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  • Greater St. Louis Area Council Announces New Scout Shop Location
    8/15/2014 12:00:00 AM - In order to better serve its members, the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America is moving its West County store to a new, more centrally-located site. The new store, called BSA Outfitters, is set to open on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 13347 Manchester Road in Des Peres (next to Trader Joe’s in the Des Peres Pointe shopping center). The new store replaces the former West County Scout Shop on Page Avenue, which closes on Saturday, Aug. 23.
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  • GSLAC Partners With United Way For Summer Food Drive
    5/20/2014 12:00:00 AM - Each year many St. Louis school children who rely on subsidized meal programs head home for summer break with the uncertainty of where they may find their next meal. This May, the United Way of Greater St. Louis’ Men’s Leadership Society is partnering with First Bank and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for its inaugural food drive. The goal is to bring awareness to food insecurity in our region while stocking the pantry shelves at the St. Louis Area FoodBank at a time of the year when supplies are typically low.
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  • 2013 Eagle Scouts Recognized, Stewards Presented With Soaring Eagle Award
    5/16/2014 12:00:00 AM - David and Thelma Steward shared many of their Scouting memories Wednesday night as they were honored during the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America’s annual Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner. The evening also recognized the 588 young men who in 2013 earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America.
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  • Part-Time Customer Service Specialist Opening
    5/14/2014 12:00:00 AM - The Greater St Louis Area Council is seeking a highly motivated individual with a strong commitment to service. Excellent external as well as internal customer service skills are critical to this position.
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  • 2014 Learning for Life and Exploring Awards
    4/29/2014 12:00:00 AM - Several youth and adult members of the Greater St. Louis Area Council were honored during the Learning For Life and Exploring Annual Awards and Recognition Dinner. Held at the Scottish Rite on Thursday, April 24, individuals were recognized for their service and dedication to the community and Scouting program.
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  • Hussmann Corporation Volunteers Make Cub World Improvements
    4/29/2014 12:00:00 AM - Volunteers from Hussmann Corporation took a break from the office on Friday to donate their time and labor towards camp improvements at Beaumont Scout Reservation. Specifically, the crew made significant improvements to Fort Hussmann at Cub World. They also provided all of the needed equipment and materials for the renovation.
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  • Council Announces Next Edition of History
    4/24/2014 12:00:00 AM - In 1976 the Greater St. Louis Area Council published “The Spirit of Scouting ‘76” which chronicled the first 65 years of our Council. A new edition, “The Spirit Within,” contains the Council’s history from 1976 through 2012. It has been assembled by a team of dedicated Council volunteer leaders, led by former Assistant Scout Executive Tim O’Donnell.
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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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