Archive | August, 2005

Hurricane Katrina

Posted on 31 August 2005 by admin

Chief Scout Executive, Roy Williams, has posted a letter to the Scouting community on the National Council Boy Scouts of America website. In the letter he asks for prayers of stregth, protection, and well-being for those affected. The letter also directs the Scouting community to a website with information on how they can help with the disaster relief effort.

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New Scout Executive to clean up Atlanta Area Council Membership Mess

Posted on 24 August 2005 by admin

Donald R. McChesney, the head of the San Francisco Bay Area Council, is set to take over the Atlanta Area Council on September 12th, 2005.

McChesney, a 30 year Scouting veteran, replaces David Larkin, who resigned after a Federal investigation discovered the council padded its membership numbers with fake scouts.

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Another Eagle Scout Goes Home

Posted on 24 August 2005 by admin

Pvt. Nate DeTample, an Eagle Scout and soldier with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Co. A, 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry, was killed on August 9th in an ambush and firefight in Beiji, just north of Baghdad. Funeral services were held yesterday.

Read the Newton Advance Article Online.

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Newly Trained BSA Lifeguard Saves Man

Posted on 23 August 2005 by admin

Quick instinct and BSA Lifeguard training the week before gave 13 year old Life Scout Thomas Ruggiero the ability to save 75 year-old Dick Antill at East Matunuck Beach in Narragansett, R.I.

Read the Times Herald-Record Online Article.

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Glacier’s Edge Council

Posted on 23 August 2005 by admin

Glacier’s Edge Council was the name selected by the merging Four Lakes and Sinnissippi Councils. According to a letter released on the consolidation website today this name was also the winner of the opinion poll with 40% of the vote. Also according to the letter a new Scout Executive should be selected by October 1st.

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Soldier and Scout killed by roadside bomb

Posted on 22 August 2005 by admin

There is a close tie between soldiers and the Boy Scouts. You’ll see a lot of Scouts volunteer to protect their country, unfortunetly as soldiers loose their lives we hear of Scouts not making it home.

Army Specialist Brian Derks a dedicated soldier and dedicated Scout was killed, on August 13th, by a roadside bomb.

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New Guide to Inductions Available Online

Posted on 20 August 2005 by admin

The National Order of the Arrow Website now contains the 2005 revised edition of the Guide to Inductions. According to the website it is avaiable in six downloadable segments to keep sections safeguarded.

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Bush provides high note at Scout Jamboree

Bush provides high note at Scout Jamboree

Posted on 01 August 2005 by admin

By Sgt. Maj. Chet Marcus and Sgt. Frank Pellegrini

FORT A.P. HILL, Va. (Army News Service, Aug. 1, 2005) — After four days of anticipation, President George W. Bush honored his National Scout Jamboree rain check in front of some 42,000 scouts, leaders and service members at the jamboree’s arena show July 31.

President George W. Bush waves to the crowd at the National Scout Jamboree arena show July 31.
President George W. Bush waves to the
crowd at the National Scout Jamboree arena
show July 31.
Sgt. Joe Morris

“I’m standing in front of America’s future leaders,” Bush said to chants of “U.S.A., U.S.A.” that rolled across the arena field like the thunder that forced the cancellation of Wednesday’s scheduled visit. “If you follow your conscience and the ideals of a scout, there is no limit to what you can achieve,” he said.

Introduced by a boy scout, fellow Texan Daniel Valela, Bush delighted the crowd by noting prominent former scouts, including himself and Vice President Dick Cheney, former President (and Eagle Scout) Gerald Ford, and “the first man I see every morning,” White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, also in attendance.

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