On Sunday, February 21, at the conclusion of the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin's regular service and Scout Sunday service, the Betsuin and their pastor, Reverand Gerald Sakamoto, were each presented with a James E. West Endowment Award. This is the first time for our council that a chartered organization and their executive officer have been each presented with their own James E. West, in honor of their support of the Scouting program. Pictured below, center, is Rev. Sakamoto, surrounded…Continue
Added by Ron Schoenmehl on February 22, 2010 at 5:53pm — No Comments
So many have been asking for a copy of the presentation, given by NASA astronaut, Dr. Gregory Chamitoff.
Wait no longer! Below is the link to the presentation he gave a the Council Recognition Dinner. It is also includes music and his narration. It might take a while for the video to download, so please be patient.
On Friday, February 5, 2010, nearly 400 Scouters attended our annual Recognition Dinner.
This year's dinner was held at the new Mission City Ballroom in the Santa Clara Convention Center. During the cocktail reception Scouts, that earned their Eagle in 2009, had the opportunity to display what they did for the project:…
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Anyone can create a group in Scout Now. You can use groups to invite people with your…Continue
Added by Shannon Shaffer on February 12, 2010 at 8:03am — No Comments
For 2 seasons, Boys’ Life magazine and the Boy Scouts of America have teamed up, creating once-in-a-lifetime journeys to America’s hotspots for high adventure.…Continue
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The Boy Scouts of America turns 100 years old this month. That's a century of merit badges, campfires, bowlines, half-hitches, jamborees and camporees, first aid and community service. Guest host Audie Cornish talks to Marcos Nava, who heads up Hispanic Initiatives for the Boy Scouts, and actor Jon Heder, an Eagle Scout and star of the film Napoleon Dynamite. Check it out:…Continue
Nice story from NPR on the 100th Anniversary and Scouting... leaders working with a troop of Scouts with disabilities: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123378499
We have a local troop that also serves similar Scouts with disabilities: Troop 1055. If this story touches your heart or know of someone who would like to help, contact…Continue
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