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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
2/4/2014 12:00:00 AM - Nine
received Journey To Excellence recognition during the annual Council
Coordinated Operating Committees Meeting on Feb. 1 at Maritz, including
achievers Gravois Trail, New Horizons, Osage, and River Trails. Boone
Trails, Egyptian, North Star, Pathfinder, and Sioux were all bronze