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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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Eagle Scout offers tips for being safe while playing Pokémon GO

If you’re not careful, the effort to catch all the Pokémon for your Pokédex could leave you with a Poké-compound fracture. That’s why the Eagle Scout who made headlines last year with a campaign against texting while driving is back with another important safety message. William Bauman, a 17-year-old from Illinois, is imploring fellow Scouts to be safe while playing…

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Five myths about the 2017 National Jamboree, debunked

With the 2017 National Jamboree a year away, many Scouts, Venturers and Scouters think they’ve missed their chance to attend this quintessential quadrennial Scouting event. But there’s good news: The door to the jamboree is still very much open. In fact, “jamboree registration has closed” is one of several myths floating around out there about the jamboree, which I…

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There’s a Pokémon GO PokéStop outside BSA headquarters — where else have you found one?

By now you’ve heard about Pokémon GO — the augmented-reality app for iPhone and Android that’s encouraging people young and old to get outside and explore. Here are the basics: You download the app and head outside. Then you walk around an area looking for Pokémon — tiny virtual creatures with names like Bulbasaur, Pikachu and Rattata. When you find one,…

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