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Baltimore Area Council to Pilot Alternative BSA Under Armour Field Uniform

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Baltimore Area Council to Pilot Alternative BSA Under Armour Field Uniform

Posted on 31 July 2009 by Dan

Under Armour LogoUnder Armour is collaborating with Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America to pilot a new field uniform, as an optional alternative to the current uniform.

The initiative is an effort to appeal to kids who represent a diverse, varied cross-section of America youth. The field uniform will have a look for today’s adolescent and teen age youth who may not want to be seen in public in a traditional Boy Scout uniform. The price point is to be competitive, not too high end, but not discount. This Field Uniform will support attracting and retaining a larger market share of youth who may have not been Cub Scouts but see the popularity of Under Armour gear.

Editors Note:
We at Scouting News will try to keep readers informed as the pilot progress, however please note that some pilot programs are kept fairly quiet.

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Personal Watercraft Pilot Update

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Personal Watercraft Pilot Update

Posted on 31 July 2009 by admin

BSA Personal Watercraft

Back in May, we informed readers about a Personal Watercraft Pilot program being held at Claytor Lake Adventure Base. The personal Watercraft Pilot at the Claytor Lake Adventure Base within the Blue Ridge Mountains Council in Roanoke, Virginia, has now completed three weeks of summer camp operations.

An initial requirement for participation in the PWC Pilot Program was successful completion of the Virginia Boater Safety Course. These Scouts are then assigned to other activities within the camp for the remainder of the week. No injuries have occurred thus far, and the camp is documenting all incidents and near misses, as required.

Approximately 120 Scouts have participated in the full program, and initial response appears to be very positive. Weekly e-mail surveys to program participants will be sent in an effort to collect detailed feedback regarding all aspects of the pilot.

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Stay Connected with NOAC Mobile!

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Stay Connected with NOAC Mobile!

Posted on 30 July 2009 by Dan

NOAC Mobile WebsiteIf you are attending the National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC) which starts officially tomorrow, be sure to check out the NOAC Mobile Website.

http://m.oa-bsa.org

The NOAC Mobile website will allow Arrowmen to use their PDA and internet enabled phones to keep up with the latest NOAC news, happenings, schedule changes, and weather. The NOAC Mobile website (http://m.oa-bsa.org) is compatible with most devices including iPhone, Blackberry, and Treo.

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