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The Impact of a Volunteer

Address given by John Hovanesian, February 03, 2017 "What can a single volunteer accomplish?  Most of us think about our impact on a small scale, like what we accomplish at a single meeting or on...

Our Relentless Quest to Conquer Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier from the northwest by Stan Shebs, via Creative Commons license. My friend Karl and I grew up in and are still active in Scouting. Scouting’s principles, the patrol method and the virtues of “doing...

Completing all of the Merit Badges Changed A Scout’s Life

This story is not about Michael Holland completing all 141 merit badges. Nor is this story about Holland completing something that only .0018% of all Scouts do. This story is about how by accomplishing...

Team Play for Eagle Service Project

Two weeks ago, Cole Warner, like the rest of his teammates, eagerly awaited the ninth-grade basketball tournament. The freshman squad were coming off a terrific Region 9 season, winning seven of its 10 games. They...

Men Acquire Jobs Due to Eagle Scout Status

Jesse Hunsaker aced his medical school interview with the help of one teenage accomplishment. He was an Eagle Scout. No other youthful achievement carries the same clout in employers' minds, according to the Chicago Tribune. Earning...

Scouting Enhances Athletes’ Success

Some of the most famous athletes of all time have been Scouts-- Michael Jordan, Hank Aaron and Steve Young to name a few. For some people, balancing Scouting and sports is difficult. Sometimes, the...

Birthday Twins and More: Similarities Between Washington and Powell

February 22nd marks the birthday of two celebrated American figures: George Washington and Lord Baden Powell.  Although you may not think they have a lot in common, they do. Here are just a few other...

Scout’s Eagle Project Aids Grieving Moms

One Boy Scout’s Eagle Project will touch Northern Nevada families for years to come. Cameron Spencer of Nevada Area Council’s Troop 445 developed a plan to comfort mothers and families who've suffered the loss of...

Why the Latino Culture and Boy Scouts Match Perfectly

I was very blessed to be raised by a Latino mother. (That comes as a shock to many because none of us eight kids look Latino. My father is Caucasian, so that may be...

The Satisfaction of Finding Old Scout Stuff

Why find old Scout stuff? I believe history matters. My Dad was deeply involved in Scouting, but he left it behind when he left Chicago in 1927. He was given a certificate, which I found among...

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