Archive | March, 2005

Spring Cleaning: Area Boy Scouts Prepared to Relieve Folks of Extra Cell Phones

Posted on 17 March 2005 by admin

Rochester, MN (OPENPRESS) March 17, 2005 — If the statistical trend continues, there will be about one billion used, idle cell phones in the United States within five years – cluttering closets, desks and dressers across the country. Since that number is already at 500 million and counting, it’s no wonder that a local Boy Scout council that prides itself on building life and leadership skills for its youth has launched a collection campaign designed to raise cash and help the environment.

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Delphi Academy’s Boy Scouts Servicing Community and Safeguarding Environment

Posted on 10 March 2005 by admin

March 10, 2005 — Recently, Boy Scout Troop 555, sponsored by Delphi Academy of Lake View Terrace, helped clean up San Onofre Beach. More than twenty scouts and adult leaders from Sun Valley, Glendale, La Canada and other Foothill communities helped remove debris and litter from the beach.

Scouts filled out International Coastal Cleanup Data Cards, provided by The Ocean Conservancy, to track pickup of all items from the beach. Debris included bottles, cans, caps, cigarette butts, wrappers, containers, straws, toys, rope and other items. More than 377 cigarette butts were picked up that day!

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Frist Announces the “SUPPORT OUR SCOUTS ACT OF 2005”

Posted on 09 March 2005 by admin

March 9th, 2005 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D. (R-TN) will introduce legislation in the next few days to ensure that the Boy Scouts of America are treated fairly by guaranteeing their right to equal access to public facilities, forums, and programs. This legislation addresses attempts to exclude the Boy Scouts from such facilities at the federal, state, and local levels, and legal moves by groups to proscribe longstanding Defense Department support to the Scouts.

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OA’s Guide for Officers and Advisers No Longer Safe Guarded

Posted on 08 March 2005 by admin

According to the National Order of the Arrow website, the national Order of the Arrow committee has removed the “restricted status” from the Order of the Arrow Guide for Officers and Advisers. Previously, this book had to be ordered through your local council. The publication can now be obtained from the BSA National Supply Division by ordering publication #34997C, revised 2004. The guide retails for $7.95.

This guide contains the current national policies and guidelines for lodge organization and administration. All lodge and chapter officers and advisers should have a copy.

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17th Annual National Youth Service Day

17th Annual National Youth Service Day

Posted on 07 March 2005 by admin

National Youth Service Day Logo

The National Council announced today that the Boy Scouts will help organize the 17th National Youth Service Day, April 15-17, 2005. While the Boy Scouts participate and organize service projects 365 days a year National Youth Service Day serves as a public awareness and education campaign that highlights the amazing contributions that young people make to their communities.

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Scouting Congratulates Steve Fossett

Posted on 03 March 2005 by Dan

Geneva, Switzerland, 3 March 2005 -Scouts around the world are proud of the new records set by Steve Fossett with GlobalFlyer, which displayed the Scout emblem on the cockpit. Scouting has a special place among the sponsors’ emblems because of Scouting’s importance in his personal development. “Each record I set is like I have earned a new Scout badge. I was a Scout when I climbed my first mountain,” Steve said.

Today, Steve is an elected member of the World Scout Committee, the board of the World Scout Organization which includes more than 28-million members – girls and boys – worldwide.

“Steve has demonstrated that self confidence can take one far, to continue to explore the limits of science, technology and human character,” said Dr. Marie-Louise Correa, Chairman of the World Scout Committee. “This is more than just a new record by Steve Fossett and a former Scout, it opens new horizons in aeronautics and how we view the world.”

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