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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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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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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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Message Regarding Youth Protection

September 17, 2012 Dear Scouting Parent, We recognize you have entrusted to Scouting the development and safety of your child. We are honored by your faith in this organization and want you to know these are top priorities. In this

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Earn Red Ribbon Week Patch

Red Ribbon Week: October 23-31, 2012 The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) created a Red Ribbon Week patch to encourage and support Scouts who wish to learn about Red Ribbon and participate in local efforts to educate youth about the dangers of drug

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Have Fun While Supporting Simon Kenton Council!

Hi everyone! Simon, here! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! Speaking of weekends, do you have any plans for this coming weekend? It’s going to be a hot one, with temperatures in the upper 80s. I have a great

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Maximize Making Memories at Camp

Good morning! Simon, here. I hope you are all enjoying this fantastic weather, which, might I add, is perfect for camping! It’s not too hot, not too cold, but just right. Speaking of camp, it’s that time again-we are free

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Beacon Award Winners

Hi! It’s me, Simon, again, logging in to share some great stories of units in the past several months. Several units in our council have been awarded the Beacon Award. It’s a great award that honors units who have received

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