trail to Eagle page, found in Resources menu, provides Scouts with resources to help them achieve the Ealge rank and beyond!
  • New Scout Executive Selected
    Rick Chapman named new Scout Executive of the Yocona Area Council.
  • Jamboree on Facebook
    You can follow the YAC National Jamboree Contingent on Facebook with daily updates and pictures July 21st - August 5th.
  • Inventing Merit Badge
    The Boy Scouts of America, in partnership with the Lemelson-MIT Program, announces the introduction of the Inventing merit badge, designed to encourage Scouts to be inventive and solve real-world problems.
  • Back to the Pack
    With a Back to the Pack event you can increase unit retention, sign up returning Cub Scouts before school night and have a FUN exciting event to kick start your next scouting year! Download your Back to the Pack unit guide here.
  • Youth Protection Update
    To create even greater barriers to abuse than already exist today in Scouting, the Boy Scouts of America is implementing several important changes to further enhance its Youth Protection policies
  • Leave No Trace
    The Boy Scouts of America is pleased to partner with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, an educational, nonprofit organization dedicated to the responsible enjoyment and active stewardship of the outdoors.
  • Annual Scout Recognition Banquet
    The Yocona Area Council invites Scouts, leaders, parents, former Scouts and friends to its Annual Boy Scout Banquet to honor our 2009 Eagle Scouts, Silver Palm and Religious Award Recipients. Donnie Brown, Board Member of the Yocona Area Council, has been selected as the Honoree for the 2009 Class of Eagles.
  • Adventure Base 100
    Visitors to the AB100 had the chance to experience Scouting like never before as they got an exciting, hands-on view of the history and future of the Boy Scouts of America!
  • Daily Journal Boy Scout Feature
    In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the BSA the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal will be publishing a special Boy Scout keepsake section on Monday February 19th, 2010. You can honor your Boy Scout (or past Boy Scout) by including their picture in this special edition.
  • New Boy Scout Handbook
    NEW BOY SCOUT HANDBOOK IS 21ST CENTURY GUIDE FOR LIFE it's green-friendly, it's online, and it has its own iPhone application
  • Distinguished Citizen Dinner
    Aubrey Patterson, BancorpSouth CEO and Board Chairman, Honored as Distinguished Citizen
  • National Jamboree
    Yocona Area Council Receives 2nd Jamboree Troop
  • Fall Camporee
    Siege the Day
  • Annual Distinguished Citizen Dinner
    The Yocona Area Council was proud to honor Mississippi author John Grisham as its 2008 Distinguished Citizen.


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