Quantcast

Latest Boy Scout Stories

2013-08-22 23:04:29

Helping San Gabriel Scouts Fulfill Their Duties at This Summer’s San Gabriel Valley Council Boy Scout Expo Arcadia, California (PRWEB) August 22, 2013 When the Boy Scout movement began in America in 1910, youth faced a very different set of challenges. Today, drug abuse pervades every community and all levels of society. To help provide Scouts with the information they need to decide to live drug-free lives, Pasadena Scientologists set up a drug education and prevention booth at the San...

2011-04-09 04:20:40

New study reveals messages about gender in Boy Scout and Girl Scout manuals Nearly 5 million American children participate in the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, but until now no one has looked at the gender messages young people get when they start collecting those coveted badges. Kathleen Denny, a sociology graduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park, analyzed scouting manuals and found that"”despite positive aspects"”today's scouts are being fed stereotypical ideas...

2010-08-02 11:10:00

FORT A.P. HILL, Va., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of Scouts are living up to their promise to keep themselves physically strong this week at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree by taking part in activities--such as BMX, rappelling, swimming, scuba, and bikathalon--that promote physical fitness, coordination, balance, and good health. In his address at the opening arena show on Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates cited the BSA's strength in promoting youth fitness. "We live...

2010-07-29 09:05:00

FORT A.P. HILL, Va., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- When the Boy Scouts of America was founded in 1910, the latest advancement in communication was the manual telephone switchboard. Now, as the BSA celebrates its 100th Anniversary this week at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree, modern technology is helping assure this week's event is fun and educational for the nearly 45,000 Scouts and Scouters in attendance--and the millions who are enjoying the jamboree from their homes. For the first time at...

2010-04-14 04:00:00

COLUMBIA, S.C., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Pure Fishing has been named the exclusive fishing tackle provider for the 2010 Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree, celebrating 100 years of the Boy Scout organization. "This is the beginning of a great relationship between our company and the Boy Scouts," said David Lund, Vice President of Marketing -The Americas. "These fine young citizens will discover more about the joys of fishing and the outdoors. They'll learn about conservation and the...

2009-02-01 13:52:49

An 18-year-old Boy Scout member in Lincoln Park, Mich., says he has earned all of the youth organization's 121 honorary badges. Andrew Schigelone said when he joined the youth group, he decided he would work as hard as he could at Boy Scout activities to make the most out of the experience, The Detroit Free Press reported Sunday. Six years later, that personal drive has resulted in Schigelone possessing every possible Boy Scout badge. I wanted to do it because I wanted to prove it to myself,...

2008-11-20 14:03:21

Henry Allingham of East Sussex County in England is the oldest Boy Scout alive at 112 years of age after rejoining the scouts after 100 years, members say. While 12-year-old scout Chris Denham may be a century younger than Allingham, he said it was a honor to meet the most world's oldest scout and present him with a certificate honoring his Boy Scout involvement, The Sun said Thursday. It was great to meet Henry, Denham said. It's cool that he's exactly 100 years older than I am and I'm...

2008-10-05 03:00:08

By Olsen, Ken A first taste of HIGH ADVENTURE: Rain, show, 50 blistering miles, several sticks of dynamite and one incredibly smelly exploding mule BY THE THIRD AFTERNOON of their backpacking trip last summer, the Taipan Patrol from Troop 4007 had endured rain, snow, sleet, hail, thunder and lightning, blisters and a burned-out campsite. Then there was the unforgettable smell of a dead mule incinerated by multiple sticks of dynamite. All this for an unbeatable adventure: backpacking 50...

2008-06-28 09:02:44

By Kenneth Knight, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jun. 28--TEMPLE TERRACE -- With a firm tug, members of Girl Scouts Senior Troops 481 and 730 folded the American flag with the precision of a military honor guard. Lauren Stewart, 17, meticulously guided Hannah Eichhorn, 15, Jennifer Fischer, 16, and Megan Brady, 15, all of Temple Terrace, through the proper way to retire a flag during a practice drill at Woodmont Park. A few feet away, two troop leaders and a parent volunteer stood under a...

2005-07-30 12:52:10

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A 13-year-old Boy Scout left brain-dead by a California lightning strike that killed his troop leader was taken off a ventilator and pronounced dead -- the sixth fatality for the Boy Scouts of America this week. Ryan Collins, of the Napa Valley wine country town of St. Helena, died on Friday night, a spokeswoman at the University Medical Center in Fresno told Reuters. His troop was on a hike in Sequoia National Park on Thursday when lightning struck a tarp,...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
Related