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Merit Badge Counselor Training
All Merit Badge Counselors must complete Counselor training.  The link for this is below. 

Merit badge Counselor Training
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"The goodness of a person and of the society he or she lives in often comes down to very simple things and words found in the Scout Law. Every society depends on trust and loyalty, on courtesy and kindness, on bravery and reverence. These are the values of Scouting, and these are the values of Americans."
President George W. Bush


Forms, Forms, and More Forms

Here is the link to the Greater Pittsburgh Form page


LHC Forms

National Forms
Looking for an Eagle Application or any other National Scout form?  Just click on the link below.
National B.S.A. Form Page

Adult Training Knots

This link will show you most of the awards that are available.  For a complete list, please look under Adult Recognition in the Forms Tab.


Adult Training Knots Applications

BSA Legal Issues
Want to find out what's going on with the Scouts nationally?  Click on the link below for the latest in our legal battles.

Current BSA Legal Issues

Unit Web Sites

Troop1131

Pack 1431


B.S.A. On Line Training
Need to get some training?  Many of the required training sessions for leaders are available on line.  Once you complete a course, you can print out a card and the information is sent to Flag Plaza for their records.  Just click on the link below.
B.S.A. On Line Training

Eagle Project Workbook Example
This is an example of a well written project book.  This should help you get organized before you get your approval signatures.
Eagle Workbook Sample

Internet Advancement

Internet Advancement

Current OA News
Want to find out what is happening with the Lodge?  Just click on the link below.
Order of the Arrow News

BASIC ADULT LEADER OUTDOOR ORIENTATION
The dates for BALOO training can be found under the training tab.

John Wayne: What the Scout Law Means to Me

John Wayne and the Scout Law

Completed Project Book
This exazmple of a completed Eagle project book is an example of how your book should look.  It includes detailed information on hours, costs, and materials.  An addition would be detailed drawings of the bridge.
Completed Project Book

B.S.A. Alumni Connection

BSA Alumni Connection is a call to reconnect and engage former Scouts and anyone who has been touched by the Boy Scouts of America — family members of Scouts (both past and present), volunteers, Scouters, community leaders, and the tens of millions of Americans who have benefited from Scouting in their communities.


B.S.A. Alumni Connection

Unit Web Releae Form

We would like to post information about just where and when your unit meets.  In order to do this, you need to dill out a release form and get it back to me.  If you have any questions, let me know.

Mike 


Unit Web Release Form

BSA News
Find out what news is on the National site.  Just click on the link below.

Current BSA News

Merit Badge Counselor Guide

This will explain to you just what is required of a merit badge counselor.


National guidelines for Merit Badge Counselors

Fast Facts
 

For every 100 boys who join the Boy Scouts, research shows:

5 will become Eagle Scouts

12 will have their first contact with a church, synagogue or mosque; 2 will enter the clergy

8 will enter a vocation that was learned through the merit badge system

2 will use his Scouting skills to save the life of another person or his own life

RARELY will one be brought before the juvenile court system

Scouting’s alumni record: a nationwide survey of high schools revealed:

85% of student council presidents were Scouts

89% of senior class presidents were Scouts

75% of school publication editors were Scouts

71% of football captains were Scouts

Scouts also account for:

64% of Air Force Academy graduates

68% of West Point graduates

70% of Annapolis graduates

72% of Rhodes scholars

85% of FBI agents

85% of airline pilots

* 65% of Members of Congress

Eleven of the 12 astronauts who walked on the moon were Scouts; more than half earned the rank of Eagle Scout


Dirty Jobs Mike Rowe Discusses Becoming an Eagle

Mike Rowe's Eagle Response to an Eagle