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2010 Anniversary Catalog

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2010 Anniversary Catalog

Posted on 30 September 2009 by admin

2010 Anniversary BSA CatalogThe National Supply Group has issued a 2010 Anniversary Catalog. In it you will find all items related to the 2010 Boy Scouts of America.

Items such as:
– Limited Edition Scout Stoneware
– Items to commemorate the Generations Connections Activity
– Boy Scouts of America Monopoly
– Anniversary Party Supplies
– Limited Edition Gnomes
– and much more!

You can browse the catalog online or download a pdf version.

Hat Tip: KISMIF.org – Awesome Cub Scouting!

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Leap Frogs Help Boy Scouts Celebrate 100 Years

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Leap Frogs Help Boy Scouts Celebrate 100 Years

Posted on 29 September 2009 by admin

090926-N-5366K-037SAN DIEGO (NNS) — The U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, known as the Leap Frogs, parachuted onto the USS Midway Museum in San Diego Sept. 26 to help the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) celebrate 100 years of scouting.

Nearly 800 scouts, scoutmasters and friends assembled on the flight deck of the longest-serving aircraft carrier in Navy history to see the performance of the Leap Frogs during the opening ceremony of the scouts’ Midway Overnight Adventure.

There was an air of excitement as the scouts prepared for the night’s activities, but as the Leap Frogs’ aircraft flew toward the ship, all noise and movement stopped momentarily. As soon as the Leap Frogs exited the aircraft, there was a loud roar and a big “hoo-yah” from the scouts.

The parachutists swirled colored smoke above San Diego as they made their way to the 25 by 100-foot bow section of the ship for a precision landing.

A sea of khaki shirts covered in multi-colored patches waited eagerly to shake hands with the Leap Frogs after they landed.

“That was really cool,” said Zachary Dickman, a scout in BSA Troop 446 from Scottsdale, Ariz.

Like many of the scouts, it was the first time Dickman had seen the Leap Frogs perform and he said it was the best part of his day.

The event brought 30 scout troops together from San Diego Imperial County, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Scottsdale.

The event, which took two years to organize, was a collaborative effort between the BSA and the USS Midway Museum, said Randy Seefeldt, a scoutmaster and the Midway Overnight Adventure chairperson.

“I knew it would be a great experience for the boys,” said Seefeldt. “They love seeing high-adventure stuff. It was wonderful!”

Several members of the Leap Frogs also began their lives of adventure with the Boy Scouts and were proud to help inspire service among the young scouts.

“It meant a lot to be in San Diego, jumping onto the USS Midway with the Boy Scouts of America,” said James Woods, safety officer for the Leap Frogs. “There are still values in America. In a world where things are being taken away from us constantly, we still have the Boy Scouts of America. We still have a place where we can come and show them that they matter and that they mean something.”

The Leap Frogs are based in San Diego and perform freefall parachuting demonstrations throughout the United States to showcase Navy excellence.

The team is made up of elite warriors from Naval Special Warfare (NSW), including U.S. Navy SEALs (sea, air and land commandos), special warfare combatant-craft crewmen and NSW parachute riggers.

For more information about the Navy Parachute Team, visit www.leapfrogs.navy.mil or for information about Naval Special Warfare programs, visit www.sealswcc.com.

For more news from Naval Special Warfare, visit www.navy.mil/local/nsw/.

Story Number: NNS090929-01
Release Date: 9/29/2009 12:30:00 PM
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michelle Kapica, Naval Special Warfare Public Affairs

Photo Credits:
090926-N-5366K-037 SAN DIEGO (Sept. 26, 2009) Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) William Davis, assigned to the U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leap Frogs, shows boy scouts how to pack a parachute. The Leap Frog team parachuted onto the bow of the ship during the opening ceremony of the Boy Scouts of America’s 100th anniversary celebration overnight camp-out on the USS Midway Museum. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michelle Kapica/Released)

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Nothing But Nets Partnership Video

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Nothing But Nets Partnership Video

Posted on 28 September 2009 by Dan

At the end of August, we informed readers about a partnership between Nothing But Nets and the BSA, now you can see a video that explains the partnership.

The UN Foundation’s “Nothing But Nets” Program announced that the Boy Scouts of America has joined the malaria-prevention campaign as part of its 100th Anniversary Celebration. Throughout the year, Scouts will work to raise awareness about malaria, a leading killer in Africa.

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Two Thousands Scouts and Scouters Gather in Albany

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Two Thousands Scouts and Scouters Gather in Albany

Posted on 25 September 2009 by admin

twin rivers councilOver 2,000 Boy Scouts and their adult leaders from Twin Rivers Council, BSA will spend this weekend camping at the Corning Preserve to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson’s trip up the river that carries his name.

The weekend Fall Camporee, which kicks off Friday afternoon, will also initiate Twin Rivers Council’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of Scouting in the United States in 2010.

On Saturday September 26th, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Venture Scouts will participate in a myriad of activities ranging from scouting skills, competitions, climbing wall, team building, survival training, camp fires and a Saturday night fire works display.

The Camporee will coincide with the City of Albany’s Hudson River Fair Saturday September 26at the Albany Riverfront Park. There Scouts will see how Dutch Settlers and Native Americans lived and built one of America’s first port cities. City sponsored activities will include: Tours of the Hudson’s historic Halfmoon, a Dutch encampment featuring blacksmiths and artisans, Direct Mohican Tribe descendants featuring Dancers and singers with Regalia, and Stage Entertainment at the Riverfront Amphitheatre.

The Scouts will camp for two nights in a field located on the banks of the Hudson north of the boat launch area.

“This is an excellent opportunity for our scouts to be a part of local history. Our campsite is just yards away from the historic waterway that opened up our state and nation to the rest of the world,’ said Albert Cahill, Camporee Operations Chairman “This is also an excellent opportunity to showcase our scouting program to the public on our 100th Anniversary.”

Almost 1000 Cub Scouts and their leaders will join the Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts Saturday morning and afternoon in many outdoor related games of skill and fun.

Families and friends are welcome to visit the Camporee during daylight hours.

The Twin Rivers Council BSA serves over 20,000 youth and 5000 adult members in thirteen up-state counties stretching from the Capital Region to the Canadian Border. The Council Headquarters is located in Albany. The Council thanks the City of Albany and the New York National Guard for their help and support in putting on this major encampment.

Source: Twin Rivers Council Press Release

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Baltimore Area Council Marketing Scouting to the Community

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Baltimore Area Council Marketing Scouting to the Community

Posted on 24 September 2009 by admin

This fall the Baltimore Area Council is receiving some great media coverage through several generous local media outlets who are underwriting publicity efforts.

Print Ads from our membership drive campaign “Words to Live By” and “BeAScout” will be run by Patuxent Publishing in 20 community newspapers and they will link us to their website.

The Baltimore Sun will run the same ads in open space as often as permits in their print and web publications including Maryland Family Magazine, newspapers in education, and Baltimore facebook moms.

WMAR –ABC 2 will provide radio time for short PSA’s and on air personalities who are Scout alumni and add our link to their home website and facebook page.

Clear Outdoor is providing billboard coverage at 60 locations throughout the marketplace this fall. Click here to view a listing of locations where you can see some of these billboards.

Clear Radio is providing air time for PSA’s and on air personalities, a website link, and a forum on their “Public Affairs Program”.

We also have a comprehensive marketing plan for our Popcorn campaign provided by our vendor Trails End. We have 30 bus tail and bus shelter signs throughout Baltimore County and downtown Baltimore running from 9/14/09 – 10/ 11/ 2009. In addition to Popcorn on Facebook and ads throughout October and 99 radio PSA’s 9/21/09 – 10/11/09 on WWMX – 106.5 & WLIF 101.9.

Thank you to our media friends who are underwriting efforts to make this possible. On behalf of Scouts and leaders in Central Maryland.Thank you for your support for Scouting!

Source: Baltimore Area Council News Release

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11th Annual ATT Golf Classic Raises More Than $325,000 for Orange County Council

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11th Annual ATT Golf Classic Raises More Than $325,000 for Orange County Council

Posted on 23 September 2009 by admin

golf classicThe company with the nation’s fastest 3G network is not only improving wireless coverage in Orange County but is also helping to provide opportunities for Orange County’s youth. ATT* announced today a donation of more than $325,000 to the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America, which will be presented at an Angels Baseball game in Anaheim, Calif. The money is a result of the 11th annual ATT Classic, which was recently held in Carlsbad, Calif.

“The dollars raised in this tournament help the Orange County Council continue to provide opportunities for local youth, including disadvantaged children, to participate in the Scoutreach and Learning for Life programs,” said Les Baron, scout executive, The Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America. “Without ATT’s help and the fundraising efforts of this annual golf tournament and silent auction, these programs would be unable to sustain themselves, leaving more than 32,000 youth without the character-building and leadership opportunities that the Orange County Council provides.”

Since its inception in 1998, this tournament has raised more than $3.2 million in net proceeds. All proceeds benefit the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America. With five facilities and more than 65,000 youth involved in the scouting program, the Orange County Council is one of the largest in the country.

“We continually strive to find ways to positively impact our local communities,” said Andy Shibley, ATT’s Greater Los Angeles Vice President and General Manager. “ATT has a long-standing tradition of supporting charitable organizations and initiatives that strengthen the community and this is no different. All of the proceeds from this event go directly to help Orange County’s youth.”

This year’s tournament committee comprises executives from ATT and is chaired by Shibley and Matt Cave, ATT area retail sales manager of the Greater Los Angeles market.

More information about the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America can be found online at www.ocbsa.org.

For the complete array of ATT offerings, visit www.att.com. Note: This ATT release and other news announcements are available as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss.

*ATT products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of ATT Inc. under the ATT brand and not by ATT Inc.

Source: ATT Inc. Press Release

My apologies to ATandT but the and sign was breaking the rss feed…

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Boy Scouts Help Local Board of Education Open Meetings

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Boy Scouts Help Local Board of Education Open Meetings

Posted on 21 September 2009 by admin

Troop 382 Flag CeremonyFour Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 382 in Arnold posted the colors and led the Pledge of Allegiance at the September 16, 2009, Board of Education meeting, starting a new tradition in which Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops will help open Board meetings.

“It is a great privilege for our Board to be able to have local Scouts lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance,” Board President Ned Carey said.

“Their presence not only instills a great source of pride, but it reminds us that we do what we do because of them and all of the other children in our county. We are very pleased not only to host them for this endeavor, but to allow them to see the Board in action and to better understand the educational process as they work toward becoming leaders of our community.”

Troops will be invited to perform the duties at each evening Board meeting throughout the school year. Troops interested in posting the colors and leading the Pledge should contact the Public Information Office for more information.

In addition to its daytime meetings on the first Wednesday of each month, the Board meets at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month in the Board Room at the Parham Building, 2644 Riva Road, Annapolis.

Source: MEMBERS OF BOY SCOUT TROOP FROM ARNOLD HELP USHER IN NEW TRADITION AT BOARD OF EDUCATION (pdf)

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2010 OA Service Grant Applications Due October 31st

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2010 OA Service Grant Applications Due October 31st

Posted on 17 September 2009 by Dan

2010 OA Service Grant ApplicationFor several years, the National Order of the Arrow Committee has provided matching service award grants for a limited number of projects submitted by application to the national office.

Matching grant money is given to lodges for camp or service center projects in their local council. The Order will provide up to one-half of the money for a service project, with a $5,000 maximum amount granted for any lodge project.

All Service Grant Applications must be submitted to the national office by October 31st, for projects to be done the following year.

Download the Application here:
http://oa-bsa.org/resources/forms/grantform-2010.pdf

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Green Bay Decking Supports Pennsylvania Boy Scout, VFW Park Project

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Green Bay Decking Supports Pennsylvania Boy Scout, VFW Park Project

Posted on 16 September 2009 by Dan

vfw deckGreen Bay Decking, LLC, The Composite Solutions Company, has joined local Springfield, Pennsylvania individuals, clubs, and businesses to help support the construction of a handicapped-accessible fishing pier at Stanley Snyder Wildlife Park. Representatives from Green Bay Decking and local GeoDeck contractors will be in attendance at a special pier-building and dedication event to take place at Stanley Snyder Wildlife Park on Saturday, September 19, 2009.

The pier construction project is being led by 15-year-old Eagle Scout candidate Jack Grimm III and is the result of a unique collaboration between Boy Scouts of America Troop 571 and the Stanley Snyder Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7465. Almost a year after VFW created the five-acre pond and park, the partnership between Jack Grimm and his fellow Boy Scouts, the VFW and Green Bay Decking allows the VFW to finally realize the larger vision of a handicapped-accessible fishing pier which could accommodate able-bodied, disabled, and handicapped veterans equally.

“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to donate our GeoDeck composite decking product, our expertise, and our support to this special project,” said PeggySue Márquez-Kelly, Green Bay Decking v.p. sales and marketing. “It is our honor to help Jack reach his goal of Eagle Scout and help the VFW build this fishing pier for the Springfield community.”

Installation of approximately 400 square feet of GeoDeck decking boards and final pier construction will begin at 8 a.m. ET on September 19, 2009, at Stanley Snyder Wildlife Park in Springfield, Pennsylvania. The pier dedication ceremony is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET. Local media is invited to attend.

Contact Ron Donlan, wildlife park coordinator, for more information, including directions to the park, complete schedule, and pier dedication event details.

About Green Bay Decking, LLC:
Green Bay Decking, The Composite Solutions Company, is owned by a Green Bay, WI-based team of professionals with successful track records in operations, manufacturing, and distribution. Their flagship product, GeoDeck™ composite decking and railing system, is the result of extensive research and development. It is low maintenance, easy to install, and resistant to mold and decay. In addition, GeoDeck has superior color retention and best-in-class mechanical strength ratings. GeoDeck is the best overall composite decking solution in the industry – with the science to prove it. GeoDeck is available across the United States and select cities in Canada. For more information, please visit http://www.geodeck.com.

Source: Green Bay Decking Press Release

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Video: 2010 Philmont Staff Promotion

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Video: 2010 Philmont Staff Promotion

Posted on 15 September 2009 by Dan

Ever wonder what it is like working at Philmont? Check out this video by the National Council about the different opportunities at Philmont

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