On December 1, 2022, the Golden Gate Area Council will host the 16th Annual Distinguished Citizen Dinner at the Blackhawk Country Club in Danville, Calif. The event will feature keynote speaker Distinguished Eagle Scout Rear Admiral Thomas Cropper, and master of ceremonies Distinguished Eagle Scout Rick Pickering. The honoree for the dinner will be Fremont Bank with Mike Burton, Young and Burton, Inc. serving as the event chair.
The Boy Scouts of America announced the launch of the Citizenship in Society merit badge, its newest merit badge for youth in the Scouts BSA program. The new merit badge encourages Scouts to explore important topics around diversity, equity, inclusion, and ethical leadership and learn why these qualities are important in society and in Scouting. Beginning July 1, 2022, the Citizenship in Society merit badge will be required for any youth seeking to achieve the prestigious Eagle Scout rank.
Beginning December 1, the National Eagle Scout Association will be accepting applications for five annual scholarships of varying amounts.
Kent Clayburn, whose visionary leadership as the BSA’s international commissioner established valuable connections around the world, has died.
In 1976, the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) committee established the NESA Distinguished Service Award. This award is given to recognize those who have given extraordinary leadership and service to NESA resulting in a significant impact on a national or regional level. It is given for dedicated service over a period of years to NESA, promotion and reengagement of Eagle Scouts and young people earning rank of Eagle Scouts. It is for lengthy national or regional to NESA/Eagle Scout service and not a distinguished citizen or person of the year award.
May the 4th Be With You! In the spirit of Star Wars Day, let’s revisit a Bryan on Scouting article from 2016, 8 ways Scouting