Dan Beard District

Learning for Life and Exploring in Northeastern Pennsylvania

What Is Learning for Life?

Learning for Life offers classroom-based programs that provide an action-learning process with grade-specific lesson plans for grades K through 12, plus a complete supplement for special-needs students.

Learning for Life helps youth develop social and life skills, assist in character development, and helps them formulate positive personal values.

What Is Exploring?

Exploring is a worksite-based program that gives youth an opportunity to visit community organizations and explore the dynamics of various careers.

Exploring's purpose is to provide experiences that help young people mature and to help them to become responsible and caring adults.

Click here to learn more about the Learning for Life and Exploring programs

The National Eagle Scout Association wants to make college more affordable for more than 100 worthy Eagle Scouts across the country.

The window for 2017 Eagle Scout scholarships opened Aug. 1, 2016, and will close on Oct. 31, 2016.

In the 2015-2016 window, the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) awarded $640,000 in scholarships to 140 Eagle Scouts.

For the 2016-2017 window, NESA's goal is to increase the number of recipients to 150. That includes scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $50,000.

Despite some online rumors about these scholarships, NESA doesn’t have the funds to offer money to each of the more than 5,000 applicants. Less than 3 percent of those who apply will receive scholarships.

In the past, NESA scholarships were available only to Scouts attending four-year universities. Now Scouts attending vocational trade schools and other approved programs may apply.

Keep reading for the more information about the the 2017 NESA scholarships.

 

Science
Technology
Engineering and
Math

 
To engage our youth members in STEM, the Boy Scouts of America has created exciting new program initiatives that emphasize STEM in the context of the current advancement programs.

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Since its founding in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has had fully participating members with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. James E. West, the first Chief Scout Executive, was a person with a disability. Although most of the BSA's efforts have been directed at keeping such boys in the mainstream of Scouting, it has also recognized the special needs of those with significant disabilities. To find out more about advancement for Scouts with Special Needs, click on the "Read more" link, below.

Internet advancement is the process that Scouting units use to record and track advancement ranks and awards for their youth. This process can be done from any Internet-connected computer at any time.

Upcoming Events

Oct
1

10/01/2016 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Oct
3

10/03/2016

Oct
5

10/05/2016 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Oct
5

10/05/2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Oct
12

10/12/2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm