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Mike Marchese Selected as Scout Executive of Sequoia Council

Mike Marchese Selected as Scout Executive of Sequoia Council

Congratulations to Michael R. Marchese, who will serve as Scout executive of the Sequoia Council in Fresno, California, effective January 1, 2020. Mike began his Scouting career as a district executive, district director and then assistant Scout executive at the...

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First Muslim Scouts BSA Girl Troop in Shelter Rock District

Article contributed by Brian Gorman, Sr District Executive at the Theodore Roosevelt Council More than 18 months ago we began our relationship with the Hillside Islamic Center to begin the process of bringing Scouting to their mosque. The main reason this worked was...

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Need a New Unit? Just Add Water!

Article contributed by Owen McCulloch, National Venturing and Sea Scouting Director In November 2019, the US Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCG-AUX) announced their new national official youth program: Sea Scouts BSA.  There are over 800 USCG-AUX flotillas (like a council)...

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“Kindness Rocks” – Every Great Story Has a Hero

“Kindness Rocks” – Every Great Story Has a Hero

Story by Melanie Mays of the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council “What in the world are you kids gonna do with 50 cups of coffee?” the clerk at the truck stop asked my 7-year-old daughter, Dakota and 10-year-old son, Demarkus. I just grinned and let the kids explain. After...

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Jeff Brasher Selected as Scout Executive of Norwela Council

Jeff Brasher Selected as Scout Executive of Norwela Council

Please join us as we congratulate Jeff Brasher, who will serve as Scout executive of the Norwela Council in Shreveport, Louisiana, effective November 15, 2019. Jeff began his Scouting career as a district executive at the Tukabatchee Area Council in Montgomery,...

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Tips for Helping Youth with Special Needs Advance in Scouting

Article submitted by Warren Wenner, Chair for the BSA National Special Needs Committee. One of the most frequently asked questions the BSA National Special Needs and Disabilities Committee receives from district executives, leaders, and parents is: where do I go for...

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How to Start a Sea Scout Ship in Two Months

How to Start a Sea Scout Ship in Two Months

Josh Gilliland, PR Chair for the Sea Scout Support Committee at the Pacific Skyline Council. Article submitted by Josh Gilliland, PR Chair for the Sea Scout Support Committee at the Pacific Skyline Council. Sea Scouts is a High Adventure program for older youth and is...

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Aspirational Goal – A Girl Troop in Every District

Article contributed by Wendy Shaw, National Director of Membership Growth. Aspirational Goal – A girl troop in every district As of October 23rd, there are nearly 3,000 girl troops across the BSA. That is an awesome number in just 8 months. The Polaris District of the...

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How to Qualify for the 2020 Growth Conference

Article contributed by Wendy Shaw, National Director of Membership Growth. Leadership60 – 2020 Growth Conference The clock is ticking to achieve year-end membership growth by November 30th in order to qualify for the 2020 Growth Conference. Across the BSA, 114...

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How These Members of the Scouting Community Celebrate Diwali

How These Members of the Scouting Community Celebrate Diwali

In our “A Scout is Reverent” series, Scouting Wire takes a look at how Scouting families across the country observe a variety of religious holidays of their own faith and support fellow unit members in theirs. Join us as BSA’s Chief Technology Officer, Vijay Challa,...

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BSA Membership Fee Increase Details and FAQ

For more than 100 years, Scouting has helped build future leaders by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun and adventure in the outdoors. At Boy Scouts of America, we are dedicated to developing leaders of character by preparing young men and...

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The Spirit for Outdoor Adventure Runs in This Scouting Family

The Spirit for Outdoor Adventure Runs in This Scouting Family

Read how April and Miguel Rivas, Scouter parents from Circle Ten Council, passed their passion for the great outdoors on to their children through family Scouting adventures in this ‘Families Like Mine’ story.  What Scouting programs are you connected to? April: We,...

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Greg Balog Selected as Scout Executive of Blue Ridge Council

Greg Balog Selected as Scout Executive of Blue Ridge Council

Congratulations to Greg Balog, who will serve as Scout executive of the Blue Ridge Council in Greenville, South Carolina, effective November 1, 2019. Greg began his Scouting career as a district executive at the Blue Ridge Council, where he also served as finance...

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Observing Hispanic Heritage Month

Observing Hispanic Heritage Month

Carlos Cortez, Los Padres Council Scout Executive: The observation of Hispanic Heritage Month covers the 30 days from September 15 to October 15. This year’s theme is “Hispanic Americans: A History of Serving our Nation,” which both invites us to recognize the...

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Learn How to Better Manage Your Unit BeAScout.org Information

With recruitment season in full swing, BeAScout.org is more important than ever, and it is vital to ensure that all unit information on the site is accurate and up-to-date. The easier it is for new families to find Scouting units and sign up, the sooner they can begin...

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