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  • GSLAC Fishing Badges Featured in April Boy's Life
    4/4/2014 12:00:00 AM -

    Just in time for the new fish camp being offered at S bar F Scout Ranch this summer, the Greater St. Louis Area Council's fishing program was highlighted in the April 2014 Boy's Life Magazine. The cover story follows Scouts from GSLAC who participated in a recent Fishing and Fly Fishing Merit Badge event at S bar F Scout Ranch.

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  • L.B. and Bonnie Eckelkamp Honored With Good Scout Award
    3/28/2014 12:00:00 AM - Two members of the Osage District were recently recognized for exceptional service to youth and the community by the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. Louis B. (L.B.) Eckelkamp, Jr. and Bonnie Eckelkamp were honored at a special dinner on Thursday, March 20 St. Francis Borgia.
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  • Scout Cody Joines Honored With Medal of Merit
    3/28/2014 12:00:00 AM - Star Scout Cody Joines of De Soto, Ill. was awarded the Medal of Merit by the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America for his heroics in helping to save his father’s life during a swimming incident.
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  • AT&T Named Communications Merit Badge Sponsor
    3/27/2014 12:00:00 AM - The Greater St. Louis Area Council is proud to announce AT&T as its exclusive sponsor of the Communications Merit Badge. This sponsorship allows the council to give AT&T extra recognition for going above and beyond in its support of Scouting.
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  • Community Preparedness Day Trains Scouts in Emergency Response
    3/9/2014 12:00:00 AM - Would you know what to do in the event of a community disaster? Members of the Pathfinder District now know how to help in the event of a disaster or emergency. On Saturday, March 8, Scouts gained the necessary information to assist first responders, Red Cross, United Way, and other community response teams during Pathfinder's community preparedness day in Shaw Park in Clayton.
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  • Missouri Eagle Scouts Honored at Capitol
    2/21/2014 12:00:00 AM - Each year on President’s Day, new Eagle Scouts in the state of Missouri are honored at the state capitol. On Feb. 17, 2014, approximately 150 Scouts who earned the rank of Eagle in 2013 attended the annual event in Jefferson City. Lieutenant Governor of Missouri Peter Kinder and Representative Stephen Webber-46th District served as guest speakers.
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  • Two Decades Of Memories And Counting...
    2/12/2014 12:00:00 AM - Do you remember when you first got involved in Scouting? Maybe you volunteered to be your son’s leader or perhaps stepped in to organize an event. Or maybe you just made sure to attend every den meeting, outing, and activity — and helped when little things came up. For long-time volunteer Alexia Arensmeier, it was a little bit of all three.
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  • Youth Celebrate Scout Sunday
    2/10/2014 12:00:00 AM - In the 1940’s, Scout Sunday was established to make people in houses of worship aware of Scouting, and to allow Scouts to live out their "Duty to God" pledged each week. The Boy Scouts of America annually celebrates its founding on February 8 and Scout Sunday is now held on the Sunday preceding the anniversary while the Saturday following Feb. 8 is Scout Sabbath.
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  • Scouts from Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois to be Honored
    2/8/2014 12:00:00 AM - Seventy-eight Scouts from Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois earned the Eagle Scout rank in 2013. Those Scouts were recognized at the annual Eagle Scout Court of Honor held at Southeast Missouri State University on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.
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  • District Achievers Recognized at Annual CCOCM
    2/4/2014 12:00:00 AM - Nine districts received Journey To Excellence recognition during the annual Council Coordinated Operating Committees Meeting on Feb. 1 at Maritz, including silver achievers Gravois Trail, New Horizons, Osage, and River Trails. Boone Trails, Egyptian, North Star, Pathfinder, and Sioux were all bronze achievers.
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