Posted on 31 January 2008 by Dan
Posted on 29 January 2008 by Dan
Kazakhstan’s National Scout Organization, “The Organization of the Scout Movement of Kazakhstan” (OSMK) is a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) as of January 16, 2008.
Scouting in Kazakhstan is for all boys and girls of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds. Scouts take part in a variety of activities; helping handicapped children, cleaning up public areas and teaching children first aid and other outdoor skills; and are active in the areas of environment and nature conservation. All of these activities, based on Scouting principles, are aimed to provide growth in moral strength and character, to enhance the development of physical, mental and emotional fitness of young people in Kazakhstan.
Today, there are many Scout groups in in the different regions and cities. There are 1,300 registered members of OSMK.
Read more about the history of Scouting in Kazakhstan.
Posted on 28 January 2008 by Dan
Bill Marriott, Chairman & CEO of Marriott International, has published a piece about Scouting on his Professional Blog.
Many years ago, I joined Boy Scout Troop 241 in Chevy Chase, Maryland. It was one of the most rewarding and difficult experiences of my life. Finally, I achieved the highest Boy Scout honor, that of becoming an Eagle Scout. It took a lot of hard work and determination.
He talks about his achievements as a Scout, his family’s Scouting tradition, giving back to Scouting, and his excitement about hiring former Scouts. It is a motivational piece that could be tied into a Scoutmaster Minute, Training Piece, or Eagle Scout motivation.
Read the whole post about Bill Marriott’s Lessons Learned as a Boy Scout.
Posted on 27 January 2008 by Dan
The Order of the Arrow summer programs at the BSA high Adventure Bases are nearing capacity for the 2008 season. The National Order of the Arrow is reporting that the Order of the Arrow Ocean Adventure (OAOA) is full and will not be accepting anymore applications. Both Philmont Trail Crew and Wilderness Voyage are at 85% capacity. If you are interested in either program apply today so you don’t get left out.
If you haven’t looked into these programs and promoted them to your older youth you are missing out. Each program is approximately two weeks and costs from $125-150 (does not include transportation) for two weeks at one of the BSA High Adventure Bases. Each trek consists of a week of work, then a week trek or trip.
Here is what an OA Wilderness Voyage participant said about the experience:
“I can’t speak highly enough of this program; it has changed my life. I have made friends from all corners of the country that I have, and will continue to stay in touch with. Since visiting the Boundary Waters, the trees back home seem a little greener and I am a bit more passionate about everything I do.” -Travis McCormick, Ku-Ni-Eh Lodge
Learn more about the OA High Adventure Programs.
Posted on 27 January 2008 by Dan
Posted on 25 January 2008 by Dan
Posted on 24 January 2008 by Dan
The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America has released a promotional video for the 2010 National Jamboree. If you didn’t already know this Jamboree is more than just a National event, it is the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America!
According to the video this is going to be:
Updated Links on 12/31/2008
Posted on 23 January 2008 by Dan
Posted on 22 January 2008 by Dan
The Boy Scouts of America, International Division, has selected Philip Barnett of Bartlesville, OK to be a member of a United States Scout contingent traveling to Narita, Japan. Philip is one of only 36 Boy Scout, Venture, and Explorer Scouts from across the nation traveling with their adult leaders to Japan in February 2008. They will participate in the exchange program of the Scouting Association of Japan and the Boy Scouts of America.
In Japan, Philip will participate in a youth forum with Scouts from the Asia Pacific Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, an organization of some 25 nations. They will tour historic cities and ancient sites in Japan during their visit and learn more of the history and traditions of the Japanese people. In addition there is a hospitality visit with a Japanese host family.
Philip is a junior at Bartlesville’s American Christian School and is active in debate, athletics, and church activities. He is a Life Scout (currently working on his Eagle rank) with Troop 32 sponsored by the Bartlesville First Wesleyan Church. He has attended many other Scouting events including the National Boy Scout Jamboree, Philmont Scout Ranch, Florida Sea Base and various summer camps during his Scouting years. He has also earned his God and Country Award in addition to multiple merit badges. Philip learned more about International Scouting when he and his family hosted a Scout from France in their home last summer.
Dale Copeland, the local council international representative says, “Philip’s outstanding Scouting background makes him a terrific representative of Bartlesville and our Scout Council.” Philip is the son of Jerold and Gail Barnett of Bartlesville.
According to Chris Cook, council president, “This cultural exchange is part of a program initiated several years ago to increase the awareness of other cultures while providing the opportunity for Scouts from many nations to become friends with and learn from each other. Valuable insights and experiences result from these international Scouting events and lifelong memories and friendships are forged.”
The Cherokee Area Council or the Boy Scouts of America has served northeast Oklahoma since 1910. There are more than 2,700 young men and women who participate in Scouting activities in our region every year. More than 80 organizations sponsor Scouting units, which demonstrates the deep civic engagement of Scouting. Young people or adults who want to learn more about Scouting in northeast Oklahoma can visit the Council’s website at www.CherokeeBSA.org or contact the local Boy Scout Council Service Center at 918-336-9170.