Category Archives: Scouts In The News

California Scouts play a record-breaking game of marbles

When there’s a Guinness World Record on the line, playing a game becomes serious fun. That was surely the thought going through the minds of the 876 Scouts who broke the record for “Most People Playing in a Marble Tournament” in late September at the California Inland Empire Council’s 100th Anniversary celebration. Some 6,000 Scouts, […]

Space Shuttle Discovery set for final countdown

Discovery awaits her final countdown on launch pad at Kennedy Space Center Photo: (photo: NASA) NASA is preparing for the final voyage of the Space Shuttle Discovery, scheduled for an early morning launch on December 3, 2010.  As of Friday, November 19, the veteran orbiter is being prepped on-site at Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space […]

NATIONAL SCOUT JAMBOREE @ TIMES SQUARE – NEW YORK CITY

NATIONAL SCOUT JAMBOREE @ TIMES SQUARE – NEW YORK CITY CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF SCOUTING Saturday, July 31, 2010 5pm – 11pm Times Square – New York City Description I would like to invite you and your Scouting family to join us on the afternoon of Saturday, July 31, in TIMES SQUARE, New York as […]

Get Involved in BSA 100th Anniversary Celebrations

2010 is just around the corner and the Greater New York Councils knows you want to celebrate Scouting’s rich heritage and exciting future with us. Please take a moment to read our one-page summary of 100th Anniversary major engagement activities.  Save the date for our citywide service day on April 24th, and New York City’s Scout […]

GNYC Becomes Official Partner of MillionTrees NYC

The Greater New York Councils is an official partner of MillionTreesNYC, a citywide tree planting and stewardship initiative that establishes a goal of planting one million trees throughout the city’s five boroughs by 2017. As a partner, the Greater New York Councils participates in the advisory committee as well as planning tree planting, education and outreach […]

An act of solidarity to save beloved Pouch Camp

In an attempt to prevent a beloved piece of Island history from falling into the clutches of private developers, approximately 1,500 Scouts and supporters of William H. Pouch Scout Camp braved the cold yesterday evening to rally against the potential sale of the Sea View site. Armed with candleholders reading “Scouting without Pouch… Ouch,” the […]

“CELEBRATE SCOUTING” STAMP TO COMMEMORATE SCOUTING’S 100th ANNIVERSARY

The U.S. Postal Service today gave scouting ‘a stamp of approval’ to honor 100 years of the U.S. scouting movement. The Celebrate Scouting stamp, which will be sold in the summer of 2010, coincides with the Boy Scouts of America’s 100th anniversary. The new stamp design was unveiled Thursday during an event at the Smithsonian […]

BOY SCOUT CORN MAZE CELEBRATES SCOUTING’S 100th ANNIVERSARY

Sequoyah Council partnered with Fender’s Farm to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the BSA with a 7 acre corn maze. The farm’s 2009 corn maze features a centennial emblem of the Boy Scouts of America at its center. The maze features about two miles of trails and 85 “decision points” at which walkers much decide […]

A YEAR OF CELEBRATION AWARD PROGRAM

A Year of Celebration – A Century of Making a Difference officially kicks off today! A year of Celebration – A Century of Making a Difference is an awards program specially developed for the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America for all Scouts, adult volunteers and Scouting alumni. The award consists of a […]

ADVENTURE BASE 100

Experience Scouting like never before with Adventure Base 100! Created specifically for the 100th Anniversary Celebration, Adventure Base 100 will be traveling the country to give people an exciting, hands-on view of the history and future of the Boy Scouts of America. This 10,000 square foot campus features immersive Scouting experiences including a ropes course […]