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Youth Protection
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 :: 61 Views
The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders with resources for the Cub ScoutBoy Scout, and Venturing programs.


Tuesday, November 3, 2015 :: 78 Views
For over a thousand years, lamps have continuously burned in the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem. For the last 25 years, a child from Upper Austria is named the Peace Light Child and travels to Bethlehem to light blast-proof miner’s lamps from a grotto flame. The lamps are then carried on Austrian Airlines from Tel Aviv to Vienna, Austria, from whence the Peace Light is distributed at a Service of Dedication to Boy Scouts and Girl Guides of Europe who spread the Light, with a message of Peace, to their own countries.


Eagle Scout Reference Letters
Monday, November 2, 2015 :: 90 Views
It’s important for Eagle Scout candidates to understand their role in getting references to fulfill requirement 2. At minimum, they need to list names and contact information on their Eagle application for those who have agreed to provide reference letters.  They are often involved in providing information to those providers on how to submit the references.  But at no time should they be involved in gathering, transporting or reading the letters.  Those tasks must be left to the troop’s adult leadership. 


Winter Activity Safety
Friday, October 23, 2015 :: 56 Views
Winter provides Scouts with a wonderful and unique opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. However, potentially extreme weather conditions, frigid temperatures and unique hazards associated with outdoor winter activities require careful and conscientious planning to ensure these activities are performed safely.


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