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Steve Fossett Scout

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Honor Guard for Steve Fossett Memorial Service

Posted on 23 March 2008 by Dan

Steve Fossett ScoutThe Chicago Area Council was asked to form an Eagle Scout Honor Guard for the Steve Fossett Memorial Service. The Fossett Family asked for the Honor Guard for the Memorial Service to be held April 22, 3:30pm at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.

According to the Chicago Area Council website, the Honor Guard, consisting of twelve Eagle Scouts, will escort prominent guests and stand in honor at the service.

If you know an Eagle Scout in the Chicago Area Council, who might be interested in being considered for the Honor Guard, please
point them to the Steve Fossett Memorial Honor Guard information page. All Honor Guard members must be in full Boy Scout uniform. All applications must be received in the Chicago Area Council Service Center by April 1.

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2005 National Jamboree Sign

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Last Jamboree at Ft. A.P. Hill?

Posted on 22 March 2008 by Dan

2005 National Jamboree SignWe’ve been hearing rumors that the BSA has been looking for a different site for the Jamboree for a few years now. These rumors had started picking up again, with information that 2010 will be the last Jamboree held at Ft. A.P. Hill. I have yet to find anything official in writing, but Roy More posted a fairly email from a fairly reliable source on his Scout Patch Auction blog

I can officially tell you that the rumors you have heard are true. The 2010 National Jamboree will be the last one to be held at Fort A.P. Hill. There is a committee of volunteers that has been appointed by Rick Cronk, the National President, to find a permanent home for the National Jamboree that will be owned by the BSA. They are currently looking at many properties. Read the rest of the post.

If you have Scouts that want to go to the Hill they better sign up fast! Most Councils have already started accepting applications, and some have already filled their expected slots.

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