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
1/27/2014 12:00:00 AM - More than 44,000 young people throughout the St. Louis region are becoming
better people through the programs of the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy
Scouts of America (GSLAC). Each year, Friends of Scouting, the council’s annual
fundraising campaign, generates 23% of GSLAC’s annual operating budget. In
2014, Regions Bank Area President Sally Roth will chair the board division of
the council’s Friends of Scouting effort and will assist GSLAC with its
1/17/2014 12:00:00 AM - The American Legion Department of Missouri annually
selects the American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year. The winner will receive a
$500 scholarship and will be honored at the 2014 American Legion Convention in
Jefferson City. The winner’s nomination form will be forwarded for the national
competition. The 2014 National American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year winner
will receive a $10,000 scholarship and will join the Youth Champion Delegation
and participate in the 96th Annual Legion National Convention in
Charlotte, N.C. Aug. 22-26, 2014. There are three national runner-up awards of
$2,500 each. All scholarships will be awarded upon graduation from high school.
1/14/2014 12:00:00 AM - Beginning this month, Dremel and Lowe’s will once again
team up for the 11th-straight year to offer a series of in-store
clinics to help Scouts build the ultimate pinewood racecar. This year’s clinics
will be held on Jan. 18, Jan. 25, Feb. 1 and Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at
all Lowe’s locations nationwide.
1/10/2014 12:00:00 AM - When Will Imming III found himself in a serious situation
that required him to make quick decisions and rely on his first aid training,
he realized how important Scouting is in his life. More specifically, it helped save his friend’s life.
1/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
Perhaps nothing is more
popular in education right now than STEM and with good reason. It is estimated
that more than 100,000 STEM-related jobs will need to be filled in Missouri by
2018. But degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are lagging
and one major factor is the lack of awareness by both students and parents. The
Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America is working to change that
by offering scores of programs in STEM such as its recent STEM University. Nearly
1,000 area Scouts participated in STEM University held at the University of
Missouri-St. Louis on Dec. 28 and Southeast Missouri State University on Jan.4.