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In getting accepted to Yale, his Eagle Scout project video was ‘a difference-maker’

When Justin Aubin learned that Yale University allowed students to include videos with their application, he was thrilled. Yale challenged applicants to demonstrate “a community to which you belong and the footprint you have left.” Justin had the perfect response. He shared a four-minute documentary about his Eagle Scout service project. He led volunteers as they built…

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Eagle Scout wins 2018 Pulitzer Prize in breaking news photography

Ryan Kelly, who received a 2018 Pulitzer Prize for his chilling photo of a car plowing into a group of counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Va., is an Eagle Scout. Kelly was a staff photojournalist at The Daily Progress in Charlottesville from 2013 to 2017. He took the award-winning photo — a searing image of that day’s tragic…

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Here’s when and how you can start welcoming girls into Cub Scouting

They’re called early adopter Cub Scout packs. These Scout units, with council approval, have been welcoming girls since Jan. 15. Early feedback from this soft launch of Family Scouting has been excellent. One den leader told me the girls in her den “are curious and want new experiences in a fun and positive environment. … It’s kids and…

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We understand that the BSA policy requiring annual physicals causes hardship to some families who are not able to afford an annual physical for their son or daughter each year before camp. It is important for you to know that we are committed to providing greater opportunities for youth to attend camp and not additional…

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Boy Scout robotics team to compete in World Championship

Robotics and Scouting is “a perfect combination,” Life Scout Nicholas Shunick says. Nicholas and some of his fellow Boy Scouts from Troop 125 in Gainesville, Fla., will head to Houston next week to compete in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST, for short) Lego League Championship. His team is one of hundreds from…

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