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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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Why Volunteers Remain Involved in Scouting

  Scoutmaster Mike Mikulski of Western Springs leads Troop 19 during a first aid lesson. (Photo credit: Jon Langham / Pioneer Press) Boy Scouts of America volunteers play a critical role in helping to deliver Scouting programs that build character, leadership, and integrity in thousands of youth members across the country. Every Scouting volunteer – from a…

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Ahoy! Set Sail for Cub Scout Summer Camp

We are excited to announce that all of our 2017 Cub Summer Camp information is updated. Please visit the Cub Scout Camping Promotions page on the council website.   Get your Scouts excited about Summer Camp! Online you will find a bunch of resources to help you promote Cub Scout Summer Camp programs to your…

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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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Summer Camp for Cub Scouts

Get your Cub Scout outdoors for some fun and adventure this summer There are many fantastic opportunities for you and your son during the summer months. We host both day and overnight events for all age levels. Launch Into Cub Scouting Summer Camp Video What are the Summer Camp options? You have the opportunity to…

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2017 Webelos Transition

Cross-Over Ceremonies Begin Moving From Webelos to Boy Scouts Webelos Transitions and cross-over ceremonies will be happening in the coming months, if they haven’t already happened. Transitioning Webelos applications, or roster forms, should be turned into the Scout Office by the Troop soon after the crossover ceremony, but no later than May 15, 2017. To…

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Boy Scout retention: Four things you can do so they’ll stick around

If you recruit new Boy Scouts into your troop without a plan for retaining your existing members, you’re just spinning your wheels. Help Boy Scouts get the most out of this life-changing organization with a program that keeps them coming back week after week. Boy Scout retention requires a long-term plan where adult leaders and youth leaders work together to…

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