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.
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
partnering with First Bank and the St.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
America. Louis B. (L.B.) Eckelkamp, Jr. and Bonnie Eckelkamp were honored at
a special dinner on Thursday, March 20 St. Francis Borgia.
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.