Posts by Hayley Cordaro

Why I Hope My Boys Will Always Be In Scouting

Story contributed by Taylor Olmstead, Marketing Coordinator at the Atlanta Area Council on behalf of Erin Stolle, Cub Scout mom and volunteer. This past week was exhausting. It was hot. It was dirty. It will likely be one of my favorite weeks of this summer. I spent this past week as a den guide for Cub Scout…

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Why Volunteers Remain Involved in Scouting

  Scoutmaster Mike Mikulski of Western Springs leads Troop 19 during a first aid lesson. (Photo credit: Jon Langham / Pioneer Press) Boy Scouts of America volunteers play a critical role in helping to deliver Scouting programs that build character, leadership, and integrity in thousands of youth members across the country. Every Scouting volunteer – from a…

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6 Secrets for Recruiting Scouting Volunteers

Story contributed by J0hn Hovanesian, M.D. who is chairman of the Board of Directors for the Orange County Council. The number one challenge faced by leaders of youth-serving organizations is having too little help from other parents. But why do some organizations seem to have no shortage of volunteers, and meetings and campouts always run smoothly? Here…

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How to Experience the Wilderness Adventure of a Lifetime

Are you ready to thrive in subzero temperatures and trek across the winter wilderness? What about paddle across acres of meandering rivers while reveling in the natural beauty of the Great North Woods? If you said yes, you’re in luck because Northern Tier is offering a lottery that will give you a chance to visit the Northern Tier…

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Three Eagle Scout Brothers Earn All Merit Badges

Brothers John, Bradley, and Parker Trecha displaying their decorated merit badge sashes. (Photo credit: Jeff Trecha) Named “Scouting’s highest achievement,” the Eagle Scout rank is one of the most challenging and rare awards offered to Scouts before their 18th birthday. The accomplishment is so rare, in fact, only 6 percent of Scouts ascend to the…

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How Scouting for Food Is Heating Up

The weather may be getting colder, but Scouting for Food efforts are getting hotter and hotter! Scouting for Food is an annual food collection drive run by local councils that benefits thousands of communities across the nation. The Scouting for Food program is among many local initiatives rooted in serving others and the desire for Scouts to “do a good…

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Mom Applauds Program for Kindergarten-Age Boys

Last year, mom blogger Emily of Busy Mommy discovered firsthand how much fun Scouting can be for the whole family when she and her son were introduced to Scouting for the first time through a local Cub Scout Fun Day day camp. Today, Emily looks back fondly on the experience, marveling at the mission of Scouting…

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