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We’re Approved for the Lion Scouts Pilot!

Starting this fall, our council will be participating in the Lion Scouts pilot program (we just received our official approval from national on March 21), which will welcome kindergarten-age boys into the Scouting family for the first time.  It’s an exciting opportunity to grow the Scouting movement and I’ve heard through the grapevine that many...

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On-Line Background Check Submittals and Other Stuff

Thanks to all of our leaders who have already submitted their PA-mandated background clearances using our on-line system.  The on-line submittal process appears to be working very well and provides leaders and parents needing to submit background checks with an easy and convenient means of turning in their paperwork to the council.  You can upload...

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Thanks for a Great Wizard Safari Weekend

A fleet of tractors pulling trailers filled with gear and campers helped get everyone into Wizard Ranch smoothly on Friday evening.

It is not possible to thank everyone enough for the myriad of things, both large and small, they did to help make Wizard Safari 2015 a successful weekend for so many of our council’s youth members.  I know it’s a cliche to say this, but if I tried to list everyone whose efforts were important...

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Trying to Understand All Those Adult Leader Background Checks

Going back to my high school days growing up in Pittsburgh, I was generally aware of how a bill became a law in Pennsylvania, thanks to my social studies teachers.  But I don’t think I ever paid as much attention to a would-be law (introduced as PA House Bill #1276) as that piece of legislation...

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Council Annual Recognition Dinner Reflections

It’s always fun and meaningful whenever our council’s annual volunteer recognition dinner comes around each year.  I spent most of the evening Monday night looking through my camera’s viewfinder taking photos for the event, but one thing that stuck with me was the incredible tenures of many of the Scouters in the room. As part...

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