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Shakopee Scout Earns All 137 Merit Badges

15-YEAR-OLD BRANDON NERI SUCCEEDS IN HIS CHALLENGE TO HIMSELF At only 15 years old, Brandon Neri, an Eagle Scout from Troop 316 in Shakopee, MN, has earned all 137 merit badges. Neri joined Scouts as a first grader, and swiftly moved up the ranks to his current rank as Eagle Scout by the age of…

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Here’s how to earn the BSA 2017 Solar Eclipse patch

A total solar eclipse is a rare event. A total solar eclipse whose path crosses right over the heart of the United States? Even rarer. On Aug. 21, 2017, the solar system serves up a special treat. Aug. 21 is a Monday, but those Scouts and Venturers who are still on summer break should plan a big celebration. Like all the best celebrations, this one comes…

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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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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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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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