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Gratitude Is Great — for Your Community and You

Each January, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day of service to remember his lifetime of service to our nation. On January 15, people across the country, including many Scouts, will carry out volunteer projects to improve their communities. This occasion...

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Jason Dugan Selected as Scout Executive of Gamehaven Council

Congratulations to Jason Dugan, who will serve as Scout executive of Gamehaven Council in Rochester, Minnesota, effective January 16, 2018. Jason began his Scouting career as a district executive at Cradle of Liberty Council in Philadelphia. He then moved on to become...

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Nineteen Eagle Scouts Pass Board in One Night

Story contributed by Anthony Vogl, Director of Development of the Seneca Waterways Council Look carefully at the picture above. While it might look like these Scouts have their pencils ready to complete their SAT’s, they’re actually anxiously awaiting being called for...

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In Memory of Thomas S. Monson

The Boy Scouts of America is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Thomas S. Monson, the 16th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. President Monson was a selfless volunteer with a life-long commitment to the values of Scouting. As the...

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Wendy Shaw Selected as Membership Growth Group Director

Please join us in congratulating Wendy Shaw, who will serve as Membership Growth Group Director, effective February 1, 2018. Wendy is currently serving as Scout executive in the Coronado Area Council in Salina, Kansas. Before becoming a Scout executive, Wendy served...

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Scoutbook Lite to Replace Internet Advancement in 2018

BSA’s official web app, Scoutbook, is gearing up to roll out a new solution in mid-2018 that will leverage core components of the Scoutbook platform to make Internet Advancement tracking easier than ever before! The current Internet Advancement platform will be...

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Happy Holidays to All

Here we are again on the last page of the calendar. As the year draws to a close, we enter into a wonderful time of celebration, giving and reflection. Looking back on this year, our organization has so much to celebrate. In all our programs, we’ve seen young people...

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Happy Holidays from the Boy Scouts of America

The holidays are a special time to look back on the Scouting memories of the past year. Thank you to all of the leaders, volunteers, Scouters, and families who have helped make our mission of serving the youth of America a reality — the fun, adventure, and leadership...

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Keep These Tips in Mind This Holiday Season

With the holiday season underway, you’re decorating the office, sprucing up your desk in seasonal decor and taking part in the office potluck…but are you celebrating safely? Find out by reading the tips below. 7 Steps to a Safe Office Potluck Check for safe...

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Get the Scoop on the Scoutbook Youth Advancement Sync

Calling all unit leaders—the Scoutbook Youth Advancement sync is officially underway! All Scouting units with active Scoutbook subscriptions have recently been invited to complete the Scoutbook Youth Advancement Sync with ScoutNet. The Scoutbook Unit Admins have been...

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Council Collected 15,000 Pounds of Food for Scouting for Food

The holiday season is a time of giving and Scouts are ramping up their community efforts in a tremendous way. For example, troops from Lincoln County are participating in Scouting for Food and they collected an amazing 15,000 pounds of food! Keep reading to learn what...

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A Time To Say Thank You

In this season of gratitude, service and giving, I’m reflecting on the many things I am thankful for in this organization. First, thank you to all the leaders, volunteers and parents who have given their time and energy to helping young people have once-in-a-lifetime...

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How the Scouts’ Slogan Comes to Life in New Podcast

Story contributed by Brad Shaw, Eagle Scout and former Home Depot VP of Corporate Communications The lessons I learned in the Scouts set me up for success in my career and in life. Now I want to share our mission to help others make “crazy” good turns in their own...

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Why the Boy Scouts Are for Girls Now, Too

The values of Scouting are important for both young men and women, and I am proud of the unanimous decision to invite girls to Cub Scouts and to deliver a program that will enable them to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. I believe that this expanded offering will provide...

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5 Tips for Traveling with a Cargo Box on Your Vehicle

Sponsored post courtesy of Yakima The weather is cooling down which means now is the perfect time to hit the road for your next wilderness adventure. Sure, you’ve got the camping gear you need, but is your vehicle equipped to transport everything? Keep reading for the...

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