K2BSA Amateur Radio Association

Billings, MT   |  http://www.k2bsa.net

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 through a demonstration station, teaching the Radio Merit Badge, conducting an ARDF---Foxhunting course, and other amateur radio activities during the course of the Jamboree.

Ruling year info

2011

President

Mr. Bill Stearns

Vice President

Dr. Michael Crownover Jr.

Main address

3949 Pine Cove Rd

Billings, MT 59102 USA

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EIN

75-2182608

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Our programs

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Support to Radio Scouting Events

Provide call sign use at local Radio Scouting Events.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Supporting promotion and call sign use for Jamboree on the Air, an annual world-wide Scouting event held the third weekend in October.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Amateur radio station operation at the National Scout Jamboree. Supported by volunteers, sponsors, and Boy Scouts of America.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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Affiliations & memberships

Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization (i.e. Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, etc.) - Affiliate/chapter 1987

Goals & Strategy

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The goal of the K2BSA Amateur Radio Association is support existing activities and to extend the reach of amateur radio within the Scouting movement by introducing the fun, techology, and magic of amateur radio to as many Scouts as possible.

Strategies for reaching the goal above have been to:
--- Support all amateur radio events within Scouting that desire to use the K2BSA call sign at their event.
--- Support the annual Jamboree on the Air through promotion and on air activities.
--- Support the National Scout Jamboree by building a team of operators that get on the air at the Jamboree, teach Radio Merit Badge, and other amateur radio activities.
--- Promote all amateur radio activities within Scouting.

The key capabilities of the K2BSA Amateur Radio Association are promotion via website www.k2bsa.net, Facebook page K2BSA.Scouting, and Twitter account K2BSA_Scouting. These communication portals provide substantial information to amateur radio operators and Scouting staff/volunteers in support of amateur radio activities and events. This site also provides information and application for the use of the K2BSA call sign at Scouting events. The association further provides extensive support to the National Scout Jamboree through staffing and operation throughout the event. It also provides support and communication around partners such as the ARRL, American Radio Relay League, the national association of amateur radio operators, and sponsors of Radio Scouting activities which include Icom America, DX Engineereing, and MFJ Enterprises.

We've continued to see excellent participation in Jamboree on the Air with 10,000+ Scouts active in October 2018. The USA National Jamborees in 2013 and 2017 demonstrated amateur radio to over 3,000 Scouts each year. We look forward the the World Scout Jamboree in July 2019.

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K2BSA Amateur Radio Association

Board of directors
as of 01/07/2022
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Board chair

Mr. Bill Stearns

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Term: 2022 - 2023

James Wilson

William Stearns

Michael Crownover

Donald Sonnefeld

Michael Jr Crownover