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Eagle Preview Meeting – Oct 11, 2017 7:30PM đź—“ đź—ş

NOTE: Meeting Location – Southdale Public Library Please join the Lake Minnetonka District Advancement Committee  for our Eagle Scout Preview meeting on October 11, 2017, beginning at 7:30PM at the Southdale Public Public Library, 7001 York Ave S, Edina, MN 55435 (map). This meeting is designed to provide Life Scouts, their parents, and their adult…

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Does the National Jamboree count toward a National Outdoor Award?

The National Outdoor Awards, which debuted in 2010, are how the BSA recognizes Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Sea Scouts or Venturers who demonstrate knowledge and experience in high-level outdoor activities. Young people can earn badges in one or more of these six areas: Camping, Aquatics, Conservation, Hiking, Riding and Adventure. Once earned, the patch and…

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Scoutmaster Bucky Advancement Opportunities

Scoutmaster Bucky provides advancement opportunities for Boy Scouts in the areas of Merit Badges, Rank Requirements, and Training. Based out of Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota, the Scoutmaster Bucky program is open to ALL registered Boy Scouts of America scouting youth and adult leaders. 205

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Eagle Scout praised for bravery, service after London terror attack

Tobias Ellwood, the politician gaining praise for his heroism after a fatal stabbing outside the U.K. Parliament in London, is an Eagle Scout. Ellwood, born in New York City to British parents, was a member of the Boy Scouts of America’s Transatlantic Council, which serves American Scouts living overseas. He earned Scouting’s highest honor on May 25,…

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Everywhere you look, enthusiasm for the Welding merit badge is heating up

Troop 387, like all the best Boy Scout troops, is youth-led. The adults are there for support and safety. So when the Scouts from Kingsport, Tenn., decided they wanted to earn the Welding merit badge, the adults simply said, “sounds good, how can we help?” Help came from the good folks at Lincoln Electric. The Cleveland-based manufacturer of…

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Unique Spot for Eagle Court of Honor

By Northern Star Museum of Scouting Spring at North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting is the season for Eagle Courts of Honor. For whatever reason, more new Eagles seem to finish their work, project, Scoutmaster conference, and board of review in time to have a Spring court of honor. The Museum has…

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Eagle Scout Class of 2016, by the numbers

There were 55,186 Eagle Scouts in 2016. That’s the fourth-largest Eagle Scout class ever — surpassed only by 2012, 2010 and 2013 — and represents a 1.5 percent increase over 2015. Just think about that for a sec: 55,186 Eagle Scouts. Each one has his own story of the challenging but rewarding journey to Scouting’s highest honor. These young men have…

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What was the average age of 2016 Eagle Scouts?

Eagle Scouts are getting older, and that’s not a bad thing. In 1949, the average age of Eagle Scouts was 14.6 years. In 2016, that number was 17.35 years old. (That’s 17 years, 127.75 days.) I see two explanations. First, young men are staying in Scouting longer, meaning they’re enjoying the program and not feeling the…

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