Posts by Bryan Wendell

There’s a ‘soft-skills gap’ in today’s youth, but Scouting is helping to close it

Today’s employers are looking to hire someone with problem-solving skills, a strong work ethic and the ability to work in a team. “Sounds an awful lot like the traits we develop in Scouting,” says Peter Boll. When he’s not working as communications coordinator for the American Camp Association’s New England chapter, Boll is an assistant Scoutmaster.…

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Scouting Show and Tell: Summer adventures

Pictured are Life Scout Noah Dietrich, Eagle Scout Joshua Dietrich, Eagle Scout and Assistant Scoutmaster David Dietrich, Assistant Scoutmaster and Eagle Scout Craig Dietrich, Assistant Scoutmaster and Eagle Scout Matt Dietrich and First Class Scout Aidan Dietrich Although it might still feel like summer in some places, most units are looking forward to traditional fall…

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It’s Scouts BSA month at Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s stores

Outdoor retailers Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s are an outdoorsman’s paradise. Most retail stores feature at least 80,000 square feet (many are a lot bigger) full of equipment for camping, hunting, fishing, boating and off-roading. This month, they’ll also have merit badge counselors. Each of the more than 150 retail stores in the U.S. plans to…

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Extreme Makeovers, Round 28: Eagle Scout project before-and-after photos

Note: This is the 28th in an occasional series where I share Eagle Scout project before-and-after photos. See the complete collection here and submit your own here. To fully understand the impact Eagle Scout projects have on communities, you need to see to believe. That’s why I asked to see Eagle Scout project before-and-after photos — the same photos prospective Eagles are asked…

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