Yearly Archives: 2013

Thanking Our Volunteers

Volunteers are the lifeblood for any nonprofit organization and each person has different reasons for stepping up to the challenge.  Many organizations, events, and groups rely on the assistance of volunteers because of their worth and without them would not

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Youth Protection Champions: Who and Why?

Have a Youth Protection question you’re not comfortable asking some stranger at the council or national level? Ever feel like Youth Protection is “too national” and doesn’t directly apply to your unit? We hear you. And so does the BSA’s National

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Game Design Merit Badge

Play to win: Game Design merit badge released Let me stop you right here. I know what you’re thinking, but, no, this is not a merit badge Scouts earn by playing video games. Now that I’ve dispelled that common misconception,

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JTE Scores Are In!

The results are in, and it’s been another banner year in the BSA’s Journey to Excellence. More than 90 percent of 286 councils earned bronze, silver, or gold recognition in 2012, with 64 percent of councils improving their total points

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Start Your Engines!

Ah, race day…to the Scouts who work countless hours on a simple block of wood and handcraft it into a majestic speedster, built to crush the competition in the blink of an eye (good sportsmanship first and foremost, of course),

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