Archive | August, 2007

Once-in-a-Lifetime Design Contest Celebrates Boy Scouts of America’s Coming

Posted on 28 August 2007 by admin

Calling all Scouts! Nearly three million Scouting youth from every corner of the country are invited to participate in a special contest launched today by the Boy Scouts of America to design the new logo that will showcase BSA’s upcoming 100th anniversary.

Centered on the theme “Celebrating the Adventure. Continuing the Journey,” the winning logo design will be chosen by a select panel of judges for use as the official symbol of the 100th anniversary beginning in 2008 and for the duration of BSA’s widespread celebration culminating in 2010.
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Recognizing Local Heroism

Posted on 27 August 2007 by admin

Do you know someone who inspires you by doing extraordinary things in their local community? If you do, honor your hero by nominating him or her for the 6th Annual Volvo for life Awards, a grassroots-driven, national award program recognizing local heroes committed to improving their community’s safety, quality of life, or environment. In honor of these local heroes, Volvo contributes more than $1 million to charity each year.Nominations are welcomed now through October 15, 2007, at which time the American public will be invited to vote online for their favorite heroes from 40 top heroes and decide the finalists in the categories of Safety, Quality of Life, Environment, and Butterfly, a newly named youth category. A panel of distinguished judges will then select one winner for each of the categories, who will receive $100,000 to be donated to the charities of their choice; remaining finalists will receive a $25,000 charitable donation. The Butterfly Award winner will receive $25,000 and two Butterfly Award finalists will receive $10,000. One Grand Award winner will receive a Volvo car for the rest of his or her life.

To learn more or to nominate a hero, visit A Spanish version of the site can also be accessed at this address.

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New Chief Scout Executive to Start on September 1, 2007

Posted on 26 August 2007 by admin

The Chief Scout Executive Selection Committee of the Boy Scouts of America recently selected Mr. Robert J. Mazzuca, Assistant Chief Scout Executive to become the new Chief Scout Executive, effective September 1, 2007. In his role as Chief Scout Executive Bob will be responsible for providing the professional leadership for the Boy Scouts of America.

Mr. Mazzuca is a former Scout from San Juan Bautista, earning the Rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 28 (now 428) in 1964. During his scouting youth, he attended Camp Pico Blanco for 2 summers and later served on the Pico Blanco summer camp staff for 2 years. During his time with the Monterey Bay Area Council Mr. Mazzuca achieved the Brotherhood Honor as a member of Esselen Lodge. He received a bachelor of arts in history from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.

He began his Scouting professional career in 1971 in Modesto, California, where he served as a district executive and an Exploring Executive. He became the Exploring Director in Sacramento in 1975 and eventually served as a Field Director and the Director of Field Service. In 1983 Mazzuca became the Scout Executive in Stockton, California, before serving as an area director in the Western Region and Scout Executive in Sacramento, Calif. In 1992 he became the Assistant Regional Director for the Southern Region and in 1995 the Scout Executive in Pittsburgh. His most recent position is that of Assistant Chief Scout Executive of the BSA.

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NRA to Sponsor 20th Youth Wildlife Art Contest

NRA to Sponsor 20th Youth Wildlife Art Contest

Posted on 20 August 2007 by admin

The NRA is now accepting entries for its 2007 Youth Wildlife Art Contest. The contest, the 20th in the annual series, is open to students in grades 1 through 12 (including home-schooled children). NRA membership is not required. The deadline to enter is October 8, 2007. Winners in each grade category will receive $500. Second-place finishers will receive $250, and the third-place award will be $100.Entries may be submitted in one of four categories, based on school grade. Category I includes grades 1 through 3. Category II is for grades 4 through 6. Category III covers grades 7 through 9, and Category IV includes grades 10 through 12. Entries may portray any North American game bird or animal that may be legally hunted or trapped. Endangered species and non-game animals, such as eagles and snakes, are not eligible subjects. Call (703) 267-1595 if you need to confirm whether a certain animal or bird is eligible.
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