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Scouts gather in Curaçao for the 15th Caribbean Jamboree

Try to contain your jealousy. While you and I are at the office this week, a few Scouts and Scouters from the BSA are on an island in the Caribbean. The contingent is…

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Boy Scouts Made Me The Man I Am Today, Here’s How

Check out this excerpt from a blog post by Wes Siler, of IndefinitelyWild, a Gizmodo blog. It’s been 15 years since I was a Boy Scout and, by all accounts, I’m now…

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Roswell, Georgia, teen awarded medal for saving life

The city of Roswell, a suburb north of Atlanta, Georgia, and the Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America honored Oliver Yowell, an Eagle Scout with bronze and gold palm…

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How a ‘failed’ Eagle Scout project became a bill on its way to the president

Eagle Scout projects make a difference. Apparently, the same can also be said of Eagle project ideas that never quite pan out. Here’s the story of a failed Eagle project that sparked a piece…

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NASA renames operations building in honor of Distinguished Eagle Scout, Neil Armstrong

Forty-five years ago, on the way to the moon, Neil Armstrong addressed the participants at the 1969 National Scout Jamboree from the Columbia command module: “I’d like to say hello to…

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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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