Whether it is a school, church, or fraternal organization, we’re sure your chartered organization is planning some kind of event or two for the holidays. Maybe it’s a food or clothing drive or maybe it’s a spaghetti dinner fundraiser. Whatever is it, your Cub Scout pack can probably help. Cub Scout program trainer Linda Goff of Oakridge, Tennessee, joins us for an in-depth discussion on not only how your Cub Scouts can help, but, more importantly, why they should and the benefits to all involved.
WINDSOR, Colo. (CBS4) – A family in Windsor is counting their blessings after a young boy nearly choked to death on a piece of candy. The boy was alone with his siblings when the incident happened and his 11-year-old brother came to the rescue. Eric and Gavin Ray don’t sweat the details, but the pair definitely have each other’s backs. “I first yelled for mom for help,” Eric said.
Teen dies saving family by selflessly unbuckling his seat-belt and steering their SUV out of the path of a tanker after his step-father passed out at the wheel
A Philadelphia teenager has died in a car crash on his way home from his final project to become an Eagle Scout – but not before he saved four lives. When Christopher Alvelo’s step-father blacked out while driving Saturday, he unbuckled his seat belt and grabbed the wheel, steering the SUV clear of a tanker truck full of jet fuel it was about to hit. The 17-year-old’s actions saved the lives of his step-father, two other Boy Scouts in the back of the SUV and the driver of the fuel truck, his family says.
Simply stated, Journey to Excellence is the BSA’s council performance recognition program that measures and rewards the success for our units, districts, and councils. But, seriously, what does that mean? What does that entail? Perhaps you’re already performing at the Gold level and wonder why you need to listen to this episode. Because Kevin Steffy, district executive with the Longhorn Council in Ft. Worth, Texas and JTE expert, clarifies it all (and even shares the changes coming in 2014) to make sure you’re reaping all the benefits of a great Scouting experience as you travel on this journey.
OCEANSIDE — Courtnay Midkiff dodged rattlesnakes on scorching desert roads. He trudged through the snow and was battered by rain that blew sideways in powerful winds. Through it all, he kept heading west on foot. Midkiff began his 3,000-mile journey across the nation on March 1 in Virginia Beach, Va. And this Sunday, he’ll finish the trip in Oceanside — on his 24th birthday. “A lot of people I’ve just met are in disbelief when I tell them I’m doing this,” Midkiff said over the phone while walking along a highway in Temecula earlier this week.
A young Our Lady of Lourdes parishioner is organizing a blood and bone marrow registry drive inspired by his sister's fight against leukemia Saturday across from Ozona Pig. When most Boy Scouts wait until their senior year of high school to do their Eagle Scout project, Luke Longen is knocking his out before finishing eighth grade. The 13-year-old never intended to start this early, but plans changed when his older sister was handed a leukemia diagnosis.
Why do I need a den chief, you ask? Here to help us answer that question is Sherry Herzog, a terrific volunteer who set up a den chief training course with the Three Fires Council in St. Charles, Ill. Not only will you be surprised by the answer (because it’s so much more than you think), but you’ll wonder why you didn’t get a den chief sooner.
If you’re a regular CubCast listener, you know this is the month to talk about popcorn selling. But our new hosts have raised the bar as they bring back the vice president for district operations for the Rocky Mountain Council in Pueblo, Colorado, and CubCast favorite Dennis Kampa to talk about how and why to be on the lookout for other fundraising opportunities. Spoiler alert: It’s not just about raising money.