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Extreme Makeovers, Round 20: Eagle Scout project before-and-after photos

Note: This is the 20th in an occasional series where I share Eagle Scout project before-and-after photos. See the complete collection here. To fully understand the impact Eagle Scout projects have on communities, you need to see to believe. That’s why I asked to see Eagle Scout project before-and-after photos — the same photos prospective Eagles are asked to include with their post-project report.…

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Scout leaders, let’s shine some light on flashlight etiquette

Your eyes are beginning to adjust to the growing darkness. The trail in front of you is becoming clearer and clearer. And then, like a firework on July 5th, something unexpectedly bright fills the sky. You’re momentarily blinded. Whenever someone switches on one of those super-bright flashlights or headlamps, that person ruins the night vision…

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Encourage your Scouts to answer the call to bugle

It’s a classic summer camp sound: the rousing wake-up call of “Reveille” played on a bugle. It was once practically considered a standard piece of Scout equipment; the 1911 Handbook suggested every patrol have a bugle. They are perfect for communicating a message in a large area instead of straining your vocal cords by yelling. Outside…

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