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Meet your 2022 recipients of the National Venturing Leadership Award

“A force for change.” “The consummate team player.” A “true leader” with “infectious and passionate enthusiasm for the Venturing program.” Their peers have different words to describe the greatness demonstrated by this dynamic dozen of Venturing members, but we know of one phrase that now fits them all: National Venturing Leadership Award recipients. Today, Bryan…

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Calling all Scouting alumni! Let’s meet at Philmont this summer

“Once a Scout … Always a Scout.” That’s the mantra for the BSA Alumni Association. The association, created in 2008, serves as an umbrella organization for many Scouting affiliations and networks, like the National Eagle Scout Association, Alpha Phi Omega and more. There are many groups that connect people through shared interests or experiences, but…

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How many U.S. presidents were involved in Scouting in their youth?

It’s a tantalizing question worthy of campfire discussion: Which U.S. presidents throughout history would’ve been Scouts if the organization existed when they were young? Would Teddy Roosevelt, who was a council commissioner as an adult and established five national parks as president, have enjoyed monthly hikes with his troop? Would George Washington have won election…

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