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New Agreement Between BSA and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Boy Scout Association

Posted on 30 April 2009 by Dan

kingdom-of-saudi-arabia-boy-scouts-associationChief Scout Executive Robert J. Mazzuca recently signed a historic agreement between the Boy Scouts of
America and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Boy Scout Association.

The agreement outlines the details for a youth and leader exchange program between the two Scout associations. The BSA has agreed to send Scouts and leaders to Saudi Arabia and accept Scouts and leaders from Saudi Arabia. The exchange program will be administered under the authority of the BSA International Commissioner: Wayne Perry.

“Exchanges such as these offer an incredible opportunity for understanding and goodwill,” Perry explained. Included in the exchange plans will be “home stay” opportunities for young people to stay in the homes of families of the host country.

The BSA hopes to begin the exchanges this summer.

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National Scouting Museum Hosts ‘Wild Wonders’

Posted on 29 April 2009 by admin

Everyone is invited to come and see LIVE ANIMALS at the National Scouting Museum on Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 12 p.m. Join us as The Fort Worth Zoo presents Wild Wonders, an educational program for everyone!!!

Attention Cub Scouts!!! Want to earn the Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop?!!! Come early (11 a.m.), and we’ll have an instructor on hand to teach the requirements!

Reservations are required for the Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop workshop. To make your reservation, please call 972-580-2467.

Admission is $5 each.

The following was an email invitation sent out by the National Scouting Museum.

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Blue Ridge Mountain Council Scout Wins “Leading Lights” Award

Posted on 28 April 2009 by admin

Ben Webster Recieves Leading Lights AwardFifteen year old Ben Webster of Troop 244, New River District, Blue Ridge Mountain Council, was selected as the “Leading Lights – Neighbors Helping Neighbors” Youth Award Winner.

The Virginia Tech German Club Alumni Foundation Founded the “Leading Lights Award” in an effort to recognize and promote volunteerism in the aftermath of the events of April 16, 2007. The group seeks to recognize volunteers from all sectors in the New River Valley who are making a community-changing impact and serving as a model to inspire others.

Ben is very active in Boy Scouting and the Order of the Arrow. He volunteers his time as Den Chief to Cub Scout Troop 700 in Snowville. He led Troop games and provided cultural experiences for the Troop. He has worked on many projects through Scouting, including the restoration of the Snowville Cemetery and helping to re-construct a planter at the Snowville Elementary School. Ben was elected as Chapter Chief for the Blue Ridge Order of the Arrow. His leadership extends to 26 Troops in the Blue Ridge Mountains Council, and he works diligently extending his hand of friendship to others interested in Scouting. Ben has also served as Senior Patrol Leader and instructor of his Troop. Ben provided strong leadership for a project aimed at helping some members of Snowville Christian CHurch. He worked with some Virginia Tech students to remove the debris of a house on church property that had been recently torn down. Ben also organized a clean-up day at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford. Ten other members of the Order of the Arrow participated in this clean-up project. Ben also volunteers with Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley. He helps with the movning and loading of donated books from community members in order to help raise funds for the organization. Ben volunteers approximately 150 hours of service a year, and has been doing so for three years.

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