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Unique Eagle Scout Project Eases Hospital Stay for Kids

A hospital can be a pretty unpleasant place for anyone who has to be there to have an illness treated. For children, the fear and discomfort associated with a hospital…

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Boy with Blindness and Hearing Loss Overcomes Challenges to Earn Eagle Scout

Scout Daniel P. was born with blindness, and as he’s grown older, he has also suffered from progressive hearing loss. However, that hasn’t stopped him from earning Scouting’s highest honor….

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Eagle Scout Helps Save Ranch from Danger of Fire

When a massive fire threatened to destroy his family’s ranch, an Eagle Scout’s quick thinking and commitment to be prepared helped protect the ranch from the danger of fire.  For his…

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Eagle Scout Installs Lifesaving AED Units in Local Parks

Imagine being at a local park when someone nearby experiences sudden cardiac arrest. Easy access to an automated external defibrillator, or AED, could mean the difference between life or death…

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Survey Reveals Career Interests of the Future U.S. Workforce

STEM Leads the Pack while Skilled Trades Fall Further Behind STEM leads the pack with 45 percent of respondents interested in STEM careers, followed closely by career paths in arts…

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How This Troop Celebrates Diversability Through Basketball

These Massachusetts Scouts are touching lives in a big way through a service project that teaches skills both on and off the court. Troop 4 of the Mohegan Council recently…

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Scouts Recognize Memorial Day by Planting Flags

Each Memorial Day, in communities around the nation, there’s a familiar scene at many cemeteries. Scouts are out planting flags at the graves of members of the U.S. Armed Forces, recognizing…

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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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