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  • Boy Scout makes history by earning 129 merit badges

    A Grove City Boy Scout has earned every merit badge currently available through the Boy Scouts of America. Teddy Osborn, who just turned 18 on March 23, has a total badge count of 129. Earning that number of merit badges has not been achieved by any oth...
  • Ontario Boy Scouts collect food

    Ontario's Pack No. 126 Cub Scouts holding a food drive for the Ontario Food Pantry. The Food Drive was held at Tops Food in Ontario on the evening of March 25 and on March 26. Food was also collected by other Scouts at local residence front doors. Cub ...
  • Boy Scouts Start Food Drive

    The scouts are looking for donations of canned or nonperishable food that will go straight to the Food Bank For The Heartland's pantry. Patrol leader Jonathan Medlan said giving back has its own rewards. “We're with St. Peter's Catholic Church, which is...
  • Gov. Tom Corbett pays call to Boy Scouts breakfast

    Gov. Tom Corbett was the keynote speaker at the Oliver Perry County Community Breakfast March 26 at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation, Loysville. The fund-raising breakfast, organized by the Oliver Perry District, New Birth of Freedom Council, Boy Scouts o...
  • Soon-to-be Eagle Scout spruces up Whitehall's Safety Town

    As a Tiger Cub in first grade, Danny Sattler joined the Cub Scouts for something to do after school. In fifth grade, as a Webelo, he knew he wanted to advance on to Boy Scouts, this time attracted by the monthly camping and camaraderie. But for Sattler,...
  • Boy Scout Shoots for Highest Rank

    Friends, family and community members are dedicating their weekends to help a very determined Boy Scout. 17-year-old Andrew White is going for his Eagle Scout award this Spring, the highest merit of scout-hood. Nationally less than four percent of all sco...
  • Michael Fakler Earns Boy Scout’s Highest Award: Eagle Rank

    Michael J. Fakler has earned the highest award presented to Boy Scouts of America-the rank of Eagle Scout. He advanced to the Eagle Scout rank on Dec. 15, 2010. It is a rare honor as only two-percent of Boy Scouts ever attains this prestigious rank. The E...
  • Chief of Boy Scouts Visits Morgantown, Discusses The Summit"

    Thursday night was a big night for local boy scouts. The Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America was in town to celebrate the success of scouting in West Virginia. He was the key note speaker at a dinner hosted for the scouts and other commun...
  • Reading at early age guides teen's Eagle Scout project

    Johnny Stevens III found a way to create an Eagle Scout project that would help his old elementary school. Johnny, 14, is the son of Johnny Stevens II and Tonette Soda-Stevens of Des Moines' south side. He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 40, led by Scoutm...
  • Eagle Scout Gathering to Honor Sam Houston Area Council Eagle Scouts

    Today, the Eagle Scout Association of the Sam Houston Area Council (SHAC) announced it will formally honor the newly emerged Class of Eagle Scouts at a Gathering of Eagles Reception on Saturday, April 30, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at The Berry Center, ...
  • Scouting’s Highest Award

    On March 22, Mayor Adam Salina presented Jonathan Chicker with the following proclamation: “BE IT HEREBY KNOWN TO ALL THAT: The Town of Berlin hereby recognizes Jonathan P. Chicker on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America. In recognit...
  • Jack Pape Selected for National Award

    The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation will present its American Spirit Award to Jack Pape, a 17-year-old Boy Scout from Omaha, Nebraska. Pape, a junior in high school, will be recognized for his heroic efforts in 2008 and 2009 during a variety of ce...
  • Delaware Boy Scout honored as hero

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, than the smiles on the faces of these brothers say a lot. Grant Grier has a lot to smile about, but his younger brother Carson knows how special his brother is. The older Grier was award the Boy Scouts of America H...
  • Area's largest class of Eagle Scouts, Silver Award winners, honored at Boy Scouts gala

    With a gigantic U.S. flag for a backdrop and a stirring rendition of the national anthem filling the ballroom, patriotic sentiments were soaring at Tuesday night’s Building Character Celebration at DeVos Place. But Justin Lieffers’ thoughts were mile...
  • Boy Scout Tanner Hintze presented with Eagle rank

    Tanner Hintze was presented with the Boy Scout rank of Eagle in a Court of Honor Saturday, March 6. Hintze began his Scouting career when he was 8 as a Cub Scout. He achieved his Arrow of Light, which is the highest rank in the Cub Scout program and is th...
  • Local Boy Scouts Gearing Up for Annual Food Drive

    Everyone in Great Falls can expect to find grocery bags donated by Albertsons on their door this Saturday starting as early as 9 a.m. Montana Boy Scout Council has a goal of 100,000 pounds of food donations across the state. This is the single largest ac...
  • Scout earns Eagle status with cemetery project

    Fr. Dennis Caylor, of St. Raphael/St. Joseph parish, offered his thanks. So did Tami Dallenbach, public historian at the Turner Foundation, and Anne Benston, a long-time genealogist overjoyed that a 17-year-old would take such an interested in the past. B...
  • Our Call to Service Can Mean Many Things

    Recent events have reminded me of the power of youth in our country, and how our experiences as young people frame who we become, and how we contribute to the world around us. In my role as president of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, two key ar...
  • Scouts Volunteer to Help Preserve History

    One of the most important functions I perform in my history work is to act as a caretaker for many of the sites I have found. This role can take many different forms, from cleaning a neglected cemetery to raising awareness of a site as I have done here at...
  • Scouting's Wood Badge Leadership Training Is Key to Life Success

    As part of their journey from average to great, more than 80 adult volunteer leaders from the Northeast Illinois Council of the Boy Scouts of America attended the recent Wood Badge ceremony at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Libertyville. Beginning with the...

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