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State Department, under Eagle Scout Tillerson, to hand-sign Eagle letters

Rex Tillerson will be extremely busy traveling the world as secretary of state. But he’ll still take time to recognize his fellow Eagle Scouts. The U.S. Department of State, under the leadership of Distinguished Eagle Scout Tillerson, announced it will continue the department’s long-standing tradition of sending congratulatory letters to Eagle Scouts. It’s unknown whether previous secretaries of state hand-signed…

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Eagle Project Preview Meeting – Apr 18, 2017

Eagle Project Preview is for Life Scouts or ambitious Star Scouts thinking about the Eagle project process. This one hour meeting will walk you through the dos and don’ts of an Eagle project, provide helpful tips, and outline expectations. We will also briefly describe the Eagle Application process and the Eagle Board Of Review. We…

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Scout Planning Worksheet is a new tool to help Scouts perfect planning skills

When planning an Eagle Scout service project, you have to identify a goal, recruit a team, plan transportation, purchase materials, consider safety and plot each step. It’s a lot of work. So much, in fact, that in an ideal world the Eagle project wouldn’t be a Scout’s first experience with formal, documented project planning. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to…

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3 questions to ask yourself before becoming a merit badge counselor

Planning to teach them Traffic Safety? School them in Scholarship? Impart your insight about Inventing? Before you serve as a merit badge counselor, ask yourself three questions: 1. Am I using the latest pamphlet and requirements? You’ve heard the warning that anything posted online is there forever, right? That’s true of merit badge requirements, too. A Google search turns…

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Naval Academy hosts Boy Scouts for STEM Merit Badge Jamboree

It’s an event so popular it requires a waiting list. Once every year, Scouts get a chance to earn merit badges in classes taught by real midshipmen on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. At the STEM Merit Badge Jamboree earlier this month, midshipmen — many of whom are Eagle Scouts — led 700 Boy…

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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.

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New Boy Scout requirements mandatory as of Jan. 1, 2017

Quick heads up for anyone still using pre-2016 Boy Scout rank requirements. As of Jan. 1, 2017, all Boy Scouts — regardless of rank — must begin using the new Boy Scout requirements I blogged about last year. You got a first look at the Boy Scout requirement changes way back in January 2014; the requirements themselves were…

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World Conservation Award has new requirements, effective immediately

Whether you know the World Conservation Award as the “panda patch” or as the award that encourages Scouts and Venturers to think globally and act locally to improve and conserve our environment, there’s something you need to know. The BSA National Conservation and Environment Task Force has announced new requirements for the Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturing/Sea Scout…

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