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2010 National Jamboree Staff Patch

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Prospective 2010 National Jamboree Staffers Recieve Their Staff Patch

Posted on 29 November 2008 by Dan

2010 National Jamboree Staff PatchReports have been coming in over the past weekend that some Scouts and Scouters who applied to be on the staff for the 2010 National Boy Scout Jamboree have received letters from National that have included their staff patches.

Even if you have yet to be selected for a staff position and returned your Letter of Agreement, it appears that you should be receiving a letter that includes a 2010 National Jamboree Staff patch.

The letter states that your application has been competed and that you may be selected as a staffer at some point in the future because “the selection process can take some time.”

A couple of people on various 2010 National Jamboree yahoo groups have stated that they are disappointed with the quality of the patch. However other than that they are Made in China, they have not elaborated.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on 27 November 2008 by Dan

How Scouts around the US are celebrating Thanksgiving this year:

Gilbert Boy Scouts to roast 160 turkeys
The Thanksgiving tradition for Troop 830, based out of the Maplewood Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, began more than 30 years ago, Day said. The troop uses donations from the event to fund activities and buy gear.

Boy Scout gets a clean start on Thanksgiving
The members of Troop 10 are getting tired. They have been working hard for two hours transporting 261 kits filled with soap, laundry detergent, a toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant and body lotion into vans and then into the South Brunswick Food Pantry at the Municipal Building.

Lebanon Boy Scouts present Thanksgiving donations to town
The Lebanon Boy Scout Pack 369 presented Selectman Jason Cole with three large boxes of donated food and cash for the Lebanon Town Hall Food Drive at their regular meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 19th.

Citizens, Boy Scouts, Salvation Army provide Thanksgiving turkeys
This year, Boy Scout Troops 155, 395, 83 and 374 intend to break that record. They are targeting a collection of 250 turkeys per troop, for a total of 1,000 holiday birds.

Scouts bringing Thanksgiving help to those in need
The Cub Scouts of New Waverly gave several area families something to look forward to this Thanksgiving. The scouts — approximately 14 boys in grades one through three — raised about $1,000 through fundraisers recently for Thanksgiving food packages.

Groups offering free coffee for travelers

Interstate 81 southbound at Nuangola between the Nuangola exit 159 and the Dorrance exit 155. Boy Scout Troop 207 will be there on Wednesday and Friday for 24 hours each day, while members of the Civil Air Patrol will be there on Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Servant’s Heart prepares for Turkey Drive-Thru
Seventy-five people assembled the food boxes on the Saturday morning before Thanksgiving at Boone’s home church. Whole families, Boy Scouts and individual volunteers rapidly filled the 300 boxes in less than an hour at Grace Evangelical Church on Southport Road. Now in their sixth year, Boone and his team have an effective system in place.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Greater St. Louis Area Council 2008 Scouting for Food

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Greater St. Louis Area Council Collected 2.2 million Cans of Food

Posted on 26 November 2008 by Dan

More than 30,000 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers helped feed the hungry on Saturday, November 22nd, as they collected 2.2 million cans of food during the 2008 Scouting for Food drive. The collection was 6 percent larger than last year’s drive. The collection was only 20,000 cans less than the all-time high set in 2004. The Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, collected more than 37 million cans of food during the 24-year history of the drive.

After distributing nearly one million bags last weekend, on Saturday the Scouts returned to those same areas to collect canned goods and other non-perishables. Scouts in the St. Louis area took the donations to area fire stations where Scout leaders sorted and boxed the food.

Sunset Transportation, Inc. of Sunset Hills provided vehicles, equipment, volunteer drivers and solicited the assistance of additional volunteers from trucking companies. Sunset Transportation coordinated all logistics for the food collection, which involved transporting boxed food from more than 40 area fire stations to the St. Louis Area Food Bank. The Food Bank will distribute the canned goods to more than 400 area food pantries throughout eastern Missouri and southwest Illinois.

“Our Scouts and leaders today were overwhelmed by the community’s generous response to Scouting for Food,” said John M. Primrose, Scout Executive and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater St. Louis Area Council.

“Pantries experienced an increased demand for food assistance during the last few months. Families needing nutritional assistance during the coming winter months will have adequate food because of the generosity of our communities and the hard work of our Scouts and leaders.”

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