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Thank you for visiting our "Scouting In The News" page. If you have a link to a news story that shows how Scouting is fulfilling its mission, please send it to Christine Dieckmann, director of marketing & communications.





Scouts Get Emergency Preparedness Training | KSDK Channel 5, March 8, 2014

Marion Boy Scout Earns Top Honor | The Daily Republican, March 7, 2014

Kaskaskia District Honors Boy Scout Volunteers at Annual Dinner | The Southern Illinoisan, March 7, 2014

Wentzville Holt Students Taking Teen CERT Classes
| KTVI FOX 2, Feb. 25, 2014

Construction Industry PWD Offers Adults Fun and Competition | St. Louis Labor Tribune, Feb. 19, 2014

78 Boy Scouts Recognized at Eagle Ranking Ceremony | KFVS Channel 12, Feb. 8, 2014

Southeast Hosts STEM University for Scouts | Southeast Missourian, Jan. 5, 2014

Football Scouting Dancing | Southeast Missourian, Jan. 2, 2014

Picture Perfect | South County Times, Dec. 6, 2013

2013 Scouting For Food, November 16, 2013

Cub Scouting Day One Returns | Daily Journal Online, Oct. 4, 2013

Local Scout Talks About Popcorn Sale | Martin Kilcoyne Show 550 AM KTRS, Sept. 4, 2013

Boy Scout Hopes Gift Will Help Children Learn To Walk |
St. Charles Patch, Sept. 3, 2013

Scouting in WILDwood Shows Community What Scouting Is About | The Wildwood Current News Magazine, September 2013


That's A Good Scout | The Southern Illinoisan, July 19, 2013

Troop Offers Haven For Scouts Who Won't Give Up
| St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 8, 2013

Scoutmaster Kathy Hall Changing Lives | KSDK Channel 5, July 3, 2013

Eagle Scouts honored during ceremony at Southeast Missouri State University

| KFVS, Channel 12, Feb. 9, 2013

Boy Scouts cold survival techniques
| KSDK Channel 5, Jan. 14, 2013

Guardsmen Present Flag to Scouts of Troop 506 that had flown over a base in Afghanistan |
Suburban Journal, December 26, 2012

Troop 353 Tree Lot Returns For 15th Year in Weldon Spring | Suburban Journal, November 30, 2012

Troop 417 will help collect money to support agencies to be funded in 2013 by the United Way | Daily Journal Online, November 22, 2012

Boy Scout in Troop 471 Aces ACT Test | Daily Journal Online, November 3, 2012

Third Graders Saves Mom, Baby Sister From Fire | KFVS Channel 12, October 18, 2012

Fenton Scout Hits The Right Notes With Project For Joplin | Suburban Journal, September 12, 2012

KMOV, Channel 4, series on Career Exploring


Fenton Eagle Scout Wins Statewide Honor | Suburban Journal, September 18, 2012

Photo of Scouts Standing Honor Guard For Sgt. Robert Traxel of Union
  | The Missourian, July 12, 2012

Scouts Give Picket Fence at Logan Museum a Facelift
| Southern Illinoisan, July 8, 2012

Hazelwood Students Earn Eagle Scout Ranking | Hazelwood Patch, June 11, 2012

Kirkwood School Project Benefits Gotsch Intermediate School in Affton
| Kirkwood Patch, June 3, 2012

Memorial Day

Eureka-Wildwood Area Gains Another Eagle ScoutEureka-Wildwood-Patch, May 10, 2012

Making A Home For Bluebirds
| Webster Kirkwood Times, March 30, 2012

Construction Industry Puts Fundraising On Fast Track | Suburban Journals, March 30, 2012

St. Louis Boy Scouts Rifle Shoot and Tipi Campout | National Rifle Association Blog, March 28, 2012

Boy Scouts Partner With Better Family Life: St. Louis American story, March 15, 2012, on goal to recruit 100 new volunteers in Grand Towers District.

Decorated Eagle Scout From Wildwood Takes Leadership Skills To The Next Level: St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Susan Weich profiles Lucas Shapland on March 14, 2012.

Scout With Autism Earns Eagle Scout Rank: KSDK story by Mike Bush on Nick Kaminski on March 11, 2012.

Instructor Class: National Rifle Association blog on March 6, 2012, on shotgun instructor class at Beaumont Scout Reservation.

Eagle Scout Honored At Eureka Board Meeting: Eureka-Wildwood Patch story on Feb. 22, 2012 Jacob Jennemann honored at meeting.

Hundreds of Boy Scouts Attend Merit Badge UniversityKFVS story on Feb. 18, 2012, on merit badge university attendance.

Southeast Missouri Eagle Scout Court of Honor: Read KFVS story on Feb. 11, 2012, on annual event recognizing Eagle Scouts at Southeast Missouri State University.

Eagle Scout Nominated For Academy Award: Read Eureka-Wildwood Patch story on Feb. 9, 2012, on P. Beau Willimon, a former member of Troop 456.

Scouts Hold Blood Drive: Read Eurkea-Wildwood Patch story on Feb. 7, 2012, on Troop 322's service project.

Webelos den helps Joplin tornado victims: Read South County Times story published Jan. 27 on Pack 725, chartered to St. Dominic Savio, about helping people in Joplin.

Pinewood Derby: KMOX's Kevin Killeen featured the race on his "Whole 'Nother Story" series on Jan. 26, 2012.

Kaskaskia District Awards: Read article from Murphysboro American on Jan. 25, 2012, on the district's annual recognition dinner.

Local Boy Scout Executive Honored: Southeast Missourian story on Jan 23, 2012, on Bill Crowell being honored by
Alpha Phi Omega Chapter

Eagle Scout Earns More Merits: Eureka-Wildwood Patch story on Jan. 22, 2012, on Eagle Scout Lucas Shapland receiving 12th palm.

Cape Girardeau Boy Scout Receives Heroism Award:
View story on Alex Huggins on KFVS, Channel 12, on Jan. 18, 2012.

Eagle Scouts Span Three Generations:
Eurkeka Wildwood Patch story on Gass family.

Eagle Scout Award: Southeast Missourian story on
Chance Nolan Ziegler of Troop 4016 in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Seven members of St. Louis Boy Scout patrol stick together, beat the odds
: Read St. Louis Post-Dispatch story on Eagle Scouts from Troop 179.

Scouting for Food: Reports on the results of the collection on Saturday, Nov. 19.
Scouting for Food: Reports leading up to the 27th annual "Good Turn" on Saturday, Nov. 12 and 19.
Flag Retirement: Troop 456's ceremony was covered by the Eureka-Wildwood Patch.com.

Memorial Tributes During 10th Anniversary of 9/11
Membership Recruiting
  • WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with Angie Kuehl, Kaskaskia District Executive, and Life Scout Joseph Jeralds about the Boy Scouts of America and the benefits of joining the organization on Aug. 16, 2011. Listen to podcast
  • Suburban Journals: Boone Trails announces School Night to Join Scouting dates, Aug. 19, 2011.
  • Affton Patch: Gravois Trail District preparing for School Night to Join Scouting, Aug. 26, 2011.
  • Sunset Hills-Crestwood Patch: Membership recruiting starts in Lindbergh School District, Aug. 25, 2011.
Cub Scout Adventure Camp: Photograph in Saint Louis Section of the American Chemical Society e-newsletter on camp at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, September 2011.

Heroism Award: Stories on Boy Scout Colt Wahl, who was recognized for helping save his father's life after he fell from a tree and broke both ankles.
Scouting in Ballwin: Story on former National Venturing President Amanda Vogt on KMOV, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day Good Turn: Scouts decorated graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery on Sunday, May 29, 2011.
Scouts Help Flood Victims In Poplar Bluff: Video on CNTV, China's news television network.

Sarah Mittrucker Becomes Central Region Venturing Officer: Story posted May 9, 2011, on the Southeast Missourian website.

Scouts Assist With Tornado Clean Up: Blog post on May 2, 2011, by meteorologist and assistant Scoutmaster Scott Connell on KSDK website

Robotics Merit Badge: Story on Wildwood robotics team looking forward to earning the badge. Story posted on April 27, 2011, on Eureka-Wildwood Patch.

Eagle Scout Service Project: Story by Randy Doty posted on April 23, 2011, on Ballwin-Ellisville Patch.

Venturers Find Meaning In The Woods: Story by Randy Doty posted on April 1, 2011, on Ballwin-Ellisville Patch.

Scout Sunday, Sabbath Celebrations: Thousands of Scouts, parents and leaders celebrated the 101st anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America during services at their religious institutions. View photographs on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website (Feb. 7, 2011) of the service at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

Rifle Instructor Class: Read details on the National Rifle Association blog (Feb. 3, 2011).

Pinewood Derby Season:
KSDK meteorologist and assistant Scoutmaster Scott Connell kicked off the racing season by challenging a Tiger Cub Scout (Jan. 21, 2011). Watch the video...

Scouting for Food:
The 26th annual "Good Turn" on Saturdays, Nov. 13 and 20.

Starting Fires Without Matches: Wilderness Survival Merit Badge Counselor Tim Yahl demonstrates several ways to start a fire without matches on Ryan Dean's Manly Monday (Nov. 1, 2010) segment on KSDK.

Eagle Scout Refurbishes Bandstand:
Read about Stephen Craig, a senior at Kennett High School, who led his troop in refurbishing a park bandstand as his Eagle Scout Service Project in the Daily Dunklin Democrat (Oct. 31).

Connor Doherty Receives Medal of Merit: Read about Connor's water resuce.

Eagle Scout Service Project: Read about Jake Prosser's work to refurbish a cemetery for police dogs in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Oct. 6, 2010).

A Venturer's Philmont Journal: Read Kate Herrie's story in Louie Magazine (September, 2010).

Shooting Sports At Fall Fun Rally: Read about the activities on the National Rifle Association blog (Oct. 4, 2010).

Dedication of Vernon Gales Memorial Scout Hut in Dexter: Read article in Dexter Daily Statesman (Sept. 8)

Firearms Training: Read about volunteers who hold monthly training sessions in our council on the National Rifle Association blog (Sept. 4, 2010)

Preview of Dexter's 100th Anniversary Celebration: Read article in Dexter Daily Statesman (Sept. 3)

100th Anniversary, Homecoming in Dexter: Read the coverage in the Dexter Daily Statesman on (Aug. 25)

100th Anniversary: A commentary published Aug. 24, 2010, on the BSA's centennial from the Southeast Missourian

Adventure Base 100:  More than 2,200 people visited the Boy Scouts of America's travelling exhibit at Ballpark Village on Aug. 20-22.
Troop 685 Eagle Scouts: Three Boy Scouts earned the highest rank in Scouting during an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Aug. 15, 2010. Watch, read KSDK story.

Shooting Clays at New Horizons' Order of the Arrow meeting: Read about the event at Henges Range near Beaumont Scout Reservation on a blog post on the National Rife Association blog (Aug. 15, 2010).

ScoutQuest 100, Council-Wide Camporee: More than 20,000 Scouts, leaders and parents attended the council's celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America in Forest Park on June 4-6, 2010.
Listen to interview on KMOX Radio (May 30, 2010)
BSA Anniversary: Boy Scout troop plants trees to recognize centennial of the Boy Scouts of America.
Read Suburban Journals Story (June 1, 2010)

Troop Centennial: Boy Scout Troop 301 celebrated its 100th anniversary.
Read Webster-Kirkwood Times Story (May 28, 1010)

Memorial Day: More than 5,000 Scouts, parents and leaders placed 139,000 American flags on graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery on Sunday, May 20, 2010, in prepartion for Memorial Day. Scouts took part in other ceremonies and service projects throughout the council.
Project Honors Veterans: Raymond Wilson's Eagle Scout service project at Heroe's Memorial at Fenton City Park honors fallen soldiers.
Watch KSDK Story (May 29, 2010)
Read South County Times Story (May 30, 2010)

Leaders of the pack; check out these Eagle Scouts, now titans of government and industry: St. Louis Business Journal (May 21-27, 2010)

Ten-year-old alerts family to potentially dangerous house fire:  Watch KSDK story
 
 
Boy Scout camps meet or exceed government health and safety guidelines for H1N1 (swine flu) prevention: Watch KSDK Story

Michael O'Donnell, an Eagle Scout and U.S. Navy Petty Officer, gave the keynote address on Sunday, May 24, 2009, during the Memorial Day Good Turn at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Watch Video on Council YouTube site

Boy Scout Trent Aurell honored for helping woman in distress.
Read KSDK.COM Story

Storms damage Boy Scout camps in Missouri and Illinois.
Read KSDK.COM Story

Boy Scout features St. Charles couple in anti-smoking video
Read STLTODAY.COM Story

Scouts Receive Catholic Religious Emblems during service at Cathedral Basilica.
View Images from St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer Christian Gooden.
 
Pack 821 Pinewood Derby races are chronicled.
View Images from South County Times photographer Collin Dabs
 
West County Boy Scout Saves Man Who Fell Through Ice
Read Suburban Journals Story
 
Local Cub Scout receives national Heroism Award
Read and watch Leisa Zigman's report on KSDK, Channel 5
Read Suburban Journal Story
 
Boy Scout Troop 4272, chartered to the Kiwanis Club in Kennett, Mo., performed a community service project.
Read Daily Dunklin Democrat website...

Amanda Vogt, from Ballwin, Mo., overcame a brain tumor to become the National President of Venturing.
View KSDK website...

Jeff Pack, a First Aid Merit Badge Counselor and a member of Troop 782, received a Red Cross Lifesaver Award for performing CPR on the father of a Scout who was visiting the S bar F Scout Ranch on July 3.
Read Suburban Journals story...

Venture Crews from the Osage District describe their adventures at the Florida Sea Base.
Read Washington Missourian story...

Triplets Timothy, Matthew and Daniel Deposki were presented the rank of Eagle Scout on Sunday, Aug. 17, at Our Lady of Providence Catholic Church.
Read South County Times story...

Eagles Fly High In Ege Family: Eric Ege, Jr., recently became a third-generation Eagle Scout, joining his grandfather and father in the select group of Scouts.
Read South County Journal...

Eagle Scout Michael Grogan received the Hornaday Award -- "equivalent to an Olympic medal bestowed by the earth" -- for his environmental and ecological efforts. Read more...