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  • Forsyth County commissioners recognize Eagle Scouts

    Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recognized the accomplishments of two Eagle Scouts at their Feb. 17 regular meeting. Josh Thompson and Peter Sisserson were each presented with a resolution from the commissioners. Josh Thompson is a member of Troop...
  • Honoring Eagle Scouts

    It's the top achievement in Boy Scouts, Eagle Scout. 73 scouts are awarded by the Baden Powell Council with the honor for their commitment to the community last year. The Council honored 27 of them Sunday at the Owego Treadway Inn. Eagle Scout is the high...
  • Everest climber speaks to Scouts about service, adventure

    Peter Hillary made his smartest decision almost 27,000 feet up the world's second highest mountain. His instincts - and the training he received from his father, the legendary climber Sir Edmund Hillary - helped him to realize a dangerous storm was coming...
  • Boy Scouts’ Leland Leadership Breakfast raises $6,500

    A breakfast held Feb. 22 in Leland raised approximately $6,500 for the Cape Fear Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The Leadership Breakfast, which is part of the Boy Scouts’ “Investment in Character” campaign, is only the second such event held...
  • Scouts, Adults Extinguish Fire in National Forest

    A boy scout's motto is "be prepared", but being prepared to put out a wildfire in the national forest comes as a tall order. On Saturday a group of scouts with Troop 12 from Little Rock's Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, led by their adult chapero...
  • Army Major Scott Schroder meets his Boy Scout pen pals from Libertyville

    A pen pal who was stationed in Afghanistan for the past year brought news about the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan to Boy Scouts from Troop 72 in Libertyville. Major Scott Schroeder, U.S. Army Special Forces, met his long-distance friends for the first...
  • Scout Troop hails many Eagle Award Winners

    Four boys in the same patrol in a local boy scout troop have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. They are all members of Troop 42 (overseen by scoutmaster Brad Smith and committee chair Gary Baker) All four of these boys are seniors at Lake Stevens High ...
  • Scout Recognized for Ski Rescue

    Nicholas Perez of La Grange Highlands received a Cub Scout Award of Honor for his rescue of a skier in distress. On January 28, 2011, Perez was on an annual ski outing with Webelos Pack 216 at Alpine Valley Ski Resort in Wisconsin. While at the top of a s...
  • Boy Scout food drive aims to fill area pantries

    As they have done for nearly 30 years, Baltimore-area Boy Scouts will help the homeless and hungry with a food drive aimed at filling the shelves at food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. Hundreds of uniformed Scouts will fan out in their neighborhoo...
  • Augusta Scout earns Eagle rank

    Spencer Aube, a 15-year-old sophomore at Cony High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 603 in Augusta, was recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Spencer joined Cub Scouts in the first grade. Since joining Boy Scouts at age 11, he has earned 35 meri...
  • Top honor: Nine Cub Scouts earn Arrow of Light; advance to Boy Scouts

    The nine boys who earned Cub Scouting’s highest honor joined hundreds of Pack 47 members who have earned the Arrow of Light honor in the pack’s 70-year history. But Colton Evans, Dillon Fox, Jake Gram, Clint Hill, Evan Sampson, Thomas Sietz, Mason St...
  • Let’s Talk: Scouts ‘doing good deeds every day’

    Solomon Goodwin’s weeklong itinerary began with an appearance before the U.S. Congress, followed by a series of meetings with some of the nation’s top leaders. It’s not the everyday schedule of a seventh-grader, but certainly one taken seriously wh...
  • Local scouts hold Court of Honor

    Monday night the scouts from Boy Scout Troop 124, Ada met for their Court of Honor. As a special treat for this ceremony each scout made homemade soup and side dish to share with family members while working toward their cooking merit badge. The evening's...
  • Cub Scouts honor commitments on National Scout Sunday

    Duty to God has been part of the Cub Scout pledge since the organization began. Last weekend, six local Cub Scouts celebrated their commitment to their religion during National Scout Sunday. The six, all members of Cub Scout Pack 173, completed courses of...
  • Florence teen saves grandmother's life with Heimlich maneuver

    Jacob Suggs, 13, was studying poetry at home while recovering from the flu when he heard strange sounds coming from the kitchen. He yelled for his grandmother, Donna Hewett, who was staying with him while his mother was out of town. When he didn’t get a...
  • Austin Eagle Scout meets Pres. Obama

    An Austin Eagle Scout is concluding a special trip to the nation's capital. Jonathan Hillis, 19, traveled to Washington D.C. this week to deliver the Boy Scouts of America's Report to the Nation. He met with the country's highest officials, including Pres...
  • Gov. Haley praises Boy Scouts as first step to leadership

    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley gave the keynote address at the 2011 Friends of Scouting luncheon Thursday at The Piedmont Club, one of five annual fundraisers for the Palmetto Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Haley praised the institution of Scoutin...
  • Mount Vernon Cub Scout Earns National Honor for Heroism

    Ian Whitaker, an 8 year old Cub Scout from Mt. Vernon Ohio has been awarded the Boy Scouts of America Heroism Medal for his quick and decisive actions in administering first aid to his injured Grandfather. The Heroism medal is one of the highest honors a...
  • Granby scouts earn Eagle honors

    The Connecticut Rivers Council Boy Scout Troop 125 of Granby is proud to announce three new Eagle Scouts: Karl C. Gottschalk, 18, a freshman at Rochester Institute of Technology; Samuel W. Hall, 18, who is attending Maine Maritime Academy; and David J. La...
  • Local officials kick-off four-county cleanup

    An effort to clean up the four-county region surrounding the Boy Scouts’ Summit Bechtel Reserve kicked off Tuesday with a meeting in Glen Jean. A group formed to prepare the area for the completion of the Summit Bechtel Reserve laid out a plan for clea...

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