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venturing pathfinder award

Pathfinder Award Requirements

The Pathfinder award is the third level award in the newly remodeled award system for Venturers. This award emphasizes leadership, responsibility, planning, goal development, and training.

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Veteran’s Day Military Cadence

Today is Veteran’s Day. I’d like to thank all of the veterans who have kept us safe and free over the years. If you have a Scouting event today, this is the perfect opportunity to teach your Scouts to thank these heroes.

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Messengers of Peace

Messengers of Peace

The Boy Scouts of America joined the Messengers of Peace initiative in 2012. This program encourages Scouts around the world to work for peace by being a positive force in their communities.

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Today we honor those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. This poem by American author Francis Marion Crawford would make an excellent reading for any Memorial Day ceremony.

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Law Merit Badge for Boy Scouts

Law Merit Badge for Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts from our troop often earn the Law merit badge at a skill center at the historic Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis – a great venue to see how law has shaped our history. They even get to have a mock trial in one of the courtrooms.

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State Capitals Bingo Cards

State Capitals Bingo Cards

In this picture bingo game, the cards have images of the states with the capitals on them. As each state name is called, players must try to find the capital on their card and mark it.

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Troop Service Project – Blood Drive Setup

Our troop was asked to help set up for a blood drive at our church. The only hitch – it had to be set up by 7:30 AM! Getting Scouts to arrive that early can be difficult. It’s not necessarily the boys who are the hold up either. Many of the parents don’t enjoy getting […]

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