Archive | January, 2008

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Bill Marriott’s Lessons Learned as a Boy Scout

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.

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2008 OA High Adventure Programs Reaching Capacity

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.

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Feature on the Greater New York Councils on NBC.

Posted on 27 January 2008 by Dan

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