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James H. May Inducted Into Hall Of Leadership

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James H. May Inducted Into Hall Of Leadership

Posted on 23 December 2010 by Press Release

James H. May, a Boy Scouts of America volunteer for almost 50 years, was recognized by the Greater St. Louis Area Council as its representative in the 2010 National Hall of Leadership. A presentation was made at the council’s Executive Board meeting on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. The National Hall of Leadership was part of the BSAs’ 100th anniversary celebration during 2010.

Mr. May and 12 other Scouting volunteers were submitted by a local committee for the national award. Mr. May was selected as the council’s honoree by a national selection committee. He was one of approximately 300 inductees into the Hall of Leadership from throughout the United States.

For the past 44 years, Mr. May led a team of volunteers that taught more than 18,000 Scouts from throughout north St. Louis County how to swim or reviewed them on Swimming or Lifesaving Merit Badge. Advanced lifesaving skills also were taught. Not one serious injury occurred during the program’s history. More than a dozen incidents were documented where Scouts or leaders used lifesaving or CPR skills they learned from this program to save a life.

The other nominees for the award were:
?Albert E. “Rick” Bender, Neal Mercille, ?Barry J. Bingham, Dennis Nicholas, ??Daniel J. Decker, Robert Schwedtmann, Blase W. Boettcher, Sanford A. Silverstein, ?Steven J. Gruendler, ?Robert E. Vogt, ?Kenneth A. Kleinberg

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Northrop Grumman Presents Geospatial Data to Philmont Scout Ranch

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Northrop Grumman Presents Geospatial Data to Philmont Scout Ranch

Posted on 04 November 2010 by Press Release

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced the donation of a robust geospatial data set and capability to the Boy Scouts of America in support of their 100th anniversary and to help further scouting education.

Northrop Grumman presented the data to the Boy Scouts at a ceremony at the GEOINT 2010 Symposium in New Orleans on Tuesday, Nov. 2. During this exhibition, Northrop Grumman also used the data to showcase their geo-enterprise on-demand solutions.

The data set, which includes high-resolution Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data and electro-optical imagery over the Philmont Scout Ranch and Cimarron, N.M., is representative of Northrop Grumman’s complete, end-to-end geospatial capability. The company utilized its airborne collection capability, including sensors and aircraft, its advanced processing capability, and extrapolated key information from the data which will help the Boy Scouts garner a better understanding of their environment while at the ranch. In Northrop Grumman’s continued partnership with the Boy Scouts, the company will be expanding the types of data that can benefit the scouts and use the information for research and development.

“Northrop Grumman is proud to use our technology to deliver this important data to the Boy Scouts of America,” said John Olesak, Northrop Grumman vice president of integrated intelligence systems. “We congratulate the Boy Scouts on their 100-year anniversary and hope that this data will enhance the Philmont experience for Boy Scouts for generations to come.”

The data will be delivered on one of Northrop Grumman’s state-of-the-art geospatial appliances. Partners on the project included ESRI and TerraGo.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/ for more information.

SOURCE: Northrop Grumman Corp.

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Thompson/Center Presents Officially Licensed BSA® Muzzleloaders

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Thompson/Center Presents Officially Licensed BSA® Muzzleloaders

Posted on 09 June 2010 by Dan

Thompson/Center, a Smith and Wesson Company, introduced three new officially licensed BSA® rifles including a limited edition BSA® 100th Anniversary G2 Contender muzzleloader, a BSA® IMPACT muzzleloader, and a BSA® Hotshot .22 rifle for youth shooters. All models are perfect for use at the range, in the woods or as collector items. Each model carries the Boy Scouts of America® logo on the frame or is embossed with the official 100th Anniversary logo in the stock. As with all Thompson/Center firearms, these BSA® versions have a lifetime warranty and are made in the USA.

The limited edition .50 caliber G2 Contender Muzzleloader features traditional walnut stock embedded with a BSA® 100th Anniversary coin and a 24 karat gold plate engraved with the BSA® 100th Anniversary logo on the receiver.

 

For the youth and novice shooters, the BSA® IMPACT Muzzleloader is designed for durability and operational simplicity. The black composite stock is embedded with a medallion featuring the Boy Scouts of America Universal Emblem.

 

For youth, first time shooters, the Thompson/Center’s BSA® HotShot .22 rifle is lightweight, accurate, and simple to use with its single-shot design and hammer block trigger. The commemorative Hotshot will feature a brown composite stock along with the BSA® Fleur-de-lis etched on the receiver. The BSA® Hotshot will be available this August through Academy Sports.

  

For more information on these products and Thompson/Center, please visit http://www.tcarms.com/firearms/youth_boy_scout_rifle.php

Source: BSA Licensing Insider, Vol. 3, No. 6 and Thompson/Center

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Boy Scouts of America Dreams Come True at Indy 500

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Boy Scouts of America Dreams Come True at Indy 500

Posted on 30 May 2010 by admin

Every young boy–and every young Scout–dreams of great things in life. Driver Alex Lloyd accomplished one of his dreams today at the Indianapolis 500. Starting at a distant 26th position, Lloyd and the Dale Coyne Racing team did everything right to steadily rise through the field to finish fourth at the Greatest Spectacle in Racing—The Indianapolis 500. This marks the highest finish for Dale Coyne Racing.

“It was amazing to me, as they just told to me who to go after and when, and it all worked,” Lloyd said. “I knew we were tight on fuel, and we just picked the right times to push and the right times to conserve. The car was great, and I cannot thank Dale and Gail Coyne and the entire Boy Scout family enough for this great opportunity.”

Representing the nearly 3 million current members of the Scouting family and more than 50 million living alumni, Lloyd did not disappoint fans on this hot Memorial Day weekend afternoon. The No. 19 Boy Scouts of America car had a great last pit stop, and the team knew that a combination of strategy, fuel management, and a talented driver could get the job done.

“If you love racing and you love Scouting, this day just couldn’t get much better,” commented Chief Scout Executive Bob Mazzuca, who attended today’s race. “The Coyne Racing team continues to be a part of making this 100th Anniversary so special. The BSA cannot thank Dale and Gail Coyne enough for their commitment to Scouting.”

“I am so very proud of Alex and everyone on this team for continuing our journey and this great finish of fourth at the Indy 500,” said team owner Dale Coyne. “It was a long day, but a patient day, and that paid off beyond our expectations. Thank you to all that have supported us.”

The immediate results after the race showed Alex in third. Alex had passed Marco Andretti’s #26 on the front straight for third as the car was obviously running out of fuel. The officials reviewed the data and determined that Marco had maintained an average speed strong enough to merit keeping his previous third spot, thus relegating Alex back to fourth in the official standings.

About the Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America is the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. The Scouting organization is composed of 2.7 million youth members between the ages of 7 and 20, 1.1 million volunteers, and nearly 300 local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit http://www.scouting.org/.

More information about 100 Years of Scouting can be found at www.scouting.org/100years.

About Dale Coyne Racing
For more than 27 years Dale Coyne Racing has competed in Indy car racing. The team enjoyed a successful 2009 IndyCar Series season with a win at Watkins Glen, and finished 9th in the IndyCar Series championship. Please visit http://www.dalecoyneracing.com/www.dalecoyneracing.com for more information about the Boy Scouts of America #19 IndyCar.

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10,000 Boy Scouts and Leaders to Celebrate 100th Anniversary with Campout in Forest Park

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10,000 Boy Scouts and Leaders to Celebrate 100th Anniversary with Campout in Forest Park

Posted on 20 May 2010 by admin

More than 10,000 Boy Scouts and leaders will camp in Forest Park and take part in a wide range of activities on June 4-6, 2010, during ScoutQuest 100, the Greater St. Louis Area Council’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.

Small cities of tents will appear throughout Forest Park beginning at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 4, as Boy Scouts and Venturers—co-ed Scouts ages 14 through 20—from 40 counties in eastern Missouri and southern Illinois set up campsites.  Scouts will visit institutions throughout Forest Park on Friday night.  Robert Mazzuca, Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America, will attend a reception for past distinguished service award recipients at the MUNY on Friday evening and spend Saturday morning visiting the activities.
 
On Saturday, Cub Scouts—boys ages 6 through 10—will join the Boy Scouts to attend the event for the day.  Scouts will be able to watch or participate in more than 100 activities.  Scouts can scale a climbing wall, go canoeing, ride a Segway or go fishing.  The general public is invited to view activities on Saturday, including the stage show at 8 p.m. on Art Hill and a fireworks display.  The crowd could grow as large as 20,000 as Scouts, leaders and parents attend the show and fireworks.  Only the National Jamboree, in Virginia this summer, will have more Scouts camping and attending a Scouting event.
 
Scouts will attend religious services on Sunday morning.  The largest will be Roman Catholic Mass at the MUNY with Archbishop Robert Carlson as the celebrant and homilist.
 
More information can be found at www.scoutquest100.org.

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Boy Scouts Ring Opening Bell at New York Stock Exchange

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Boy Scouts Ring Opening Bell at New York Stock Exchange

Posted on 05 May 2010 by Dan

Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers from throughout the five New York boroughs visited the New York Stock Exchange on May 5th, 2010.  Eagle Scout Thomas Colasanto rang  The Opening BellSM, he was joined by Tony Fiori, 100th Anniversary Chariman, Greater New York, BSA, and Charlie Rosser, Scout Executive, Greater New York, BSA.

 In addition, Duncan Niederauer, CEO, NYSE Euronext, is being recognized by the Greater New York Councils at the Financial Tribute Reception on Thursday, May 6th. 

Video of the bell ringing can be found on the New York Stock Exchange website here.

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Occoneechee Council, BSA Introduces Historic Merit Badge Program

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Occoneechee Council, BSA Introduces Historic Merit Badge Program

Posted on 20 April 2010 by Dan

The Occoneechee Council has announced that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is now offering four historic merit badges in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the founding of BSA.  Scouts will have the opportunity to earn merit badges in Signaling, Tracking, Pathfinding, and Carpentry.  The merit badges became available April 1.  Scouts must complete the badge requirements by December 31, 2010.

“It is so great to give Scouts the opportunity to earn such unique and historic badges,” said John Akerman, Scout Executive of the Occoneechee Council.  “Since these merit badges are no longer offered on a regular basis, Scouts will be able to go back to their roots and understand what early Boy Scouts had to go through to earn their badges.  I think it will be a challenging yet rewarding experience.  It will really help Scouts appreciate modern technology that earlier Boy Scouts had to do without.”

Each of the badges features a special gold border in honor of the Centennial year and will count toward a Scout’s rank advancement.  Sample requirements to earn the badges include demonstrating the use of tools and building a simple piece of home furniture.  The BSA has provided additional guides to explain each badge and requirements for more information.    

“This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Scouts,” says Akerman.  “Three of these badges were discontinued in the 1950’s. Scouts should take pride in earning these historic badges, since this chance will be gone in December.”
 
The Signaling badge was first offered in 1910 and discontinued in 1992.  The BSA began offering Tracking, Pathfinding and Carpentry in 1911, but they were all discontinued in 1952.  

About The Occoneechee Council, Boy Scouts of America
The Occoneechee Council of the Boy Scouts of America is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina and serves the following North Carolina counties: Chatham, Cumberland, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Lee, Moore, Orange, Vance, Wake, and Warren.  The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. The Boy Scouts of America is the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. For more information on the Occoneechee Council, visit www.ocscouts.org or call 800-662-7102.

Source: Occoneechee Council Press Release

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Florida Scouts Celebrate 100 Years by Collecting Quarters to Build Schools in Africa

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Florida Scouts Celebrate 100 Years by Collecting Quarters to Build Schools in Africa

Posted on 08 April 2010 by admin

The Central Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America is celebrating 100 years of Scouting with the “Scouting for Change” coin drive.

The Scouting for Change service project was conceptualized by the Central Florida Council’s leadership as a way to join the national celebration of Scouting by raising funds to help build schools in Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi is widely considered the birthplace of Scouting, where founder Lord Robert Baden-Powell envisioned the ideas and fundamentals of the Scouting program and where he was later laid to rest.

The first phase of the service project, the coin drive collection, was completed on February 8th, BSA’s 100th birthday. Phase two, the virtual deposit program, ends May 19th, exactly 100 days later. The Council’s goal is to raise enough to make major construction improvements to two schools around Nairobi with organizational partners Church World Service, which will build a new school, and World Hope, which will build a ninth grade wing at its Hope Academy in Kenya.

“Our goal was to do something truly special to celebrate the 100th anniversary of our Scouting program,” said Ron Oats, scout executive. “Our Council’s leadership took the original concept and created a campaign that has truly transformed the original idea into something so much greater. This project wouldn’t be possible without the unwavering support of our community partners.”

Under the direction and guidance of Technetium, the Central Florida Council implemented an integrated campaign to create awareness and motivate participation in the drive. The campaign concept incorporated local Scouts of all ages to create visual elements for the drive’s Web site – www.scoutingforchange.com – billboards, TV and radio public service announcements, as well as the school-shaped coin collection boxes that Scouts, their parents and volunteer leaders used for collecting the quarters.

“We couldn’t have accomplished this without Bright House Networks, Clear Channel Outdoor, Cox Radio, DeRoo Printing Services, Full Sail University, and Regions Bank and their contributions to this campaign. Together our team of community partners generated amazing materials and tremendous exposure for Scouting for Change,” said Joe Forget, president of Technetium and the Council’s VP of Marketing.

The Central Florida Council continues its 100th Anniversary celebration with the Central Florida Scout Show on May 1, 2010 at University of Central Florida’s Bright House Stadium.

About Technetium
Technetium  is an Orlando-based boutique advertising and Web design firm specializing in integrated marketing campaigns based upon its proprietary Four “A” Metrics: Awareness, Affinity, Action and Analytics. For more information on Technetium and its services, call 407.826.1990 or visit www.technetium.com.

Source: Press Release

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Historic Merit Badge: Pathfinding

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Historic Merit Badge: Pathfinding

Posted on 06 April 2010 by Dan

As we stated in Historic Merit Badge Program A Go (for real this time!), we are going to be taking an in-depth look at each of the four Historic Merit Badges in the next few days.  First up was Carpentry Merit Badge, then Signaling Merit Badge, then Tracking Merit Badge, and finally Pathfinding Merit Badge!

Pathfinding Merit Badge was first offered in 1911, and was discontinued in 1952. 

Original Pathfinding Merit Badge Book:
http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/Pathfinding_MBP_Historical.pdf

New Information for Pathfinding Merit Badge:
http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/historic_pathfinding_new.pdf

Pathfinding Merit Badge Requirements:

  1. In the country, know every lane, bypath, and short cut for a distance of at least two miles in every direction around the local scout headquarters; or in a city, have a general knowledge of the district within a three-mile radius of the local scout headquarters, so as to be able to guide people at any time, by day or by night.
  2. Know the population of the five principal neighboring towns, their general direction from his scout headquarters, and be able to give strangers correct directions how to reach them.
  3. If in the country, know in a two mile radius, the approximate number of horses, cattle, sheep, and pigs owned on the five neighboring farms; or, in a town, know, in a half-mile radius, the location of livery stables, garages and blacksmith shops.
  4. Know the location of the nearest meat markets, bakeries, groceries, and drug stores.
  5. Know the location of the the nearest police station, hospital, doctor, fire alarm, fire hydrant, telegraph and telephone offices, and railroad stations.
  6. Know something of the history of his place; and know the location of its principal public buildings, such as the town or city hall, post-office, schools and churches.
  7. Submit a map not necessarily drawn by himself upon which he personally has indicated as much as possible of the above information.

Related Current Merit Badges:

  • Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge
  • American Heritage

This historical merit badge will only be available during the 100th Anniversary year of Scouting. The Pathfinding merit badge counts toward rank advancement.  Requirements must be completed by Dec. 31, 2010.

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Historic Merit Badge: Tracking

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Historic Merit Badge: Tracking

Posted on 05 April 2010 by Dan

As we stated in Historic Merit Badge Program A Go (for real this time!), we are going to be taking an in-depth look at each of the four Historic Merit Badges in the next few days.  First up was Carpentry Merit Badge, then Signaling Merit Badge, and now Tracking!

Tracking Merit Badge was first offered in 1911 under the name Stalking, and was discontinued in 1952.  Stalking had one additional requirement that was not included as part of the Historic Merit Badge Program, and that was to follow the trail of  a person.  According to the Tracking Merit Badge support material, it was decided to omitt this requirement and switch the name to Tracking based on what the term stalking means in today’s language.

Original Stalking Merit Badge Book:
http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/Stalking_MBP_Historical.pdf

New Information for Tracking Merit Badge:
http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/historic_tracking_new.pdf

Tracking Merit Badge Requirements:

  1. Demonstrate by means of a [tracking] game or otherwise, ability to [track] skillfully in shelter and wind, etc., showing how to proceed noiselessly and “freeze” when occasion demands.
  2. Know and recognize the tracks of ten different kinds of animals or birds in his vicinity, three of which may be domestic.
  3. Submit satisfactory evidence that he has trailed two different kinds of wild animals or birds on ordinary ground far enough to determine the direction in which they were going, and their gait or speed. Give the names of animals or birds trailed, their direction of travel, and describe gait and speed; or submit satisfactory evidence that he has trailed six different kinds of wild animal or birds in snow, sand, dust, or mud, far enough to determine the direction they were going and their gait or speed. Give names of animals or birds, their direction of travel, and describe gait and speed.
  4. Submit evidence that he has scored at least 30 points from the following groups:
    Group (f) and 4 of the 5 groups (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) must be represented in the score of 30 and at least 7 points must be scored from (a), (b), or (c). Make clear recognizable photographs of
  5. (a) Live bird away from nest – 4 points each
  6. (b) Live woodchuck or smaller wild animal – 3 points each
  7. (c) Live wild animal larger than woodchuck – 4 points each 
  8. (d)  Live bird on nest – 3 points each
  9. (e)  Tracks of live wild animal or bird – 2 points each
    AND
  10. (f) Make satisfactory plaster cast of wild animal or bird tracks with identification imprint on back of cast – 2 points each

Related Current Merit Badges:

  • Orienteering
  • Citizenship in the Community

This historical merit badge will only be available during the 100th Anniversary year of Scouting. The Tracking merit badge counts toward rank advancement.  Requirements must be completed by Dec. 31, 2010.

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