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20,000 Lincoln Heritage Council Scouts Volunteer for Community Service Day

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20,000 Lincoln Heritage Council Scouts Volunteer for Community Service Day

Posted on 11 March 2010 by admin

At least 20,000 Boy Scouts will volunteer to assist in various community projects on March 27 in the annual Scout Community Service Day. Twenty-five counties in Kentucky and southern Indiana will be targeted for this event in an effort to positively impact their city, town, and county.

Activities will include a wide range of community initiatives like planning and implementing a school supply drive, volunteering at a soup kitchen, spending time with the elderly, planning a book drive for a library, repairing an abandoned park, planting a community garden, cleaning up graffiti, tutoring younger children to improve their reading and writing skills, participating in a stream clean up, sponsoring a community blood drive, or holding a yard sale and donating proceeds to a charity.

The Boy Scouts are partnering with the Metro United Way in providing Scouts within the area projects through their website. Projects listed on the United Way website include volunteering for the Catholic Charities annual Easter Egg Hunt with over 100 refugee children expected to participate; light landscaping and some outside painting for Bridgehaven; Metro Parks assistance including landscaping, painting, litter cleanup, and other jobs; cleaning up waterways and removing invasive plant species in the Louisville and Clarksville areas through the Xstream Cleanup program; and assisting Operation Brightside with trash cleanup.

The Boy Scouts are committed to developing skills and attitudes that will allow them to become contributing members of society while insuring that the communities they live in will continue to be better places for all people to live.

About the Lincoln Heritage Council 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 Lincoln Heritage Council of the Boy Scouts of America serves 21,000 youth in 25 counties in north central Kentucky and southern Indiana. The 19 counties in Kentucky served are Jefferson, Oldham, Bullitt, Spencer, Washington, Nelson, Marion, LaRue, Hardin, Grayson, Breckinridge, Meade, Green, Adair, Taylor, Shelby, Henry, Trimble, and Carroll. In Indiana the 6 counties we serve are Clark, Floyd, Scott, Harrison, Washington, and Crawford.

For more information on the Lincoln Heritage Council, Boy Scouts of America, please visit http://www.lhcbsa.org/.

Source: Lincoln Heritage Council Press Release.

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Troop 412 Takes the Polar Plunge

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Troop 412 Takes the Polar Plunge

Posted on 08 March 2010 by admin

On March 6, 2010, a handful of Scouts and leaders from Troop 412 in Corydon, Indiana participated in a Polar Plunge. They dove into the freezing water at Buffalo Trace Park to benefit the Special Olympics. Other Scouts from the Troop volunteerred at the event doing such tasks as parking, color guard, and setting up tents. The Polar Plungers from Troop 412 raised $606!

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2009 NOAC Day In Review for Wednesday 8/5

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2009 NOAC Day In Review for Wednesday 8/5

Posted on 05 August 2009 by Dan

NOAC 2009 Day In Review for Wednesday 8/5.

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2009 NOAC Day In Review for Monday 8/3

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2009 NOAC Day In Review for Monday 8/3

Posted on 03 August 2009 by Dan

NOAC 2009 Day In Review for Monday 8/3.

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2009 NOAC Day In Review for Saturday 8/1

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2009 NOAC Day In Review for Saturday 8/1

Posted on 01 August 2009 by Dan

NOAC 2009 Day In Review for Saturday 8/1.

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2009 NOAC Day In Review for Friday 7/31

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2009 NOAC Day In Review for Friday 7/31

Posted on 01 August 2009 by Dan

Staff Show Video. NOAC 2009 is underway in Indiana! This video show some of the NOAC staff setting up before our guests arrive.

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Crossroads of America Scouts Ship 1,000 Pinewood Derby Cars to Iraq

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Crossroads of America Scouts Ship 1,000 Pinewood Derby Cars to Iraq

Posted on 18 November 2008 by Dan

Iraq Scouts Participating in a Pinewood Derby RaceIndianapolis is the racing capital of the world, and area Scouts helped spread this legacy by collecting and shipping more than 1,000 Pinewood Derby Cars to send to Scouts in Iraq this summer.

The effort was led by First Lt. Greg Hembree of the Indiana National Guard’s 76th Brigade. Hembree, an adult leader from Cub Scout Pack 236 in Mt. Comfort now stationed in Iraq, helped organize the first ever Pinewood Derby within Iraq’s Green Zone Council. Hembree wanted to bring this tradition to the program, which is now blossoming as a strong youth organization for young men and women after suffering for years under Saddam Hussein’s regime.

After seeing the opportunity to organize a Pinewood Derby, Lt. Hembree reached out to not only Pack 236 but to Scouts across central Indiana and asked for a donation of 1,000 Pinewood Derby cars, along with other much needed Scouting supplies. Local Scouts answered the challenge, collecting
the 1,000 cars in only a few weeks.

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University of Evansville to Offer New Scholarship to Top Scouting

Posted on 13 October 2008 by Dan

Hat Tip: BoyandGirlScouts.com – University of Evansville Loves Scouts

Recipients of Scouting’s highest honors now can have something extra to show for their hard work and accomplishment: a more affordable college education.

The University of Evansville has teamed up with America’s Scouting organizations to create the UE Scouting Scholarship – a $55,000, four-year award for recipients of the Scouting’s highest honors. The award, which will first be administered to incoming freshmen in the 2009-10 academic year, is available to Boy Scouts who have earned the Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Award, Sea Scouts who have earned the Sea Scouting Quartermaster Award, or Venturers who have earned the Venturing Silver Award; and to Girl Scouts who have received the Girls Scouts of the USA Gold Award.

Candidates also must visit the UE campus before April 18, 2009.

“We’re extremely excited about this partnership with the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the USA,” said Keith Gehlhausen, Central Region Venturing Chair and Director of Human Resources at UE. “The young men and women who earn these organizations’ highest honors become the type of college students who succeed at the University of Evansville – they already have demonstrated the values, the work ethic, and the commitment to learning that embody the University of Evansville’s mission.”

These young men and women, who already have distinguished themselves through service to their communities, will have the opportunity at UE to continue the service they began as Scouts. The University of Evansville’s commitment to service encourages every student to make a difference in their community, beginning with a Freshman Service Project the first week of classes.

The $55,000 scholarship breaks down to $13,750 each year.

The University of Evansville is a private, United Methodist Church-related, comprehensive university that is a member of the Associated New American Colleges. Its core purpose is to provide life-transforming educational experiences that prepare students to engage the world as informed, ethical, and productive citizens.

Source: University of Evansville

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