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BSA Announces Termination of Tour and Activity Plan

Sat­ur­day, April 1st, 2017, the Tour and Activ­i­ty Plan was dis­con­tin­ued fol­low­ing a cross-func­tion­al team’s eval­u­a­tion of the BSA’s Tour and Activ­i­ty Plan. As part of the announce­ment, BSA stat­ed: “The Scout­ing pro­gram, as con­tained in our hand­books and lit­er­a­ture, inher­ent­ly inte­grates safe­ty con­sid­er­a­tions. How­ev­er, no pol­i­cy or pro­ce­dure will replace the review and vig­i­lance of trust­ed adults and lead­ers at the point of pro­gram exe­cu­tion” ...

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The Impact of a Volunteer

It is vol­un­teer appre­ci­a­tion mon­th and we are very grate­ful for all of you who ded­i­cate your time and tal­ents to Scout­ing. Scout­ing is blessed to have so many who care so pas­sion­ate­ly about its goals and val­ues. In this video, Dr. John A. Hov­ane­sian, shares some insights into his Scout­ing up- and down-line and the her­itage we all can leave through our vol­un­teer ser­vice ...

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Better, Cleverer Ways to Award Cub Scouts

A five-year-old boy earns a school atten­dance award and a fifty-year-old wom­en wins an Oscar in a sim­i­lar man­ner. An individual’s name is called, the per­son comes up, is hand­ed a certificate(or tro­phy), and oth­ers clap. This is the gener­ic process for awards, diplo­mas, cer­tifi­cates, etc ...





Genealogy Merit Badge, the Key to Family History for Scouts

Scott Fish­er is the host of Extreme Genes, a genealog­i­cal pod­cast with over 50,000 sub­scribers. Being a host comes nat­u­ral­ly for Fish­er, a Con­necti­cut native, who has been in radio since his youth. Fish­er has spent three decades using spare time to do geneal­o­gy as a pas­sion­ate “roots sleuth.” Scout­ing runs in the  ...





Completing all of the Merit Badges Changed A Scout’s Life

This sto­ry is not about Michael Hol­land com­plet­ing all 141 mer­it badges. Nor is this sto­ry about Hol­land com­plet­ing some­thing that only .0018% of all Scouts do. This sto­ry is about how by accom­plish­ing 141 mer­it badges and doing some­thing very few have done, Scout­ing has changed the life of Michael Hol­land for the best ...


APRIL 2017 Edition

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