BSA Resources about Serving Today’s Families | Scouting.org/family

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Serving Today’s Families

BSA’s mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

Our priority is to bring the benefits of Scouting to more youth while remaining true to our mission.

We are excited to announce beginning in 2018, our Cub Scouts program will be open to boys and girls. By welcoming both girls and boys into the program, even more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Scouting promises and be better prepared for future success.

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Ref:  https://www.scouting.org/familyscouting

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International Volunteers Day. Scouts Helping Communities In Need. Be Prepared for Emergencies

#ScoutVolunteers train #Scouts to #BePreparedForEmergencies #OutdoorsLearning for real emergencies. ==> #Repost @worldscouting

When natural disaster struck be it in Mexico, Sri Lanka, Haiti, Ecuador, or the Philippines and humanitarian response was needed, #Scouts were among the #VolunteersActFirst to help the community.

Scouts from Troop 182 in Jacksonville, Florida volunteered to collect donations for Puerto Rico Disaster Relief after Hurricane Maria.

Scouts always ready to support their communities in need.

This Webelos Scout’s campaign video for fifth-grade vice president is Oscar-worthy — Bryan on Scouting

Leave it to a Webelos Scout to devise a campaign video that’s positive, uplifting and downright awesome. Alexander Miles is a member of Pack 695 of the Sam Houston Area Council. In October, Alexander ran for vice president of his fifth-grade class at the Kinkaid School in Houston. It was an exercise in the democratic…

via This Webelos Scout’s campaign video for fifth-grade vice president is Oscar-worthy — Bryan on Scouting

#ScoutsSweden and #GoogleStreetViews. Scouts around Sweden have documented their favorite trails with 360°-cameras | #ScoutView 

Scouting and Technology together.

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This is Scout View

Scouts around Sweden have documented their favorite trails with 360°-cameras. Now you can join the adventure on Google Street View. Walk the trails we have walked, or hop directly to the spots that seem most exciting. We’ll keep walking and posting all through 2018 so remember to check back for new trails.

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Visit #ScoutView website: https://www.scoutview.se

Time. Teaching Scouts How To Make Better Use Of It

Why extreme time management is important?

We studied how to teach Scouts how to make better use of their time as part of a national focus group of four National Distinguished Scoutmasters. We found out that in order to improve the time management skills of young Scouts, they need go beyond and focus on better planning and goals setting skills. We committed to test these ideas in our troops and to expand these ideas to others. We produced this presentation and we shared with Boy Scouts of America. We did presentations to our councils, districts, and troops and share these concepts. Beyond Scouting time management is also an issue.

Extreme time management is just a product of combining these ideas with different personal leadership and management skills. It is the process of searching in our personal beliefs, values, and priorities to be the person we want to be. It is about using management resources to master our time, our days, our life. Life is a finite number of years, months, weeks, and days. Every day is a new page in our journal. Let’s make each hour, minute, and second a great experience to remember. Life is a continuous learning adventure if you master your time.

Time: Time: teaching scouts how to make better use of it from Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche. Aug 27, 2012

Outdoor Learning Areas for Autistic Students | Boy’s Life Eagle Project

Thomas and his helpers built three distinctive and unique outdoor learning environments for the students and staff of Celebrate the Children, located in Denville, N.J.

The first phase of the project included building benches made out of tree stumps with wood bench tops. The next phase of the project included building foldable and movable benches, which allows the students to learn in different locations and different arrangements. The final phase of the project included building a cedar teepee, used as a cool-down zone for the students.

— Thomas, Troop 118, Denville, N.J.

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Source: https://eagleprojects.boyslife.org/outdoor-learning-for-the-autistic-students-of-denville 

Not just the Boy Scouts of America | Sarah Wyman | Medium

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Lessons from a ‘former’ Sea Scout who still think and write as Sea Scout. Once a Sea Scout, always a Sea Scout. ==> “Thanks to Mariners, I went on to sail in college, and I had the opportunity to develop many of the qualities and interests which led me to become a journalist. The women I met in the program became politicians, offshore wind engineers and Coast Guard officers. Their experience serving in leadership positions and advancing in the ranks of the Sea Scouts helped them get there.”

via Not just the Boy Scouts of America – Sarah Wyman – Medium