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Boy Scout law provides words to live by

By Nanya Friend, WVgazette.com, July 19, 2014   Summer is passing quickly, and an item on my to-do list remains. I want to see the new Boy Scout high-adventure camp in…

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Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo ready to serve Scouting

From Bryan on Scouting, July 16, 2014 Before his team plays a single game this fall, the head football coach at Navy is already a winner. Ken Niumatalolo has agreed to…

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Be Prepared: Can You Pass The Boy Scout Swimming Merit Badge Test?

Check out this very cool story by Wes Siler of Wes Siler of Indefinitely Wild, a Gizmodo Blog   As adults, we’re better equipped with basic skills than a bunch…

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Philmont Scout Ranch reaches the milestone of one million campers

This summer Philmont Scout Ranch reached the milestone of one million campers.  It all started 75 years ago when Waite Phillips offered 35,857 acres of his ranch to the Boy…

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Three Boy Scouts Save Drowning Victim At Lake Arcadia

By Justin Dougherty, KWTV News 9   A boy scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens. A man started to call for…

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Scout Champions the Environment One Drop at a Time

I am always fascinated by the mechanisms by which our Scouts serve their communities. We often see Scouts who have a love for the outdoors, enjoy helping the elderly, or…

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Boy Scouts of America, Jack Link’s® Announce Partnership Aimed at ‘Feeding the Wild Side’ of Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America and Jack Link’s® have teamed up on a multiyear partnership that will make Jack Link’s “The Official Protein Snack of the Boy Scouts of America”…

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Scouts can win trip to Forrest Wood Cup with Tom Redington

The following is from Bassfan.com. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have launched a Hooked on Scouting photo contest featuring BSA-sponsored FLW Tour pro Tom Redington. One Scout and his family…

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The BSA’s History of Service

One of the first things I did when I started my role with the Boy Scouts of America was visit the national office in Irving, Texas. Next door, is the…

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Pat Toomey: Boy Scouts shape next generation of leaders

The following is by Pat Toomey, a United States Senator from Upper Milford Township, in Pennsylvania.  Photo by Michael Kubel, The Morning Call, © 2014. It is a reassuring reality that we live…

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