BSA_Troop_349 http://feed.informer.com/digests/PCTCVAGKTN/feeder BSA_Troop_349 Respective post owners and feed distributors Tue, 21 Apr 2020 21:32:38 -0400 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ New message from Jayden Mayer’s Troop 349 class http://www.bsatroop349.net/new-message-from-jayden-mayers-troop-349-class-39/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-message-from-jayden-mayers-troop-349-class-39 BSA Troop 349 urn:uuid:38355beb-90e9-995a-03df-d05eb54081e4 Fri, 19 Nov 2021 15:12:48 -0500 Correction: Michael Neglia’s fundraiser is for his Star rank, not eagle. Thank you. <p>Correction: Michael Neglia’s fundraiser is for his Star rank, not eagle. Thank you.</p> RemindMe RESEND bsatroop349post New message from Jayden Mayer’s Troop 349 class http://www.bsatroop349.net/new-message-from-jayden-mayers-troop-349-class-38/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-message-from-jayden-mayers-troop-349-class-38 BSA Troop 349 urn:uuid:c26ca141-c7b8-da19-69d4-2a874183b268 Fri, 19 Nov 2021 15:08:43 -0500 From Michael Neglia: Hi its Michael Neglia. For my eagle scout project all money/ or donations can be picked up by me, or you can venmo my mom (@Maria-Neglia). Unfortunately i cannot collect at the meeting because there is no meeting next week. Please and thank you rmd.me/p1EX6p1EUdX <p>From Michael Neglia:<br /> Hi its Michael Neglia. For my eagle scout project all money/ or donations can be picked up by me, or you can venmo my mom (@Maria-Neglia). Unfortunately i cannot collect at the meeting because there is no meeting next week. Please and thank you rmd.me/p1EX6p1EUdX</p> RemindMe RESEND bsatroop349post New message from Jayden Mayer’s Troop 349 class http://www.bsatroop349.net/new-message-from-jayden-mayers-troop-349-class-37/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-message-from-jayden-mayers-troop-349-class-37 BSA Troop 349 urn:uuid:0dc049ab-d3cb-c630-aa9a-4820f68f0aff Wed, 17 Nov 2021 17:09:34 -0500 Good afternoon troop 349, Meeting tonight, 7:30 at Great Hollow middle school. Please bring scout books and wear class B. Thank you <p>Good afternoon troop 349,<br /> Meeting tonight, 7:30 at Great Hollow middle school. Please bring scout books and wear class B. Thank you</p> RemindMe RESEND bsatroop349post New message from Jayden Mayer’s Troop 349 class http://www.bsatroop349.net/new-message-from-jayden-mayers-troop-349-class-36/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-message-from-jayden-mayers-troop-349-class-36 BSA Troop 349 urn:uuid:6f42515b-b194-026d-94b1-ac106afa9984 Wed, 17 Nov 2021 14:25:07 -0500 From Brendan Tesone: I am collecting food for the Holy Cross pantry. If you have any non-perishable items to donate, I will be collecting at tonight&#8217;s meeting. Otherwise I will be collecting at my house (11 Hampton Avenue, Nesconset) through the 21st. Thank you to all who have donated, I really appreciate it. <p>From Brendan Tesone: I am collecting food for the Holy Cross pantry. If you have any non-perishable items to donate, I will be collecting at tonight&#8217;s meeting. Otherwise I will be collecting at my house (11 Hampton Avenue, Nesconset) through the 21st. Thank you to all who have donated, I really appreciate it.</p> RemindMe RESEND bsatroop349post New message from Jayden Mayer’s Troop 349 class http://www.bsatroop349.net/new-message-from-jayden-mayers-troop-349-class-35/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-message-from-jayden-mayers-troop-349-class-35 BSA Troop 349 urn:uuid:0ad34e72-707a-bab0-4667-6de275f00698 Sun, 14 Nov 2021 09:36:10 -0500 Good morning Troop 349, Campers will be arriving at James Cress in about 15 minutes. Please check for ticks. We have had multiple people so far that have found ticks on themselves. Thank you to everyone that came out this weekend, and a special thank you to anyone that cooked, shopped, and cleaned this weekend. &#8230; </p><p><a class="more-link btn" href="http://www.bsatroop349.net/new-message-from-jayden-mayers-troop-349-class-35/">Continue reading</a> <p>Good morning Troop 349,<br /> Campers will be arriving at James Cress in about 15 minutes. Please check for ticks. We have had multiple people so far that have found ticks on themselves. Thank you to everyone that came out this weekend, and a special thank you to anyone that cooked, shopped, and cleaned this weekend. It wouldn’t be possible without you!<br /> -Jayden M</p> RemindMe RESEND bsatroop349post New message from Jayden Mayer’s Troop 349 class http://www.bsatroop349.net/new-message-from-jayden-mayers-troop-349-class-34/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-message-from-jayden-mayers-troop-349-class-34 BSA Troop 349 urn:uuid:fc6744e8-546d-9257-985a-f2b23cc1b074 Sat, 13 Nov 2021 07:51:34 -0500 Good morning T349, We will be leaving James Cress in 10 minutes. Anyone not here by then will need to meet us at Baiting Hollow. Thank you <p>Good morning T349,<br /> We will be leaving James Cress in 10 minutes. Anyone not here by then will need to meet us at Baiting Hollow. Thank you</p> RemindMe RESEND bsatroop349post New message from Jayden Mayer’s Troop 349 class http://www.bsatroop349.net/new-message-from-jayden-mayers-troop-349-class-33/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-message-from-jayden-mayers-troop-349-class-33 BSA Troop 349 urn:uuid:da043dd2-c02c-41f8-f4ce-a3cc8c1a6999 Fri, 12 Nov 2021 20:19:32 -0500 Good evening Troop 349, Turkeyfest is finally here! Meet at the James Cress parking lot on Bellemeade Ave. off of East Main Street, Smithtown tomorrow at 7:30am. We will be heading out by 8, so if you aren&#8217;t there, meet us at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp. Bring nalgenes with water, warm clothes, your scout books, &#8230; </p><p><a class="more-link btn" href="http://www.bsatroop349.net/new-message-from-jayden-mayers-troop-349-class-33/">Continue reading</a> <p>Good evening Troop 349,<br /> Turkeyfest is finally here! Meet at the James Cress parking lot on Bellemeade Ave. off of East Main Street, Smithtown tomorrow at 7:30am. We will be heading out by 8, so if you aren&#8217;t there, meet us at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp. Bring nalgenes with water, warm clothes, your scout books, day pack, and a bagged lunch. If you&#8217;re camping, bring a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, warm pajamas, and whatever else you may need. Scouts camping over will return to James Cress parking lot at approx. 10:00am Sunday. If you have any questions, please reach out. Thank you<br /> -Jayden Mayer</p> RemindMe RESEND bsatroop349post New message from Jayden Mayer’s Troop 349 class http://www.bsatroop349.net/new-message-from-jayden-mayers-troop-349-class-32/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-message-from-jayden-mayers-troop-349-class-32 BSA Troop 349 urn:uuid:a9ff8215-94af-8414-e88a-e422125ec4ed Thu, 11 Nov 2021 13:16:16 -0500 For the flags, meet in the U-Haul parking lot on Bellemeade ave, which is off of East Main Street in Smithtown. Thank you <p>For the flags, meet in the U-Haul parking lot on Bellemeade ave, which is off of East Main Street in Smithtown. Thank you</p> RemindMe RESEND bsatroop349post New message from Jayden Mayer’s Troop 349 class http://www.bsatroop349.net/new-message-from-jayden-mayers-troop-349-class-31/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-message-from-jayden-mayers-troop-349-class-31 BSA Troop 349 urn:uuid:6b988e21-a360-6e13-4364-4e40c96e7701 Thu, 11 Nov 2021 13:13:56 -0500 Good afternoon troop 349, Happy Veterans Day. Thank you to anyone in our troop that has served. We will be taking down the flags on Main Street in Smithtown 4:00 pm today, so please come out and lend a hand. At the morning flag session, only two scouts showed up, so I hope to see &#8230; </p><p><a class="more-link btn" href="http://www.bsatroop349.net/new-message-from-jayden-mayers-troop-349-class-31/">Continue reading</a> <p>Good afternoon troop 349,<br /> Happy Veterans Day. Thank you to anyone in our troop that has served.<br /> We will be taking down the flags on Main Street in Smithtown 4:00 pm today, so please come out and lend a hand. At the morning flag session, only two scouts showed up, so I hope to see more scouts there later today. Any questions reach out!<br /> -Jayden M</p> RemindMe RESEND bsatroop349post New message from Jayden Mayer’s Troop 349 class http://www.bsatroop349.net/new-message-from-jayden-mayers-troop-349-class-30/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-message-from-jayden-mayers-troop-349-class-30 BSA Troop 349 urn:uuid:a26f8cbd-edbb-7c75-6166-a5a7dcd2622e Wed, 10 Nov 2021 16:00:59 -0500 From Brendan Tesone: My food collection for The Holy Cross is going on until the 21st. If you have any food to donate, I will be collecting at tonight&#8217;s meeting. Thank you to all who have donated! -Brendan Tesone <p>From Brendan Tesone: My food collection for The Holy Cross is going on until the 21st. If you have any food to donate, I will be collecting at tonight&#8217;s meeting. Thank you to all who have donated! -Brendan Tesone</p> RemindMe RESEND bsatroop349post Los Boy Scouts of America Presentan la Nueva Insignia al Mérito de Civismo en la Sociedad https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/los-boy-scouts-of-america-presentan-la-nueva-insignia-al-merito-de-civismo-en-la-sociedad/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:6ef373dd-9964-8985-b8b9-3459948b0c65 Mon, 01 Nov 2021 09:53:36 -0400 <p>La insignia al mérito estará disponible para los jóvenes en el programa Scouts BSA a partir del 1 de noviembre  Irving, TX – 1 de noviembre de 2021 – Hoy, los Boy Scouts of America (BSA, por sus siglas en &#8230; <a href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/los-boy-scouts-of-america-presentan-la-nueva-insignia-al-merito-de-civismo-en-la-sociedad/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">Los Boy Scouts of America Presentan la Nueva Insignia al Mérito de Civismo en la Sociedad</span> <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/los-boy-scouts-of-america-presentan-la-nueva-insignia-al-merito-de-civismo-en-la-sociedad/">Los Boy Scouts of America Presentan la Nueva Insignia al Mérito de Civismo en la Sociedad</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;" aria-level="1"><em>La insignia al mérito estará disponible para los jóvenes en el programa Scouts BSA </em><em>a partir del 1 de noviembre </em></p> <p style="text-align: left;" aria-level="1"><span class="TextRun MacChromeBold SCXW30937271 BCX0" lang="ES" xml:lang="ES" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0">Irving, TX – 1 de noviembre de 2021 –</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0" lang="ES" xml:lang="ES" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0"> Hoy, </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0">los </span></span><em><span class="TextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0" lang="ES" xml:lang="ES" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2 SCXW30937271 BCX0">Boy</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0"> Scouts </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2 SCXW30937271 BCX0">of</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0"> </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2 SCXW30937271 BCX0">America</span></span></em><span class="TextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0" lang="ES" xml:lang="ES" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0"> (BSA</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0">, por sus siglas en inglés</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0">), una de las organizaciones juveniles más grandes de los Estados Unidos, anunció el lanzamiento de la </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0">insignia </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0">al</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0"> </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0" lang="ES" xml:lang="ES" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0">mérito </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0" lang="ES" xml:lang="ES" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0">de Civismo en la Sociedad</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0" lang="ES" xml:lang="ES" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0">, </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0" lang="ES" xml:lang="ES" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0">su insignia </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0">al</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0"> mérito más reciente para </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0" lang="ES" xml:lang="ES" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0">jóvenes en el programa Scouts BSA (de 11 a 17 años). La nueva insignia </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0">al</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0"> mérito alienta a los Scouts a explorar temas importantes en torno a la diversidad, la equidad, la inclusión y el liderazgo ético y aprender por qué estas cualidades son importantes en la sociedad y en el Movimiento Scout. A partir del 1 de julio de 2022, se requerirá la insignia </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0">al</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0"> mérito de </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0">Civismo en la Sociedad</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0"> para cualquier joven que busque alcanzar el prestigioso rango de </span></span><em><span class="TextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0" lang="ES" xml:lang="ES" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0">Eagle Scout</span></span></em><span class="TextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0" lang="ES" xml:lang="ES" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW30937271 BCX0">.</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW30937271 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></p> <figure id="attachment_16156" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-16156" style="width: 220px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img loading="lazy" class="wp-image-16156 size-medium" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Citizenship-In-Society-MB-220x218.png" alt="" width="220" height="218" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Citizenship-In-Society-MB-220x218.png 220w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Citizenship-In-Society-MB-960x950.png 960w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Citizenship-In-Society-MB-70x70.png 70w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Citizenship-In-Society-MB-768x760.png 768w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Citizenship-In-Society-MB-1536x1520.png 1536w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Citizenship-In-Society-MB-650x643.png 650w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Citizenship-In-Society-MB.png 1958w" sizes="(max-width: 220px) 100vw, 220px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-16156" class="wp-caption-text">Los Boy Scouts of America presentan la Insignia al Mérito de Civismo en la Sociedad, la insignia al mérito más reciente para los jóvenes en el programa Scouts BSA.</figcaption></figure> <p><span data-contrast="auto">&#8220;La misión de los </span><i><span data-contrast="auto">Boy Scouts of America</span></i><span data-contrast="auto"> es preparar a los jóvenes para que tomen decisiones éticas y morales a lo largo de sus vidas, inculcándoles los valores del Juramento Scout y la Ley Scout&#8221;, dijo Roger Mosby, Presidente y Director Ejecutivo de Los </span><i><span data-contrast="auto">Boy Scouts of America</span></i><span data-contrast="auto">. &#8220;Esta </span><span data-contrast="none">insignia al mérito se alinea con el Juramento Scout y la Ley Scout, que alientan a los Scouts a respetar las creencias de los demás, a ser amables y corteses y a ayudar a otras personas en todo momento&#8221;.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></p> <p><span data-contrast="none">La insignia al mérito de Civismo en la Sociedad es la más reciente iniciativa como parte del compromiso continuo de BSA de promover la diversidad, la equidad y la inclusión. Desarrollado por la Oficina de Diversidad y Desarrollo Juvenil de BSA, con la aportación de un grupo dedicado de voluntarios del Movimiento Scout, jóvenes y personal profesional de BSA, la insignia al mérito agrupa a Scouts con consejeros de insignias al mérito quienes ayudarán a guiar a los Scouts en su jornada de autodescubrimiento y facilitarán discusiones mientras los Scouts buscan comprender mejor el mundo diverso en el que vivimos.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></p> <p><span data-contrast="none">&#8220;La insignia al mérito de Civismo en la Sociedad es una iniciativa importante para ayudar a los Scouts a aprender sobre las diversas identidades que cada uno de nosotros posee, comprender diferentes perspectivas y experiencias y promover la buena ciudadanía en la sociedad&#8221;, </span><span data-contrast="auto">dijo Elizabeth </span><span data-contrast="none">Ramírez-Washka, Directora de Diversidad y Vicepresidenta de Diversidad e Inclusión de </span><i><span data-contrast="none">Boy Scouts of America</span></i><span data-contrast="none">.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></p> <p><span data-contrast="none">La nueva insignia al mérito </span><span data-contrast="auto">complementa </span><span data-contrast="none">las insignias al mérito existentes, como las insignias al </span><span data-contrast="auto">mérito Culturas Americanas</span><span data-contrast="none">, Civismo en la Comunidad, </span><span data-contrast="auto">Conciencia ante la Discapacidad y Herencia Americana,</span><span data-contrast="none"> que requieren que los Scouts aprendan</span><span data-contrast="auto"> </span><span data-contrast="none">y</span><span data-contrast="auto"> </span><span data-contrast="none">aumenten su comprensión de diversas perspectivas y estimulen la acción positiva.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></p> <p><span data-contrast="auto">&#8220;Como parte de ganar la insignia al mérito de Civismo en la Sociedad, aprendí que es importante entender diferentes opiniones y perspectivas para convertirte en un buen líder de manera que estés preparado para manejar cualquier situación que surja&#8221;, dijo Maya, un Scout de 15 años que participó en el programa piloto. &#8220;También disfruté poder discutir temas de diversidad e inclusión con mis amigos en el Movimiento Scout, ya que se sentía como un ambiente seguro para ser abierto y honesto sobre estos temas&#8221;.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></p> <p><span data-contrast="none">Para obtener más información sobre la insignia al mérito de Civismo en la Sociedad, favor de visitar </span><a href="http://www.scouting.org/dei"><span data-contrast="none">www.scouting.org/dei</span></a><span data-contrast="none">.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></p> <p><b><span data-contrast="auto">Acerca de los </span></b><b><i><span data-contrast="auto">Boy Scouts of America</span></i></b><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></p> <p><span data-contrast="auto">Los </span><i><span data-contrast="auto">Boy Scouts of America</span></i><span data-contrast="auto"> ofrecen los programas juveniles más importantes del país de desarrollo del carácter y capacitación en liderazgo basado en valores, que ayuda a los jóvenes a estar </span><span data-contrast="auto">“Prepared. For Life.®” (Pre</span><span data-contrast="auto">parados. Para la Vida.) Para obtener más información sobre los </span><i><span data-contrast="auto">Boy Scouts of America</span></i><span data-contrast="auto">, visita </span><a href="http://www.scouting.org/"><span data-contrast="none">www.Scouting.org.</span></a><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/the-boy-scouts-of-america-introduces-new-citizenship-in-society-merit-badge/">English</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/los-boy-scouts-of-america-presentan-la-nueva-insignia-al-merito-de-civismo-en-la-sociedad/">Los Boy Scouts of America Presentan la Nueva Insignia al Mérito de Civismo en la Sociedad</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> Boy Scouts of America Newsroom Blog The Boy Scouts of America Introduces New Citizenship in Society Merit Badge https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/the-boy-scouts-of-america-introduces-new-citizenship-in-society-merit-badge/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:ff06467b-4552-d71c-8a37-dcaff8d5f47d Mon, 01 Nov 2021 09:53:26 -0400 <p>Merit badge will be available to youth in Scouts BSA program beginning November 1 Irving, TX – November 1, 2021— Today, The Boy Scouts of America (BSA), one of the largest youth organizations in &#8230; <a href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/the-boy-scouts-of-america-introduces-new-citizenship-in-society-merit-badge/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">The Boy Scouts of America Introduces New Citizenship in Society Merit Badge</span> <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/the-boy-scouts-of-america-introduces-new-citizenship-in-society-merit-badge/">The Boy Scouts of America Introduces New Citizenship in Society Merit Badge</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW239823013 BCX0" data-ccp-parastyle="heading 1">Merit badge will be available to youth in Scouts BSA program beginning November 1</span></em></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span class="TextRun MacChromeBold SCXW70895485 BCX0" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0">Irving, TX – </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0">November </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0">1</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0">, 2021—</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0"> </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0">Today, The Boy Scouts of America</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0"> (BSA)</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0">, one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, announced </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0">the</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0"> </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0">launch</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0"> </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0">of </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0">the </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0">Citizenship in Society </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0">merit </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0">badge, its newest merit badge for youth in the Scouts BSA program (ages 11-17)</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0">. The new</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0"> merit</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0"> badge encourages Scouts to explore important topics around diversity, equity, inclusion</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0"> and </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0">ethical leadership </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0">and </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0">learn why these qualities are important in society and in Scouting.</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0"> </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0">Beginning Ju</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0">ly</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0"> 1, 2022, the Citizenship in Society</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0"> merit</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW70895485 BCX0"> badge will be required for any youth seeking to achieve the prestigious Eagle Scout rank.</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW70895485 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></p> <figure id="attachment_16156" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-16156" style="width: 220px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img loading="lazy" class="wp-image-16156 size-medium" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Citizenship-In-Society-MB-220x218.png" alt="" width="220" height="218" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Citizenship-In-Society-MB-220x218.png 220w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Citizenship-In-Society-MB-960x950.png 960w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Citizenship-In-Society-MB-70x70.png 70w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Citizenship-In-Society-MB-768x760.png 768w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Citizenship-In-Society-MB-1536x1520.png 1536w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Citizenship-In-Society-MB-650x643.png 650w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Citizenship-In-Society-MB.png 1958w" sizes="(max-width: 220px) 100vw, 220px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-16156" class="wp-caption-text">The Boy Scouts of America introduces the Citizenship in Society Merit Badge, the newest merit badge for youth in the Scouts BSA program.</figcaption></figure> <p style="text-align: left;"><span data-contrast="auto">“The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law,” said Roger Mosby, president and chief executive officer of The Boy Scouts of America. “</span><span data-contrast="none">This merit badge aligns with both the Scout Oath and Scout Law, which encourage Scouts to respect the beliefs of others, to be kind and courteous, and to help other people at all times.”</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></p> <p><span data-contrast="none">The Citizenship in Society merit badge is the latest initiative as part of BSA’s ongoing commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion. Developed by BSA’s Office of Diversity and Youth Development Office, with input from a dedicated group of Scouting volunteers, BSA youth and professional staff, the merit badge pairs Scouts with merit badge counselors who will help guide Scouts on their journey of self-discovery and facilitate discussions as Scouts seek to further understand the diverse world we live in. </span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></p> <p><span data-contrast="none">“The Citizenship in Society merit badge is an important initiative to help Scouts learn about the diverse identities we each possess, understand different perspectives and experiences, and promote good citizenship in society,” said Elizabeth Ramirez-Washka, chief diversity officer and vice president of diversity &amp; inclusion, Boy Scouts of America.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></p> <p><span data-contrast="none">The new merit badge complements existing merit badges, such as the American Cultures, Citizenship in the Community, </span><span data-contrast="auto">Disability Awareness and American Heritage</span><span data-contrast="none"> merit badges, which require Scouts to learn and grow their understanding of diverse perspectives and spur positive action.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></p> <p><span data-contrast="auto">“As part of earning the Citizenship in Society merit badge, I learned that it’s important to understand different opinions and perspectives to become a good leader so that you’re prepared to handle any situation that comes up,” said Maya, a 15-year-old Scout who participated in the pilot program. “I also enjoyed getting to discuss diversity and inclusion topics with my friends in Scouting, as it felt like a safe environment to be open and honest about these topics.&#8221;</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></p> <p><span data-contrast="none">For more information on the Citizenship in Society merit badge, please visit </span><a href="http://www.scouting.org/dei"><span data-contrast="none">www.scouting.org/dei</span></a><span data-contrast="none">.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></p> <p><b><span data-contrast="auto">About the Boy Scouts of America</span></b><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></p> <p><span data-contrast="auto">The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth programs of character development and values-based leadership training, which help young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit </span><a href="http://www.scouting.org/"><span data-contrast="none">www.Scouting.org</span></a><span data-contrast="none">.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/los-boy-scouts-of-america-presentan-la-nueva-insignia-al-merito-de-civismo-en-la-sociedad/">Español</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/the-boy-scouts-of-america-introduces-new-citizenship-in-society-merit-badge/">The Boy Scouts of America Introduces New Citizenship in Society Merit Badge</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> Boy Scouts of America Newsroom Blog The Boy Scouts of America and the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center Expand Tools to Combat Abuse with Safety Awareness Videos for Teens https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/the-boy-scouts-of-america-and-the-barbara-sinatra-childrens-center-expand-tools-to-combat-abuse-with-safety-awareness-videos-for-teens/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:5f2fb8d4-64a1-dd92-b1c3-36e323e12b31 Mon, 19 Jul 2021 10:25:39 -0400 <p>Series Educates and Empowers Minors to Speak Up About Unsafe Situations IRVING, Texas (July 19, 2021) &#8212; The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has launched a new series of personal &#8230; <a href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/the-boy-scouts-of-america-and-the-barbara-sinatra-childrens-center-expand-tools-to-combat-abuse-with-safety-awareness-videos-for-teens/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">The Boy Scouts of America and the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center Expand Tools to Combat Abuse with Safety Awareness Videos for Teens</span> <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/the-boy-scouts-of-america-and-the-barbara-sinatra-childrens-center-expand-tools-to-combat-abuse-with-safety-awareness-videos-for-teens/">The Boy Scouts of America and the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center Expand Tools to Combat Abuse with Safety Awareness Videos for Teens</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <img width="484" height="252" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/BSA-and-Barbara-S-combo-1.jpg" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" loading="lazy" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/BSA-and-Barbara-S-combo-1.jpg 484w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/BSA-and-Barbara-S-combo-1-220x115.jpg 220w" sizes="(max-width: 484px) 100vw, 484px" /><p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em>Series Educates and Empowers Minors to Speak Up About Unsafe Situations</em></strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>IRVING, Texas (July 19, 2021)</strong> &#8212; The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has launched a new series of personal safety awareness videos in partnership with the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center as part of ongoing efforts to help keep young people safe. The four new videos were developed and scripted by child advocates, psychologists, and national scholars, and are aimed at youth ages 14-17. The series will also be available to adults who are actively seeking out educational opportunities to learn how to better respond to and identify unsafe situations on behalf of minors.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="size-medium wp-image-16153 alignright" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/BSA-and-Barbara-S-combo-1-220x115.jpg" alt="" width="220" height="115" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/BSA-and-Barbara-S-combo-1-220x115.jpg 220w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/BSA-and-Barbara-S-combo-1.jpg 484w" sizes="(max-width: 220px) 100vw, 220px" />The age-appropriate guidance is intended to help young people know how to safely seek help in a variety of situations — including when facing abuse by a family member, trusted adult, or another youth. These topics are critically relevant given that <a href="https://www.ojp.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/227763.pdf">more than a third</a> of all sexual offenses against youth reported to police are committed by another youth, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.</p> <p>“We are dedicated to ensuring every child’s right to a normal, safe, healthy, and secure life,” said John Thoresen, Director and CEO of the Barbara Sinatra Children&#8217;s Center. “We do this by providing the tools and resources necessary to identify, prevent, and report unsafe situations. This new personal safety awareness video series with the BSA goes a long way toward fulfilling this goal by providing those involved in Scouting, and all minors, with these resources for creating safer and healthier lives.”</p> <p>This new series marks the second phase of the partnership between the two organizations, which began in 2019 when the BSA expanded access to the Center’s <em>Protect Yourself</em> <em>Rules </em>video series by building it into the existing curriculum and making it available to more than one million Cub Scouts (ages 5-10) and their parents. In a recent survey, nearly 93% of parents of Cub Scouts who utilized the videos said the resources helped them have a conversation with their child about protecting themselves.</p> <p>“We are committed to constantly improving our youth protection efforts and being part of the broader solution to end child abuse,” said Roger Mosby, Chief Scout Executive, President and CEO of the Boy Scouts of America. “Partnering with the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center to expand the series of animated videos is the latest step in our ongoing efforts to protect young people — in Scouting and everywhere else.”</p> <p>In addition to the <em>Protect Yourself</em> <em>Rules </em>video series, which is available on Scouting.org for <a href="https://www.scouting.org/programs/cub-scouts/preview-adventures/protect-yourself-rules/">youth ages 5-10</a> and now <a href="https://www.scouting.org/training/youth-protection/scouts-bsa/">teens ages 14-17</a>, the BSA has educational content for youth ages 11-13 as well as multi-layered, expert-informed safeguards in place to help prevent abuse across all age groups. These safeguards include: mandatory youth protection training for all volunteers and employees; a leadership policy that requires at least two youth-protection trained adults be present with youth at all times during Scouting activities and bans one-on-one situations where adults would have any interaction alone with children — either in person, online, or via phone or text; a thorough screening process for adult leaders and staff including criminal background checks; a ban on the use of recording devices/cell phones near bathrooms and shower houses; and the prompt mandatory reporting of any allegation or suspicion of abuse to law enforcement. More information about the BSA’s youth safety measures is available at <a href="http://scouting.org/youthsafety" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Scouting.org/YouthSafety</a>.</p> <p><strong>About the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center<u><br /> </u></strong>Founded in 1986 by Barbara and Frank Sinatra, the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center is dedicated to ensuring every child’s right to a normal, healthy and secure childhood. Since its creation, about 23,000 children have received outpatient mental health and counseling services at the center. The Center provides individual, group, and family therapy and special programs that address issues associated with children suffering the effects of child abuse and neglect. An estimated 700 children are counseled annually on an outpatient basis, and no child is ever turned away because of a family’s inability to pay. For more information, visit: <a href="http://barbarasinatrachildrenscenter.org/">BarbaraSinatraChildrensCenter.org</a>.  The animated video series, funded by the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center Foundation, has reached over 100 million children worldwide and generated over 37 million individual and group viewings on YouTube throughout the United States and abroad.</p> <p><strong>About the Boy Scouts of America</strong><u><br /> </u>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 more than 1 million youth members (ages 5-17), participants (ages 17-21), and adult 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/">www.Scouting.org</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/the-boy-scouts-of-america-and-the-barbara-sinatra-childrens-center-expand-tools-to-combat-abuse-with-safety-awareness-videos-for-teens/">The Boy Scouts of America and the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center Expand Tools to Combat Abuse with Safety Awareness Videos for Teens</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> Boy Scouts of America Newsroom Blog Playmonster LLC and Boy Scouts of America Announce Partnership to Inspire Modular Design Learning Through Popular Snap Ships Toy! https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/playmonster-llc-and-boy-scouts-of-america-announce-partnership-to-inspire-modular-design-learning-through-popular-snap-ships-toy/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:a332a99f-9805-cd61-1111-34758128a656 Mon, 29 Mar 2021 12:30:10 -0400 <p>PlayMonster’s Snap Ships Inspires a Custom Program for Cub Scouts and Interactive Modular Design Experiences at Select Scout Camps BELOIT, Wisc. and IRVING, Texas (March 29, 2021) — PlayMonster LLC &#8230; <a href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/playmonster-llc-and-boy-scouts-of-america-announce-partnership-to-inspire-modular-design-learning-through-popular-snap-ships-toy/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">Playmonster LLC and Boy Scouts of America Announce Partnership to Inspire Modular Design Learning Through Popular Snap Ships Toy!</span> <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/playmonster-llc-and-boy-scouts-of-america-announce-partnership-to-inspire-modular-design-learning-through-popular-snap-ships-toy/">Playmonster LLC and Boy Scouts of America Announce Partnership to Inspire Modular Design Learning Through Popular Snap Ships Toy!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <img width="484" height="252" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Cub-logo-484.jpg" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" loading="lazy" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Cub-logo-484.jpg 484w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Cub-logo-484-220x115.jpg 220w" sizes="(max-width: 484px) 100vw, 484px" /><p style="text-align: center;"><em>PlayMonster’s Snap Ships Inspires a Custom Program for Cub Scouts and Interactive Modular Design Experiences at Select Scout Camps</em></p> <p><strong>BELOIT, Wisc. and IRVING, Texas (March 29, 2021)</strong> — PlayMonster LLC and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are excited to announce a year-long promotional partnership for Snap Ships—one of the hottest construction toys this year.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="size-medium wp-image-16149 alignright" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/SnapShips_BSOA_lockup-01-220x77.png" alt="" width="220" height="77" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/SnapShips_BSOA_lockup-01-220x77.png 220w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/SnapShips_BSOA_lockup-01-960x338.png 960w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/SnapShips_BSOA_lockup-01-768x270.png 768w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/SnapShips_BSOA_lockup-01-1536x540.png 1536w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/SnapShips_BSOA_lockup-01-650x229.png 650w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/SnapShips_BSOA_lockup-01.png 2005w" sizes="(max-width: 220px) 100vw, 220px" />The collaboration will introduce a custom “Modular Design &amp; Build” Preview Adventure that children in Cub Scouts can earn to learn the benefits of modular design along with experiencing modular building with and without instructions using Snap Ships. Scouts will be encouraged to share what they learned with fellow Cub Scouts, friends and family.</p> <p>“From Pinewood Derby races and now Snap Ship building, Cub Scouting delivers skill-building lessons to children through interactive experiences that spark their interest and imagination,” said Anthony Berger, national director of Cub Scouting for the Boy Scouts of America. “We are so delighted to partner with PlayMonster and Snap Ships to create this hands-on opportunity to engage children in an exciting new activity.”</p> <p>In addition to the custom “Modular Design &amp; Build” Preview Adventure for Cub Scouts, the partnership will encourage further exploration of modular design by providing 10,000 Snap Ships samples to kids attending Day Camps and Summer Camps[1] to introduce them to the popular #BuildtoBattle Snap Ships experience.</p> <p>“We are incredibly excited for the opportunity to introduce thousands of Cub Scouts to the Snap Ships experience,” said Scott Flynn, VP Sales and Marketing, PlayMonster. “The Boy Scouts of America has a long history in inspiring learning through fun experiences and it’s an absolute honor to have a custom Snap Ships program that builds on that tradition for today’s Cub Scouts.”</p> <p>Snap Ships is a versatile building system for creating multiple crafts with action play, and all sets and pieces are interchangeable, so kids can build however they want. It’s built for longevity with a broad universe with narrative-driven repeat builds. Welcome to the future…where humanity is under constant attack from a brutal alien threat. The Komplex spreads through the galaxy and grows stronger with each species they defeat and assimilate. To fight them, humanity relies on an elite team, the Forge, who pilots their own armada of spacecraft known as Snap Ships. Now YOU can Build to Battle! The story of Snap Ships can also be enjoyed through the animated series available on YouTube. The series expands the appeal of Snap Ships and supports the play pattern. Snap Ships is geared toward children ages 8 and up but can be enjoyed by nearly anyone.</p> <p>For more information visit <a href="https://www.scouting.org/">https://www.scouting.org/</a> or <a href="https://www.playmonster.com/brands/snap-ships/">https://www.playmonster.com</a>.</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.®” For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit <a href="http://scouting.org/">www.Scouting.org</a>.</p> <p><strong>About PlayMonster</strong></p> <p>PlayMonster, a leading international toy and game company, believes in the power of play to make a positive difference in people’s lives, and strives to keep play alive for all ages by delivering great play value through designing, manufacturing and marketing innovative and fun toys, games and activities. PlayMonster’s diversified portfolio includes popular brands and products such as “TOTY Game of the Year” Yeti in My Spaghetti®, plus THINGS…®, 5 Second Rule®, Relative Insanity®, Farkle, SET®, Five Crowns®,  Spirograph®, Colorforms, My Fairy Garden®, Face Paintoos<img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/13.0.1/72x72/2122.png" alt="™" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" />, Fashion Plates®, Latchkits®, and Snap Ships<img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/13.0.1/72x72/2122.png" alt="™" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" />.</p> <p>###</p> <p>[1] The BSA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be informed by expertise from agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Local councils operating day camps and summer camps consult with their local and state health departments, as well as local chartered partners, to implement appropriate protocols to help keep members, volunteers, and employees safe.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/playmonster-llc-and-boy-scouts-of-america-announce-partnership-to-inspire-modular-design-learning-through-popular-snap-ships-toy/">Playmonster LLC and Boy Scouts of America Announce Partnership to Inspire Modular Design Learning Through Popular Snap Ships Toy!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> Boy Scouts of America Newsroom Blog Nearly 1,000 Young Women Soar into History as the First Female Eagle Scouts https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/nearly-1000-young-women-soar-into-history-as-the-first-female-eagle-scouts/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:55d299a6-8408-8e8c-ba39-512e2d1e381e Thu, 18 Feb 2021 15:22:22 -0500 <p>The Boy Scouts of America Will Celebrate the Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scouts and Their Contributions to Communities During the “Be the Change” Virtual Event on February 21st Irving, &#8230; <a href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/nearly-1000-young-women-soar-into-history-as-the-first-female-eagle-scouts/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">Nearly 1,000 Young Women Soar into History as the First Female Eagle Scouts</span> <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/nearly-1000-young-women-soar-into-history-as-the-first-female-eagle-scouts/">Nearly 1,000 Young Women Soar into History as the First Female Eagle Scouts</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <img width="309" height="146" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Inaugural-Class-of-Female-Eagle-Scouts-309.jpg" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" loading="lazy" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Inaugural-Class-of-Female-Eagle-Scouts-309.jpg 309w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Inaugural-Class-of-Female-Eagle-Scouts-309-220x104.jpg 220w" sizes="(max-width: 309px) 100vw, 309px" /><p style="text-align: center;"><em><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">The Boy Scouts of America </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">Will Celebrate </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">the Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scouts </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">and </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">Their </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">Contributions to Communities </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">During the “Be the Change” Virtual Event on </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">February 21</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">st</span></em></p> <p><strong><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">Irving, TX </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">&#8211; February 1</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">8, 2021</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">—</span></strong><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">Nearly 1,000</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> young women from across the country </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">are taking their </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">place in history as the first female Eagle Scouts</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> after </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">collectively </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">earning </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">more than</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> 30,000 merit </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">badges and providing</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> an estimated </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">130,000</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> hours of community service</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> &#8211; even amid </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">a pandemic</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">.</span></p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="size-medium wp-image-16142 alignright" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Inaugural-Class-of-Female-Eagle-Scouts-220x147.jpg" alt="" width="220" height="147" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Inaugural-Class-of-Female-Eagle-Scouts-220x147.jpg 220w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Inaugural-Class-of-Female-Eagle-Scouts.jpg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 220px) 100vw, 220px" />T<span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">he Boy Scouts of America will honor</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> this inaugural class</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> of female Eagle Scouts</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> during a </span><a href="https://www.scouting.org/bethechange/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">virtual </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">event on February 21</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">st</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> titled </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">‘Be the Change’</span></a><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">—a celebration of these young women</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> and </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">their </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">achi</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">evements,</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> and </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">a call</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> to action</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> for all young people</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> to continu</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">e working to make </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">a positive </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">impact on</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> their </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">communities and</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> the nation</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">.</span></p> <p><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">The </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">trailblazing young women</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> within the inaugural class </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">come from</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> every corner of the country</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">: </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">from </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">Anchorage </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">to Miami</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">, Honolulu</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> to Boston</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">, and even some </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">parts of Asia and </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">Europe</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> where </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">the </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">BSA</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> serves American families living abroad</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">. They joined Scouting</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> for a variety of reasons</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">—from </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">embarking on once</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">-in-a-life</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">time adventures, </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">to fulfilling a childhood dream, </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">or pav</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">ing</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> the way for </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">future generations of young women. </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">Amid the</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">ir differences</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> though, this group </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">is united </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">forever</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> by </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">a rank</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> that is </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">synonymous</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> with</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> leadership</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">, service,</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> and</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> excellence.</span></p> <p><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">“Eagle Scout</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> is a designation </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">widely valued by universities, employers, and other respected </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">institutions around the world,</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> and we are honored to celebrate </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">the</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> hundreds of </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">incredible </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">young </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">women </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">who </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">represent </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">a truly </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">historic class of recipients</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">,” said Roger Mosby, p</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">resident and CEO of </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">the Boy Scouts of </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">America</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">. “In earning this rank, young people gain new skills, learn to overcome </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">obstacles, and demonstrate leadership among their peers and in their communities. Scouting’s </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">benefits are invaluable, and we are elated that the opportunity to become an Eagle Scout is now </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">available to even more youth</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">—young men and young women ali</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">ke.</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">”</span></p> <p><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">Only about 6% of Scouts </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">on </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">average</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> attain</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> Scouting’s highest rank, which requires </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">individual</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">s to </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">take on leadership roles within their troop and their community; earn a minimum of 21</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> merit </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">badges that cover a broad range of topics including first aid </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">and safety, civics, business and the </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">environment</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">; and research, organize and complete a large community service project.</span></p> <p><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">“This is a powerful moment </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">for these young women, for all Eagle Scouts</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">, and </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">for</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> our nation</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">,” </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">said </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">Jenn Hancock</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">, national </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">chair for </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">programs at the Boy Scouts of America</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">. “People recognize Eagle </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">Scouts as individuals </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">of </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">the highest caliber</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">—and for the first time, </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">that </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">title</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> isn’t limited </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">by </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">gender</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">. </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">This </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">expanded </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">opportunity </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">will </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">empower</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> generations of young people </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">as they see both young </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">men </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">and women earn this rank and </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">become leaders</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> in their communities</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">, in business and our country</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">.”</span></p> <p><strong><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">About</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> the</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> Boy</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> Scouts</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad"> of America</span></strong></p> <p><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">s of character </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">development and values</span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For </span><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">Life.®” For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit </span><a href="http://www.scouting.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">www.Scouting.org</span></a><span class="bmhcq4wm mzu8txj3 f0kh1bsf irrfote4 i8ovu4tj bsf393ad">.</span></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/nearly-1000-young-women-soar-into-history-as-the-first-female-eagle-scouts/">Nearly 1,000 Young Women Soar into History as the First Female Eagle Scouts</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> Boy Scouts of America Newsroom Blog Sexual Abuse Survivors Need to File Claims in Boy Scouts of America Bankruptcy by November 16, 2020 https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/sexual-abuse-survivors-need-to-file-claims-in-boy-scouts-of-america-bankruptcy-by-november-16-2020/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:4dfb9a13-7dec-4c3b-6fa6-e94f51d10664 Tue, 01 Sep 2020 11:15:33 -0400 <p>WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/  – The following is being released by Omni Agent Solutions the Court Appointed Claims and Noticing Agent for the Boy Scouts of America. The Boy &#8230; <a href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/sexual-abuse-survivors-need-to-file-claims-in-boy-scouts-of-america-bankruptcy-by-november-16-2020/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">Sexual Abuse Survivors Need to File Claims in Boy Scouts of America Bankruptcy by November 16, 2020</span> <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/sexual-abuse-survivors-need-to-file-claims-in-boy-scouts-of-america-bankruptcy-by-november-16-2020/">Sexual Abuse Survivors Need to File Claims in Boy Scouts of America Bankruptcy by November 16, 2020</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/2017/05/BSA-1.png" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" loading="lazy" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/BSA-1.png 310w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/BSA-1-220x131.png 220w" sizes="(max-width: 310px) 100vw, 310px" /><p><span class="xn-location">WILMINGTON, Del.</span>, <span class="xn-chron">Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ </span> – The following is being released by Omni Agent Solutions the Court Appointed Claims and Noticing Agent for the Boy Scouts of America. The Boy Scouts of America (&#8220;BSA&#8221;) has filed bankruptcy in order to restructure its nonprofit organization and pay Sexual Abuse Survivors. Please read this notice carefully as it provides information about the rights of Sexual Abuse Survivors against BSA, BSA Local Councils and organizations that sponsored their packs, troops, crews, ships or posts and provides information about the case, <i>In re Boy Scouts of America and Delaware BSA, LLC</i>, No. 20-10343 (Bankr. D. Del.). This notice is a short summary. For more detail, visit <a href="https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&amp;l=en&amp;o=2884182-1&amp;h=3482428482&amp;u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.officialbsaclaims.com%2F&amp;a=www.OfficialBSAClaims.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">www.OfficialBSAClaims.com</a> or call 1-866-907-2721.</p> <p>Anyone who was sexually abused during their time in Scouting, on or before <span class="xn-chron">February 18, 2020</span>, must file a claim. This includes sexual abuse in connection with Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, or any entity or activity associated with Scouting or the Boy Scouts of America. Regardless of how old Sexual Abuse Survivors are today or when the sexual abuse occurred, survivors need to file claims by <span class="xn-chron">November 16, 2020</span> at <span class="xn-chron">5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)</span>.  Survivors whose claims are approved may receive compensation from the bankruptcy.</p> <p><strong>When and How to File a Sexual Abuse Claim?</strong> Sexual Abuse Survivors should file a claim using the Sexual Abuse Survivor Proof of Claim by <span class="xn-chron">November 16, 2020</span> at <span class="xn-chron">5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)</span>. If Sexual Abuse Survivors do not file a timely claim, they may lose rights against BSA, BSA Local Councils or organizations that sponsored their pack, troop, crew, ship or post, including any right to compensation.  Only the national organization of BSA is in bankruptcy. If Sexual Abuse Survivors have a claim against the BSA Local Councils or other organizations, they must take additional legal action to preserve and pursue their rights.</p> <p>Information provided by Sexual Abuse Survivors will be kept private.<b>  </b>Sexual Abuse Survivors can download and file a claim at <a href="https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&amp;l=en&amp;o=2884182-1&amp;h=1937306344&amp;u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.officialbsaclaims.com%2F&amp;a=www.OfficialBSAclaims.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">www.OfficialBSAclaims.com</a> or call 1-866-907-2721 for help on how to file a claim by mail. Scouting participants who were at least 18 years of age at the time the sexual abuse began may also have claims related to sexual abuse and should consult the appropriate claim form at <a href="https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&amp;l=en&amp;o=2884182-1&amp;h=1937306344&amp;u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.officialbsaclaims.com%2F&amp;a=www.OfficialBSAclaims.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">www.OfficialBSAclaims.com</a>.</p> <p>If the plan to reorganize BSA is approved, it could release claims Sexual Abuse Survivors hold against certain third parties, including against BSA Local Councils and organizations that sponsored their troop or pack. Please visit the website to learn more.</p> <p><strong>Have questions?</strong>Visit <a href="https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&amp;l=en&amp;o=2884182-1&amp;h=1937306344&amp;u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.officialbsaclaims.com%2F&amp;a=www.OfficialBSAclaims.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">www.OfficialBSAclaims.com</a> or call 1-866-907-2721 for more information.</p> <p><strong>Other Support: </strong>BSA will fund in-person counseling for current or former Scouts or their family. To request in-person counseling, please call 1-866-907-2721 or email <a href="mailto:restructuring@scouting.org" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">restructuring@scouting.org</a>.</p> <p>Source: Omni Agent Solutions</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/sexual-abuse-survivors-need-to-file-claims-in-boy-scouts-of-america-bankruptcy-by-november-16-2020/">Sexual Abuse Survivors Need to File Claims in Boy Scouts of America Bankruptcy by November 16, 2020</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> Rochelle Randles EPA, Boy Scouts of America Announce Collaboration on Environmental Education Award Program and Special Award https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/epa-boy-scouts-announce-collaboration-on-environmental-education-award-program-and-special-award/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:04abeffd-bde9-07f4-7c83-fb02c4325000 Mon, 17 Aug 2020 20:11:25 -0400 <p>WASHINGTON (August 17, 2020) – Today U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Boy Scouts of America (BSA) CEO and President Roger C. Mosby signed a Memorandum of &#8230; <a href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/epa-boy-scouts-announce-collaboration-on-environmental-education-award-program-and-special-award/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">EPA, Boy Scouts of America Announce Collaboration on Environmental Education Award Program and Special Award</span> <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/epa-boy-scouts-announce-collaboration-on-environmental-education-award-program-and-special-award/">EPA, Boy Scouts of America Announce Collaboration on Environmental Education Award Program and Special Award</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <img width="309" height="146" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/50236951627_df7f539b31_o-9900000000079e3c-2.jpg" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/50236951627_df7f539b31_o-9900000000079e3c-2.jpg 309w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/50236951627_df7f539b31_o-9900000000079e3c-2-220x104.jpg 220w" sizes="(max-width: 309px) 100vw, 309px" /><figure id="attachment_16122" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-16122" style="width: 310px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img class=" wp-image-16122" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/50236951627_df7f539b31_o-9900000000079e3c-220x147.jpg" alt="" width="310" height="207" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/50236951627_df7f539b31_o-9900000000079e3c-220x147.jpg 220w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/50236951627_df7f539b31_o-9900000000079e3c-768x512.jpg 768w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/50236951627_df7f539b31_o-9900000000079e3c-650x433.jpg 650w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/50236951627_df7f539b31_o-9900000000079e3c.jpg 900w" sizes="(max-width: 310px) 100vw, 310px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-16122" class="wp-caption-text">EPA Administrator Wheeler and National Capital Area Council, BSA Scout Executive Craig Poland sign a Memorandum of Understanding at the Boy Scouts Memorial in Washington, D.C.</figcaption></figure> <p>WASHINGTON (August 17, 2020) – Today U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Boy Scouts of America (BSA) CEO and President Roger C. Mosby signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the creation of an EPA/BSA special award to be awarded as part of a new environmental education awards and recognition program.</p> <p>“I was an Eagle Scout growing up in Ohio, and I can definitely say scouting is where I learned to love the environment,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “This award program challenges Scouts to earn multiple environment-related merit badges in the areas of animal study, outdoor activity, Earth science, and Public Health, and increases awareness of EPA’s accomplishments during its first 50 years.”</p> <p>“Since the very beginning of the Boy Scouts of America, conservation and environmental studies have been an integral part of our program. Scouts have provided service to their communities and to our country by helping to conserve wildlife, energy, forests, soil and water,” said Boy Scouts of America President and CEO Roger C. Mosby<strong>.</strong> “We are proud to sign the first-ever Memorandum of Understanding with the Environmental Protection Agency so that we can continue to challenge and empower Scouts to learn more about and care for the world around them.”</p> <p>“For 110 years, the Boy Scouts of America have used the outdoors as a classroom to educate youth and adults on the importance of being good stewards of our natural resources.  This partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency will have a positive impact on thousands of youth and our environment,&#8221; said Boy Scouts of America National Capital Area Council Scout Executive &amp; CEO Craig Poland.</p> <p>Aligned with EPA’s 50th Anniversary Commemoration, the program includes several activities that help to fulfill EPA’s obligations under the 1990 National Environmental Education Act to promote environmental education and to provide national leadership to increase environmental literacy.</p> <p>The EPA-sponsored award will challenge Scouts to learn about, explore, and conserve the world around them as part of an awareness campaign to educate the public about EPA’s accomplishment during its first 50 years and develop the vision for the next 50 years. The program will also provide EPA with opportunities to educate BSA member councils and leadership about priority initiatives including Trash Free Waters, Winning on Reducing Food Waste, and Healthy Schools<strong>.</strong></p> <p>The program will introduce Scouts to the breadth of EPA’s involvement in environmental protection and conservation, combining a variety of disciplines including earth sciences, animal studies, outdoor activities, and public health. To receive the EPA award, Scouts must first receive merit badges in each of these four areas and participate in an environmental/public health community service project, totaling at least six hours, as part of an approved Scouting program. Scouts may complete required steps to earn the award between April 22, 2020 and December 31, 2021, at which time the MOU may be extended.</p> <p><b>About the Boy Scouts of America<br class="dnr" /></b>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 more than 2.1 million youth members between the ages of 5 and 21 and approximately 800,000 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://scouting.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">www.Scouting.org</a>.</p> <p><b>About the Environmental Protection Agency<br class="dnr" /></b>EPA works to ensure that Americans have clean air, land and water; national efforts to reduce environmental risks are based on the best available scientific information; federal laws protecting human health and the environment are administered and enforced fairly, effectively and as Congress intended; environmental stewardship is integral to U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy; all parts of society&#8211;communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments&#8211;have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks; contaminated lands and toxic sites are cleaned up by potentially responsible parties and revitalized; and chemicals in the marketplace are reviewed for safety.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/epa-boy-scouts-announce-collaboration-on-environmental-education-award-program-and-special-award/">EPA, Boy Scouts of America Announce Collaboration on Environmental Education Award Program and Special Award</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> Rochelle Randles Kids Call the Shots at the Boy Scouts of America’s Virtual Family Fun Fest on August 8th https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/kids-call-the-shots-at-the-boy-scouts-of-americas-virtual-family-fun-fest-on-august-8th/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:c38f0ea0-fc38-982c-8218-9387d766ade3 Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:10:41 -0400 <p>Interactive Event Featuring NASCAR Driver Joey Logano and Astronaut Dr. Bernard Harris to also Benefit AdoptAClassroom.org to Help Schools and Students Access Needed Resources IRVING, Texas, Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ &#8230; <a href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/kids-call-the-shots-at-the-boy-scouts-of-americas-virtual-family-fun-fest-on-august-8th/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">Kids Call the Shots at the Boy Scouts of America&#8217;s Virtual Family Fun Fest on August 8th</span> <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/kids-call-the-shots-at-the-boy-scouts-of-americas-virtual-family-fun-fest-on-august-8th/">Kids Call the Shots at the Boy Scouts of America&#8217;s Virtual Family Fun Fest on August 8th</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <img width="309" height="146" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Boy_Scouts_Family_Fun_Fest-copy-2.jpg" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Boy_Scouts_Family_Fun_Fest-copy-2.jpg 309w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Boy_Scouts_Family_Fun_Fest-copy-2-220x104.jpg 220w" sizes="(max-width: 309px) 100vw, 309px" /><p style="text-align: center;"><em>Interactive Event Featuring NASCAR Driver Joey Logano and Astronaut Dr. Bernard Harris to also Benefit AdoptAClassroom.org to Help Schools and Students Access Needed Resources</em></p> <figure id="attachment_16118" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-16118" style="width: 289px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img class=" wp-image-16118" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Boy_Scouts_Family_Fun_Fest-copy-220x147.jpg" alt="" width="289" height="193" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Boy_Scouts_Family_Fun_Fest-copy-220x147.jpg 220w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Boy_Scouts_Family_Fun_Fest-copy-960x640.jpg 960w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Boy_Scouts_Family_Fun_Fest-copy-768x512.jpg 768w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Boy_Scouts_Family_Fun_Fest-copy-1536x1024.jpg 1536w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Boy_Scouts_Family_Fun_Fest-copy-2048x1365.jpg 2048w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Boy_Scouts_Family_Fun_Fest-copy-650x433.jpg 650w" sizes="(max-width: 289px) 100vw, 289px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-16118" class="wp-caption-text">The Boy Scouts of America is inviting kids and their families to build their own adventure during the interactive Family Fun Fest on August 8th. During the virtual-based event, families will help build a high-speed Pinewood Derby car, design a rocket to launch in their backyard and learn how to care for furry friends.</figcaption></figure> <p>IRVING, Texas, Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ &#8212; The Boy Scouts of America is inviting kids to build their own adventure during the interactive Family Fun Fest on August 8th. This free virtual event will feature experts like NASCAR driver Joey Logano and renowned former astronaut Dr. Bernard Harris, but the fun twist is that kids who attend will call the shots and decide how the event unfolds in real time. All kids ­– Scouts and non-Scouts alike – are welcome to join the excitement and help build a high-speed Pinewood Derby car, design a rocket to launch in their backyard, learn how to care for furry friends and win fun prizes.</p> <div class="col-sm-10 col-sm-offset-1"> <p>&#8220;For many families, uncertainty has put experiences that bring joy on hold. 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Mosby</span>, president and CEO of the Boy Scouts of America. &#8220;This event is a snapshot of how Scouting uses fun and adventure to help children build character, confidence and resilience, which will be important for them this year and into the future.&#8221;</p> </div> <div class="col-sm-10 col-sm-offset-1"> <p>Families can join on Facebook Live during part, or all, of this activity-packed three-hour event, during which attendees will get to build a DIY water rocket, go on an insider tour of NASCAR driver <span class="xn-person">Joey Logano&#8217;s</span> Ford Mustang GT and help build an ultimate derby car that will compete for a championship title at the Ultimate BSA Speedway event happening on <span class="xn-chron">September 12</span><sup>th</sup>.</p> <p>Working with AdoptAClassroom.org, the event will also invite participants to thank and support teachers who are working to inspire safe learning environments in the new school year.</p> <p>&#8220;We&#8217;re so grateful the Boy Scouts of America chose AdoptAClassroom.org as their service partner for the Family Fun Fest,&#8221; said <span class="xn-person">Ann Pifer</span>, executive director of AdoptAClassroom.org.  &#8220;We admire their commitment to teaching young people how to be good citizens and give back. This year more than ever before, it&#8217;s essential we support our nation&#8217;s K-12 teachers, as they continue to give so much to their students, every single day.&#8221;</p> <p>To learn more about the Family Fun Fest, visit <a href="https://www.scouting.org/familyfunfest/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">www.scouting.org/familyfunfest</a>.</p> <p><b>About the Boy Scouts of America<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 more than 2.1 million youth members between the ages of 5 and 21 and approximately 800,000 volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. 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http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/CB5I6601_photo_SBBC-copy-2-220x104.jpg 220w" sizes="(max-width: 309px) 100vw, 309px" /><p style="text-align: center;"><em>Scouts nationwide to give special attention to those who have not yet received customary funeral honors due to the COVID-19 pandemic </em></p> <p><img class=" wp-image-16102 alignright" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/CB5I6601_photo_SBBC-220x145.jpg" alt="" width="323" height="213" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/CB5I6601_photo_SBBC-220x145.jpg 220w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/CB5I6601_photo_SBBC-960x633.jpg 960w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/CB5I6601_photo_SBBC-768x506.jpg 768w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/CB5I6601_photo_SBBC-1536x1013.jpg 1536w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/CB5I6601_photo_SBBC-2048x1350.jpg 2048w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/CB5I6601_photo_SBBC-650x429.jpg 650w" sizes="(max-width: 323px) 100vw, 323px" />IRVING, TX and WASHINGTON (May 19, 2020) &#8211; Scouts across the country will build on the tradition of honoring our nation’s fallen heroes this Memorial Day by posting public tributes to our veterans in partnership with the National Cemetery Administration, an agency within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.</p> <p>This effort will take place through the <a href="https://www.vlm.cem.va.gov/?utm_source=Veterans%20Legacy%20Memorial&amp;utm_campaign=cem" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Veterans Legacy Memorial</a> – a digital memorial that houses a profile for each of the 3.7 million veterans interred in one of more than 140 national cemeteries.</p> <p>Among those fallen heroes are veterans who have passed away during the COVID-19 pandemic – at a time when customary services and funeral honors cannot safely be performed. The names of those veterans are listed on the<a href="https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/roll-of-honor/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> Veterans Affairs Roll of Honor</a> webpage, which is updated daily and includes their branch of service and location of burial.</p> <p>“Our Scouts learn the importance of duty to country and of honoring the people who served it through the values outlined in the Scout Oath and Law,” said Boy Scouts of America CEO Roger Mosby, a U.S. Navy veteran. “It is our privilege to work with the Department of Veterans Affairs to show our gratitude to fallen service members who otherwise may not receive the attention they deserve during this trying time for our country.”</p> <p>Scouts will also participate in the National Moment of Remembrance at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day by saluting the American flag at their home in full Scouting uniform and saying the name of a fallen service member as they would if placing a flag at a grave. At 3:01 p.m., Scouting buglers and horn players nationwide will then perform “Taps,” the melody traditionally played at U.S. military funerals. Leading up to Memorial Day, Scouts may also place flags at headstones, as individuals or with members of their family, where regulations allow.</p> <p>“This collaboration between the Boy Scouts of America and the National Cemetery Administration represents a significant effort to honor and express gratitude to our nation’s Veterans on this Memorial Day and every day,” said Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves.</p> <p>Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this collective tribute for our fallen heroes by leaving a message for at least one veteran by Memorial Day on the <a href="https://www.vlm.cem.va.gov/?utm_source=Veterans%20Legacy%20Memorial&amp;utm_campaign=cem" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Veterans Legacy Memorial</a> webpage and by joining Scouts and the country in the National Moment of Remembrance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About the Boy Scouts of America</strong><br /> 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 more than 2.1 million youth members between the ages of 5 and 21 and approximately 800,000 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 noreferrer">www.Scouting.org</a>.</p> <p><strong>About the National Cemetery Administration </strong></p> <p>VA operates 142 national cemeteries and 33 soldiers’ lots and monument sites in 41 states and Puerto Rico. Nearly 5 million Americans, including Veterans of every war and conflict, are buried in VA’s national cemeteries. For Veterans not buried in a VA national cemetery, VA provides headstones, markers or medallions to commemorate their service. Information on VA burial benefits is available from local VA national cemetery offices, online at <a href="http://www.va.gov/burials-memorials/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.va.gov/burials-memorials/</a>or by calling VA regional offices toll-free at 800-827-1000.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/the-boy-scouts-of-america-and-the-u-s-department-of-veterans-affairs-join-together-to-ensure-every-fallen-hero-is-remembered-this-memorial-day-with-a-special-tribute-and-salute/">The Boy Scouts of America and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Join Together to Ensure Every Fallen Hero is Remembered this Memorial Day with a Special Tribute and Salute</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> Rochelle Randles Songs, Skits and So Much S’more! The Boy Scouts of America Invites Families to Join National Camp-In https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/songs-skits-and-so-much-smore-the-boy-scouts-of-america-invites-families-to-join-national-camp-in/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:387c91e0-5cb8-b151-30b7-e5cb011e49ab Thu, 23 Apr 2020 10:52:33 -0400 <p> Fun event for all features camp-themed activities and virtual 5K hike benefitting Feeding America Irving, Texas (April 23, 2020)— The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) invites families with children of &#8230; <a href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/songs-skits-and-so-much-smore-the-boy-scouts-of-america-invites-families-to-join-national-camp-in/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">Songs, Skits and So Much S’more! The Boy Scouts of America Invites Families to Join National Camp-In</span> <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/songs-skits-and-so-much-smore-the-boy-scouts-of-america-invites-families-to-join-national-camp-in/">Songs, Skits and So Much S’more! The Boy Scouts of America Invites Families to Join National Camp-In</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <img width="309" height="148" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Camp-In_3_1200x628-copy-1.jpg" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Camp-In_3_1200x628-copy-1.jpg 309w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Camp-In_3_1200x628-copy-1-220x105.jpg 220w" sizes="(max-width: 309px) 100vw, 309px" /><p style="text-align: center;"><em> Fun event for all features camp-themed activities and virtual 5K hike benefitting Feeding America</em></p> <p><strong><img class=" wp-image-16093 alignright" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Camp-In_3_1200x628-220x115.jpg" alt="" width="314" height="164" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Camp-In_3_1200x628-220x115.jpg 220w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Camp-In_3_1200x628-960x503.jpg 960w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Camp-In_3_1200x628-768x402.jpg 768w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Camp-In_3_1200x628-1536x804.jpg 1536w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Camp-In_3_1200x628-2048x1072.jpg 2048w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Camp-In_3_1200x628-650x340.jpg 650w" sizes="(max-width: 314px) 100vw, 314px" />Irving, Texas (April 23, 2020)</strong>— The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) invites families with children of all ages to join in on a day of adventure during a National Camp-In on May 2. From camp-style cooking to campfire singalongs, this virtual event will bring the best parts of Scouting to life through a variety of activities for all to enjoy from their living room or backyard – even for families whose children are not currently in Scouting.</p> <p>“We are bringing the excitement of Scouting and the outdoors to families that are adjusting to the great indoors together,” said April McMillan, Ph.D., the National Director of Program for the Boy Scouts of America. “This Camp-In will be a source of entertainment for families and an opportunity to make memories proving you can still have fun learning and exploring, even while social distancing.”</p> <p>A full schedule of activities awaits families starting at 11:00a.m. EST, with attendees welcome to tune in all day or jump in and out for particular activities. In addition to the campsite building contest, merit badge workshops, outdoor cooking demonstration and virtual campfire, all campers are invited to participate in the National Good Turn virtual 5K hike to benefit Feeding America to help replenish food supplies in hundreds of food banks across the country.</p> <p><img class="size-medium wp-image-16094 alignleft" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BSA-Camp-In-Media-Photo-Option-2-220x147.jpg" alt="" width="220" height="147" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BSA-Camp-In-Media-Photo-Option-2-220x147.jpg 220w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BSA-Camp-In-Media-Photo-Option-2-960x640.jpg 960w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BSA-Camp-In-Media-Photo-Option-2-768x512.jpg 768w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BSA-Camp-In-Media-Photo-Option-2-1536x1024.jpg 1536w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BSA-Camp-In-Media-Photo-Option-2-2048x1365.jpg 2048w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BSA-Camp-In-Media-Photo-Option-2-650x433.jpg 650w" sizes="(max-width: 220px) 100vw, 220px" />“Whether you are a Scout or a Scout for the day, we want to give everyone the chance to build positive memories together during this unprecedented challenge we’re all facing,” said Roger Mosby, CEO and President of the Boy Scouts of America. “The power of Scouting comes from those who participate, learn, grow and give back. We look forward to bringing our communities together in a safe way to have fun and make a difference for those in need by raising money to replenish food banks across the country.”</p> <p>To learn more about the National Camp-In, visit <a href="http://www.Scouting.org/CampIn" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.Scouting.org/CampIn</a>. Families are encouraged to share their excitement and experiences using #CampIn and #ScoutingAtHome before, during and after the event.</p> <p><strong>About the Boy Scouts of America</strong><br /> 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 more than 2.1 million youth members between the ages of 5 and 21 and approximately 800,000 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 noreferrer">www.Scouting.org</a>.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/songs-skits-and-so-much-smore-the-boy-scouts-of-america-invites-families-to-join-national-camp-in/">Songs, Skits and So Much S’more! The Boy Scouts of America Invites Families to Join National Camp-In</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> Rochelle Randles Scouts From Across the Country Deliver the 2019 Report to the Nation Highlighting Scouting’s Unparalleled Service to Youth and Communities https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/scouts-from-across-the-country-deliver-the-2019-report-to-the-nation/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:ee44bc36-ad89-d9e5-2782-a49e2575df4d Tue, 03 Mar 2020 09:00:39 -0500 <p>The annual Report to the Nation gives youth once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to present Scouting accomplishments to nation&#8217;s leaders in Washington, D.C. Irving, Texas (March 3, 2020)— This week, 13 youth delegates &#8230; <a href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/scouts-from-across-the-country-deliver-the-2019-report-to-the-nation/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">Scouts From Across the Country Deliver the 2019 Report to the Nation Highlighting Scouting&#8217;s Unparalleled Service to Youth and Communities</span> <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/scouts-from-across-the-country-deliver-the-2019-report-to-the-nation/">Scouts From Across the Country Deliver the 2019 Report to the Nation Highlighting Scouting&#8217;s Unparalleled Service to Youth and Communities</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <img width="309" height="184" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/RTTN.19.jpg" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/RTTN.19.jpg 309w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/RTTN.19-220x131.jpg 220w" sizes="(max-width: 309px) 100vw, 309px" /><p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em>The annual Report to the Nation gives youth once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to present Scouting accomplishments to nation&#8217;s leaders in Washington, D.C.</em></strong></p> <p><strong>Irving, Texas (March 3, 2020)</strong>— This week, 13 youth delegates from across the United States will represent the Boy Scouts of America in Washington, D.C., to present the organization’s annual <em>Report to the Nation</em> to top U.S. officials. The report, designated in the BSA’s congressional charter, details the impact millions of Scouts and Scouting volunteers have made throughout 2019.</p> <p>“The accomplishments and milestones achieved in 2019 reinforce the important role that Scouting plays in the lives of young people and our communities,” said Roger C. Mosby, President and CEO of the Boy Scouts of America. “From standing up to bullying to recovering hundreds of acres of wilderness after the Ute Park Fire, this past year saw millions of young people join together to improve our communities, through actions big and small, in the past year. I am both inspired and optimistic about what that means for the future of the organization and, more importantly, for our nation.”</p> <p>Being selected as a <em>Report to the Nation</em> delegate from among approximately 2.1 million youth members is an honor for BSA youth. The delegates were selected due to their outstanding representation of the values BSA strives to instill in our nation’s young people. Each delegate represents their communities, as well as more than 100 million youth members who have been part of the BSA and the millions who will follow. The 2019 delegation includes:</p> <p style="padding-left: 40px;">•  Zachary Bryant; Atlanta, Georgia<br /> •  Hannah Carter; Santa Ana, California<br /> •  Maya Chimal; Kennewick, Washington<br /> •  Isabella Tunney; St. Paul, Minnesota<br /> •  Bryan Fencl Jr.; San Diego, California<br /> •  Laura Sun; San Jose, California<br /> •  Terry Hendriex; Peoria, Illinois<br /> •  David Taylor; Florence, South Carolina<br /> •  Jaden Jenkins; Enid, Oklahoma<br /> •  Keerthin Karthikeyan; Tupelo, Mississippi<br /> •  Pamela Petterchak; St. Louis, Missouri<br /> •  Gisselle Lugo; Massapequa, New York<br /> •  Zachary Schonfeld; Bethesda, Maryland</p> <p>The delegation will deliver the annual report to key members of U.S. federal government leadership. To keep track of the Report to the Nation delegates during their time in Washington, D.C., watch for <a href="https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/category/report-to-the-nation/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">daily blog posts</a> on <em>Bryan on Scouting</em> and follow <em>Scouting</em> magazine on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/scoutingmagazine" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/scouting" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Twitter</a>. You can also view photos updated daily on <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/boyscoutsofamerica/albums/72157712071600961/with/49300495896/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">BSA&#8217;s Flickr page</a>. The complete <em>Report to the Nation</em> is available online at <a href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/report-to-the-nation/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ScoutingNewsroom.org</a>. Highlights from the report include:</p> <ul> <li>More than 150,000 young women joined Cub Scouting and Scouts BSA by the end of 2019.</li> <li>Scouts provided more than 13.2 million hours of service to their communities at a value of more than $335 million (based on a national volunteer-hour value of $25.43).</li> <li>A record of 61,353 Scouts earned the Eagle Scout Award, beating the 2012 record. Earning the Eagle Scout rank requires the completion of an extensive service project, which resulted in more than $218 million in community service.</li> <li>Nearly 900,000 Scouts attended BSA high-adventure camps in West Virginia, New Mexico, Minnesota, and Florida, as well as thousands of Scout day and summer camps.</li> <li>In all, Scouts across all programs camped a total of more than 5 million nights during 2019.</li> <li>Scouts earned more than 1.7 million merit badges in 138 different subjects.</li> <li>The co-ed Exploring program celebrated its 70<sup>th</sup> anniversary in 2019, marking decades of helping young people explore future careers, from law enforcement to healthcare, teaching to STEM.</li> <li>For the first time in more than 50 years, the World Scout Jamboree was held in North America, where more than 40,000 attendees from more than 150 nations gathered at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.</li> <li>The iconic Philmont Scout Ranch, which suffered extensive damage from the Ute Park Fire, reopened in 2019 thanks to more than 71,000 hours of service provided by hundreds of Scouts, Venturers, and volunteers. Soon after, the National High-Adventure Base welcomed more than 24,000 campers, making it Philmont&#8217;s largest summer ever.</li> </ul> <p>The BSA is proud to be a part of preparing our young people for life and for leadership, and the organization looks forward to helping shape tomorrow’s leaders for many years to come.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About the Boy Scouts of America</strong><br /> 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 more than 2.1 million youth members between the ages of 5 and 21 and approximately 800,000 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 noreferrer">www.Scouting.org</a>.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/scouts-from-across-the-country-deliver-the-2019-report-to-the-nation/">Scouts From Across the Country Deliver the 2019 Report to the Nation Highlighting Scouting&#8217;s Unparalleled Service to Youth and Communities</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> Rochelle Randles The Boy Scouts of America Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy to Equitably Compensate Victims While Ensuring Scouting Continues Across the Country https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/the-boy-scouts-of-america-files-for-chapter-11-bankruptcy-to-equitably-compensate-victims-while-ensuring-scouting-continues-across-the-country/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:1e633b36-9e26-cfd9-91a8-72c88dcb12a5 Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:33:34 -0500 <p>Local Councils are Not Filing for Bankruptcy as They are Legally Separate and Distinct Organizations IRVING, TX – February 18, 2020 – The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) today announced &#8230; <a href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/the-boy-scouts-of-america-files-for-chapter-11-bankruptcy-to-equitably-compensate-victims-while-ensuring-scouting-continues-across-the-country/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">The Boy Scouts of America Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy to Equitably Compensate Victims While Ensuring Scouting Continues Across the Country</span> <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/the-boy-scouts-of-america-files-for-chapter-11-bankruptcy-to-equitably-compensate-victims-while-ensuring-scouting-continues-across-the-country/">The Boy Scouts of America Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy to Equitably Compensate Victims While Ensuring Scouting Continues Across the Country</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/2020/02/corporate-1.png" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/corporate-1.png 309w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/corporate-1-220x132.png 220w" sizes="(max-width: 309px) 100vw, 309px" /><p style="text-align: center;"><em>Local Councils are Not Filing for Bankruptcy as They are Legally Separate and Distinct Organizations</em></p> <p><strong><img class=" wp-image-16071 alignright" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/corporate-BSA-220x191.png" alt="" width="189" height="164" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/corporate-BSA-220x191.png 220w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/corporate-BSA-960x834.png 960w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/corporate-BSA-768x667.png 768w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/corporate-BSA-650x565.png 650w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/corporate-BSA.png 1112w" sizes="(max-width: 189px) 100vw, 189px" />IRVING, TX – February 18, 2020</strong> – The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) today announced that the national organization has filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code to achieve two key objectives: equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in Scouting and continue carrying out its mission for years to come. The BSA intends to use the Chapter 11 process to create a Victims Compensation Trust that would provide equitable compensation to victims.</p> <p>Scouting programs, including unit meetings and activities, council events, other Scouting adventures and countless service projects, will continue throughout this process and for many years to come. The BSA fully intends to maintain its commitments to its members, families, volunteer leaders, employees, retirees, donors and alumni to the fullest extent permitted by bankruptcy laws. The organization also will pay its vendors and partners for all goods and services delivered from today forward.</p> <p>Local councils, which provide programming, financial, facility and administrative support to Scouting units in their communities, have not filed for bankruptcy. They are legally separate, distinct and financially independent from the national organization.</p> <p>“The BSA cares deeply about all victims of abuse and sincerely apologizes to anyone who was harmed during their time in Scouting. We are outraged that there have been times when individuals took advantage of our programs to harm innocent children,” said Roger Mosby, President and Chief Executive Officer. “While we know nothing can undo the tragic abuse that victims suffered, we believe the Chapter 11 process – with the proposed Trust structure – will provide equitable compensation to all victims while maintaining the BSA’s important mission.”</p> <p><strong>Establishment of the Victims Compensation Trust and Support for Victims of Abuse</strong></p> <p>The BSA has an important duty to keep children safe, supported and protected while preparing them for their futures, and the organization has every intention of continuing to fulfill these important responsibilities.</p> <p>Tragically, there have been times when individuals took advantage of the BSA’s programs to harm children. The BSA firmly believes that a proposed Victims Compensation Trust structure is the best means of compensating victims in a way that is equitable and protects their identities. The BSA encourages victims to come forward to file a claim as the bankruptcy process moves forward and will provide clear and comprehensive notices about how to do so.</p> <p>The BSA has, for years, funded in-person counseling for any current or former Scout who was a victim of abuse as well as victims’ family members, by a provider of their choice. As an extension of this commitment to supporting victims, the BSA recently announced a partnership with 1in6, a trusted national resource for male survivors, to expand their services so that victims of abuse are able to anonymously access vital support from trained advocates when and how they need it. Victims can access 1in6 services at www.1in6.org/BSA. This is a multiyear commitment, which the BSA feels is an important component of its ongoing efforts to support victims.</p> <p><strong>Maintaining Programming and Upholding Commitments to All Stakeholders</strong></p> <p>Scouting will continue to provide unparalleled programs to young people – keeping them safe, supported and protected as it prepares them for their futures. The BSA today has some of the strongest, expert-informed youth protection policies found in any youth-serving organization, including mandatory youth protection training and background checks for all volunteers and staff, as well as policies that prohibit one-on-one interaction between youth and adults and require all volunteers and staff to report any suspected abuse to law enforcement.</p> <p>Additional information about the BSA’s multilayered safeguards, our commitment to support victims, and our efforts to be part of the broader solution to child abuse is available at <a href="http://www.scouting.org/youth-safety" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.scouting.org/youth-safety</a>.</p> <p>Read the BSA’s Open Letter to Victims <a href="http://www.bsarestructuring.org/an-open-letter-to-victims-from-the-boy-scouts-of-america/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a>.</p> <p>More information and updates about the restructuring are available via the national organization’s dedicated restructuring website, www.BSArestructuring.org. Victims, as well as vendors and other potential creditors who have questions about their claims may contact <a href="mailto:Restructuring@scouting.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Restructuring@scouting.org</a> or call 1-866-907-BSA1 for the fastest response.</p> <p>The BSA is represented in the restructuring by Sidley Austin LLP as legal counsel and Alvarez &amp; Marsal North America LLC, as financial advisor.</p> <p><strong>About the Boy Scouts of America</strong><br /> <em>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 800,000 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 noreferrer">www.Scouting.org</a>.</em></p> <p><em>Learn about the BSA’s youth protection policies in place today at <a href="http://www.scouting.org/youth-safety" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.scouting.org/youth-safety</a>.</em></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/the-boy-scouts-of-america-files-for-chapter-11-bankruptcy-to-equitably-compensate-victims-while-ensuring-scouting-continues-across-the-country/">The Boy Scouts of America Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy to Equitably Compensate Victims While Ensuring Scouting Continues Across the Country</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> Rochelle Randles Boy Scouts of America and 1in6 Announce Landmark Partnership to Support Victims of Abuse https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/boy-scouts-of-america-and-1in6-announce-landmark-partnership-to-support-victims-of-abuse/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:7fde6886-0eab-14e0-26fb-69f4733ffcc9 Tue, 11 Feb 2020 16:57:36 -0500 <p>Five-Year Commitment Builds on Shared Focus of Providing Services to Help Victims Heal IRVING, TX (February 11, 2020) – The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has joined forces with 1in6, &#8230; <a href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/boy-scouts-of-america-and-1in6-announce-landmark-partnership-to-support-victims-of-abuse/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">Boy Scouts of America and 1in6 Announce Landmark Partnership to Support Victims of Abuse</span> <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/boy-scouts-of-america-and-1in6-announce-landmark-partnership-to-support-victims-of-abuse/">Boy Scouts of America and 1in6 Announce Landmark Partnership to Support Victims of Abuse</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <img width="309" height="180" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/BSA-__-1in6.jpg" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/BSA-__-1in6.jpg 309w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/BSA-__-1in6-220x128.jpg 220w" sizes="(max-width: 309px) 100vw, 309px" /><p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em>Five-Year Commitment Builds on Shared Focus of Providing Services to Help Victims Heal </em></strong></p> <p><strong>IRVING, TX</strong> <strong>(February 11, 2020)</strong> – The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has joined forces with 1in6, a leading organization for male survivors of sexual abuse, in a five-year partnership that meaningfully expands vital services to better support the needs of those who were harmed in Scouting.</p> <p>“We are encouraged by the barriers to abuse that the Boy Scouts of America has implemented to protect youth moving forward and the important measures the organization is taking to aid survivors of abuse, beginning with believing, supporting, and encouraging survivors to come forward,” said Matthew Ennis, President and CEO of 1in6.</p> <p>The BSA is steadfastly committed to supporting victims of abuse.</p> <p>“We sincerely apologize to anyone who was harmed in Scouting,” said Roger Mosby, President and CEO of the Boy Scouts of America. “In addition to implementing strong policies to prevent abuse, we are dedicated to supporting victims when and how they need it,” Mosby said.</p> <p>For years, the BSA has funded in-person counseling for any current or former Scout, or member of their family, by a provider of their choice. No proof is required; A victim need only make a request.</p> <p>The BSA recognized, however, that not all victims are ready to seek counseling. Knowing that, the organization started a dialog with one survivor to learn how the BSA could better support victims. That discussion brought to light the critical role of 1in6 services in the lives of some survivors and the potential for that support to help others.</p> <p>“1in6 has been an invaluable resource for me, and I have no doubt that this partnership will help the BSA move even farther in the right direction to support victims and their families,” said Jason Lee, the survivor who first encouraged the partnership. “I’m proud of the BSA for facing this problem head-on, in a public and transparent way.”<br /> Through this partnership, 1in6 has greatly expanded its 24/7 web-based helpline chat service that enables victims to connect instantly with a trained advocate. Starting in March, 1in6 will also more than double the number of weekly online support groups offered for men who were sexually abused.</p> <p>“1in6’s clinically facilitated groups are designed to support men in their journeys of trauma recovery, with a focus on education and mutual support,” Ennis said. “Information shared through both of these services will be kept strictly confidential by 1in6.”</p> <p>1in6 will also provide continuing education offerings to assist in training BSA staff and volunteers in gaining a better understanding of the impact of sexual abuse on the lives of men and best practices for responding to male survivors.</p> <p>For more information on the partnership or to access 1in6 support services, please visit<a href="http://www.1in6.org/BSA" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> www.1in6.org/BSA</a>.</p> <p><strong>About the Boy Scouts of America</strong><br /> <em>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 800,000 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 noreferrer">www.Scouting.org</a>. <span data-ogsc="rgb(97, 95, 96)">To learn more about the BSA’s youth protection policies, visit </span><a href="http://www.scouting.org/Youth-Safety">www.Scouting.org/Youth-Safety</a><span data-ogsc="blue">.</span></em></p> <p><strong>About 1in6</strong><br /> <em>The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives. Our mission also includes serving family members, friends, partners, and service providers by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community. You can learn more at <a href="http://www.1in6.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.1in6.org</a>.</em></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/boy-scouts-of-america-and-1in6-announce-landmark-partnership-to-support-victims-of-abuse/">Boy Scouts of America and 1in6 Announce Landmark Partnership to Support Victims of Abuse</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> Boy Scouts of America Partnership Rochelle Randles Boy Scouts of America Names Roger C. Mosby as New CEO and President https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/boy-scouts-of-america-names-roger-c-mosby-as-new-ceo-and-president/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:2b72a5ce-40cf-555b-3470-92bd38d33bd0 Mon, 30 Dec 2019 08:00:10 -0500 <p>Organization Welcomes Proven Leader with Experience Guiding Change, Transformation and Growth Irving, TX (December 30, 2019) &#8211; The National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) named Roger &#8230; <a href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/boy-scouts-of-america-names-roger-c-mosby-as-new-ceo-and-president/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">Boy Scouts of America Names Roger C. Mosby as New CEO and President</span> <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/boy-scouts-of-america-names-roger-c-mosby-as-new-ceo-and-president/">Boy Scouts of America Names Roger C. Mosby as New CEO and President</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <img width="484" height="252" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Mosby-photo-final-featured-image.png" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Mosby-photo-final-featured-image.png 484w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Mosby-photo-final-featured-image-220x115.png 220w" sizes="(max-width: 484px) 100vw, 484px" /><p style="text-align: center;"><em>Organization Welcomes Proven Leader </em><em>with Experience Guiding Change, Transformation and Growth</em></p> <p>Irving, TX (December 30, 2019) &#8211; The National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) named Roger C. Mosby as the organization’s CEO and President after a focused search, which was initiated when former CEO and President Michael B. Surbaugh retired after a tenure of more than four years.</p> <p>“As the BSA moves through an extraordinary time of both change and opportunity, we believe Roger’s experience as a seasoned executive, adept at guiding transformation and driving growth, will bring the right combination of strength and focus needed to steer our organization toward a promising future,” noted Jim Turley, National Chair of the Boy Scouts of America.</p> <p><img class="size-medium wp-image-16059 alignright" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Mosby-photo-final-220x275.png" alt="" width="220" height="275" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Mosby-photo-final-220x275.png 220w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Mosby-photo-final-768x960.png 768w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Mosby-photo-final-650x813.png 650w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Mosby-photo-final-176x220.png 176w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Mosby-photo-final.png 800w" sizes="(max-width: 220px) 100vw, 220px" /></p> <p>Roger Mosby most recently ran his own consulting firm focused on executive coaching, following his retirement from leading energy infrastructure company Kinder Morgan in 2015. During nearly two decades with the company, he served as HR lead and was one of the original six officers. During his tenure, Kinder Morgan grew from 175 to more than 11,000 employees, with Mosby leading extensive change management and cultural transformation efforts.</p> <p>“I am honored to assume a leadership role with what I believe to be the nation’s greatest youth-serving organization, one that is close to my heart and that I have served for years as a volunteer. I am confident that my decades of experience helping talented people grow, transform and evolve organizations can be applied to furthering the mission of Scouting,” Mosby said. “Scouting has been part of my life for most of my life. I believe in the power of Scouting and how important it is in developing character and leadership in young people, so I am proud to join dedicated professionals and volunteers as we move the organization forward.”</p> <p>Roger was a Scout as a youth and served for more than 33 years as a volunteer in the Mid-America and Sam Houston Area councils, in addition to positions with the Southern Region and National Committees of the Boy Scouts of America, as well as the World Organization of the Scout Movement. He has received the Silver Antelope Award and the Silver Beaver Award, the highest honors for volunteers at the regional and local levels, respectively, and is a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s honor society.</p> <p>“Roger’s expertise in leading, navigating and implementing positive organizational change will be invaluable to the BSA,” said Ellie Morrison, National Commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America. “His skills and experience are just what we need at this time. I look forward to working with him to ensure Scouting’s bright future.”</p> <p>Roger Mosby joins Jim Turley and Ellie Morrison to form the BSA’s “Key 3,” the organization’s highest tier of leadership at the national level.</p> <p>“We thank Michael Surbaugh for his years of service and leadership to the Boy Scouts of America,” Turley said. “Now, as we enter the next stage, we welcome Roger and his well-suited expertise to guide us toward even more opportunities to bring the benefits of Scouting to more youth, families and communities.”</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/">www.Scouting.org.</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/boy-scouts-of-america-names-roger-c-mosby-as-new-ceo-and-president/">Boy Scouts of America Names Roger C. Mosby as New CEO and President</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> Boy Scouts of America Newsroom Blog U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Boy Scouts of America Announce Sea Scouts as the Auxiliary’s Official Youth Program https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/u-s-coast-guard-auxiliary-and-the-boy-scouts-of-america-announce-sea-scouts-as-the-auxiliarys-official-youth-program/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:ce8f89ae-3bd0-0508-20d0-8ae857eaf929 Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:10:54 -0500 <p>IRVING, TX (November 13, 2019) – The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Boy Scouts of America have announced the official roll out of the Auxiliary’s Sea Scouts youth development &#8230; <a href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/u-s-coast-guard-auxiliary-and-the-boy-scouts-of-america-announce-sea-scouts-as-the-auxiliarys-official-youth-program/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Boy Scouts of America Announce Sea Scouts as the Auxiliary’s Official Youth Program</span> <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/u-s-coast-guard-auxiliary-and-the-boy-scouts-of-america-announce-sea-scouts-as-the-auxiliarys-official-youth-program/">U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Boy Scouts of America Announce Sea Scouts as the Auxiliary’s Official Youth Program</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/2019/11/Sea-Scouts-BSA-1.png" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Sea-Scouts-BSA-1.png 309w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Sea-Scouts-BSA-1-220x132.png 220w" sizes="(max-width: 309px) 100vw, 309px" /><p><strong><img class="size-medium wp-image-16055 alignright" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Sea-Scouting-Emblem_Color-220x315.jpg" alt="" width="220" height="315" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Sea-Scouting-Emblem_Color-220x315.jpg 220w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Sea-Scouting-Emblem_Color-768x1100.jpg 768w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Sea-Scouting-Emblem_Color-960x1375.jpg 960w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Sea-Scouting-Emblem_Color-650x931.jpg 650w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Sea-Scouting-Emblem_Color-154x220.jpg 154w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Sea-Scouting-Emblem_Color.jpg 1079w" sizes="(max-width: 220px) 100vw, 220px" />IRVING, TX (November 13, 2019)</strong> – The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Boy Scouts of America have announced the official roll out of the Auxiliary’s Sea Scouts youth development initiative, which integrates members of Sea Scout ships (units) into Auxiliary shore-side and underway training and missions both shoreside and underway. In 2018, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and Coast Guard Auxiliary signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) establishing BSA’s <a href="https://seascout.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Sea Scout program</a> as the Auxiliary’s official youth program. The agreement broadens the Auxiliary’s efforts to reach out to young boaters and encourages them to consider Coast Guard and maritime careers.</p> <p>“Designating Sea Scouts as the official youth program of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the most important initiative the Auxiliary has ever undertaken. I believe working with our Sea Scout partners will bring new opportunities to both groups,” said Larry King, Auxiliary National Commodore.</p> <p>“Working with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will give Sea Scouts an opportunity to benefit from Coast Guard seamanship and vocational training, while giving Sea Scouts a unique introduction to the Coast Guard,” said T.W. Cook, Sea Scout National Commodore.</p> <p>Recognizing Sea Scouts as the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s official youth program provides a number of important benefits, including:</p> <ul> <li>Auxiliary flotillas are encouraged to support existing Sea Scout ships and to establish new Sea Scout ships where there are currently none.</li> <li>Working with Auxiliary members greatly enhances the resources available to youth in the Sea Scout program by engaging more adult leaders with seamanship skills, training and access to vessels into the program</li> <li>All Sea Scouts and leaders are now automatically associate members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Association. Additionally, any Sea Scout may apply for full Auxiliary membership. The minimum joining age remains 17 years old for non-Sea Scouts.</li> <li>Auxiliary programs will facilitate advanced science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-oriented training.</li> </ul> <p>Details of these changes and more are available on the Auxiliary’s AuxBWiki website at <a href="http://tinyurl.com/AuxBWiki" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">tinyurl.com/AuxBWiki</a> .</p> <p>Starting with an initial MOA in 2009, which established a framework for cooperation between the two organizations, the BSA and Coast Guard Auxiliary have been working together to promote recreational boating safety, as well as to share communications and manpower resources over the past decade.</p> <p>“The BSA is proud to continue our partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary as we continually strive to improve leadership development, real-life skill-building and unique STEM training through the Sea Scout program,&#8221; said Patrick Sterrett, Assistant Chief Scout Executive and National Director of Field Service of the Boy Scouts of America.</p> <p>For more information about the Sea Scout program or to find a Sea Scout ship near you, visit <a href="http://www.beascout.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.beascout.org</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About the Boy Scouts of America</strong></p> <p><em>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 noreferrer">www.Scouting.org</a> .</em></p> <p><strong>About the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary</strong></p> <p><em>The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard created by an Act of Congress in 1939. The Auxiliary, America&#8217;s Volunteer Guardians, supports the Coast Guard in nearly all of the service&#8217;s missions. For more information about the Coast Guard Auxiliary visit <a href="http://www.cgaux.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://www.cgaux.org</a> </em></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/u-s-coast-guard-auxiliary-and-the-boy-scouts-of-america-announce-sea-scouts-as-the-auxiliarys-official-youth-program/">U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Boy Scouts of America Announce Sea Scouts as the Auxiliary’s Official Youth Program</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> Boy Scouts of America Partnership Sea Scouts Rochelle Randles Bullying is Gen Z’s #1 Concern According to New BSA Survey https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/bullying-is-gen-zs-1-concern-according-to-new-bsa-survey/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:12b37360-4d56-34a5-c4cc-fcc957627f02 Tue, 17 Sep 2019 10:26:46 -0400 <p>The Boy Scouts of America highlights anti-bullying efforts incorporated in current Scout programming IRVING, TX (September 17, 2019) – Generation Z believes bullying is the biggest issue facing their generation, &#8230; <a href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/bullying-is-gen-zs-1-concern-according-to-new-bsa-survey/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">Bullying is Gen Z’s #1 Concern According to New BSA Survey</span> <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/bullying-is-gen-zs-1-concern-according-to-new-bsa-survey/">Bullying is Gen Z’s #1 Concern According to New BSA Survey</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <img width="310" height="186" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/BSA_GENZ_Infographic_9.12.19-copy-1.jpg" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/BSA_GENZ_Infographic_9.12.19-copy-1.jpg 310w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/BSA_GENZ_Infographic_9.12.19-copy-1-220x132.jpg 220w" sizes="(max-width: 310px) 100vw, 310px" /><p style="text-align: center;"><em><strong>The Boy Scouts of America highlights anti-bullying efforts incorporated in current Scout programming</strong></em></p> <p>IRVING, TX (September 17, 2019) – Generation Z believes bullying is the biggest issue facing their generation, according to new data. A survey of American youth ages 6 to 17, commissioned by the Boy Scouts of America, found that bullying ranked as the top concern for young people on a community, national and global level.</p> <p>The survey asked young Americans to prioritize their top five from a list of roughly 20 issues in the local community, the U.S. and the world. Thirty percent said bullying was one of the problems they most wanted to solve across the globe, and 32% said it was the biggest issue in the country. On a local level, Gen Z ranked bullying (28%), hunger (28%) and care for the elderly (27%) as the top three issues they see themselves helping to improve in their community.</p> <p>From daily good deeds to service projects, the Boy Scouts of America has been actively working to equip kids with the tools they need to counteract bullying throughout their communities and daily lives. All Scouts participate in anti-bullying training and learn to live by the Scout Law, a foundational element of Scouting that includes 12 guiding characteristics that include being helpful, trustworthy and kind. In fact, a 2015 Tufts University study showed children involved in Cub Scouts were significantly more kind and helpful than non-Scouts.</p> <p>“My son is in a local Scouting troop here in Lakeville, Minnesota and it has changed his life,” said Katie Dettmann. Her son Alden has autism. She says Scouts BSA is the first place where her son has not been judged. “It&#8217;s a peer group that’s very accepting and welcoming. He can take risks, try new things and grow with the encouragement and support of his peers.&#8221;</p> <p>“Scouting is one of my favorite things I’ve ever been a part of. I’ve met people from all over the world and I get along with them. We learn so much from each other,” said Alden Dettmann.</p> <p>The desire for inclusivity and kindness resonates well beyond Alden’s family. According to the survey, 86% of young Americans said that not being bullied is a daily priority. And 97% said being kind to others is an important aspect of daily life.</p> <p>Multiple Eagle Scout projects, a substantial service project that’s required to attain the program’s highest rank, have tackled bullying and inclusivity in recent years. One Scout even rallied his community to construct a musical playground that was fully accessible for students with physical or mental challenges. And merit badges offered by Boy Scouts of America, such as Disability Awareness and American Cultures, help kids understand and respect each other’s differences while building character and leadership skills.</p> <p>This desire to help make the world a better place is inherent in Gen Z, according to the study. Seventy-six percent said they believe their generation has the ability to make positive change in the world. Other top issues they want to tackle globally are poverty (28%), human rights (26%) and access to education (24%).</p> <p><strong>Survey highlights:</strong><br /> • 97% of those surveyed said being kind to others is important<br /> • 84% said they want to be a part of solving issues in the future in their community<br /> • 79% said improving their community is very important<br /> • 50% said the reason they focus on some of these issues is because their parents are passionate about them<br /> • Bullying was the top concern among respondents with 28% of respondents seeing themselves helping improve bullying at the community level, 32% at the national level and 30% at the global level<br /> • Other top concerns respondents want to help solve are hunger (28%) and care for elders (27%) at the local level, animal rights (28%) and recycling (28%) at the national level and poverty (28%) and human rights (26%) at the global level</p> <p><img class=" wp-image-16025 aligncenter" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/BSA_GENZ_Infographic_9.12.19-220x285.jpg" alt="" width="553" height="716" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/BSA_GENZ_Infographic_9.12.19-220x285.jpg 220w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/BSA_GENZ_Infographic_9.12.19-768x994.jpg 768w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/BSA_GENZ_Infographic_9.12.19-960x1242.jpg 960w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/BSA_GENZ_Infographic_9.12.19-650x841.jpg 650w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/BSA_GENZ_Infographic_9.12.19-170x220.jpg 170w" sizes="(max-width: 553px) 100vw, 553px" /></p> <p>To learn more or join, visit <a href="http://www.Scouting.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.Scouting.org</a>.</p> <hr /> <p>¹A 2015 study by Tufts University worked to answer that question and many others through research which measured the character attributes of both Scouts and non-Scouts. The survey included 2,000+ Scouts and non-Scouts aged 6-12 in the Philadelphia area.</p> <hr /> <p><strong>About the Boy Scouts of America</strong><br /> 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 noreferrer">www.Scouting.org</a>.</p> <p><strong>About the Survey</strong><br /> This survey was conducted by YouGov Plc. on behalf of the Boy Scouts of America. All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. The total sample size was 1,002 youth, ages 6-17 across the U.S. Data was collected between August 14-20, 2019 and was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all U.S. youth, ages 6-17. In the case of children&#8217;s samples (under 18 years old) the parent who is the panelist is invited to the survey and then asked to give consent to allow their child to take the survey. More about the survey methodology can be found at <a href="https://today.yougov.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.YouGov.com</a>.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/bullying-is-gen-zs-1-concern-according-to-new-bsa-survey/">Bullying is Gen Z’s #1 Concern According to New BSA Survey</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> Rochelle Randles Scouting Inspires New Generation to Reach for the Stars While Celebrating Iconic Connection to the 1969 Historic Moon Landing https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/scouting-inspires-new-generation-to-reach-for-the-stars-while-celebrating-iconic-connection-to-the-1969-historic-moon-landing/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:0a492f3a-bf14-397b-bcdd-652421bd21a5 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:30:56 -0400 <p>Fifty Years After NASA Astronaut and Eagle Scout Neil Armstrong Set Foot on the Moon NASA Astronaut and Assistant Scoutmaster Drew Morgan Will Speak to Scouts at the 24th World &#8230; <a href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/scouting-inspires-new-generation-to-reach-for-the-stars-while-celebrating-iconic-connection-to-the-1969-historic-moon-landing/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">Scouting Inspires New Generation to Reach for the Stars While Celebrating Iconic Connection to the 1969 Historic Moon Landing</span> <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/scouting-inspires-new-generation-to-reach-for-the-stars-while-celebrating-iconic-connection-to-the-1969-historic-moon-landing/">Scouting Inspires New Generation to Reach for the Stars While Celebrating Iconic Connection to the 1969 Historic Moon Landing</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> <img width="309" height="185" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/International-Space-Station.jpg" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/International-Space-Station.jpg 309w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/International-Space-Station-220x132.jpg 220w" sizes="(max-width: 309px) 100vw, 309px" /><p style="text-align: center;"><em>Fifty Years After NASA Astronaut and Eagle Scout Neil Armstrong Set Foot on the Moon </em><em>NASA Astronaut and Assistant Scoutmaster Drew Morgan Will Speak to Scouts at the 24<sup>th</sup> World Scout Jamboree Directly from the International Space Station</em></p> <p><strong>Glen Jean, WV (July 19, 2019)</strong> – As 45,000 Scouts from over 150 countries prepare to kick of the 24<sup>th</sup> World Scout Jamboree, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and NASA will come together to inspire today’s youth to expand their possibilities with a unique event that builds on Scouting’s iconic connection to the historic 1969 Moon landing.</p> <p>Fifty years after NASA astronaut and Eagle Scout Neil Armstrong sent greetings from space to participants of the 1969 National Scout Jamboree, <strong>NASA astronaut </strong><strong><u><a href="https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/biographies/andrew-r-morgan/biography">Drew Morgan</a></u></strong><strong> will inspire a new generation of Scouts directly from the International Space Station as he answers questions posed by Scouts attending the World Scout Jamboree at Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia at 1:30 p.m. EDT on July 24. </strong></p> <p>The World Scout Jamboree, which is held every four years, provides life-changing activities focused on adventure, sustainability, peace and community service. Inspired by the theme “Unlock a New World,” young men and women will celebrate the international tradition of Scouting during the two-week long 24<sup>th</sup> World Scout Jamboree that will take place in the United States for the first time since 1967.</p> <p>For April McMillan, National Director of Programs for the Boy Scouts of America and former researcher at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the inspiration that Scouting provides young people is endless.</p> <p><img class="size-medium wp-image-16018 alignright" src="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Expedition-60-Patch-220x253.png" alt="" width="220" height="253" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Expedition-60-Patch-220x253.png 220w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Expedition-60-Patch-768x885.png 768w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Expedition-60-Patch-960x1106.png 960w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Expedition-60-Patch-650x749.png 650w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Expedition-60-Patch-191x220.png 191w" sizes="(max-width: 220px) 100vw, 220px" />“Through every merit badge, adventure and service project, the programs of the Boy Scouts of America have been providing character and leadership opportunities for young men and women for more than a century,” McMillan said. “As this generation faces a new frontier of opportunities and challenges, the best thing we can do for these future leaders is to empower them with a sense of curiosity to explore the many wonders the world, and the self-reliance to find solutions within themselves, their communities and the world that surrounds them.”</p> <p>And Scouts are doing just that. In fact, interest in exploration continues to propel Scouts who last year earned more than 175,000 space-related merit badges, including astronomy, engineering, environmental science, geology and space exploration, with the newest Exploration merit badge growing in interest by 60 percent in the last year.</p> <p>For those young men and women and many others, “The Eagle has landed,” – the iconic words proclaimed by Neil Armstrong – hold special meaning as they dream of walking in the footsteps of the famous astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission, especially given the many connections between NASA and Scouting. While it is well known that Eagle Scout Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the Moon, it was fellow NASA astronaut and Eagle Scout Jim Lovell who suggested that the lunar module be named Eagle. And five years before that, in 1964, NASA sent a group of astronauts on geological trips to the BSA’s Philmont Scout Ranch to introduce them to geologic concepts they might find on the Moon. Today, every Scout starting a backcountry trek at Philmont enters through the same doors and can stand in the same spot as Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and so many other incredible people who went through before them as they consider the path and possibilities that await them.</p> <p>For media interested in covering the July 24<sup>th</sup> livestream event between NASA astronaut Drew Morgan and Scouts at the 24<sup>th</sup> World Scout Jamboree, please contact <a href="mailto:Kate.Jacobs@scouting.org">Kate.Jacobs@scouting.org</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">www.Scouting.org</a>.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/scouting-inspires-new-generation-to-reach-for-the-stars-while-celebrating-iconic-connection-to-the-1969-historic-moon-landing/">Scouting Inspires New Generation to Reach for the Stars While Celebrating Iconic Connection to the 1969 Historic Moon Landing</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> Rochelle Randles Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center and Boy Scouts of America Partner to Expand Programming on Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/barbara-sinatra-childrens-center-and-boy-scouts-of-america-partner-to-expand-programming-on-child-abuse-awareness-and-prevention/ Scouting Newsroom urn:uuid:e613ed15-a0a3-bac3-16d9-37fd17c6087e Thu, 20 Jun 2019 10:31:38 -0400 <p>The Sinatra Center’s “Protect Yourself Rules” Educational Videos and Lesson Plans Will Soon be Available to Cub Scouts Nationwide RANCHO MIRAGE, CA (June 20, 2019) – Today, the Barbara Sinatra &#8230; <a href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/barbara-sinatra-childrens-center-and-boy-scouts-of-america-partner-to-expand-programming-on-child-abuse-awareness-and-prevention/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">Barbara Sinatra Children&#8217;s Center and Boy Scouts of America Partner to Expand Programming on Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention</span> <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/barbara-sinatra-childrens-center-and-boy-scouts-of-america-partner-to-expand-programming-on-child-abuse-awareness-and-prevention/">Barbara Sinatra Children&#8217;s Center and Boy Scouts of America Partner to Expand Programming on Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention</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/2019/06/BSA-Cub-Scout-Protect-Yourself-Rules-copy.jpeg" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" srcset="http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/BSA-Cub-Scout-Protect-Yourself-Rules-copy.jpeg 309w, http://3sn2bpzvo8j3b6sqx15pruqx.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/BSA-Cub-Scout-Protect-Yourself-Rules-copy-220x132.jpeg 220w" sizes="(max-width: 309px) 100vw, 309px" /><p style="text-align: center;"><em>The Sinatra Center’s “Protect Yourself Rules” Educational Videos and Lesson Plans Will Soon be Available to Cub Scouts Nationwide </em></p> <p><strong>RANCHO MIRAGE, CA (June 20, 2019)</strong> – Today, the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center and Boy Scouts of America formally announced a partnership that will introduce the “Protect Yourself Rules” program to more than 1.2 million Cub Scouts nationwide. Through animated videos and ancillary learning material developed specifically for younger audiences, the program aims to educate children about how to recognize inappropriate behavior, including how to distinguish between safe and unsafe touches, and what to do when confronted with abusive behavior.</p> <p>The program has been developed and scripted by child advocates, psychologists, and national scholars and tested at various stages of development with students, teachers, school administrators, parents, and experts in the field of child abuse. The videos are separated into two age and grade groups: kindergarten through third grade and fourth grade through sixth.</p> <p>Jon R. Conte, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington and Director of the Joshua Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse who assisted in the development of the series notes: “Few things are as clear in efforts to prevent sexual abuse as is the importance of providing children with the knowledge and skills to identify risk situations and to avoid, escape, or disclose abuse before it happens or after it happens once. This partnership will greatly expand the number of children, and those who love them, with information to help them prevent abuse. No other prevention method is known to be as affective.”</p> <p>In the animated lessons, the normally complex facets of abuse prevention and intervention focus on two basic elements: children must understand and recognize abuse, and they must feel empowered to say “no” any time they are made to feel uncomfortable. In addition to the videos, the program comes with age and grade-appropriate learning materials and printable extension lessons, designed to foster fundamental understanding of the initiative’s core teachings.</p> <p>“The ‘Protect Yourself Rules’ campaign has reached millions of children across the country since it launched over two years ago,” explained John Thoresen, Chief Executive of the Foundation and the Barbara Sinatra Center for Abused Children. “We are so proud to be working with the Boy Scouts of America to expand the reach and impact of this critically important initiative.”</p> <p>Barbara Sinatra Center began development of the “Protect Yourself Rules” in early 2015 and formed a partnership with Boy Scouts of America in 2019, expanding access to these educational resources to millions of young children across the nation. The Center’s video content and lesson plans will build upon and enhance existing programming Boy Scouts of America utilizes to promote personal safety and youth protection that the organization first introduced to the Scouting community in 1986, a groundbreaking step at the time intended to help keep children safe.</p> <p>“It is a privilege and honor to help prepare youth for their futures through our nation’s foremost program of character development and values-based leadership training.  This comes with an important duty: as an organization, we are focused on keeping children safe, supported and protected,” said Michael Surbaugh, Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America.  “Our partnership with the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center is an important example of one of the many steps we take to regularly update our efforts to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect youth.”</p> <p>In support of its youth education and protection efforts, “Protect Yourself Rules” is also endorsed by: National YMCA, National Rural Health Educators, Association of American Educators, National Association of School Psychologists. In addition to the Boy Scouts of America, many schools throughout the United States are using the “Protect Yourself Rules” to comply with state mandated abuse protection education in schools.</p> <p>To learn more about the program visit: <a href="http://fightchildabuse.org/">FightChildAbuse.org</a>.</p> <p><strong>About the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center <u><br /> </u></strong>Founded in 1986 by Barbara and Frank Sinatra, the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center is dedicated to ensuring every child’s right to a normal, healthy and secure childhood. Since its creation, about 23,000 children have received outpatient mental health and counseling services at the center.,. The Center provides individual, group and family therapy along with special programs that address issues associated with children suffering the effects of child abuse and neglect. An estimated 700 children are counseled annually on an outpatient basis, and no child is ever turned away because of a family’s inability to pay. For more information, visit: <a href="http://barbarasinatrachildrenscenter.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">BarbaraSinatraChildrensCenter.org</a>.  The animated video series was funded by the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center Foundation and has over 13 million YouTube views, many in classrooms throughout the United States and in many foreign countries.  Those 13 million views have conservatively reached over 100 million.</p> <p><strong>About the Boy Scouts of America <u><br /> </u></strong>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 noreferrer">www.Scouting.org</a>.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org/press-releases/barbara-sinatra-childrens-center-and-boy-scouts-of-america-partner-to-expand-programming-on-child-abuse-awareness-and-prevention/">Barbara Sinatra Children&#8217;s Center and Boy Scouts of America Partner to Expand Programming on Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.scoutingnewsroom.org">Scouting Newsroom</a>.</p> Rochelle Randles Council Camporee - https://mailchi.mp/7d4740901a4d/council-camporee … https://mailchi.mp/7d4740901a4d/council-camporee … https://twitter.com/sccbsa/status/1120781274606653445 Twitter Search / sccbsa urn:uuid:5caf6c51-e179-d714-e678-35e6dad624f1 Tue, 23 Apr 2019 16:07:33 -0400 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">Council Camporee - <a href="https://mailchi.mp/7d4740901a4d/council-camporee">https://mailchi.mp/7d4740901a4d/council-camporee&nbsp;&hellip;</a> <a href="https://mailchi.mp/7d4740901a4d/council-camporee">https://mailchi.mp/7d4740901a4d/council-camporee&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> (@sccbsa) Stony Brook University Occupational Therapy graduate students are working towards completing a capstone project that will benefit the Suffolk County Boy Scouts of America community. 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