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She’s helped 1,000 young men become Eagle Scouts

It happened a few minutes after 7 p.m. on March 14. Inside Room 126 of the Peachtree City (Ga.) United Methodist Church, Preston A. passed his board of review and became an Eagle Scout. The moment wasn’t just monumental for Preston and his family. It was also historic for Ute Whatley, the Eagle Scout Coordinator in Preston’s district (the…

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Here’s a complete list of 2017 Boy Scout requirement changes

The BSA’s 2017 Boy Scout Requirements book, detailing major and minor changes to Boy Scout ranks and merit badges, is now available. Inside you’ll find: Modifications to the Second Class and First Class ranks The new Exploration merit badge Major changes to four merit badges Minor changes to 32 merit badges The changes are the work of volunteers…

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2017 Spring Merit Badge University – Apr 8, 2017

Presented by Alpha Phi Omega – Gamma Psi Presented by Alpha Phi Omega – Gamma Psi University of Minnesota Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 8:00 AM -4:00 PM The Alpha Phi Omega chapter at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, would like to invite you to their Spring Merit Badge University. Alpha Phi Omega…

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Scout Shows Dogged Determination on Challenging Eagle Project

Dogged determination. It’s something every Eagle Scout candidate needs to be able to get through all of the challenges involved in reaching Scouting’s highest rank. Of course, when a Scout’s Eagle project is designed for dogs, an extra serving of dogged determination sure does come in handy. Scout Cooper O. and Brenna, a two-year-old rescue dog…

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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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Here’s the number of Eagle Scouts per year from 1912 to 2016

How many young men have earned Eagle Scout each year since 1912? I thought you’d never ask. Perhaps you’re an Eagle Scout and want to see how many other young men earned the rank the same year you did.  Or maybe you’d like to see how the number of Eagle Scouts per year has changed throughout history. Here’s a…

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