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Help with “Duty to God”

Scouting as a Youth Ministry Are you looking at how you can help your Cub Scout, Boy Scout or Crew member show their “Duty to God”? The Archdiocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting (ACCS) of St Paul and Minneapolis is here to help. The ACCS is dedicated to promoting “Duty to God” in all scouting programs.…

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National Leadership Seminar – Mar 17th-19th Central City IA

The National Leadership Seminar is a weekend conference focused on the skills and attributes of leadership. It is intended primarily to enhance the leadership skills of the Order of the Arrow’s key youth and adult members as they seek to improve their services to the Boy Scouts of America and the greater community. The weekend…

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LDS Commissioner Orientation, a free online training module, now available

If you’re a commissioner assigned to an LDS unit, this could be the most important 13 minutes of your week. LDS Commissioner Orientation, a new training module for commissioners who work with LDS units, is now online. In the free online training, LDS commissioners will learn about their role and responsibilities — all with the goal of helping ensure the…

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Top 5 merit badges for when you find 7 Earth-size planets 40 light years away

So astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets around a nearby star, huh? We’re officially one step closer to finding extraterrestrial life — or picking out the next planet for humans once we’re sick of this one. Or both. Either way, it’s likely Scouts will be involved. After all, at least two-thirds of all astronauts have been Scouts. Plus, those…

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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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Guion Bluford, first African-American in space, is an Eagle Scout

Long before becoming a barrier-breaking astronaut, Guion Bluford was a pretty typical American boy. He had a paper route, loved playing table tennis and was a Boy Scout, eventually earning Scouting’s highest honor: the Eagle Scout award. Few could’ve guessed that some day this Eagle Scout would become the first African-American in space. In celebration of Black History Month, let’s…

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