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Eagle Scout project addresses the need to Be Prepared if someone has a seizure

By: Aaron Derr | 
January 26, 2023
As a young person living with epilepsy, Gavin Bouchey knows that it’s all fine and well if he, his family members and his fellow Scouts BSA members know who to respond to a seizure. But what about everyone else?
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Worth reading: Eagle Scout sets goal to meet every mayor in his state

By: Aaron Derr | 
January 25, 2023
Mitchell Whitley, a native of Greensboro, N.C., a graduate of Samford University, and an Eagle Scout, has set a unique goal: to personally meet every mayor in his home state. There are 551 of them.

Largest Eagle’s Nest on African Continent Kicks off 2023

By: Brandon Kelly | 
January 24, 2023
26 Eagle Scouts from countries around the world form the largest (that we are aware of) Eagle’s Nest on the African continent.

Eagle Scout adds name to the few that have completed the Race Across America

By: Michael Freeman | 
January 24, 2023
About 300 or so people have completed the epic journey in its four-decade history. Phil Fox finished it on his first attempt last summer, earning the “rookie of the year” honor and ending the race in fifth place overall.

“I can’t believe it’s something I’ve actually done”: NESA’s World Explorers share details of their experience

By: Aaron Derr | 
January 23, 2023
To get to Tiputini Biodiversity Station (TBS), one of the most remote scientific research stations in the world, you must first get to a rural area called Tumbaco, just outside Quito, the capital of Ecuador.

Eagle Calls on Scouting Experience as a Major League Umpire

By: Robin Strachan | 
January 17, 2023
Reston, Virginia Eagle Scout Chris Segal (2000) counts on skills he learned in Scouting—dealing with adversity, taking charge of situations, strong communication, leadership, and teamwork—everyday in his work as a Major League Baseball umpire. And when it comes to the points of Scout Law, Bravery comes into play every game.

NFL strength coach, Eagle Scout helps fund Philmont scholarship program

By: Aaron Derr | 
January 5, 2023
When Joe Gibson, a longtime Scout leader in the San Angelo, Texas, area died last January, his family thought long and hard about the best way to memorialize his life. Then, it came to them: a scholarship to help send Texas Southwest Council Scouts to Philmont Scout Ranch.
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Eagle Scout researcher turning trash into treasure … and sharing his knowledge with Scouts

By: Aaron Derr | 
December 21, 2022
A paper published in Angewandte Chemie, a top chemistry journal, details how this Eagle Scout researcher and his team collected plastic waste from the shores of Catalina Island, treated it with a catalyst and ended up with materials that can be used in pharmaceuticals.

Eagle Scout astronaut delivers powerful conservation message … from space!

By: Aaron Derr | 
December 20, 2022
Kjell Lindgren, Eagle Scout, assistant Scoutmaster, outdoor ethics advisor and NASA astronaut, has a unique view — literally — of Earth. That’s at least in part why he’s so inspired to share with the rest of us the importance of taking care of it.

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