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BSA Publishes a New Eagle Project Book
BSA published a new Eagle Scout Project Workbook on May 20, 2014:
Here is a link to instructions on how to download the new workbook:
Third Way to Wear Eagle Scout Palms -
In January of 2014, the BSA Awards and Insignia Committee approved a third place on the Scout uniform for wearing Eagle Palms. Traditionally, Eagle Palms were and are worn on the Eagle medal ribbon by youth and adults and on the Eagle Scout Square Knot or the National Eagle Scout Association Square Knot by adults. In 2014, youth may also wear Eagle Palms directly on their Eagle Scout oval cloth patches. Placement on the patches is not specified. Read more at
Eagle Scout—Merit Beyond the Badge!
A must read: Baylor University Research Finds Eagle Scouts Have Positive, Lasting Influence on American Society.
Download pdf: "Boy-Scouts-Report"
Merit Badge Opportunities - NEW POSTING!!!
NEW!!!! Public Health Merit Badge - registration open November 10!! Click on BADGE for Merit Badge worksheet!!!
Saturday, November 22, 2014, 9:30 to 10:15 am at The Roasting Company
Sunday, November 23, 2014, 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Myers Park Presbyterian Church Oxford Hall
Wedesday, December 10,2014, 6:00 to 7:00 pm at Mecklneburg County Health Department
Important Announcement: Because of schedule changes at the Health Department, we must move the Public
Health Merit Badge session previously scheduled for Thursday, November 20 to Wednesday, December 10.
Click HERE for Merit Badge flyer and course information!!!
Merit Badge Updates
On Saturday and Sunday of November 1 and 2, Scouts participated in 6 merit badge programs. Discovery Place offered Electricity, Chemistry, and Electronics. Latta Nature Center offered Environmental Science and Nature, with the courses conducted at Rural Hill Farm. Rural Hill Farm also hosted Mammal Study.
The picture attached shows Scouts pose with a beaver tree near McDowell Creek at Rural Hill Farm as they work on Nature Merit Badge.