BSA_Troop_349 http://feed.informer.com/digests/PCTCVAGKTN/feeder BSA_Troop_349 Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:37:19 -0500 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ 12 New Merit Badges available for registration! https://www.sccbsa.org/MeritBadge  https://twitter.com/sccbsa/status/1097948684271128584 Twitter Search / sccbsa urn:uuid:ebe4b566-ccdf-35ab-59b6-7c48872a1102 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:58:59 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">12 New Merit Badges available for registration! <a href="https://www.sccbsa.org/MeritBadge">https://www.sccbsa.org/MeritBadge&nbsp;</a></p> Please share https://www.lirealtor.com/news/press-releases/view/news/2019/02/05/seeking-realtor-scouting-scholarship-award-applications … https://twitter.com/sccbsa/status/1097899868662706178 Twitter Search / sccbsa urn:uuid:91bcc1ed-0489-6568-dc21-a64068b28ad6 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:45:01 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">Please share <a href="https://www.lirealtor.com/news/press-releases/view/news/2019/02/05/seeking-realtor-scouting-scholarship-award-applications">https://www.lirealtor.com/news/press-releases/view/news/2019/02/05/seeking-realtor-scouting-scholarship-award-applications&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> Troop info http://www.bsatroop349.net/troop-info/ BSA Troop 349 urn:uuid:1eac8c8f-44e0-6ab7-e492-e23899a172da Tue, 19 Feb 2019 08:24:25 -0500 Hello Troop I hope everyone is having a great week. Just a few reminders: No meeting this week- President&#8217;s week Don&#8217;t forget to sign up for March campout to Ten Mile River and Historical trip to Philadelphia in April Gather your unwanted clothes for our spring clothing drive starting in a few weeks. Scoutmaster Andy <p>Hello Troop</p> <p>I hope everyone is having a great week.</p> <p>Just a few reminders: No meeting this week- President&#8217;s week</p> <p>Don&#8217;t forget to sign up for March campout to Ten Mile River and Historical trip to Philadelphia in April<br /> Gather your unwanted clothes for our spring clothing drive starting in a few weeks.</p> <p>Scoutmaster Andy</p> Life Scouts working on Eagle paperwork http://www.bsatroop349.net/life-scouts-working-on-eagle-paperwork/ BSA Troop 349 urn:uuid:d9b7a91a-85f0-6aa1-6fed-dfe0d8a8b0bd Sat, 16 Feb 2019 22:50:40 -0500 There will be a meeting for all Life scouts &#38; their parents at Mr Rubesh&#8217;s office 112 Terry Rd. monday Feb 18 at 730. We will be discussing all aspects of the Eagle paperwork &#38; project process. Scoutmaster Andy <p>There will be a meeting for all Life scouts &amp; their parents at Mr Rubesh&#8217;s office 112 Terry Rd. monday Feb 18 at 730. We will be discussing all aspects of the Eagle paperwork &amp; project process.</p> <p>Scoutmaster<br /> Andy</p> Campout details revision http://www.bsatroop349.net/campout-details-revision/ BSA Troop 349 urn:uuid:1ce6936c-f9f2-8937-a78d-b23d1ef0335a Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:38:09 -0500 Hello Troop We will be leaving Sat at 7am from the parking lot behind James Cress. Please bring a bag lunch, mess kit, &#38; nalgene. We will be troop cooking for dinner and muffins for breakfast. We will be hiking this weekend. Please bring boots and layers of warm clothes, gloves, 2 layers of socks &#8230; </p><p><a class="more-link btn" href="http://www.bsatroop349.net/campout-details-revision/">Continue reading</a> <p>Hello Troop</p> <p>We will be leaving Sat at 7am from the parking lot behind James Cress. Please bring a bag lunch, mess kit, &amp; nalgene. We will be troop cooking for dinner and muffins for breakfast.</p> <p>We will be hiking this weekend. Please bring boots and layers of warm clothes, gloves, 2 layers of socks etc. It may be a bit wet &amp; muddy at camp from the melting snow.</p> <p>We will be returning to Smithtown around 12:30 on Sunday.</p> <p>Let&#8217;s have some fun! <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11/72x72/1f603.png" alt=" Campout details http://www.bsatroop349.net/campout-details/ BSA Troop 349 urn:uuid:52d8b72a-bcfd-d4ac-4585-14e4df410c1c Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:20:36 -0500 Hello Troop We will be leaving Sat at 7am from the parking lot behind James Cress. Please bring a bag lunch &#38; nalgene bottle of water. We will be patrol cooking for dinner and muffins for breakfast. We will be hiking this weekend. Please bring boots and layers of warm clothes, gloves, 2 layers of &#8230; </p><p><a class="more-link btn" href="http://www.bsatroop349.net/campout-details/">Continue reading</a> <p>Hello Troop</p> <p>We will be leaving Sat at 7am from the parking lot behind James Cress. Please bring a bag lunch &amp; nalgene bottle of water. We will be patrol cooking for dinner and muffins for breakfast.</p> <p>We will be hiking this weekend. Please bring boots and layers of warm clothes, gloves, 2 layers of socks etc. This is going to be a cold weekend.</p> <p>We will be returning to Smithtown around noon on Sunday.</p> <p>Let&#8217;s have some fun! <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11/72x72/1f603.png" alt=" Campout drivers needed!!! http://www.bsatroop349.net/campout-drivers-needed/ BSA Troop 349 urn:uuid:99f66fa6-b0b0-57af-c56d-36df3ace15ca Thu, 14 Feb 2019 18:29:05 -0500 Hello Troop We are in desperate need of drivers for this weekend&#8217;s campout. We have 36 people going and only 24 have seats so far. If we can not get enough drivers we will not have space for the last few scouts who paid. If you are interested in joining us for the weekend or &#8230; </p><p><a class="more-link btn" href="http://www.bsatroop349.net/campout-drivers-needed/">Continue reading</a> <p>Hello Troop</p> <p>We are in desperate need of drivers for this weekend&#8217;s campout. We have 36 people going and only 24 have seats so far. If we can not get enough drivers we will not have space for the last few scouts who paid. If you are interested in joining us for the weekend or just driving one way please let Jim Lasher or myself know ASAP.</p> <p>Thank you<br /> Andy</p> Alumni Dinner - https://mailchi.mp/a787ccf05d9a/alumni-dinner-701205 … https://mailchi.mp/a787ccf05d9a/alumni-dinner-701205 … https://twitter.com/sccbsa/status/1095864483229192192 Twitter Search / sccbsa urn:uuid:827ee47b-7931-956b-e300-5a480e831221 Wed, 13 Feb 2019 20:57:07 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="in">Alumni Dinner - <a href="https://mailchi.mp/a787ccf05d9a/alumni-dinner-701205">https://mailchi.mp/a787ccf05d9a/alumni-dinner-701205&nbsp;&hellip;</a> <a href="https://mailchi.mp/a787ccf05d9a/alumni-dinner-701205">https://mailchi.mp/a787ccf05d9a/alumni-dinner-701205&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> Scout Sunday http://www.bsatroop349.net/scout-sunday-2/ BSA Troop 349 urn:uuid:4e3ee456-7a70-bea3-732b-a20d13a68ca0 Sat, 09 Feb 2019 08:23:45 -0500 Hello Troop Just a reminder to please let us know if you are attending the Holy Cross Scout Sunday at the 9:30 mass this Sunday. Also please bring a snack from each family to share after the mass. Patches will be handed out after the mass. Thank you. Andy &#38; Kim Andy cell 516-996-2295 <p>Hello Troop</p> <p>Just a reminder to please let us know if you are attending the Holy Cross Scout Sunday at the 9:30 mass this Sunday.</p> <p>Also please bring a snack from each family to share after the mass. Patches will be handed out after the mass.</p> <p>Thank you.<br /> Andy &amp; Kim<br /> Andy cell 516-996-2295</p> February 22nd at the Bay Shore Knights of Columbus, the Sagtikos District is holding its 1st ANNUAL WILD GAME DINNER!! Registration & General Info is below. Register Online Now! http://www.sccbsa.org/wildgame  https://twitter.com/sccbsa/status/1091413861553582081 Twitter Search / sccbsa urn:uuid:0d1f1325-4992-015a-affa-105ae5f89f98 Fri, 01 Feb 2019 14:11:56 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">February 22nd at the Bay Shore Knights of Columbus, the Sagtikos District is holding its 1st ANNUAL WILD GAME DINNER!! Registration &amp; General Info is below. Register Online Now! <a href="http://www.sccbsa.org/wildgame">http://www.sccbsa.org/wildgame&nbsp;</a></p> Thousands of Girls, Boys, and Families Celebrate Historic Launch of Scouts BSA https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/thousands-girls-boys-families-celebrate-historic-launch-scouts-bsa/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:163cc07b-01a6-6aed-efa6-8e6ecbc70aa6 Fri, 01 Feb 2019 10:21:14 -0500 <p>All New Scouts – Young Women and Young Men – Who Join Scouts BSA Will Have the Opportunity to Earn the Prestigious Eagle Scout Rank IRVING, TX &#8211; February 1,...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/thousands-girls-boys-families-celebrate-historic-launch-scouts-bsa/">Thousands of Girls, Boys, and Families Celebrate Historic Launch of Scouts BSA</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <img width="309" height="186" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Scouts-BSA-copy-1.jpg" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Scouts-BSA-copy-1.jpg 309w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Scouts-BSA-copy-1-220x132.jpg 220w" sizes="(max-width: 309px) 100vw, 309px" /><div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>All New Scouts – Young Women and Young Men – Who Join Scouts BSA Will Have the Opportunity to Earn the Prestigious Eagle Scout Rank</em></p> <p><img class="size-medium wp-image-15968 alignright" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Scouts-BSA-copy-2-220x164.jpg" alt="" width="220" height="164" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Scouts-BSA-copy-2-220x164.jpg 220w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Scouts-BSA-copy-2-120x90.jpg 120w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Scouts-BSA-copy-2.jpg 250w" sizes="(max-width: 220px) 100vw, 220px" />IRVING, TX &#8211; February 1, 2019 – From twilight hikes, to festive launch parties and campouts, thousands of Scouts, parents, and volunteers will celebrate nationwide as the Boy Scouts of America welcomes for the first time both young women and young men ages 11-17 into its most iconic program for character and leadership development.</p> <p>“I have never felt more joy or exhilaration than I do right now in founding our troop,” shared Kim Foli, a soon-to-be Scoutmaster from Gainesville, Florida. “My daughter and I knew we had to do this last year when it was announced. Scouting was the best thing I could have done with my son, and now I walk the trail with my daughter. Scout me in!”</p> <p>For more than five decades, the Boy Scouts of America has been welcoming young women into its Venturing, Exploring, Sea Scouts and STEM Scouts programs. And today, the BSA is further expanding that legacy by welcoming young women into Scouts BSA.</p> <p>“I could not be more excited for what this means for the next generation of leaders in our nation,” said Michael B. Surbaugh, Chief Scout Executive. “Through Scouts BSA, more young people than ever before – young women and men – will get to experience the benefits of camaraderie, confidence, resilience, trustworthiness, courage and kindness through a time-tested program that has been proven to build character and leadership.”</p> <p>By welcoming boys and girls into these iconic Scouting programs, the Boy Scouts of America is responding to the requests of families who, for years, have sought these opportunities for every member of their family.</p> <p>“As a parent with both sons and daughters, I have seen firsthand the unique experiences available to our sons in the BSA and have been asking the BSA to create an option for our daughters every year for the last decade,” noted Alex J Sobtzak Sr. of Spring Hill, Florida. “I am so excited that my daughters will have the same opportunities as my sons.”</p> <p>For many young women, the opportunity to join Scouts BSA comes after years of attending Scouting events with their families. “I have been an honorary Scout since I was two when I’d hang out with my older brother. I was never able to earn the badges, but I was always there,” said Rachel P from Sandpoint, Idaho. “Now I get to do all of that on my own.”</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="page" title="Page 2"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Through participation in all-girl troops, young women that join Scouts BSA will learn from the same program, earn the same merit badges and achieve the same advancements that boys have earned for nearly 109 years in the Boy Scout program.</p> <p>“I’ve been saying for years that everything we teach boys applies equally to girls. Now, girls can have the same fun, adventure and personal growth that boys have been having,” explained Mike Harlan of Louisville, Kentucky. “We are training the future leaders of our communities and nation, and those future leaders will be women and men. Helping them learn and grow through Scouting is the best investment I can make in the future of my community, our country and society.”</p> <p>For more than 100 years, the pinnacle of the Scouting experience for some has been achieving the highest rank of Eagle Scout. Starting today, young women can begin the journey toward that goal, and the BSA will ensure that all new Scouts BSA members have a fair opportunity to earn the prestigious Eagle Scout rank. The BSA will celebrate our inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts in 2020.</p> <p>“Scouting has been a big part of my family for many generations,” said Bryan Blair of Richland, Washington. “Scouting isn’t just something I do; it is a fundamental part of who I am. I am an Eagle Scout and always will be. But more importantly, I am a husband and father to wonderful daughters who deserve all I have to give them. My daughters now have every opportunity I had.”</p> <p>To learn more or join, visit <a href="https://www.scouting.org/ScoutsBSA/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.Scouting.org/ScoutsBSA</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About the Boy Scouts of America</strong></p> <p>The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” The Scouting organization is composed of nearly 2.2 million youth members between the ages of 5 and 21 and approximately 960,000 volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit <a href="http://www.scouting.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.Scouting.org</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/thousands-girls-boys-families-celebrate-historic-launch-scouts-bsa/">Thousands of Girls, Boys, and Families Celebrate Historic Launch of Scouts BSA</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> 100th Anniversary Merchandise Store - https://mailchi.mp/e10b286594b3/100th-anniversary-701185 … https://mailchi.mp/e10b286594b3/100th-anniversary-701185 … https://twitter.com/sccbsa/status/1091045494841847808 Twitter Search / sccbsa urn:uuid:9face339-2195-75a3-f4ec-d45a20606c22 Thu, 31 Jan 2019 13:48:11 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">100th Anniversary Merchandise Store - <a href="https://mailchi.mp/e10b286594b3/100th-anniversary-701185">https://mailchi.mp/e10b286594b3/100th-anniversary-701185&nbsp;&hellip;</a> <a href="https://mailchi.mp/e10b286594b3/100th-anniversary-701185">https://mailchi.mp/e10b286594b3/100th-anniversary-701185&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> Troop events http://www.bsatroop349.net/troop-events-5/ BSA Troop 349 urn:uuid:645fbf33-2caf-6344-978b-ce928258dd11 Wed, 30 Jan 2019 10:42:38 -0500 Hello Troop Scouting&#8217;s anniversary is Feb 8. Every year we celebrate the 12th point of the Scout law, &#8220;a scout is reverent&#8221; around this anniversary date. Holy Cross will be having a Scout Sunday mass on Feb 10 at the 930 am mass. There is a Scout Sabbath mass at Temple Beth Chai in Hauppauge &#8230; </p><p><a class="more-link btn" href="http://www.bsatroop349.net/troop-events-5/">Continue reading</a> <p>Hello Troop</p> <p>Scouting&#8217;s anniversary is Feb 8. Every year we celebrate the 12th point of the Scout law, &#8220;a scout is reverent&#8221; around this anniversary date. Holy Cross will be having a Scout Sunday mass on Feb 10 at the 930 am mass. There is a Scout Sabbath mass at Temple Beth Chai in Hauppauge on Feb 8.<br /> If you are able to attend the Holy Cross mass please let me know so we can have enough seats available. Other Troops &amp; Packs from the area will be there too.<br /> Please also remember to sign up &amp; pay for the Feb &amp; March campouts. Space in the cabins is filling up fast.<br /> Historical trip to Philly sign up is available. All of these on the Troop website. Evolution is tonight&#8217;s meeting theme.</p> <p>Scoutmaster Andy</p> Boy Scout Winter Camp http://www.bsatroop349.net/boy-scout-winter-camp/ BSA Troop 349 urn:uuid:ab600813-2272-cb3e-8851-0a1912938da4 Tue, 29 Jan 2019 10:10:11 -0500 Winter Camp 2019- February 18-22 Safety / Emergency Preparedness is our theme! Winter Camp 2019 will have a Safety / Emergency Preparedness theme. The Merit Badges being offered are all&#160;related to the theme. &#160;First Aid,&#160;Emergency Preparedness, Traffic Safety, Search and Rescue, Safety,&#160;Fire Safety, Signs Signals and Codes,&#160; and Public Health will all be offered as &#8230; </p><p><a class="more-link btn" href="http://www.bsatroop349.net/boy-scout-winter-camp/">Continue reading</a> <div> <div class="gmail_quote" > <blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); padding-left: 1ex;"><p> <!-- --> <center> </p> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" height="100%" width="100%" id="bodyTable" style="border-collapse: collapse;mso-table-lspace: 0pt;mso-table-rspace: 0pt;-ms-text-size-adjust: 100%;-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;height: 100%;margin: 0;padding: 0;width: 100%;background-color: #FAFAFA;"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top" id="bodyCell" style="mso-line-height-rule: exactly;-ms-text-size-adjust: 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<tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" class="mcnTextContent" style="padding-top: 0;padding-right: 18px;padding-bottom: 9px;padding-left: 18px;mso-line-height-rule: exactly;-ms-text-size-adjust: 100%;-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;word-break: break-word;color: #202020;font-family: Helvetica;font-size: 16px;line-height: 150%;text-align: left;"> <p style="margin: 10px 0;padding: 0;mso-line-height-rule: exactly;-ms-text-size-adjust: 100%;-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;color: #202020;font-family: Helvetica;font-size: 16px;line-height: 150%;text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-size:24px">Winter Camp 2019- February 18-22</span><br /> <span style="font-size:24px">Safety / Emergency Preparedness is our theme!</span></strong></p> <p> Winter Camp 2019 will have a Safety / Emergency Preparedness theme. The Merit Badges being offered are all&nbsp;related to the theme. &nbsp;First Aid,&nbsp;Emergency Preparedness, Traffic Safety, Search and Rescue, Safety,&nbsp;Fire Safety, Signs Signals and Codes,&nbsp; and Public Health will all be offered as part of the theme.&nbsp; In addition Chess, Photography and Scouting&nbsp;Heritage will also be offered</p> <p style="margin: 10px 0;padding: 0;mso-line-height-rule: exactly;-ms-text-size-adjust: 100%;-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;color: #202020;font-family: Helvetica;font-size: 16px;line-height: 150%;text-align: left;">&nbsp;In addition to merit badge classes, we will have presentations and activities related&nbsp;to the theme. The Fire Department, Police Department, Sheriff&#8217;s&nbsp;K-9 unit, Department of Health, PSE&amp;G Long Island and the Search and Rescue group are all scheduled to visit&nbsp;us during the week. Topics include electrical safety, Fire prevention, Public Health, and First Aid. The week will end with a camp-wide&nbsp;Search and rescue drill that will challenge all of our Scouts.</p> <p> Scouts will sleep&nbsp;in heated cabins. All meals will be prepared and served in the Dining Hall. The Trading Post will be stocked with snacks, merit badge books, Scouting items, and camp souvenirs.</p> <p style="margin: 10px 0;padding: 0;mso-line-height-rule: exactly;-ms-text-size-adjust: 100%;-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;color: #202020;font-family: Helvetica;font-size: 16px;line-height: 150%;text-align: left;"><strong>The price is $330 per Boy Scout. <a href="https://sccbsa.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b9328bb42da848464764218de&amp;id=1bfd0e6315&amp;e=42b54a56a8" target="_blank" style="mso-line-height-rule: exactly;-ms-text-size-adjust: 100%;-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;color: #2BAADF;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;">Please Click Here to Register</a></strong></p> <p style="margin: 10px 0;padding: 0;mso-line-height-rule: exactly;-ms-text-size-adjust: 100%;-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;color: #202020;font-family: Helvetica;font-size: 16px;line-height: 150%;text-align: left;">Space is limited to 50 Scouts and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. 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cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="templateContainer" style="border-collapse: collapse;mso-table-lspace: 0pt;mso-table-rspace: 0pt;-ms-text-size-adjust: 100%;-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;max-width: 600p Nobebosco campout http://www.bsatroop349.net/nobebosco-campout/ BSA Troop 349 urn:uuid:d66d6864-a5cc-6cd7-90d4-acb51d23e2a5 Fri, 25 Jan 2019 07:57:12 -0500 Hello Troop We will be leaving Sat at 7am from the parking lot behind James Cress. Please bring a bag lunch &#38; nalgene bottle of water. We will be patrol cooking for dinner and muffins for breakfast. We will be hiking this weekend. Please bring boots and layers of warm clothes, gloves, 2 layers of &#8230; </p><p><a class="more-link btn" href="http://www.bsatroop349.net/nobebosco-campout/">Continue reading</a> <p>Hello Troop</p> <p>We will be leaving Sat at 7am from the parking lot behind James Cress. Please bring a bag lunch &amp; nalgene bottle of water. We will be patrol cooking for dinner and muffins for breakfast.</p> <p>We will be hiking this weekend. Please bring boots and layers of warm clothes, gloves, 2 layers of socks etc. This is going to be a cold weekend.</p> <p>We will be returning to Smithtown around noon on Sunday.</p> <p>Let&#8217;s have some fun!<br /> Scoutmaster Andy</p> Law Merit Badge Registration is live! https://www.sccbsa.org/mblaw  https://twitter.com/sccbsa/status/1086373364380430336 Twitter Search / sccbsa urn:uuid:cca77fed-1224-f060-602f-a0a8b1d8ad57 Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:22:48 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">Law Merit Badge Registration is live! <a href="https://www.sccbsa.org/mblaw">https://www.sccbsa.org/mblaw&nbsp;</a></p> https://www.facebook.com/SCCBoyScouts/posts/2525427187473903 … https://twitter.com/sccbsa/status/1085721963476254720 Twitter Search / sccbsa urn:uuid:837c07cf-44b5-0f2e-9576-24a8a3df5cf9 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 21:14:22 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="und"> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/SCCBoyScouts/posts/2525427187473903">https://www.facebook.com/SCCBoyScouts/posts/2525427187473903&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> Southaven Camporee Leaders Guide - https://mailchi.mp/722dc0fb222e/southaven-camporee-leaders-guide … https://twitter.com/sccbsa/status/1085693597721260035 Twitter Search / sccbsa urn:uuid:9d8683d1-fdfa-2c73-fe18-d5d62792d0f3 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:21:39 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">Southaven Camporee Leaders Guide - <a href="https://mailchi.mp/722dc0fb222e/southaven-camporee-leaders-guide">https://mailchi.mp/722dc0fb222e/southaven-camporee-leaders-guide&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> Boy Scout Winter Camp - https://mailchi.mp/42137d254628/boy-scout-winter-camp-701153 … https://twitter.com/sccbsa/status/1085595256693944320 Twitter Search / sccbsa urn:uuid:850a2790-86a6-9a83-0dc9-354028238299 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:50:53 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">Boy Scout Winter Camp - <a href="https://mailchi.mp/42137d254628/boy-scout-winter-camp-701153">https://mailchi.mp/42137d254628/boy-scout-winter-camp-701153&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> Cub Scout Winter Day Camp - https://mailchi.mp/a7b5cfd59229/cub-scout-winter-day-camp-701149 … https://twitter.com/sccbsa/status/1085594757445885952 Twitter Search / sccbsa urn:uuid:97eff9ab-47d3-ae26-470d-840bede583f2 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:48:54 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">Cub Scout Winter Day Camp - <a href="https://mailchi.mp/a7b5cfd59229/cub-scout-winter-day-camp-701149">https://mailchi.mp/a7b5cfd59229/cub-scout-winter-day-camp-701149&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> Boy Scout Winter Camp - https://mailchi.mp/8475173b895a/boy-scout-winter-camp … https://twitter.com/sccbsa/status/1083522805667414017 Twitter Search / sccbsa urn:uuid:22787fed-16f9-cc70-8560-40bbe2eb0e9a Thu, 10 Jan 2019 19:35:42 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">Boy Scout Winter Camp - <a href="https://mailchi.mp/8475173b895a/boy-scout-winter-camp">https://mailchi.mp/8475173b895a/boy-scout-winter-camp&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> Cub Scout Winter Day Camp - https://mailchi.mp/0203fcb217f2/cub-scout-winter-day-camp … https://twitter.com/sccbsa/status/1083515654295166976 Twitter Search / sccbsa urn:uuid:e7f44ab6-1e67-b8c7-d3a2-0d9dde25d066 Thu, 10 Jan 2019 19:07:17 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">Cub Scout Winter Day Camp - <a href="https://mailchi.mp/0203fcb217f2/cub-scout-winter-day-camp">https://mailchi.mp/0203fcb217f2/cub-scout-winter-day-camp&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> Eagle Court of Honor – January 5, 2019 Invite http://www.bsatroop349.net/eagle-court-of-honor-january-5-2019-invite-3/ BSA Troop 349 urn:uuid:7cef09f0-b47a-6953-cfdf-40d6f2743fb3 Fri, 04 Jan 2019 16:59:41 -0500 Group Organizing Made Easy &#160; &#160; Hello! 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- https://mailchi.mp/1ba74e4fb02c/brunch-with-santa-only-a-few-openings-left … https://twitter.com/sccbsa/status/1071029027710951424 Twitter Search / sccbsa urn:uuid:bcf261a7-a643-1bf1-ef4b-ce8b000282af Fri, 07 Dec 2018 08:09:53 -0500 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">Brunch with Santa - Only a few openings left! - <a href="https://mailchi.mp/1ba74e4fb02c/brunch-with-santa-only-a-few-openings-left">https://mailchi.mp/1ba74e4fb02c/brunch-with-santa-only-a-few-openings-left&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> Exploring Releases Career Interests Trends From Nationwide Survey of U.S. Students https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/exploring-releases-career-interests-trends-nationwide-survey-u-s-students/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:32b9cdb8-60ce-fa6a-eb56-03c3b258a165 Wed, 22 Aug 2018 11:05:53 -0400 <p>In Just One Year, Students Show Shift in Interests &#8211; Moving toward STEM, Away from Entertainment. &#8211; Ongoing nationwide survey helps BSA&#8217;s Exploring program match career experiences with student interests,...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/exploring-releases-career-interests-trends-nationwide-survey-u-s-students/">Exploring Releases Career Interests Trends From Nationwide Survey of U.S. Students</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <img width="309" height="186" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Exploring-career-interest-survey-copy.png" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Exploring-career-interest-survey-copy.png 309w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Exploring-career-interest-survey-copy-220x132.png 220w" sizes="(max-width: 309px) 100vw, 309px" /><p class="subtitle"><strong>In Just One Year, Students Show Shift in Interests &#8211; Moving toward STEM, Away from Entertainment.</strong></p> <p class="subtitle" style="padding-left: 30px;"><em>&#8211; Ongoing nationwide survey helps BSA&#8217;s Exploring program match career experiences with student interests, high-demand career opportunities.</em></p> <p class="subtitle" style="padding-left: 30px;"><em>&#8211; Top 10 most-popular careers show year-over-year shift with computer programmer jumping 14 spots to No. 3; veterinarian and teacher replace singer and actor.</em></p> <p class="subtitle" style="padding-left: 30px;"><em>&#8211; Popularity of STEM careers rose, with 52 percent of students expressing interest in 2017, compared to 45 percent in 2016.</em></p> <p class="subtitle" style="padding-left: 30px;"><em>&#8211; GE among top companies introducing students to career options through Exploring posts.</em></p> <p><span class="xn-location"><img class="size-medium wp-image-15959 alignright" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Exploring-220x86.jpg" alt="" width="220" height="86" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Exploring-220x86.jpg 220w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Exploring-768x299.jpg 768w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Exploring-960x374.jpg 960w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Exploring-650x253.jpg 650w" sizes="(max-width: 220px) 100vw, 220px" />IRVING, Texas</span>, <span class="xn-chron">Aug. 22, 2018</span> – As the school year gets underway, <a href="http://www.exploring.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">Exploring</a>, the youth career-development program created by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), is closely examining how best to bridge students&#8217; interests with future in-demand jobs. Today, the program released the findings of its Career Interest Survey, offering insight into the aspirations of the future workforce. This year revealed several year-over-year changes – STEM professions moved up, claiming the top three careers youth are most interested in, and entertainment careers dropped from the top 10 list completely.</p> <p>The survey, which helps Exploring develop real-life job experiences that combine student interests with in-demand career opportunities, was fielded in 2017 to more than 32,000 students from 8<sup>th</sup> through 12<sup>th</sup> grades. More than 200 career options were offered to enable a broad view of student interests – and an indicator as to where talent gaps may appear in the years ahead.</p> <p>The top 10 list of most popular careers got quite a shakeup in 2017. Overall, interest in STEM-related professions, including health-care careers, jumped to 52 percent in 2017, versus 45 percent <a href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/survey-reveals-career-interests-future-u-s-workforce/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">in 2016</a>, with interest shifting away from pop-culture careers. For instance, physician and computer programmer replaced professional athlete and artist for the second- and third-place positions. Singer, actor, photographer, and athletic trainer completely dropped from the top 10 list, making room for the newcomers: computer programmer, mechanical engineer, teacher, attorney, and computer engineer</p> <p>The top 10 most popular careers from the 2017 survey were:</p> <ol> <li><b>Registered Nurse</b> (ranked #1 in 2016)</li> <li><b>Physician/Surgeon</b> (ranked #6 in 2016)</li> <li><b>Computer Programmer</b> (<i>new to the top 10 list</i>)</li> <li><b>Veterinarian</b> (ranked #8 in 2016)</li> <li><b>Professional Athlete</b> (ranked #2 in 2016)</li> <li><b>Mechanical Engineer</b> (<i>new to the top 10 list</i>)</li> <li><b>Teacher</b> (<i>new to the top 10 list</i>)</li> <li><b>Artist</b> (ranked #3 in 2016)</li> <li><b>Attorney</b> (<i>new to the top 10 list</i>)</li> <li><b>Computer Engineer</b> (<i>new to the top 10 list</i>)</li> </ol> <p>&#8220;It&#8217;s encouraging to see a positive shift in interest toward STEM careers in just one year given concerns surrounding the shortage of STEM talent across a variety of industries,&#8221; said Chief Scout Executive <span class="xn-person">Michael Surbaugh</span>. &#8220;Through Exploring, we introduce youth to real-world STEM career experiences so the jobs of the future are familiar and within reach as they are making decisions about their educational and career paths.&#8221;</p> <p>Whether it&#8217;s <a href="https://scoutingwire.org/see-teen-discovered-talent-medical-field/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">learning alongside doctors in the medical field</a>, or using open source code to <a href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/eagle-project-uses-3d-printer-create-prosthetic-hands/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">create 3D-printed prosthetic limbs for people in need</a>, students are in an optimal position to benefit from hands-on STEM field experiences. These young people can immediately take what they&#8217;re learning in school and put it to use in real-world settings in a meaningful way. Through this kind of experiential education, young men and women are better able to see themselves in the full spectrum of STEM careers available to them.</p> <p>&#8220;At GE, we know that the future STEM workforce is critical to innovations yet to be discovered, so we take seriously our role in helping young people spark an interest in pursuing a STEM career,&#8221; said <span class="xn-person">John McDonald</span>, Smart Grid Business Development Leader at GE Power&#8217;s Grid Solutions business and Exploring leader. &#8220;That&#8217;s why we partnered with Exploring – to give students real-world opportunities and experiences that open them up to a world of exciting and fulfilling careers.&#8221;</p> <p><b>Interest Lags in Other High-Growth Fields<br class="dnr" /><br class="dnr" /></b>Both men and women showed a lag in interest toward other high-growth career fields, including lesser-known STEM positions such as statistician, software developer, mathematician and information security analyst; and fields related to renewable energy, like solar photovoltaic installers and wind turbine service technicians.</p> <p>&#8220;These results will help us focus Exploring&#8217;s efforts in the years ahead to help students learn about high-demand careers they perhaps were unaware of or uncertain about,&#8221; said <span class="xn-person">Diane Thornton</span>, National Director of Exploring. &#8220;They also provide an indicator to industries as to where they can focus education and recruiting initiatives. By collaborating our efforts, we can help students discover paths to high-potential careers, while at the same time working to avoid potential labor shortages in areas critical to our nation&#8217;s growth.&#8221;</p> <p><b>About the Exploring Program<br class="dnr" /><br class="dnr" /></b>The Exploring program is available to youth through Learning for Life, an affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America that provides character, leadership and career education programs through sponsoring agencies or groups. The Exploring program is currently offered nationwide, serving young men and women from middle school through high school. To learn more about Exploring and experience all that this program has to offer youth, business leaders and the community, visit <a href="http://www.exploring.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">www.exploring.org</a>.</p> <p><b>About the Boy Scouts of America<br class="dnr" /><br class="dnr" /></b>The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation&#8217;s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be &#8220;Prepared. For Life.®&#8221; The Scouting organization is composed of nearly 2.3 million youth members between the ages of 5 and 21 and approximately 960,000 volunteers in local councils throughout <span class="xn-location">the United States</span> and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit <a href="http://www.scouting.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">www.scouting.org</a>.</p> <p><b>About GE Power<br class="dnr" /><br class="dnr" /></b>GE Power is a world energy leader providing equipment, solutions and services across the energy value chain from generation to consumption. Operating in more than 180 countries, our technology produces a third of the world&#8217;s electricity, equips 90 percent of power transmission utilities worldwide, and our software manages more than forty percent of the world&#8217;s energy. Through relentless innovation and continuous partnership with our customers, we are developing the energy technologies of the future and improving the power networks we depend on today. For more information please visit <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com_-3Furl-3Dhttp-253A-252F-252Fwww.ge.com-252Fpower-26data-3D02-257C01-257CLior.Press-2540edelman.com-257Cccd3e142d0694a642bb008d5f8941404-257Cb824bfb3918e43c2bb1cdcc1ba40a82b-257C0-257C0-257C636688237233707910-26sdata-3DcqiCzcBXRLUJU2ERtWeBTJzJ4dy-252BZUB3r58VKxEIbSY-253D-26reserved-3D0&amp;d=DwMGaQ&amp;c=9wxE0DgWbPxd1HCzjwN8Eaww1--ViDajIU4RXCxgSXE&amp;r=WsJOrb9e3EjZrYgAbBHrPqiCl2TjmMqan4gzN_9k8Sc&amp;m=HIj_XJ8K3WEc0QnytBZmXgsYClCyJhZaa2coHaf-03U&amp;s=L8ejty4m9Q1BEGvAMYyCRwuk_pTek1I9vSFeflkPfB4&amp;e=" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">www.ge.com/power</a>, and follow GE Power on <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com_-3Furl-3Dhttps-253A-252F-252Ftwitter.com-252Fge-5Fpower-26data-3D02-257C01-257CLior.Press-2540edelman.com-257Cccd3e142d0694a642bb008d5f8941404-257Cb824bfb3918e43c2bb1cdcc1ba40a82b-257C0-257C0-257C636688237233707910-26sdata-3DQwFAUOZWiZCTdmWJF-252FYCsfPvnSbNKYeMJKhmPEqRYG0-253D-26reserved-3D0&amp;d=DwMGaQ&amp;c=9wxE0DgWbPxd1HCzjwN8Eaww1--ViDajIU4RXCxgSXE&amp;r=WsJOrb9e3EjZrYgAbBHrPqiCl2TjmMqan4gzN_9k8Sc&amp;m=HIj_XJ8K3WEc0QnytBZmXgsYClCyJhZaa2coHaf-03U&amp;s=zllTT70SxFP9hrToubcx9uEUsnuZ3_e_3gafQLlLuCQ&amp;e=" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">Twitter</a> and on <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com_-3Furl-3Dhttps-253A-252F-252Fwww.linkedin.com-252Fcompany-252Fgepower-252F-26data-3D02-257C01-257CLior.Press-2540edelman.com-257Cccd3e142d0694a642bb008d5f8941404-257Cb824bfb3918e43c2bb1cdcc1ba40a82b-257C0-257C0-257C636688237233717919-26sdata-3DVTUbMzkOcoULxRfzFGiu3pij8SjS4WJKpC-252BuZ6duRxc-253D-26reserved-3D0&amp;d=DwMGaQ&amp;c=9wxE0DgWbPxd1HCzjwN8Eaww1--ViDajIU4RXCxgSXE&amp;r=WsJOrb9e3EjZrYgAbBHrPqiCl2TjmMqan4gzN_9k8Sc&amp;m=HIj_XJ8K3WEc0QnytBZmXgsYClCyJhZaa2coHaf-03U&amp;s=J1A1YKeuIy2jduaIsMGTryi45Hwmi3f92f76TPyBPhw&amp;e=" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener">LinkedIn</a>.</p> <p><b>Survey Methodology</b>: A total of 32,855 respondents were surveyed in 2017. A total of 31,115 respondents completed the survey online, and the balance completed the survey using a paper Scantron form. In total, the students could pick from 209 careers grouped into 12 categories.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/exploring-releases-career-interests-trends-nationwide-survey-u-s-students/">Exploring Releases Career Interests Trends From Nationwide Survey of U.S. Students</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> How STEM Scouts Creates a Learning Culture Beyond the Classroom https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/stem-scouts-creates-learning-culture-beyond-classroom/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:cca02f7c-90ef-8c78-57c0-51836c86da09 Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:45:33 -0400 <p>A group of scientifically-inclined 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in Northern New Jersey Council are learning lessons beyond just science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Through team work, experiments,...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/stem-scouts-creates-learning-culture-beyond-classroom/">How STEM Scouts Creates a Learning Culture Beyond the Classroom</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <img width="229" height="186" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/STEM-Scouts-Learning-Culture-copy-2.png" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/STEM-Scouts-Learning-Culture-copy-2.png 229w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/STEM-Scouts-Learning-Culture-copy-2-220x179.png 220w" sizes="(max-width: 229px) 100vw, 229px" /><div id="attachment_15952" style="width: 269px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img class="wp-image-15952" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/STEM-Scouts-Learning-Culture-copy-1-220x141.png" alt="" width="259" height="165" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Photo: FiOS1 News</p></div> <p>A group of scientifically-inclined 3<sup>rd</sup>, 4<sup>th</sup>, and 5<sup>th</sup> grade students in <a href="http://www.nnjbsa.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Northern New Jersey Council</a> are learning lessons beyond just science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Through team work, experiments, and exciting topics, the <a href="https://stemscouts.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">STEM Scouts program</a> is helping these young geniuses develop character, leadership, and academic strengths they’ll use long after their school days are behind them.</p> <p>Teacher and STEM Scouts lab leader Diana Robles knows the importance of a curriculum that teaches kids in a way that’s both fun and relevant to modern science, and with the help of the STEM Scouts program, she’s filling that need for her students. In a recent interview with<em> <a href="http://www.fios1news.com/newjersey/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">FiOS1 News,</a></em> she explained how this updated approach to learning augments her teaching and helps her students.</p> <p>“As we know, we live in a very technology-driven world, so we need to make sure that we are adapting our teaching methods to meet the needs of the changes that are going on around us so that we can really prepare these kids for the future.”</p> <p>The STEM Scouts program, which is offered to boys and girls from elementary to high school, teaches science, technology, engineering, and math in a fun and engaging way though learning modules. As pictured in the video below, the “What’s the Matter?” module teaches students about the states of matter though discussions and fun experiments with solids, liquids, and gasses, and how they can change.</p> <p>According to Robles, the benefits of the STEM Scouts curriculum don’t end in academia. Through hands-on activities, STEM Scouts have an opportunity to build skills like teamwork, communication, and critical thinking.</p> <p>Fifth grade STEM Scout Archie M., who wants to be a scientist one day himself, explained to <em>FiOS1 News</em>, “It helps me talk to my friends easier because we work as a group now and it helps me in science class.”</p> <p>See for yourself how STEM Scouts is providing kids with exciting learning experiences in the video below from <em>FiOS1 News</em>, and the <a href="https://www.ucboe.us/apps/news/article/817388" target="_blank" rel="noopener">full article here.</a></p> <p><iframe class="edlio-embed-player" src="//edison.ucboe.us/apps/embed/?v=173384" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>For more information on the STEM Scouts program, and to find a lab near you, visit <a href="https://stemscouts.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">STEMScouts.org</a>.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/stem-scouts-creates-learning-culture-beyond-classroom/">How STEM Scouts Creates a Learning Culture Beyond the Classroom</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> Scouts Respond Quickly to Motorcycle Crash Victims https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/scouts-respond-quickly-motorcycle-crash-victims/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:dda7b7f1-d17c-1738-3c8a-561c3fde52c2 Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:59:50 -0400 <p>First aid and emergency preparedness are essential lessons every Scout learns. You hope for safe conditions, but when the skills are needed, they can mean the difference between life and...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/scouts-respond-quickly-motorcycle-crash-victims/">Scouts Respond Quickly to Motorcycle Crash Victims</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <img width="720" height="540" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Scouts-Respond-Quickly-to-Motorcycle-Crash-Victims.jpg" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="scouts, emergency preparedness, first aid, boy scouts" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Scouts-Respond-Quickly-to-Motorcycle-Crash-Victims.jpg 720w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Scouts-Respond-Quickly-to-Motorcycle-Crash-Victims-220x165.jpg 220w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Scouts-Respond-Quickly-to-Motorcycle-Crash-Victims-650x488.jpg 650w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Scouts-Respond-Quickly-to-Motorcycle-Crash-Victims-120x90.jpg 120w" sizes="(max-width: 720px) 100vw, 720px" /><div id="attachment_15955" style="width: 298px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img class="wp-image-15955 " src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Scouts-Respond-Quickly-to-Motorcycle-Crash-Victims.jpg" alt="scouts, emergency preparedness, first aid, boy scouts" width="288" height="216" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Scouts-Respond-Quickly-to-Motorcycle-Crash-Victims.jpg 720w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Scouts-Respond-Quickly-to-Motorcycle-Crash-Victims-220x165.jpg 220w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Scouts-Respond-Quickly-to-Motorcycle-Crash-Victims-650x488.jpg 650w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Scouts-Respond-Quickly-to-Motorcycle-Crash-Victims-120x90.jpg 120w" sizes="(max-width: 288px) 100vw, 288px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Troop 93 jumped to the scene of a motorcycle crash to provide assistance before EMTs arrived. (Photo credit: Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch)</p></div> <p>First aid and emergency preparedness are essential lessons every Scout learns. You hope for safe conditions, but when the skills are needed, they can mean the difference between life and death. Such was the case for Scouts from the <a href="http://www.pathwaytoadventure.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Pathway to Adventure Council</a>&#8216;s Troop 93 of Lake Zurich, IL when they helped save two motorcycle riders near their hiking site.</p> <p>On June 27, the Scouts were hiking the Sunday Gulch Trail in South Dakota when they heard a motorcycle slide off the road nearby. Five of the Scouts &#8211; Jacob, Seanan, Liam, Matthew, Mark &#8211; and Scoutmaster Burke immediately ran to the scene to help the two victims that were trapped under the motorcycle.</p> <p>The fast-acting Scouts lifted the Harley-Davidson off the unconscious riders and stayed on the scene to provide first responder assistance and divert traffic. They called 911 using their two-way radios and ran up the road to call for additional help.</p> <p>The Scouts found a fellow hiker who happened to be a trauma nurse and was able to assist before paramedics and other emergency responders arrived.</p> <p><a href="http://abc7chicago.com/lake-zurich-boy-scouts-aid-motorcycle-crash-victims/3759952/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ABC 7 Chicago</a> reports that both victims regained consciousness before being loaded in the ambulance.</p> <p>Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch officials say the troop credits Scouting and their first aid training for knowing how to respond quickly and calmly in an emergency situation.</p> <p>To get the full story on how these brave Scouts helped two strangers in need, visit <a href="http://abc7chicago.com/lake-zurich-boy-scouts-aid-motorcycle-crash-victims/3759952/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ABC 7 Chicago</a>.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/scouts-respond-quickly-motorcycle-crash-victims/">Scouts Respond Quickly to Motorcycle Crash Victims</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> Life Scout Saves Teen Sailor After Boat Capsizes https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/life-scout-saves-teen-sailor-boat-capsizes/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:bc72ef81-27d4-06c4-a720-dd3e50e5eb3d Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:15:54 -0400 <p>When faced with a life-threatening emergency, preparation may make all the difference. Being prepared for these situations makes it possible to act carefully, swiftly and as calmly as possible. Which...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/life-scout-saves-teen-sailor-boat-capsizes/">Life Scout Saves Teen Sailor After Boat Capsizes</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <img width="310" height="184" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Life-Scout-saves-teen-2-e1531327338224.jpg" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="life scout, teen" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Life-Scout-saves-teen-2-e1531327338224.jpg 310w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Life-Scout-saves-teen-2-e1531327338224-220x131.jpg 220w" sizes="(max-width: 310px) 100vw, 310px" /><div id="attachment_15948" style="width: 312px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img class="wp-image-15948 " src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Life-Scout-saves-teen-2.jpg" alt="life scout, teen" width="302" height="201" /><p class="wp-caption-text">15-year-old Life Scout Ian B. saved a fellow teen sailor after noticing a capsized boat in poor weather conditions. (Photo credit: Danielle Beaty)</p></div> <p>When faced with a life-threatening emergency, preparation may make all the difference. Being prepared for these situations makes it possible to act carefully, swiftly and as calmly as possible. Which is exactly what 15-year-old Life Scout Ian B. of the <a href="https://tidewaterbsa.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tidewater Council</a> did when he noticed a capsized boat on the Pasquotank River on September 15, 2017.</p> <p>Ian was participating in a sailing program at the Northeast Academy for Aerospace and Advanced Technologies when the weather quickly became overcast and windy. The weather became so dangerous that Ian and his classmates brought the boat to shore.</p> <p>Soon after docking, a capsized boat caught his eye in the distance with no visible sailor present. The sailing instructor was nearly 45 minutes away, so Ian knew he had to act fast. He dove into the water and swam 150 yards to the scene.</p> <p>The Scout found 14-year-old Saige M. alongside the boat in distress with an improperly fastened life jacket. Ian correctly fastened the jacket, quickly making the struggling teen more comfortable. He then instructed Saige to float on her back while he grabbed the bow line of the boat and back strap of her jacket to tow both to shore.</p> <p>The brave Life Scout was awarded the Honor Medal for his incredible lifesaving feat. Yet, to Ian, saving the struggling teen was second nature.</p> <p>Simply put: “It is what a Scout does when he sees someone in trouble,” he said.</p> <p>To read the full story of this Scout&#8217;s heroic efforts, visit <a href="https://outerbanksvoice.com/2018/07/06/currituck-boy-scout-honored-for-saving-teen-in-water-rescue/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Outer Banks Voice</a>.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/life-scout-saves-teen-sailor-boat-capsizes/">Life Scout Saves Teen Sailor After Boat Capsizes</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> Philmont Scout Ranch Announces Backcountry Closure for 2018 Summer Season https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/philmont-scout-ranch-announces-backcountry-closure-2018-summer-season/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:ed3bb792-01f9-5f4e-62f2-e770bbb44129 Thu, 05 Jul 2018 10:49:55 -0400 <p>The safety of our youth participants, volunteers and staff is the priority at Philmont Scout Ranch and for the Boy Scouts of America.  Because of the unprecedented risk of fire...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/philmont-scout-ranch-announces-backcountry-closure-2018-summer-season/">Philmont Scout Ranch Announces Backcountry Closure for 2018 Summer Season</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <img width="310" height="184" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Philmont-Scout-Ranch-copy-1.png" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Philmont-Scout-Ranch-copy-1.png 310w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Philmont-Scout-Ranch-copy-1-220x131.png 220w" sizes="(max-width: 310px) 100vw, 310px" /><p><img class="size-medium wp-image-15917 alignright" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Philmont-Scout-Ranch-copy-1-220x131.png" alt="" width="220" height="131" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Philmont-Scout-Ranch-copy-1-220x131.png 220w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Philmont-Scout-Ranch-copy-1.png 310w" sizes="(max-width: 220px) 100vw, 220px" />The safety of our youth participants, volunteers and staff is the priority at Philmont Scout Ranch and for the Boy Scouts of America.  Because of the unprecedented risk of fire and the risk this poses to the safety of those in available trek areas, we have made the difficult decision that the Philmont Scout Ranch backcountry will remain closed for treks and individual programs for the remainder of the 2018 summer season.  This closure applies only to Philmont’s backcountry programs.  All other areas and programs at the Philmont Scout Ranch, including the Philmont Training Center, will remain open all summer.</p> <p>Unfortunately, the extremely dry conditions at Philmont have continued unabated since June with fire danger in northern New Mexico currently classified as “extreme.”  The fire danger has led to closure of most public lands near Philmont Scout Ranch.  State and federal lands surrounding the Ranch have remained closed or have since been closed to public access due to the fire danger, including large areas that were closed in the last week.</p> <p>We have been monitoring the situation since the Ute Park fire began earlier this summer. A few days ago, the Morris Creek fire was discovered in the southern portion of the Ranch. This was part of the area being considered for alternative trek routes that had to be re-routed due the damage sustained in the Ute Park Fire, which forced the cancellation of the first part of the season. Because of the Morris Creek fire, these alternate trek routes have now been eliminated. Additionally, two new fires have been reported in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado that highlight the continued high fire danger in the area, which is currently experiencing exceptional drought – the most severe classification associated with water shortages.</p> <p>Over the next few days, our staff will be contacting the lead advisor or contingent leader of affected crews confirming the refund, offering a trek at Philmont for the 2020 season, and answering any questions. Please wait and allow the Philmont team to contact your crew – your assistance will help make sure that Philmont phone lines remain open.</p> <p>The Philmont ranger motto is “scramble – be flexible,” and our inspiring staff is living up to that spirit. Although they expected to be delivering backcountry adventures to Scouts and Scouters this summer, they have enthusiastically taken on the difficult work that needs to be done, ensuring that we will be ready to fully re-open next year. We are humbled and thankful for their willingness to roll up their sleeves, pitch in and meet the challenges we have faced; truly, they reflect the very best on Scouting and our nation’s youth.</p> <p>As difficult as this situation has been for our Philmont family and for Scouts across our country, we have been truly inspired by the incredible perseverance and commitment shown by our staff, the resourcefulness displayed by displaced crews to find other summer adventures, and the understanding and good wishes from thousands of Scouts and Scouters from around the world.</p> <p>We thank you for your continued understanding, your support, and your cooperation.</p> <p><strong><u>FAQ</u></strong></p> <p><strong>Q: Does this mean that Philmont Scout Ranch will be closed this summer?</strong></p> <p>No, this closure applies only to Philmont’s backcountry programs.  Philmont’s Camping Headquarters and Base Camp area, the Philmont Training Center, the new National Scouting Museum, the Chase Ranch, and the Kit Carson Museum at Rayado will remain open all summer.  Training courses at the Philmont Training Center and the National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) will proceed as scheduled.  This decision does not affect Philmont’s fall programs, including Autumn Adventure and fall PTC training conferences.</p> <p><strong>Q: Which programs are affected by the closure?</strong></p> <p>The following programs scheduled for this summer are cancelled:  7- and 12-day treks; and individual backcountry programs, including Rayado, ROCS, Trail Crew, STEM and Ranch Hands.</p> <p><strong>Q: Will refunds be issued to the affected crews?</strong></p> <p>Yes, refund checks for all affected crews will be sent to the lead contact advisor on Monday, July 9, 2018.</p> <p><strong>Q: Will affected crews be offered high adventure opportunities elsewhere?</strong></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">We will encourage crews to attend programs that still have capacity. While Sea Base is at capacity right now, the Summit Bechtel Reserve is ready to help deliver a great adventure program this summer, and there is limited space still available at Northern Tier, too. </span>Crew advisors and councils can call SBR directly at 304-465-2800 or Northern Tier directly at 218-365-4811.</p> <p><strong>Q: What will happen if our crew already paid for airfare?</strong></p> <p>Our National BSA leadership has been working with airlines to assist crews with refunds, changes, and credits. Please refer to the following contacts for support.</p> <p>American Airlines         1-800-221-2255</p> <p>Southwest Airlines       1-800-435-9792</p> <p>Alaska Airlines              1-800-654-5669</p> <p>Amtrak                         1-800-872-7245</p> <p><strong>Q: What is the financial impact of this closure?</strong></p> <p>Although we know there will be a significant impact, it is difficult for us to assess the entire financial impact at this moment. Even so, we know that this is the right decision because the safety of our youth participants, volunteers and staff is our priority.</p> <p><strong>Q: What will be the impact to the seasonal staff?</strong></p> <p>Philmont seasonal staff will be given the opportunity to stay and continue to work on projects at Philmont, but they can also choose to go home if they prefer.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/philmont-scout-ranch-announces-backcountry-closure-2018-summer-season/">Philmont Scout Ranch Announces Backcountry Closure for 2018 Summer Season</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> Spokane Father Looking to Form First Area Unit for Girls https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/spokane-father-looking-form-first-area-unit-girls/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:abac2180-063a-d96d-c06b-7f43e78a8dd8 Thu, 28 Jun 2018 11:30:08 -0400 <p>Kevin Hall&#8217;s kids love to camp, tie knots, and spend time outdoors. They also love the thrill of seeing a Pinewood Derby car go flying down the track as part...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/spokane-father-looking-form-first-area-unit-girls/">Spokane Father Looking to Form First Area Unit for Girls</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <div id="attachment_15788" style="width: 285px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img class="wp-image-15788" title="" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Samya-Spokane-220x121.png" alt="" width="275" height="151" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Samya-Spokane-220x121.png 220w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Samya-Spokane-768x423.png 768w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Samya-Spokane-960x529.png 960w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Samya-Spokane-650x358.png 650w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Samya-Spokane.png 1489w" sizes="(max-width: 275px) 100vw, 275px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Samya H., right, and her brother, Joshua, practice tying knots in anticipation of Samya joining a new girls-only unit her dad is forming. Photo: KREM.com</p></div> <p>Kevin Hall&#8217;s kids love to camp, tie knots, and spend time outdoors. They also love the thrill of seeing a Pinewood Derby car go flying down the track as part of the activities and experiences offered by their local Cub Scout pack.</p> <p>But until recently, only one of Hall&#8217;s children could officially participate — his son, Joshua.</p> <p>This left his daughter, Samya, on the sidelines. As he told a reporter with Spokane, Washington&#8217;s, KREM 2 News (story featured courtesy of <a href="http://www.ktvb.com/article/news/local/spokane-valley-dad-forming-boy-scouts-troop-for-girls/277-527902229" target="_blank" rel="noopener">7KTVB.com</a>) this was unacceptable to his adventurous daughter.</p> <p>“She loved camping with the family and she was wondering, ‘Why does he get to go to summer camp? Why does he get to do all of these fun things? Why does he get to make those Pinewood Derby cars and race them?’” said Hall, who serves as an adult volunteer.</p> <p>Thanks to the <a href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/bsa-expands-programs-welcome-girls-cub-scouts-highest-rank-eagle-scout/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BSA&#8217;s historic announcement</a> last fall that the organization would begin accepting girls into the Cub Scouts program in 2018 and older girls for a new program in 2019, Samya will soon have the option to officially join the program she has been viewing from afar for years.</p> <p>“Lo and behold, I found out that there was actually discussion happening at the national level for Boy Scouts about that possibility,&#8221; Hall said. &#8220;And I was like, &#8216;Oh great! Let me start talking to people and see about getting this started.&#8221; To get the ball rolling he organized a meeting for interested parents and their daughters in March, and he is now exploring the possibilities of starting a new girls-only unit.</p> <p>According to the KREM article, Samya was &#8220;overjoyed&#8221; when she found out she could join Boy Scouts.</p> <p>“You know, there are leaders being built, and it&#8217;s great to see that the leaders of our country in the future are coming up with the morals and principles of the Scout Oath and Law,” he said.</p> <p>Read the full story (including a video clip featuring Kevin Hall) on <a href="http://www.ktvb.com/article/news/local/spokane-valley-dad-forming-boy-scouts-troop-for-girls/277-527902229" target="_blank" rel="noopener">7KTVB.com</a>. To learn more about how the BSA is welcoming girls into the Cub Scout program, check out the <a href="https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2018/04/16/heres-when-and-how-you-can-start-welcoming-girls-into-your-cub-scout-pack/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Bryan on Scouting</em> article</a> on that topic.</p> <p>For the latest updates on Family Scouting, visit <a href="https://www.scouting.org/familyscouting/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.scouting.org/familyscouting</a>.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/spokane-father-looking-form-first-area-unit-girls/">Spokane Father Looking to Form First Area Unit for Girls</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> How This Scout’s Eagle Project Is Providing Care for Children https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/scouts-eagle-project-providing-care-children/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:658a5728-b346-e169-610e-c203f649c063 Thu, 28 Jun 2018 09:07:30 -0400 <p>Garret is a young man on a mission. That mission &#8211; to bring joy to children in his community and achieve his dream of becoming an Eagle Scout. &#8220;That&#8217;s been...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/scouts-eagle-project-providing-care-children/">How This Scout&#8217;s Eagle Project Is Providing Care for Children</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <img width="444" height="324" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Scout-cares-for-children-with-Eagle-Scout-project.png" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Scout-cares-for-children-with-Eagle-Scout-project.png 444w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Scout-cares-for-children-with-Eagle-Scout-project-220x161.png 220w" sizes="(max-width: 444px) 100vw, 444px" /><p><img class="size-medium wp-image-15932 alignleft" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Scout-cares-for-children-with-Eagle-Scout-project-220x161.png" alt="" width="220" height="161" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Scout-cares-for-children-with-Eagle-Scout-project-220x161.png 220w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Scout-cares-for-children-with-Eagle-Scout-project.png 444w" sizes="(max-width: 220px) 100vw, 220px" />Garret is a young man on a mission. That mission &#8211; to bring joy to children in his community and achieve his dream of becoming an Eagle Scout.</p> <p>&#8220;That&#8217;s been my goal since I was 5-years-old,&#8221; Life Scout Garret B. shared with <a href="http://www.kswo.com/story/38406167/life-scouts-eagle-project-focuses-on-showing-east-texas-kids-theyre-cared-for" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KSWO ABC 7 News</a>. &#8220;To be an Eagle Scout, and that&#8217;s what I&#8217;m trying to accomplish.&#8221;</p> <p>The Scout is spearheading a project in which he is creating &#8220;blessing bags&#8221; filled with toys, snacks, books and other gifts for kids attending a local camp in his Tyler, Texas, community.</p> <p>&#8220;The bags aren&#8217;t going to change anyone&#8217;s life,&#8221; he humbly remarked. &#8220;But we really want to show kids, ya know, they&#8217;re special, and that people are thinking about them.&#8221;</p> <p>Garret was inspired to develop the project after he served on mission trips with his church. He found his inspiration after one specific trip where he passed out lunches to underprivileged youth.</p> <p>&#8220;When I got back, I said, how can I do this in my community?&#8221; he said.</p> <p>Garret hopes the project will brighten the lives of 400 children in his community as part of the Summer Playground Program, a nine-week camp in Tyler.</p> <p>To learn more about this Eagle Scout project, head to the full story and a video at <a href="http://www.kswo.com/story/38406167/life-scouts-eagle-project-focuses-on-showing-east-texas-kids-theyre-cared-for" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KSWO ABC 7 News</a>.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/scouts-eagle-project-providing-care-children/">How This Scout&#8217;s Eagle Project Is Providing Care for Children</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> 9-year-old Scout Saves His Mother’s Life https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/9-year-old-scout-saves-mothers-life/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:acaec79a-3ea4-1517-8a00-09f3c7840fb5 Wed, 27 Jun 2018 15:23:12 -0400 <p>Thanks to a young man&#8217;s quick-thinking and emergency training in Scouting, a mother is alive and well today after her son jumped into action to save her. Scout Conner G....</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/9-year-old-scout-saves-mothers-life/">9-year-old Scout Saves His Mother&#8217;s Life</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <img width="640" height="360" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Scout-saves-mothers-life-1.jpg" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Scout-saves-mothers-life-1.jpg 640w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Scout-saves-mothers-life-1-220x124.jpg 220w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" /><div id="attachment_15928" style="width: 230px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img class="wp-image-15928 size-medium" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Scout-saves-mothers-life-220x124.jpg" alt="" width="220" height="124" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Scout-saves-mothers-life-220x124.jpg 220w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Scout-saves-mothers-life.jpg 640w" sizes="(max-width: 220px) 100vw, 220px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Connor G. was awarded the Medal of Merit after saving his mother when she suffered a heart attack. Photo credit: WSB-TV 2 Atlanta</p></div> <p>Thanks to a young man&#8217;s quick-thinking and emergency training in Scouting, a mother is alive and well today after her son jumped into action to save her.</p> <p>Scout Conner G. acted without a moment to lose when his mother suffered a heart attack and needed immediate assistance.</p> <p>Connor&#8217;s mother, Christie, asked her son call 911 and he the quickly got on the phone with operator Karnia Lake, who says this was her first emergency call on the job.</p> <p>&#8220;Sometimes that’s how you learn. That’s the best way to learn, is to jump into the deep end,&#8221; Lake shared with <a href="https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/9-year-old-boy-honored-for-saving-his-mother-s-life/768561612" target="_blank" rel="noopener">WSB-TV 2 Atlanta</a>.</p> <p>Just as a Scout is trained, Connor remained calm through the entire experience, relaying instructions from the operator to his mother. Paramedics were soon at the scene to render aid.</p> <p>Christie looks back at the incident still in shock over what happened.</p> <p>&#8220;Just the reality of it. That I could not be here right now, and I would’ve left my son without his mother,&#8221; she said.</p> <p>Though Connor&#8217;s level-headed demeanor said otherwise, he too, was scared, but he says that his Scout training taught him to stay calm.</p> <p>&#8220;I was nervous and I was afraid that I was gonna lose my mom,&#8221; Connor said. &#8220;I’m just so grateful for that second chance,&#8221; he said.</p> <p>Connor was awarded the Medal of Merit award for his meritorious actions that saved his mother&#8217;s life.</p> <p>Learn more about this Scout&#8217;s bravery under pressure by reading the full story and watching a video from <a href="https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/9-year-old-boy-honored-for-saving-his-mother-s-life/768561612">WSB-TV 2 Atlanta</a>.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/9-year-old-scout-saves-mothers-life/">9-year-old Scout Saves His Mother&#8217;s Life</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> Summer Update https://crew349.wordpress.com/2018/06/21/summer-update/ Welcome urn:uuid:f849249b-c82b-b9e3-5113-08ef5e635bee Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:56:35 -0400 Hello Crew 349, it&#8217;s the Summer update bulletin! As always, for answers to any questions please either email Mr. Ryder at dryder1@optonline.net, myself at rockon101000@gmail.com, or leave a comment. &#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8211; First, let&#8217;s talk about upcoming events: June 23 &#8211; Teressa LaFrancesca&#8217;s Gold &#8230; <a href="https://crew349.wordpress.com/2018/06/21/summer-update/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a> <p>Hello Crew 349, it&#8217;s the Summer update bulletin!</p> <p>As always, for answers to any questions please either email Mr. Ryder at dryder1@optonline.net, myself at rockon101000@gmail.com, or leave a comment.</p> <p>&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8211;</p> <p><strong>First, let&#8217;s talk about upcoming events:</strong></p> <p>June 23 &#8211; Teressa LaFrancesca&#8217;s Gold Project will be held at the Parish of the Holy Cross starting at 9am</p> <p>June 28 &#8211; Kaylee Gallagher&#8217;s Gold Project Fundraiser will be a Garage Sale</p> <p>July 15 &#8211; Mrs. Ryder is participating in the Sister Act play at the Holy Cross Church</p> <p>November 9-10 &#8211; <strong>TURKEYFEST! </strong>Organized with Troop 349, Details to follow</p> <p>November 16-18 &#8211; Area 2 campout at Pine Ridge Dude Ranch in Kerhonksen, NY</p> <p>-Price is $190 per person</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>-Features include an indoor pool, mini golf, and a <strong>pumpkin cannon</strong></p> <p class="m_-2852975156156188053MsoNormalCxSpMiddle"><span lang="EN"><span class="aBn"><span class="aQJ">May 4</span></span>&#8211;<span class="aBn"><span class="aQJ">5, 2019 &#8211; </span></span></span><span lang="EN">100th Anniversary Campout. Details to follow<u></u></span></p> <p>&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;&#8212;-</p> <p class="m_-2852975156156188053MsoNormalCxSpMiddle"><strong>We also have many events still in the planning stages:</strong></p> <p><strong>Summer</strong></p> <p>Fishing trip &#8211; Planned, Date TBA, will be a Saturday night</p> <p>LI Adventure Park &#8211; Planned, Date TBA, likely after July 22nd</p> <p class="m_-2852975156156188053MsoNormalCxSpMiddle"><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Greenbelt hike</span><span lang="EN"> &#8211; May be overnight</span></p> <p class="m_-2852975156156188053MsoNormalCxSpMiddle"><span lang="EN">Railway Car trip &#8211; Summer or Fall.  Will be in the <u></u></span><span lang="EN">Catskills &#8211; River run.  The eight <u></u></span><span lang="EN">mile round trip takes two hours.  $37.50 pp in 4 person bike, we can save <u></u><u></u></span><span lang="EN">10% on booking 10 or more people.  <u></u></span></p> <p><strong>Fall</strong></p> <p>Mt Alander hike/ Bash Bish Falls &#8211; being planned by Mr. Ryder</p> <p class="m_-2852975156156188053MsoNormalCxSpMiddle"><span lang="EN">Sailor’s Haven / Sunken Forest &#8211; Maybe late August, day trip.  Possibility to f</span><span lang="EN">erry from Sayville and have a picnic on the beach</span></p> <p><span lang="EN">Mystic aquarium &#8211; possibility to </span><span lang="EN">camp at Yawgoog</span></p> <p>Caving with Bob Sammis &#8211; Clarksville Cave.  Look for this in Fall/Winter 2018</p> <hr /> <p>We&#8217;ll be having another meeting soon, so look forward to the announcement for that here in the coming weeks.</p> Ute Park Fire Prompts Philmont Program Announcements https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/ute-park-fire-prompts-philmont-program-announcements/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:b8cf3e93-ca09-eeb4-7b1d-02bcceac2707 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 18:51:50 -0400 <p>The safety of our youth participants, volunteers and staff is a priority for everybody at Philmont Scout Ranch and the Boy Scouts of America.  While efforts continue to extinguish the...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/ute-park-fire-prompts-philmont-program-announcements/">Ute Park Fire Prompts Philmont Program Announcements</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <p>The safety of our youth participants, volunteers and staff is a priority for everybody at Philmont Scout Ranch and the Boy Scouts of America.  While efforts continue to extinguish the Ute Park fire currently burning in the back-country, the anticipated damage and inability to access the affected areas makes it currently impossible to host back country programs.  Until the fire is extinguished, the areas are inspected and the damage assessed, it is impossible to definitively state when those programs will resume.</p> <p>At this time, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all backcountry treks that were scheduled to take place in the Philmont backcountry from June 8 – July 14, 2018.  We hope that back country treks may resume after July 14, 2018 with altered itineraries, assuming the back country is safe and infrastructure is restored.</p> <p>Additionally, programs scheduled to take place at Philmont Training Center will also be canceled through June 23, 2018. The Philmont Training Center expects to welcome back participants beginning with Philmont Family Adventure on June 24, 2018.</p> <p>The NAYLE program, which takes place at Rayado Ridge Leadership Camp seven miles south of the Philmont Base Camp and is unaffected by the Ute Park Fire, will go on as scheduled.</p> <p>Over the next few days, we will be contacting the lead advisor or contingent leader of all crews that are impacted by this decision, starting with those that are scheduled to arrive first, as well as affected PTC coordinators. Thank you in advance for allowing the Philmont team to contact your crew – your assistance will help make sure that Philmont phone lines remain open.</p> <p>We will continue to work with local, state and federal authorities to continuously evaluate the fire and air quality to ensure that we can safely deliver outstanding program.</p> <p>Thank you for your support and patience.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/ute-park-fire-prompts-philmont-program-announcements/">Ute Park Fire Prompts Philmont Program Announcements</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> Ute Park Fire Impacting Philmont Scout Ranch https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/ute-park-fire-impacting-philmont-scout-ranch/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:5a087862-979a-9699-3e43-98baba7d80d9 Sun, 03 Jun 2018 18:00:14 -0400 <p>The Boy Scouts of America has confirmed that the Ute Park fire in New Mexico is affecting the Philmont Scout Ranch. Thankfully, youth members have not yet arrived at Philmont...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/ute-park-fire-impacting-philmont-scout-ranch/">Ute Park Fire Impacting Philmont Scout Ranch</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <p>The Boy Scouts of America has confirmed that the Ute Park fire in New Mexico is affecting the Philmont Scout Ranch. Thankfully, youth members have not yet arrived at Philmont for the summer so there are no youth participants on-site.</p> <p>Our Philmont staff are now back on the unaffected areas of the Ranch with the clearance of the authorities overseeing the situation after having been previously evacuated. All are safe and in good spirits. Additionally, livestock have also been moved to unaffected areas of the Ranch and are safe.</p> <p>Currently, there are numerous resources from local, state and federal partners working to suppress this fire on the ground with support from multiple aerial firefighters. Additional incident management resources have also arrived to reinforce operations.</p> <p>Damage assessments are difficult to assess currently, so we don&#8217;t know the total toll the fire has taken on structures and facilities.</p> <p>We are thankful that no staff have been harmed, and for the outpouring of support from the community in response to this incident. Our thoughts are focused on the wellbeing of those responding to contain the Ute Park fire. We are grateful for their continued efforts.</p> <p>For more information on the fire, please visit: <a href="https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5820/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5820/</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/ute-park-fire-impacting-philmont-scout-ranch/">Ute Park Fire Impacting Philmont Scout Ranch</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> Unique Eagle Scout Project Creates Better Home for Animals at the Zoo https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/unique-eagle-scout-project-creates-better-home-animals-zoo/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:e0ef37d6-63ba-67e8-4baf-b39b099f9812 Thu, 31 May 2018 16:28:47 -0400 <p>A young man with a passion for helping animals came up with a novel idea to make living conditions for animals at the Albuquerque Biopark Zoo more comfortable. The idea...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/unique-eagle-scout-project-creates-better-home-animals-zoo/">Unique Eagle Scout Project Creates Better Home for Animals at the Zoo</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <img width="484" height="272" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Unique-Eagle-Scout-Project-Creates-Better-Home-for-Animals-at-the-Zoo-e1527603617543.png" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" /><div id="attachment_15889" style="width: 230px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img class="wp-image-15889 size-medium" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Unique-Eagle-Scout-Project-Creates-Better-Home-for-Animals-at-the-Zoo-220x124.png" alt="" width="220" height="124" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Xavier M. developed an Eagle project that constructed hammocks for gorillas, chimpanzees and a cheetah at the Biopark&#8217;s Rio Grande Zoo. Photo credit: KRQE</p></div> <p>A young man with a passion for helping animals came up with a novel idea to make living conditions for animals at the Albuquerque Biopark Zoo more comfortable. The idea popped into his head during a recent trip to the San Diego Zoo.</p> <p>&#8220;[He is] an amazing young man, great leader,&#8221; said Assistant Scoutmaster Eddie Vargas to <a href="http://www.krqe.com/news/albuquerque-metro/boy-scout-makes-fire-hose-hammocks-for-biopark-zoo-for-eagle-scout-project/1175469402">KRQE</a>.</p> <p>Xavier M., a Scout in the <a href="http://www.gswcbsa.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Great Southwest Council</a>,  spearheaded an Eagle Scout project that constructed hammocks out of discarded fire hoses for gorillas, chimpanzees and a cheetah at the Biopark&#8217;s Rio Grande Zoo.</p> <p>&#8220;I&#8217;ve always liked animals, I&#8217;ve always liked to go to the zoo, I&#8217;ve always liked monkeys and stuff,&#8221; Xavier explained.</p> <p>Xavier&#8217;s dad, Chris, says they used to go to the zoo &#8220;all the time&#8221; when he was younger.</p> <p>&#8220;He saw that the apes were playing on these rubber hammocks so he asked about them and they said they&#8217;re made out of recycled fire hose so he said &#8216;I want to do that for the Albuquerque zoo,'&#8221; Chris said.</p> <p>The Scout teamed up with Biopark to determine what the animals needed and worked with local engineers to ensure proper design.</p> <p>&#8220;I&#8217;m so proud it makes me want to cry cause he warms my heart daily,&#8221; said Xavier&#8217;s mom, Angela.</p> <p>Several Fire Departments donated fire hoses to help make Xavier&#8217;s Eagle Scout project a reality.</p> <p>The Scout is thankful for the help and donations from his community and says he hopes the animals will enjoy his project.</p> <p>&#8220;We have plenty of volunteers, we have people working together and it&#8217;s just amazing to see all this and I&#8217;m excited to see what they&#8217;re going to be like at the zoo,&#8221; Xavier said.</p> <p>To learn more about Xavier&#8217;s Eagle Scout project, visit <a href="http://www.krqe.com/news/albuquerque-metro/boy-scout-makes-fire-hose-hammocks-for-biopark-zoo-for-eagle-scout-project/1175469402" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KRQE.com.</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/unique-eagle-scout-project-creates-better-home-animals-zoo/">Unique Eagle Scout Project Creates Better Home for Animals at the Zoo</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> How Scouts Honored Memorial Day Across the Country https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/how-scouts-honored-memorial-day-across-the-country/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:2e014496-943f-d921-e7c4-504bb1135cfc Wed, 30 May 2018 18:43:36 -0400 <p>Rooted in the pillars of the Scout Oath to &#8220;do my best to do my duty to God and my country,&#8221; Boy Scouts of America takes special care in appreciating...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/how-scouts-honored-memorial-day-across-the-country/">How Scouts Honored Memorial Day Across the Country</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <img width="484" height="251" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-30-at-5.37.32-PM-e1527716451315.png" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-30-at-5.37.32-PM-e1527716451315.png 484w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-30-at-5.37.32-PM-e1527716451315-220x114.png 220w" sizes="(max-width: 484px) 100vw, 484px" /><div id="attachment_15907" style="width: 230px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img class="size-medium wp-image-15907" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-30-at-5.37.32-PM-220x195.png" alt="" width="220" height="195" /><p class="wp-caption-text">(Photo credit: AP Photo/Richard Vogel)</p></div> <p>Rooted in the pillars of the Scout Oath to &#8220;do my best to do my duty to God and my country,&#8221; Boy Scouts of America takes special care in appreciating and honoring the efforts of our service men and women every day of the year. On Memorial Day, Scouts across the nation work to recognize the brave acts of veterans &#8211; unifying together as Scouts and proud Americans. Hover your cursor over the images in the gallery to the left and then click to view to discover how thousands of Scouts across the nation paid their respects on this special holiday.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/how-scouts-honored-memorial-day-across-the-country/">How Scouts Honored Memorial Day Across the Country</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> Scouts Place Thousands of Flags for Memorial Day https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/scouts-place-thousands-flags-memorial-day/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:b7ffd059-9b39-b7d7-9321-48d81c6c7b7c Fri, 25 May 2018 16:40:54 -0400 <p>This Memorial Day marks the 50th anniversary of Scouts placing thousands of flags at the graves of the servicemen and servicewomen buried in the Willamette National Cemetery. These Scouts are like...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/scouts-place-thousands-flags-memorial-day/">Scouts Place Thousands of Flags for Memorial Day</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <img width="1408" height="666" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-25-at-3.33.03-PM.png" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-25-at-3.33.03-PM.png 1408w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-25-at-3.33.03-PM-220x104.png 220w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-25-at-3.33.03-PM-768x363.png 768w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-25-at-3.33.03-PM-960x454.png 960w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Screen-Shot-2018-05-25-at-3.33.03-PM-650x307.png 650w" sizes="(max-width: 1408px) 100vw, 1408px" /><p>This Memorial Day marks the 50th anniversary of Scouts placing thousands of flags at the graves of the servicemen and servicewomen buried in the <a title="https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/willamette.asp" href="https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/willamette.asp" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Willamette National Cemetery</a>. These Scouts are like many others around the nation who use this opportunity to honor the sacrifice of these individuals ahead of Memorial Day.</p> <p>As the Scouts from the <a href="https://www.cpcbsa.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Cascade Pacific Council</a> of the BSA place each flag, they say a word of thanks to the service members, just as they have for decades. And while the reverence and respect are the same as years past, what&#8217;s different this time around is that the Cub Scout boys are joined by Cub Scout girls.</p> <p>&#8220;It is amazing, and being able to do it now with both of them as Cub Scouts is even more awesome,&#8221; said Jenny, the mother of a Cub Scout son and daughter. &#8220;It&#8217;s the one thing we look forward to every single year. It&#8217;s kind of a tradition to come up here every year.&#8221;</p> <p>&#8220;&#8230; I get to go honor people in the military, and I get to sit by my grandpa&#8217;s grave for a little while,&#8221; said Calvin H., one of the Scouts who shared why this is an important event.</p> <p>Be sure to watch the entire moving story from <a href="http://katu.com/news/local/scouts-place-thousands-of-flags-at-willamette-national-cemetery-for-memorial-day" target="_blank" rel="noopener">KATU 2 News</a> in Portland.</p> <p><iframe src="http://katu.com/embed/news/local/scouts-place-thousands-of-flags-at-willamette-national-cemetery-for-memorial-day?external-id=e83e77f1fb6b47b89353db44e496d9d5" width="641" height="361" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0"></iframe> </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/scouts-place-thousands-flags-memorial-day/">Scouts Place Thousands of Flags for Memorial Day</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> Clarifying Misinformation About 2019 World Scout Jamboree Policies https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/clarifying-misinformation-about-2019-world-scout-jamboree-policies/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:1653733b-4e74-b2ef-8077-b14c51f63c51 Thu, 24 May 2018 13:17:02 -0400 <p>Despite recent media coverage, it is important to clarify that the Boy Scouts of America does not promote the policies that Trail Life USA recently published. Our expectation regarding the...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/clarifying-misinformation-about-2019-world-scout-jamboree-policies/">Clarifying Misinformation About 2019 World Scout Jamboree Policies</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <img width="230" height="184" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/bsa-copy.jpg" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/bsa-copy.jpg 230w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/bsa-copy-220x176.jpg 220w" sizes="(max-width: 230px) 100vw, 230px" /><p class="p1"><span class="s1">Despite recent media coverage, it is important to clarify that the Boy Scouts of America does not promote the policies that Trail Life USA recently published.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Our expectation regarding the behavior of BSA youth members and adult leaders remains the same as it is for when they are at every other BSA program or event. The BSA is focused on directing our energy to all our youth and families around the values found in the Scout Oath and Law and what we do best </span><span class="s2">–</span><span class="s1"> </span><span class="s2">character, </span><span class="s1">outdoor adventure </span><span class="s2">and leadership</span><span class="s1">.</span><span class="s1"> </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The World Scout Jamboree is an official program of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. As a world Scouting event, WOSM previously established the requirements and guidelines.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The World Scout Committee of the World Organization of the Scout Movement has offered the following clarification:</span><span class="s1"> </span></p> <p class="p1"><em><span class="s1">The 2019 World Scout Jamboree will focus Scouts from around the world on personal development, faith and beliefs, sustainability, adventure and other topics that cross cultural lines. Scouting&#8217;s founder Lord Baden-Powell of Great Britain believed that bringing youth of the world together would help foster greater cultural awareness, acceptance and cooperation.</span><span class="s1"> </span></em></p> <p class="p1"><em><span class="s1">The 2019 World Scout Jamboree is being planned with this spirit in mind and planning is currently underway between the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and the three National Scout Organizations who are co-hosting the event &#8211; Scouts Canada, the Scout Association of Mexico and the Boy Scouts of America.</span><span class="s1"> </span></em></p> <p class="p1"><em><span class="s1">The World Scout Jamboree organizing team has worked with the co-host countries to align these previously set requirements, which have been in existence for more than two World Scout Jamborees, in a manner that is respectful to local laws and preferences.</span></em></p> <p class="p1"><em><span class="s1">Given that the vast majority of the attendees, adults and youth, male and female, will be from all over the world, the 2019 World Scout Jamboree host countries arranged with WOSM so that the host facility could adhere to the existing health requirements developed to address the needs of international health norms in a manner more aligned with local practices. For instance, alcohol will NOT be offered at the 2019 World Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve.</span></em></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/clarifying-misinformation-about-2019-world-scout-jamboree-policies/">Clarifying Misinformation About 2019 World Scout Jamboree Policies</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> How These Scouts Launched a Balloon Into the Stratosphere https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/scouts-launched-balloon-stratosphere/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:16288ef3-0c16-2020-b5a1-59b600bf9965 Mon, 21 May 2018 17:29:10 -0400 <p>Scouting invites youth to reach new heights &#8211; whether they are growing educationally, physically, socially or in a variety of other ways. But some opportunities in Scouting take reaching new...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/scouts-launched-balloon-stratosphere/">How These Scouts Launched a Balloon Into the Stratosphere</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <p><img class="alignnone wp-image-15876 " src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/00003609137456.jpg" alt="" width="588" height="441" /></p> <p>Scouting invites youth to reach new heights &#8211; whether they are growing educationally, physically, socially or in a variety of other ways. But some opportunities in Scouting take reaching new heights to a literal extent, like the Scouts from the <a href="http://www.seattlebsa.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Chief Seattle Council</a> who launched a high-altitude balloon project more than 100,000 feet up.</p> <p>&#8220;My favorite part was chasing the balloon. The overall running after it, trying to figure out where it went,&#8221; said Max R., a member of Scout Troop 544 and seventh-grader, to <a href="http://pamplinmedia.com/go/42-news/395332-288078-boy-scouts-troop-launches-high-altitude-balloon-" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Outlook</a>.</p> <p>Thanks to the idea from their Scoutmaster, Phil Foss, the troop learned about the importance of STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math) while constructing a project that would send a helium-filled balloon into the stratosphere.</p> <p>&#8220;We started the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program for the troop. We wanted something really interesting for them. We have to compete with screens now. And this project goes back to traditional Scouting values,&#8221; Foss said.</p> <p>Though Foss introduced the idea, he says the Scouts brought the project to life. The project also allowed the Scouts to earn up to nine merit badges in the process.</p> <p>&#8220;They brainstormed different packaging, a bucket, a wooden frame and finally decided on a styrofoam cooler,&#8221; Foss said. &#8220;They also needed to plan a &#8216;power budget.&#8217; They needed a battery that was not too heavy, but would also power the equipment the length of the flight.&#8221;</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The Scouts were also conscientious about safety throughout the entire process. They had to design the apparatus and meet safety requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration.</span></p> <p>Both the kids and adults were excited by the project, with special interest in the photographs the balloon was able to capture. One photo even showed an aircraft soaring below the balloon.</p> <p>&#8220;The pictures were really cool,&#8221; Max R. said. &#8220;The pictures where we could see the curvature of the earth were epic.&#8221;</p> <p>To learn more about this out of this world Scout project, read the full story on <a href="http://pamplinmedia.com/go/42-news/395332-288078-boy-scouts-troop-launches-high-altitude-balloon-" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Outlook</a>.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/scouts-launched-balloon-stratosphere/">How These Scouts Launched a Balloon Into the Stratosphere</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> Statement on BSA-LDS Relationship https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/statement-bsa-lds-relationship/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:d152c225-1f87-1934-a525-59301246d5ca Tue, 08 May 2018 21:21:52 -0400 <p>The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) deeply appreciates the long-standing relationship we’ve had with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a chartered organization. While Scouting remains a...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/statement-bsa-lds-relationship/">Statement on BSA-LDS Relationship</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <p>The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) deeply appreciates the long-standing relationship we’ve had with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a chartered organization. While Scouting remains a beloved program for many LDS families, the Church has decided to pursue programming that helps it meet the needs of their increasingly global membership and will no longer charter units after December 31, 2019. We jointly express our gratitude to the thousands of Scout leaders who have selflessly served over the years in Church-sponsored Scouting units and wish the Church all the best as it prepares to introduce the new program in 2020.</p> <p>There are many religiously-affiliated programs that are offered alongside Scouting, and as such, we are confident that many LDS Scouting families will go on to enjoy Scouting for years to come &#8211; continuing the legacy of LDS youth who have become Eagle Scouts and community leaders. For LDS families who want to continue the tradition of Scouting beyond 2019, the BSA will ensure a smooth transition to community-sponsored units that will welcome youth previously served by LDS-sponsored units.</p> <p>At the same time, the Boy Scouts of America is excited about our future and the opportunity to grow by providing families more options for their children to benefit from the incredible character-building experiences we provide.</p> <p><a href="https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/multimedia/file/bsa-joint-statement-may-8.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Click here to read a joint statement from the BSA and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints</a>.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/statement-bsa-lds-relationship/">Statement on BSA-LDS Relationship</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> The BSA Launches Historic ‘Scout Me In’ Campaign Inviting Girls and Boys to Experience Adventures Through a Cub Scout’s Point of View https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/scout-me-in/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:0975f9e0-dd10-d18b-015c-73b96b41ce9d Wed, 02 May 2018 09:02:06 -0400 <p>‘Scouts BSA’ Also Unveiled as the Name of the Program for Older Boys and Girls to Ensure All Youth Are Welcome and Can See Themselves in Scouting Irving, Texas –...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/scout-me-in/">The BSA Launches Historic ‘Scout Me In’ Campaign Inviting Girls and Boys to Experience Adventures Through a Cub Scout’s Point of View</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <img width="310" height="184" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Scout-Me-In.jpg" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Scout-Me-In.jpg 310w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Scout-Me-In-220x131.jpg 220w" sizes="(max-width: 310px) 100vw, 310px" /><p><strong><em>‘Scouts BSA’ Also Unveiled as the Name of the Program for Older Boys and Girls to Ensure All Youth Are Welcome and Can See Themselves in Scouting</em></strong></p> <p><strong><img class=" wp-image-15795 alignright" title="" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/FleurDeLis_SMI_SmallStack_RGB-220x251.jpg" alt="" width="165" height="188" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/FleurDeLis_SMI_SmallStack_RGB-220x251.jpg 220w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/FleurDeLis_SMI_SmallStack_RGB-193x220.jpg 193w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/FleurDeLis_SMI_SmallStack_RGB.jpg 263w" sizes="(max-width: 165px) 100vw, 165px" />Irving, Texas – May 2, 2018 – </strong>The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) made history today by unveiling the new <em>Scout Me In</em> campaign that features girls, as well as boys, in its iconic Cub Scout program for the first time. Starting this summer, all kids are invited to say, “Scout Me In,” as they join the fun, adventure and character-building opportunities found in Cub Scouts. The campaign presents an energizing Scouting experience that speaks to kids by putting them in the middle of the action. It also engages parents who are looking for ways to make the most of the time they have with their kids and help them to be Prepared. For Life.</p> <p>The <em>Scout Me In</em> creative shifts the perspective by showing what it’s like to be a Scout from a kid’s point of view. Instead of simply showing Scouts participating in activities, the campaign brings the young viewer into the middle of the action – from fishing, biking and canoeing to launching rockets and making slime – where they get even closer to the experiences that Scouting brings to life.</p> <p>“Cub Scouts is a lot of fun, and now it’s available to all kids,” said Stephen Medlicott, National Marketing Group Director of Boy Scouts of America. “That’s why we love ‘Scout Me In’ – because it speaks to girls and boys and tells them, ‘This is for you. We want you to join!’”</p> <p>The <em>Scout Me In</em> campaign celebrates the BSA’s expansion to serve families and welcome girls and boys into Scouting in communities across the country. It reinforces that the mission and core values in the Scout Oath and Scout Law are welcoming, inclusive and foundational for both young men and women. Since announcing the BSA’s historic decision to welcome girls into Scouting, more than 3,000 girls across the nation have already enrolled in the BSA’s Early Adopter Program and are participating in Cub Scouts ahead of the full launch later this year.</p> <p>“As we enter a new era for our organization, it is important that all youth can see themselves in Scouting in every way possible. That is why it is important that the name for our Scouting program for older youth remain consistent with the single name approach used for the Cub Scouts,” said Michael Surbaugh, Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America. “Starting in February 2019, the name of the older youth program will be ‘Scouts BSA,’ and the name of our iconic organization will continue to be Boy Scouts of America.”</p> <p>The new <em>Scout Me In</em> recruitment campaign and creative approach was created by award-winning Dallas agency Johnson &amp; Sekin, who also led efforts in the naming process supporting Scouts BSA. The Cub Scout and Scouts BSA program launch, led by Golin, will encompass a fully integrated strategy that spans paid, owned and earned channels.</p> <p>“Scouting is deeply woven into the fabric of American life,” said Chris Sekin, Managing Partner of Johnson &amp; Sekin. “It is a privilege to work with the organization to usher in its newest era that now includes all of our country’s youth and families.”</p> <p>“We are excited to partner with the BSA to expand its impactful programs that are relevant to all families,” said Caroline Dettman, Golin’s Chief Creative and Community Officer. “We are thrilled that the mission and goal of the BSA’s programs to instill character and leadership is now a powerful promise for boys and girls alike.”</p> <p><strong>About the Boy Scouts of America</strong></p> <p>The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” The Scouting organization is composed of nearly 2.3 million youth members between the ages of 5 and 21 and approximately 960,000 volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit <a href="http://www.scouting.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.scouting.org</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/scout-me-in/">The BSA Launches Historic ‘Scout Me In’ Campaign Inviting Girls and Boys to Experience Adventures Through a Cub Scout’s Point of View</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> Scout Organizes Family Conference for Developmental Disabilities https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/scout-organizes-family-conference-developmental-disabilities/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:b4ba869d-7dc3-5841-622c-b016bd9905fb Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:41:18 -0400 <p>Service and family are important parts of any Scout&#8217;s life. So when service is inspired by one’s own family, it&#8217;s sure to have an incredible impact on the community. Scout...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/scout-organizes-family-conference-developmental-disabilities/">Scout Organizes Family Conference for Developmental Disabilities</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <img width="310" height="184" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Lance-Eagle-Scout-copy-2.jpg" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Lance-Eagle-Scout-copy-2.jpg 310w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Lance-Eagle-Scout-copy-2-220x131.jpg 220w" sizes="(max-width: 310px) 100vw, 310px" /><div id="attachment_15631" style="width: 352px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img class=" wp-image-15631" title="" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Lance-Eagle-Scout-220x145.jpg" alt="" width="342" height="225" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Lance-Eagle-Scout-220x145.jpg 220w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Lance-Eagle-Scout-768x506.jpg 768w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Lance-Eagle-Scout-960x633.jpg 960w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Lance-Eagle-Scout-650x428.jpg 650w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Lance-Eagle-Scout.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 342px) 100vw, 342px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Photo: Kevin Rivoli, The Citizen</p></div> <p>Service and family are important parts of any Scout&#8217;s life. So when service is inspired by one’s own family, it&#8217;s sure to have an incredible impact on the community.</p> <p>Scout Lance D., 17, of <a href="http://www.cnyscouts.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Longhouse Council</a> recognized the challenges his family faced. To ensure Lance&#8217;s brother, who has autism, received the best care, his parents routinely had to travel as far as 70 miles.</p> <p>It was this dedication to family that inspired Lance&#8217;s Eagle project. The determined Scout decided he would help other families experiencing similar challenges by organizing a conference on autism and other developmental disabilities.</p> <p>&#8220;Just seeing my parent&#8217;s experience, I don&#8217;t want other people to work that hard to get that type of help,&#8221; Lance shared with <a href="http://auburnpub.com/lifestyles/inspired-service-family-experience-leads-weedsport-eagle-scout-to-organize/article_d0529b2f-8e73-5c99-8e73-bef7a6f5b91f.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>the Citizen. </em></a></p> <p>Lance’s Family Conference for Developmental Disabilities, held earlier this April, provided families with an opportunity to learn from experts — and each other — about caring for loved ones with developmental disabilities.</p> <p>Anyone who’s dabbled in event planning knows it’s certainly not easy. However, in true Scouting spirit, Lance went above and beyond to make sure the event catered to the needs of both caretakers and people with disabilities. In addition to the panel of experts, the conference also featured fun and engaging activities, such as therapy dogs, teddy bears, and more.</p> <p>Of course, there’s always plenty of the Scouting spirit to go around. Scouts from Lance’s troop joined the initiative by volunteering at the conference, while citizens from all corners of the community — from young people to adults — found a way to help.</p> <p>Planning this conference would have been quite an undertaking for anyone, let alone a high school student, but Scoutmaster Andy Roden had no doubt Lance could pull it off.</p> <p>&#8220;He had a vision for this and wasn&#8217;t really intimidated by the scope of it,&#8221; Roden explained to <em>The Citizen</em>. &#8220;But I think that&#8217;s really a special thing to see in a young man, to have that vision and follow through on it.&#8221;</p> <p>Lance&#8217;s project truly demonstrates what it means to make a meaningful community impact by providing families with new, positive experiences. We can’t wait to see what this incredible Scout does next!</p> <p>Read more about Lance’s conference and his mission to help his community in the full story from <a href="http://auburnpub.com/lifestyles/inspired-service-family-experience-leads-weedsport-eagle-scout-to-organize/article_d0529b2f-8e73-5c99-8e73-bef7a6f5b91f.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>The Citizen. </em></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/blog/scout-organizes-family-conference-developmental-disabilities/">Scout Organizes Family Conference for Developmental Disabilities</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p>