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The 2014 Merit Badge Rankings are Out!

You’ve been dying to know and we’ve been dying to tell you – the 2014 merit badge rankings have been released! The list ranks merit badges from most to least popular … Continue reading The 2014 Merit Badge Rankings are Out!

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Scouts’ Cardboard Campout Ignites Awareness for Homeless

BSA Troop 119 of Grand Island, NE, has been making a tradition out of an atypical campout, involving duct tape and cardboard shelters. This is not the way Scout campouts … Continue reading Scouts’ Cardboard Campout Ignites Awareness for Homeless

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‘Genius’ Eagle Scout Shinozuka Takes Alzheimer’s App to White House

Recognize this Scout? Yes, he’s one of the standout delegates from 2015’s Report to the Nation delegation that traveled to Washington, D.C. earlier this month. He’s also the 16-year-old the … Continue reading ‘Genius’ Eagle Scout Shinozuka Takes Alzheimer’s App to White House

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Scouts Put a New Twist on an Old Favorite

What do hipster beards, vinyl records, and semaphore have in common? There all in the BSA’s newest merit badge pamphlet! Just kidding. Only the last one is. But what they really have in common is that these … Continue reading Scouts Put a New Twist on an Old Favorite

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Magic Johnson: Boy Scouts of America has Real Influence on Children’s Lives

Scouting boasts a wealth of life-changing experiences, but fist bumping Magic Johnson is a rare one.   Friday, March 20, Johnson spoke in Midland, MI, to Friends of Scouting fundraising … Continue reading Magic Johnson: Boy Scouts of America has Real Influence on Children’s Lives

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How the Scout Handbook Changed an Eagle’s Life

The Boy Scout Handbook is more than a guide for life and adventure as the title suggests – it’s a beacon of inspiration for young leaders seeking a fulfilling life. … Continue reading How the Scout Handbook Changed an Eagle’s Life

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80 Year Friendships Forged in Cub Scouts

Eighty years of friendship and they owe it all to Scouting. This group of Scouts has a story that’s been decades in the making – a story for the ages … Continue reading 80 Year Friendships Forged in Cub Scouts

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Mississippi Gov. to Receive Distinguished Citizen Award

The Distinguished Citizen Award is given to leaders who have achieved significant gains in their communities, whether these leaders are Scouts or not. The Boy Scouts of America’s Pine Burr Area … Continue reading Mississippi Gov. to Receive Distinguished Citizen Award

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Assistant Scoutmaster Rescues Pregnant Woman from Stabbing

Scouts save lives all the time. Their heroism is instilled through the BSA’s programs and the leaders who administer them. Assistant Scoutmaster Kevin Painter showed just the kind of integrity present in … Continue reading Assistant Scoutmaster Rescues Pregnant Woman from Stabbing

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Pinewood Derby Meets BMW in Suburban Chicago

High-performance luxury vehicles are making way for handcrafted blocks of wood on wheels. This month Laurel BMW of Westmont, IL, sponsored and hosted Pack 10’s Pinewood Derby after Patrick Womack, who … Continue reading Pinewood Derby Meets BMW in Suburban Chicago

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