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December 2014 - How to Handle Fundraising Dollars
Podcast     1 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
If you’ve never listened to a CubCast before, this is the one you don’t want to miss! There’s been a change to the IRS compliance environment with regard to nonprofit fundraising efforts. What does this mean for popcorn and camp card sales? How will this affect fundraising in your den or pack? Steve McGowan, general counsel for the Boy Scouts of America, helps us make sense of all the fundraising rules and regulations. (Thanks, Steve!)...

Clifton Park Boy Scouts fill food pantry’s shelves
News     28 Nov 2014 | 2:17 am
CLIFTON PARK Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from the Clifton Park area spent Saturday morning, Nov. 15, collecting bags filled with non-perishable food items to replenish supplies at a local food pantry....

Clifton Park Boy Scouts fill food pantry’s shelves
News     28 Nov 2014 | 2:17 am
CLIFTON PARK Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from the Clifton Park area spent Saturday morning, Nov. 15, collecting bags filled with non-perishable food items to replenish supplies at a local food pantry....

A New Scoutmaster – Chapter Eight
Blog     27 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
This is the eighth of twelve installments in a story that follows a new Scoutmaster, Chuck Grant, attempting to use the patrol method in a troop that has forgotten how. I’ve based this work of fiction on the stories shared by readers and listeners, questions they have asked, and the advice I commonly share in reply. Scoutmasters can expect to encounter challenges and setbacks along the way. I’ve tried to avoid being unreasonable optimistic, or overly pessimistic about the progress we can make when we stick to the basics. Chapter One | Chapter Two | Chapter Three Chapter Four | Chapter Five | Chapter Six Chapter Seven Chapters will be published each Tuesday and Thursday. CHAPTER EIGHT “What happens...

What Scouters are thankful for
Blog     27 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
Family, friends, freedom, faith, health and Scouting. Scouters have a cornucopia of reasons to be thankful this holiday season. I asked Scouters on our Facebook page to share — in just a word — what they’re thankful for this year. You can see the responses converted into word cloud form below. As for me, I’m thankful for everything mentioned in the word cloud — and for you. Scouters like you who read my blog and contribute to the discussions we have here are the reason I do this. So thanks! And Happy Thanksgiving! What Scouters are Thankful For Word Cloud Click to enlarge. You’re free to use this...

Did You Know Downtown Has 4 Girl Scout Troops?
News     27 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - In the winter, you’ll find them set up on some of Downtown’s busiest sidewalks, sporting badge-covered vests and confident smiles. To passersby they pose that decades-old questi...

Four resources I'm thankful for
Blog     27 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
(Although I'm not American, being thankful is something I can get behind, and today seems an appropriate day to reflect on some of the resources that have helped me as a Scouter over the years)I've been fortunate to have great mentors, from Patrol Leaders as  a Scout, to Troop Scouters, Group Scouters and training team members who have helped me, challenged me and supported me as a Scouter. Today I want to talk about resources that are available to everyone that have been a great help to me.The DumpI was fortunate to inherit an extensive library in my Scout group,...

Pacete: Where the girl scouts dare
News     26 Nov 2014 | 10:58 pm
THE Girl Scouts of the Philippines as an organization has the mission to help girls and young women realize the ideals of womanhood and prepare themselves for their responsibilities in the home, the nation, and the world community....

Michael F. Biedrzycki, active in Boy Scouts for more than 50 years
News     26 Nov 2014 | 6:07 pm
Michael F. Biedrzycki, a longtime scoutmaster, died Thursday in his Cheektowaga home. He was 68. Born in Buffalo, Mr. Biedrzycki graduated from Emerson Technical High School in 1964. He worked as a storeroom clerk at Westinghouse Electric Corp. and Nuttall Gear. He retired in 2008....

Boy Scout Tops Dad's Total, Earns Every Merit Badge
News     26 Nov 2014 | 4:07 pm
Guess which merit badge was the toughest to earn....

Cub Scouts compete in Space Derby
News     26 Nov 2014 | 1:55 pm
Atascadero Cub Scout Packs 111 and 176 recently competed in a Space Derby sponsored by the Atascadero Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Tuesday, Nov. 18. The scouts each built and decorated their own propeller-driven spacecraft, which were raced on fish line tracks....

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