Category Archives: Scouts In The News

Mayor Bloomberg Credits Scout Training for Quick Thinking

New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg credits his background as a Boy Scout for his quick thinking when someone passed out during a press conference recently. He used the skills he learned to earn the First Aid merit badge to assist the ill college student. “I’m happy for my Boy Scout training,” he said. Click here for […]

Scout earns kudos for rescuing Pinckney driver

Scout earns kudos for rescuing Pinckney driver Woman’s car had plunged into icy water last winter Friday, December 19, 2008 BY LEANNE SMITH The Livingston Community News Nathan Hinkle is no stranger to the Boy Scout oath. Thankfully to Pinckney’s Suzanne Gordon, the parts about “doing his best, helping others at all times and keeping […]

15 Year-Old Scout To Ride Across Australia

Jack Sinclair, a 15 year-old Scout from Australia is planning to ride across Australia to raise money for Big Brothers and Big Sisters Australia. Jack and his Dad plan to make the 2800-mile trip, from Perth to Surfers Paradise, in 30 days, starting September 11, 2008. Jack says he was inspired to do the ride […]

National Scouting Museum

I don’t know if I’m ever going to make it out to Irving, Texas where the headquarters of the Boy Scouts of America is located, but I can take a virtual tour there courtesy of the National Scouting Museum. If you’ve ever fallen in love with those iconic Norman Rockwell paintings (some which I believe […]

U S Mint to Produce BSA Silver Dollars

The Boy Scouts of America Centennial Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 5872) passed in both the House and the Senate, and has been officially signed into law by the president. The bill was first introduced by Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX) last April. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) championed the bill in the United States Senate. From the […]

Scout earns all 121 BSA Merit Badges

Jon Mark Beilue: Scout blows it out 121 merit badges, and that’s just a start Tuesday night was a court of honor night for the Boy Scouts at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Amarillo. These little affairs, where selected Scouts are recognized for their recent work, are held three to four times a year. […]

Boy Scouts rescue injured climber

Boy Scouts rescue injured climber Oakland, Calif., woman, was in serious condition in a Redding hospital after being carried off of Mount Shasta late Monday By Paris Achen Mail Tribune August 06, 2008 A 35-year-old woman is in serious condition at a Redding hospital after falling into a crevasse on Mount Shasta and wandering the […]