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Eagle Scout Helps Town Go for a Space Walk

Finding an old, unused telescope in his basement launched a love of space for Scout Colin B., and as that love for space grew, Colin knew he wanted to offer…

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Scout Doesn’t Let Autism Impede Progress Toward Eagle

When John S. initially joined Cub Scouts as a boy, he was completely nonverbal as a result of autism. John’s father, an Eagle Scout himself, encouraged his young son to…

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STEM Scouts’ April McMillan Talks Career Success & More in Huffington Post Interview

April McMillan, BSA’s National Director of STEM Programs, has accomplished a lot in the world of STEM. She’s earned a B.S. in microbiology and Ph.D. in materials science engineering, worked…

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BSA and the LDS Church

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) deeply appreciates our relationship with the LDS Church, one that began in the earliest years of the Scouting movement when the LDS Church became…

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Scout Escaped Civil War in Syria

As a child in Syria, Sami J. spent his time as a Syrian Boy Scout in the city of Aleppo, participating in typical Scouting activities and enjoying his days. As stability…

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Town Gets First New Eagle Scout in 40 Years

With the recent annual number of Eagle Scouts earned averaging more than 50,000 nationally, it can be easy to forget that some communities go years, or even decades, between Eagle…

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Boy Uses Scout Skills to Save Brother from Drowning

What started as a fun family vacation became a frightening experience for two brothers when one began drowning while swimming. Brothers Jake and Josh L. were swimming in a lake when Jake…

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Scout Saves Friend From Drowning in Septic Tank

A fun day of playing in the backyard with friends nearly turned deadly when a young girl walked over a septic tank lid that came loose and dropped her into…

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Teenager Fights Hunger with Little Free Pantry Eagle Project

You might be familiar with the Little Free Libraries that have popped up in communities all over the country, but have you heard about something called a Little Free Pantry?…

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Young Scientist Shares STEM Inspiration with “TIME For Kids”

If you’ve ever wanted to know how to help others using science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), who better to talk to than a STEM Scout? That’s exactly what TIME For…

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