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Advancement during COVID-19: Official details about Eagle extensions and more

The BSA has a message to young people concerned that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will prevent them from completing Eagle Scout rank requirements before their 18th birthday: Don’t worry; we’ve got your back. During this unprecedented interruption to Scouting nationwide, the BSA has released new guidance on advancement during COVID-19. This includes: Time extensions for…

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How to conduct a board of review through videoconferencing

The board of review, like most aspects of Scouting, works best in person. But sometimes, for a number of legitimate reasons, that’s not an option. That’s why, as outlined in the Guide to Advancement (section 8.0.1.6), the BSA allows units to conduct boards of review by teleconferencing, using tools like Skype, Google Hangouts or Zoom. Even…

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How to have a smooth — and successful — Webelos transition

How to have a smooth — and successful — Webelos transition By Nettie H. Francis Cub Scout Leadership, Cub Scouts, Leader Advice and Inspiration, Scoutmasters, Scouts BSA, Scouts BSA Leadership, Volunteers, Webelos Scouts CATHY BURKS, a Webelos II leader in Pack 177 in Belton, Texas, was looking for the perfect Scout troop for the boys in her den but had no idea…

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January 15th is the Deadline for Applications for the Northern Star Scouting Eagle Scout Scholarship

Northern Star Scouting Eagle Scout Scholarship Each year, between 20 and 25 Eagle Scouts are selected to receive scholarships. Awarded annually and reviewed by committee, the process is rigorous and competitive. Online Applications open Oct 15 and close Jan 15 of the following year. A partial list of eligibility requirements are: Applicant was registered in…

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Duke of Edinburgh Award Leader Training @ Univ of Scouting

An Internationally Recognized Achievement Founded in 1956 by HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth development award with over a million-youth participating in over 140 countries. It is now available to ALL youth aged 14 to 24. The Award is an exciting self-development program focusing on creating global…

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