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The 16th Annual Distinguished Citizen Dinner Will Feature Two Distinguished Eagle Scouts

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.

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The Boy Scouts of America Introduces New Citizenship in Society Merit Badge

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.

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NOESA Nominations Due

The Golden Gate Area Council’s NESA Committee kindly request nominations for the 2021 NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award.  Nominations can be submitted online and are due no later than 11:59 pm on November 7, 2021.

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NESA Distinguished Service Award

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.

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Diablo Magazine: What Troopers!

Featured prominently are six female Eagle Scouts from our own Golden Gate Area Council. We appreciate the recognition Diablo Magazine has afforded them and to all those who are involved in the Scouting program.

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Summer of Service

Join Scouting families across the country in a spirited Summer of Service! As we have throughout our history, Scouting families are answering the call to work together in service of the greater good. From public health drives, to caring for the environment, to assisting neighbors in need, Scouts have always been a force for positivity and goodness in our communities. Now more than ever, our world needs that Scouting spirit once again. Let’s step up! Together, we can answer the call to make a positive impact in our neighborhoods and communities. Join us today, with projects big or small, in a Summer of Service!

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