Scouting News

on August 9, 2008 in News, Promotion

Here are some news releases about Scouting that have been recently found online. It is great to see Scouts making a positive impact on their community, and the financial support from some major corporations.

Eagle Scout Paul Banwart from Shakopee, Minnesota, awarded American Legion Award:

And now, this Shakopee teen is being honored nationally this month as the top Eagle Scout by the American Legion, which also gave him a $10,000 college scholarship. “Paul Banwart represents the best in scouting, and the American Legion is proud to have selected him as its Eagle Scout of the year,” said Commander Marty Conatser, the national leader of the organization.

http://www.startribune.com/local/south/26223804.html

AT&T Donates $3 Million To BSA To Kick-Off 100th Anniversary

The Boy Scouts of America announced today that AT&T has donated $3 million to kick off nationwide support for the youth organization’s 100th Anniversary Celebration. The announcement came during the opening of the BSA’s Annual National Leadership Training Conference in Nashville.

AT&T is the first major donor to step forward with a multi-million dollar contribution and will serve as Scouting’s official communications partner during the 100th Anniversary celebration. Feb. 8, 2010 marks 100 years of Scouting in America for one of the country’s largest youth-serving organizations.

http://www.scoutingnews.org/2008/08/05/att-donates-3-million-to-bsas-100th-anniversary-celebration/

Top Ten Reasons Why Scouting Beats TV (from Lone Star Scouter)
No batteries required
Commercial-free

Strengthens families

Burns more calories

Grows character, not potatoes

Offers college scholarships

Violence-free

Develops leaders

Prepares kids for real life

#1: It’s the Ultimate Reality Show!
TV shows like Survivor, Fear Factor and the Human Race have nothing on Scouting. Just ask a Scout.

http://buffaloeagle.wordpress.com/2008/08/07/top-10-reasons-why-scouting-beats-tv-hands-down/

Have a great Scouting Day!

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