News (Scouts)

Now This Is How You Promote Scouting for Food

When the Scouts of the San Diego-Imperial Council wanted to inform the members of their community that it was time for the annual Scouting for Food drive, they did what a lot of Scouts around the country do – they contacted their local media.k Getting the media involved is a great way to make sure the message…

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Scouting gets high approval rating from four cabinet secretaries

Four meetings with cabinet secretaries yielded four strong responses to Scouting and the ways in which it prepares young people for life. It’s safe to say that, thanks to the 10 terrific Report to the Nation delegates who represent 2.3 million outstanding youth participants nationwide, the BSA’s approval rating is high. John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security “I stand before…

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At this military base’s Pinewood Derby garage, they’re making more than cars

Guest post by Sgt. David N. Beckstrom, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Reprinted with permission JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – The smell of sawdust wafts through the air. Power tools whine. It’s mid-February, and inside the Scout Hut on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the boys and parents of Pack 462 are preparing for the annual Pinewood Derby in late March. The…

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FISH N’ FRY CAMPOREE – Registration Now Open – May 5-7, 2017

Spring Camporee 2017 Registration Now Open Webelos Encouraged to Attend Informational Flyer Join us at the new Tonkawa Lodge for another great Spring Camporee. Be sure to reserve the weekend of May 5-7, 2017 when Lake Minnetonka District will take over Camp Sterns for an epic fishing event!  Most people do not realize that 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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Why fans of Scouting are fans of Villanova in this year’s March Madness

When top-seeded Villanova takes the court in the 2017 NCAA Tournament, they’ll have more than Nova Nation behind them. They’ll have Scouting Nation, too. That’s because Josh Hart, the leader (and leading scorer) for Villanova, is an Eagle Scout. Even if you don’t bleed navy and white, there’s plenty of reason to cheer for the Wildcats. For me, the list…

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The 10 best patrol name ideas among 2017 March Madness teams

Eagles and Tigers and Bearcats? Oh my! A look at the nicknames of all 68 teams in the 2017 NCAA Tournament reveals some great ideas for patrol names. Here, the 10 best patrol nicknames taken from this year’s March Madness field. 10. Hurricanes School: University of Miami Why it’s cool: Wild, unpredictable and occasionally destructive. Does that describe…

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Ahoy! Set Sail for Cub Scout Summer Camp

Adventure Awaits at Cub Scout Summer Camp We are excited to announce that all of our 2017 Cub Summer Camp information is updated and posted on our 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 Pack…

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