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Unsung Hero: She calmly comforted the victim of a motorcycle accident

This is Unsung Heroes, a Bryan on Scouting blog series celebrating under-reported acts of Scouting heroism. These are stories that don’t make national headlines — but should. That’s doubly true in this world that can always use more good news. Read the latest story below, and find instructions for sharing your own Unsung Heroes story at the…

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How to Build a Cooking Tripod

The tripod is the most simple freestanding pioneering structure. It is most often used to raise items off the ground. A well-built tripod can safely suspend a pot over a cooking fire. WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE A TRIPOD 3 hiking staffs (Item No. 1443 at scoutshop.org) for tripod legs 10-foot lashing rope (or 20…

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Scouting Show and Tell: Longtime leaders

Pictured from left, Joey Catarineau, Brian Van Bower, Bob Moore, Tom Williams, Paul Skaggs and Cubbedge Phillips. Scouts succeed thanks to the tireless efforts of adults who step up to lead and guide. Some of those adult leaders volunteer for decades, like Cubbedge Phillips. Troop 1 of Miami, Fla., formed in 1935; Phillips joined in…

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In face shield service project, clear proof that when things are bad, Scouts step up

Left: Life Scout Holden Sanderson holds completed face shields. Right: Tenderfoot Mark Chang delivers face shields to a local hospital. Sometimes a simple suggestion is all it takes. When Troop 378 Senior Patrol Leader Enzo Ishihara’s leaders told him about an opportunity to construct and distribute 3D-printed face shields for first responders and essential workers in…

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EPA, Boy Scouts of America Announce Collaboration on Environmental Education Award Program and Special Award

EPA Administrator Wheeler and National Capital Area Council, BSA Scout Executive Craig Poland sign a Memorandum of Understanding at the Boy Scouts Memorial in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON (August 17, 2020) – Today U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Boy Scouts of America (BSA) CEO and President Roger C. Mosby signed a Memorandum…

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