Scouting Wire

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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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How to Use Social Media to Spread the Word About Scouting

As the school year begins, it’s time to encourage everyone to use social media to spread the word about Scouting. You can start sharing right now with a few simple items like hashtags or ready-to-post social content. Be sure to visit the BSA Brand Center and use...

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