Sustainability merit badge was introduced at the 2013 National Jamboree in July, and is now an alternative to Environmental Science as an Eagle-Required Merit Badge.
As of January 1, 2014, Cooking will become a required Merit Badge, bringing the total number of Eagle-Required Merit Badges to 13.
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On November 7, 2014, The Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, BSA, honored three outstanding Scouters with the Silver Beaver Award. This very distinguished and restricted national award is presented annually by the Council for noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth.
(from left to right, above):
Rick A. Stritzinger
Two Mountains District Commissioner
Dr. Donald S. Kretchmer
Troop 155 & Crew 163 Trucksville, PA
Michael J. Lolli
Troop 16 & Crew 1600, Scranton
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The Boy Scouts of America has several online tools available to help unit leaders and other Scouters with Training, Advancement, Rechartering and other aspects of their Scouting Responsibilities.
Your MyScouting account gives you access to Scouting resources specific to your role in Scouting. These resources are intended to help you perform your Scouting duties most effectively.
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*Some of these tools require a Member ID.
Units can use Internet Advancement to record their youth member advancements online. You will find this new method to be easy, convenient, and accurate because you enter the information, and it will save you the effort of hand writing advancements onto a three-part carbon form. Use Internet Advancement for adding ranks, merit badges and awards. and to update information on existing advancements (except the Eagle Scout rank).
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Internet Rechartering allows you to renew your unit's charter online and perform the following actions:
Before beginning Internet Rechartering, collect all member information, including new member forms with the appropriate signatures. To complete the process, you must be connected to a printer to print the final report for signature.
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12/24/2014 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
TM - Boy Scout Roundtable
01/07/2015 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
TM - Cub Scout Roundtable
01/11/2015 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venturing Leader Specific Training
01/12/2015 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Life to Eagle Seminar