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How This Council Hosted a Powerful Day of Remembrance

Story by Jane Parikh of the Michigan Crossroads Council Record crowds turned out in downtown Grand Rapids last month to participate in the 14th annual 9-11 Community Day of Remembrance and Scout … Continue reading How This Council Hosted a Powerful Day of Remembrance

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Scouts Rake Leaves for Seniors in Their Community

Whether it’s an Eagle Scout project, Scouting for Food, or something as simple as raking leaves, Scouts all over the United States regularly engage in community service projects. The Scouts in … Continue reading Scouts Rake Leaves for Seniors in Their Community

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Heroic Scouts Save Boy from Drowning

When Jayden J. and Ty’zia J. went for a swim in a local pool this past summer, little did the two Scouts know that they would have to draw on their Scouting … Continue reading Heroic Scouts Save Boy from Drowning

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These People Just Built the World’s Longest Pinewood Derby Track

In all of Scouting history, no one has built something quite like this. The Boy Scouts of America Mid-America Council built and raced pinewood derby cars on the world’s longest pinewood … Continue reading These People Just Built the World’s Longest Pinewood Derby Track

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Scout Makes Dream of Building His Own Campsite a Reality

Scouts love camping, and probably many a Boy Scout has dreamed of creating his very own campsite, complete with everything he’d love to have there, including a great view. One … Continue reading Scout Makes Dream of Building His Own Campsite a Reality

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Scouts Looking for Eagle Project Ideas Have a New Resource

As they consider Eagle project ideas during the planning stages for an Eagle Scout project, many Scouts run through a series of thoughts about what might work. Indeed, part of the … Continue reading Scouts Looking for Eagle Project Ideas Have a New Resource

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STEM Scouts Learn About Cosmic Careers From a Former Astronaut

Space travel might seem like a lofty goal to some, but according to former astronaut Greg Johnson, “It’s really the next frontier.” The former astronaut shared his inspiring perspective on … Continue reading STEM Scouts Learn About Cosmic Careers From a Former Astronaut

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Exploring Joins Forces with Cognizant and Maker Ed to Increase Making Opportunities for Youth

The Boy Scouts of America Brings Hands-On Learning to New Audiences through Innovative Collaboration Pilot Irving, Texas (Oct. 7, 2016) — The Boy Scouts of America’s Exploring program is teaming … Continue reading Exploring Joins Forces with Cognizant and Maker Ed to Increase Making Opportunities for Youth

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Inspiring Troop of Scouts Marks Anniversary

Recently, The Seattle Times featured the inspiring Troop 419, which was founded 20 years ago to serve the interests and development of Scouts with special needs. It’s no secret that … Continue reading Inspiring Troop of Scouts Marks Anniversary

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Eagle Scout Meets Current Members of the Troop He Founded 45 Years Earlier

When Scout Kevin Dowling started a new troop for his Eagle project in 1971, he had no idea that more than four decades later, the past would come back around. … Continue reading Eagle Scout Meets Current Members of the Troop He Founded 45 Years Earlier

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