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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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Don’t Lose us on Facebook!

With technology ever-changing, we try to find ways to apply quick or easy fixes to best serve you. Facebook has implemented changes that may prevent you from seeing us on your news feed, which means important dates, fun events, and vital

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MyBSA Temporarily Down

The System will not be available on Friday, November 16, at 7:00 PM, CST, through Sunday, November 18, at 6:00 PM, CST.  BSA volunteers will be unable during these hours to upload membership information to begin processing Internet Advancement and

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Scouts help honor our Veterans

About 220 volunteers fill luminarias for three separate illumination events November 10, 2012|By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com By Colleen McGrath/Staff Photographer  It might have been an effort to feed the masses. Hundreds, then thousands of small brown paper bags were

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In Sandy’s wake, BSA Chief relays call for help

A Message From the Chief Scout Executive To: All Scouts and Scouters, By Wayne Brock, BSA Chief Scout Executive As you can imagine, a number of our councils in the Northeast are still struggling mightily to recover from the devastation

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BSA Prepaid Discover Card Now Available

We’re proud to announce that the Boy Scouts of America Discover® prepaid card is now available! With the Scout prepaid card, parents will be teaching their Scout how to manage money wisely. This is NOT a credit card, but a

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