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Eagle Scout praised for bravery, service after London terror attack

Tobias Ellwood, the politician gaining praise for his heroism after a fatal stabbing outside the U.K. Parliament in London, is an Eagle Scout. Ellwood, born in New York City to British parents, was a member of the Boy Scouts of America’s Transatlantic Council, which serves American Scouts living overseas. He earned Scouting’s highest honor on May 25,…

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Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden is an Eagle Scout

Brad Tilden runs his company like a real Eagle Scout. Makes sense, because the president and CEO of Alaska Airlines is a real Eagle Scout. In the viciously competitive airline industry, Tilden offers refreshing proof that nice guys can finish first. He takes time to learn employees’ names. He regularly walks airport terminals to get a ground-level perspective.…

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2016 Pool Safely Pledge: Take a minute, save a life

At summer camps and water parks, in community centers and backyards, pool season is in full swing. That makes now an auspicious time to remind you about the ways you can keep your children, Scouts and Venturers safe when swimming. Today begins the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s third-annual Pool Safely Pledge Week, set for July 18 to 24,…

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Eagle Scout performs with Blue Angels

Navy Cmdr. Frank Weisser, an Eagle Scout, will rejoin the Blue Angels as a solo pilot. He’ll perform with the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration squadron as Blue Angel No. 6 — known as the “opposing solo pilot” — for the remainder of the 2016-2017 season. Weisser replaces Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, who died in a crash at an airshow…

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How Scouts, Explorers in North Texas are supporting Dallas Police

For decades, the Dallas-based Circle Ten Council and the Dallas Police Department have been partners in developing young people into responsible adults. Dallas Police Chief David Brown is a member of the council’s board of directors, and 371 young men and young women are members of Explorer posts associated with the Dallas Police. Dozens of Dallas Police officers…

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