OA Unit Elections & Visitations for 2015 are now being scheduled! All units (even if they have no Scouts eligible this year) are requested to download and complete the form below and return to the NEPA Scout Service & Training Center at least two weeks prior to their earliest requested election date.
For almost 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, these values are just as relevant in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910. Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.
The Boy Scouts of America provides youth with programs and activities that allow them to
While various activities and youth groups teach basic skills and promote teamwork, Scouting goes beyond that and encourages youth to achieve a deeper appreciation for service to others in their community.
Scouting provides youth with a sense that they are important as individuals. It is communicated to them that those in the Scouting family care about what happens to them, regardless of whether a game is won or lost.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Scouting promotes activities that lead to personal responsibility and high self-esteem. As a result, when hard decisions have to be made, peer pressure can be resisted and the right choices can be made.
Be sure to visit the Scout Shop in the NEPA Council Service and Training Center after Summer Camp to become a Founding Member of the “Dan Beard Cabin Society”. For a donation of $1.00 or more you will receive a membership card and get to sign the “Fort Pitt Door” founder’s book which will be on permanent display at the Dan Beard Cabin once it is reassembled.
$500.00 + Donation will receive –
An original piece of log from the cabin with a brass plate.
$1000.00 + Donation will receive –
A laser printed log slice with a wooden plank base. Both pieces original to the cabin.
$2500.00 + Donation will receive –
A plaque with an original log slice and a brass plate.
$5000.00 + Donation will receive –
A Cabin picture mounted behind an etched original glass window pane in a frame made from original cabin wood.
Click on the links below for more information on the Boy Scout STEM/Nova Program
Click on the links below to download a tracking form for a Nova or Supernova award
Below is a tiered list of merit badges related to the Boy Scout Nova & Supernova Awards. Tier 1 includes merit badges that are STEM related in their entirety, whereas Tier 2 includes merit badges that have only a few STEM related requirements.
|Animal Science||Astronomy||Bird Study||Chemistry|
|Inventing||Mammal Study||Medicine||Model Design & Building|
|Nature||Nuclear Science||Oceanography||Personal Management|
|Photography||Plant Science||Reptile & Amphibian Study|
|Robotics||Soil & Water Conservation||Space Exploration|
|Composite Materials||Dentistry||Entrepreneurship||Farm Mechanics|
|Finger Printing||Fire Safety||Fish & Wildlife Management||Genealogy|
NEW SCHOLARSHIP Promotes Science and Math Education -
As the economy struggles and college costs rise, scholarships are becoming more important than ever. So the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) is proud to announce that it has permanently funded a new annual Eagle Scout scholarship.
The NESA STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Scholarship will be awarded annually to an Eagle Scout who intends to major and pursue a career in one of those fields. Applicants must submit the Eagle Scout Academic Scholarships application (available from www.NESA.org/scholarships.html). The application must include a signed statement—one the applicant has written—that details his education and career goals in a STEM-related field, as well as a signed reference letter from a high school teacher in that field. The first NESA STEM Scholarship was awarded on June 1, 2012, at the Boy Scouts of America’s National Annual Meeting.
The new scholarship aligns with the BSA’s renewed emphasis on promoting science and technology, fields where American students seriously lag their counterparts around the world. (Three-fourths of America’s fastest growing occupations require significant math and science preparation, yet less than 15 percent of high school graduates are prepared to pursue scientific or technical training in college, according to one study.)
The new Blastcar™ racing activity is a merit-badge-driven activity intended for Boy Scouts. Scouts can use their knowledge to experience the engineering design process through sketching an idea for their racer, laying out a design, constructing the car, conducting trial tests, modifying their design, and adding finishing details. Scouts design their racers for optimum performance on the course(s) they’ve engineered as a team.
Kit contains a pine wood block measuring 10" x 2 1/4" x 1 7/8", four racing slick wheels, axle screws, eyelets, axle key, and instruction guide. The position for the CO2 cartridge is pre-drilled into each block.
Activity can be used toward requirements for Model Design & Building, Woodworking, and Wood Carving merit badges. Blastcar kits are available in the local Scout Shops or online at www.scoutstuff.org
For Blastcar guidelines and instructions, please go to this link:
Attached is a list of PBS Nova Online Programs that apply to Shoot!, Start Your Engines! and Designed to Crunch. You can click on the title to take you to the web page.
01/29/2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TM - Ecumenical Service
02/04/2015 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
TM - Cub Scout Roundtable
6:00 pm 02/06/2015 - 11:00 am 02/08/2015
TM - Polar Bear
02/11/2015 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TM - Commissioners Meeting
02/11/2015 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TM - District Committee Meeting