Posts by Bryan Wendell

When you get in again, vow to stay safe in the water

We all can’t wait to get back to outdoor Scouting adventures — camping, hiking, canoeing, swimming and more. As restrictions from COVID-19 shutdowns slowly lift, it’s important to Be Prepared for any future activity. Now may be a great time to review aquatics safety rules, appropriate guidelines and other safety resources. It’s also vital to…

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Councils coordinate donations, lead initiatives during COVID-19 pandemic

Chickasaw Council Executive Richard Fisher gives blood. The need for lifesaving blood doesn’t stop during a pandemic. Scouters in the Chickasaw Council in Tennessee and Yawgoog Scout Reservation in Rhode Island have been doing their parts to facilitate donations from healthy donors. Chickasaw Council partnered with the nonprofit Vitalant for a donation day at the council…

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Meet your 2020 recipients of the National Venturing Leadership Award

A Venturer from Pennsylvania who’s strengthening the link between Venturing and the Order of the Arrow. An adult volunteer from Texas who’s finding innovative ways to keep Venturing exciting and relevant to today’s youth. The young man who will become Venturing’s top youth leader next month. These are just three of the 11 exceptional Venturers…

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Friends, family congratulate new Eagle Scout with a surprise parade

Waving American flags, holding up congratulatory signs and honking, drivers filed past Blake Kenney’s home, honoring the new Eagle Scout. The 15-year-old of Troop 908 in Pleasanton, Calif., watched the parade of cars, filled with family members, friends, teachers, coaches and Scouting families. Dressed in his field uniform, Blake was in the front yard as…

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