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Manhattan Beach Scout Reaches 1,000 Backpacking Miles

#3.jpgTroop 849 scout, Connor Noda is presented with a commemorative plaque of his BSA Seven League Boot Award by Scoutmaster Dave Rolandelli as the first Troop 849 Scout to reach this milestone.  The Seven League Boot Award includes patches for achieving 100, 200, 300 400, 500, 750 and 1,000 mile milestones.

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Local Boy Scouts from San Pedro (Troop #210) completed 55 mile trek through New Mexico Wilderness
A crew of young Boy Scouts (From Troop #210, San Pedro) and their leaders went on a life changing 10 day summer trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico at the Philmont Scout Ranch.

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Resident named Eagle Scout
Downey resident Pablo Ernest Bayas, Jr., will be promoted to the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor ceremony Oct. 3 at the Cabrillo Youth Center in San Pedro.

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Eagle Scouts in Manhattan Beach

Three members of troop 849 in Manhattan Beach recently earned the Eagle Scout award, the highest honor in Scouting.

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Cal High students earn top Scouting rank
All three started out together as Tiger Cubs, so it was fitting that California High School students Jonathan Salas, Brett Christensen and Jeffrey Swanson received their Eagle Scout badges together.

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Whittier teen gains leadership experience in Eagle Scout project
Sixteen-year-old Christopher Gaarder went back to his kindergarten years when thinking of a project to earn him the rank of Eagle Scout - the highest level in Boy Scouts. The Whittier resident, who is a member of Troop 985, planned the landscaping project at Murphy Ranch Elementary School, which was completed earlier this year.

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Nicholas Roque was 4 years old when his father was deported

Nicholas father was deported back to his homeland of Mexico.  His mother was faced with many difficult decisions, but decided that a life for Nicholas and his younger brother Patrick, would be best spent here in the United States.  She knew they would need male paternal role models...

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We’re Looking for 10,000 Scoutmasters! - Scout Executive's Corner (Summer Issue 2009)

On May 16th, my son was married in Dallas. Brett is 36 years old and it has taken him this long to find the right woman, but Kelly is perfect for him and we are so pleased.  This is one of those times when parents find themselves feeling sentimental...

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Commissioner’s Corner - Scouters' News (Summer Issue 2009)

Summer is nearly upon us and with that season the promise of exciting, challenging, and life-long memories are in store for many of our cubs, scouts, and ventures as units prepare for their summer excursions. Summer camp, Day camp, High Adventure outings and much more
are in store for countless of our youth and their leaders.

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Whittier boy receives Eagle Scout award
Lucas Andrew Kinney, 17, of Whittier, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award. He was recognized at a ceremony on April 25 at the Parnell Park Activities Center.

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Dean Helps Students See The Green

Bill Vanderberg, L.A. School Official, Makes Nature Come Alive With Environmental Club For Inner-City Students. Growing up in Crenshaw in South Los Angeles, children don't always have the chance to go outside and play

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Taylor Wood rushed out of the car with his first aid kit.
"I always have my first aid kit." Taylor said. "Some people keep them in the back of their car or in their packs, but I keep mine with me." He immediately began to clean the motorcyclist’s open wounds and made sure to stabilize him to avoid making any internal injuries worse.

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Peer-to-Peer: The OA Sout Reach Mentoring Program
Some young boys grasp basic Scouting skills within a short time of joining a troop. Others need more time and someone to look up to. The Order of the Arrow’s Scout reach Mentoring program tries to fill that gap.

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Eagle Scout, Zack Gourley, Lead's Harbor Community in Tree Planting
Zack led 75 members of his community in an event at San Pedro's Peck Park to plant 27 trees.  He faced many obstacles...

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In a region plagued by gangs, we could use more Boy Scouts
The kid who lives in my house is an Eagle Scout, which fills his mother and me with both pride and astonishment. Is this the same lump of carbon that spent his tadpole years Velcroed to the sofa with a Game Boy controller in his paw?

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Eagle Scout aids Iraqi children with school-supply drive

Derek Sisson directs fellow members of Boy Scout Troup 948 as they assemble school-supply kits for the nonprofit Operation Iraqi Children. The drive, which raised more than $1,300, was Derek s Eagle Scout project.

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Scout finds helping is in his nature
Service is in Liam Cordero's DNA. The San Pedro teenager led an effort to supply and ship more than 100 boxes of toiletries to American soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan last summer. It was his Eagle Scout project - the last step toward achieving the highest rank in the Boy Scouts. Liam will attain the rank officially during a ceremony today Feb. 8. "I've always been inspired by the military," said the 15-year-old Liam. "For the project - I thought, 'What can I do for them?'"

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REPAIRING A POND FOR CHUBS
Kevin Anderson, Troop 985, Whittier, Calif.

 
The Mojave River flows through the Camp Cady Wildlife Area in Southern California, and it formed ponds that held freshwater species, including the endangered Mojave tui chub. Before Kevin Anderson was born, a leak formed in one of those ponds, drying it completely. The 13-year-old eighth grader led a project with his troop and the help of the area caretaker to restore the pond and will restock it with the tui chub and other species. “These chubs are only found in three other ponds, so now this can be the fourth,” says Anderson, a fly fisherman and duck hunter. He became an Eagle Scout last November.

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"Someone to look up to" - Scout Executive's Corner

On my office wall, there’s an old photo of a young boy and a man, both in Scout uniform (see cover). The boy is gazing up at the man with admiration and trust. That photo was taken 52 years ago; the man is my now 93-year old Dad and the new Scout
is me at age eleven. I describe it as “Someone to look up to.”

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