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Vanguard Religious Award Profile: Elizabeth K.

Vanguard Religious Award Profile: Elizabeth K.

Vanguard Religious Award Profile: Elizabeth K. Elizabeth is one of our most recent recipients of the Vanguard Scouting Light and Truth Award. Elizabeth is a Cub Scout with the Chief Seattle Council. She shared her thoughts with us in an interview: Vanguard:...

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Scouting Message to Moms

Scouting Message to Moms

A Scouting Message to Moms Everywhere... As we have continued our involvement and journey in Scouting and while trying to recruit or help other families do the same, I have encountered two very common concerns about Scouting expressed mostly by mothers of young boys...

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It’s Not About the Badge

It’s Not About the Badge

IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BADGE I remember looking at my counselors and our General Board sitting behind me on the stand – each with a large grin – and then back to the brother who asked the question. I then responded, “Why don’t you come up here and join me for a few...

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Troop 1692 Eagle and Vanguard Awards

Troop 1692 Eagle and Vanguard Awards

Troop 1692 (St. George, UT - Crossroads of the West Council) was formed to give scouts an opportunity to reach their goal of obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout.  Don Fisher, Scoutmaster, saw a need to give boys with desire, self-motivation, and goal orientation the...

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News From the Field: Frankfurt, Germany

News From the Field: Frankfurt, Germany

It is amazing how things are created – take, for instance, this “Report from the Field” which originally was to be titled “A Note from the Field.” It was intended to reflect wonderful letters from our members and supports around...

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Finding a Youth or Eagle Service Project

Finding a Youth or Eagle Service Project

By: Trevor Bender and Amy Tadlock   During the pandemic, it has become increasingly difficult for youth to connect with non-profit organizations to provide service opportunities for an Eagle project or to complete...

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Do A Good Turn Daily—The Scout Slogan

Do A Good Turn Daily—The Scout Slogan

Ever pause and think well upon the Scout Slogan to—Do a Good Turn Daily? For this blog I wanted to pass along some thoughts to ponder on this major principle of Scouting. I like to tie doing a good turn to doing our duty to God, as service to one another is a basic...

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Scouting – It’s a Family Matter

Scouting – It’s a Family Matter

Can I speak for just a few minutes to parents and grandparents in Scouting families? I have a photo of an Eagle, a Cub Scout and his mom on my desk that reads: “This Cub Scout doesn’t have far to go to find a hero” (his mother). I have always loved how Scouting...

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News From The Field: Tokyo, Japan

News From The Field: Tokyo, Japan

My journey in Scouting started in Tokyo, Japan, and that is where it continues now—only this time with a wife who is fully involved and six kids who are all enthusiastic participants. Scouting is a huge part of our family recipe. It just works for us, and it is...

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