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The Heart of a Champion

The Heart of a Champion

Story by Evan Heller, Buckeye Council It would have been like watching a scene from a movie—if I’d had time to think about it. With 10 seconds left in a hard-fought basketball game, my team of underdogs was tied with the tournament’s top seed. Nobody expected us to...

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An Important Milestone In The BSA’s Chapter 11 Case 

Dear Scouting Family,  This past year demonstrated that the Boy Scouts of America’s mission is more important than ever before, and I look to the future with hope. The entire Scouting community showed impressive perseverance, leadership, and commitment to the...

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Critical COVID-19 Safety Reminder from BSA

The Scouting community has shown remarkable resilience through this pandemic: units have continued providing vital, socially distant community service, volunteers have facilitated merit badge classes online and outdoors, and thousands of young people have even...

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A Look at Our History and Our Future

Scouting Family:   On February 8th, I’m going to wear my Scouting uniform, and I encourage you all to do the same as we celebrate the Boy Scouts of America’s 111th birthday.  It’s a moment to acknowledge the contributions made by millions of young people and adults to...

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Celebrating the Silver Lining of a Challenging Year

As we look back on this year, it is easy to see the challenges that have become synonymous with 2020. While these challenges are significant, I believe they are outnumbered by the joy, opportunity and hope that surrounded us.  After all, this was the year when we...

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Scout Leads Friends to Save Children Who Fell Into an Icy Pond

It’s a story being called a “holiday miracle.” When their sled crashed into an icy pond, two young children were saved from drowning by a Scout who led his friends to form a human chain to rescue them. Reminiscent of a scene from “It’s a Wonderful Life,” this...

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TIME’s 2020 Kid of the Year Is a STEM Scout!

TIME’s 2020 Kid of the Year Is a STEM Scout!

  TIME 2020 Kid of the Year – STEM Scout Gitanjali Rao. photo: Sharif Hamza for TIME Each year since 1927, TIME has selected a Person of the Year to feature in the pages of the magazine. In addition to that annual feature, this year, the magazine is highlighting its...

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Conservation Fascination

Conservation Fascination

Story by Peter Livengood, Westmoreland-Fayette Council Bracing against the wind and bitter cold, I patiently perched atop a mountain early one September morning. The fog in the valley had begun to lift, and the sun was sparkling in the clear blue sky. I had just one...

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Brad Bodoh Selected as Scout Executive of Five Rivers Council

Brad Bodoh Selected as Scout Executive of Five Rivers Council

Please join us as we congratulate Brad Bodoh, who will serve as Scout executive of the Five Rivers Council in Horseheads, NY, effective January 1, 2021. Brad began his Scouting career in 2001 as a District Executive at the Northeast Illinois Council in Highland Park,...

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Wendy Shaw Selected as Scout Executive of Longhorn Council

Wendy Shaw Selected as Scout Executive of Longhorn Council

Congratulations to Wendy Shaw, who will serve as Scout executive of the Longhorn Council in Fort Worth, Texas, effective November 2, 2020. Wendy began her Scouting career in 2000 as a district executive at the Pikes Peak Council in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She held...

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Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month in Your Community

Article submitted by Carlos Cortez, Scout Executive of Los Padres Council, and Juan Osorio, Scout Executive of Chattahoochee Council.  In 1968, Hispanic Heritage started as a weeklong recognition of the contributions made to the United States by members of the...

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Churchill Project Actions Moving Forward

As we recently shared in Scoutingwire and during the All-Staff Conference, several Churchill recommendations will continue to be considered, based on extensive input from the field and our subject matter experts. The evaluation process also included the following...

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Engaging Our Networks for the Fall Recruitment Campaign

Engaging Our Networks for the Fall Recruitment Campaign

Article Submitted by Scot Fuller, Director of Field Service, Longhorn Council Back in June, the Longhorn Council held a focus group targeting our highest performing units when it comes to recruitment. One general theme came out of this meeting: it takes the entire...

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Update Your BeAScout.org Pin, and Your Unit Could Win!

What’s the easiest way for potential members to join your Scout unit? BeAScout.org! It works even better if your unit information is up-to-date. Now, if you update your pin, your Scout unit could win! Just make sure your unit BeAScout pin is updated anytime...

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Update: Moving Some Churchill Recommendations Forward

As part of the ongoing process to identify how to optimize the Boy Scouts of America for success in the future, the National Executive Committee (NEC) recently asked the National Management Team to facilitate the evaluation of the 26 primary proposed recommendations...

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