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Get Involved With Boy Scouts

In times of war, soldiers would use scouts to spy on the enemy and be on the lookout for danger. To do that, scouts had to have savvy outdoor skills. So back in 1907, a guy named General Robert Baden-Powell decided all boys should know how to survive in difficult conditions. Get the 411 on the Boy Scouts here!

Boy Scouts - Boys Will Be Boys

Boy Scouts began when Robert Baden-Powell took 20 boys on a camping trip to the south coast of England. The boys were from different social backgrounds, but he wanted to help all of them develop their character, courage and fitness level though outdoor activities like camping, hiking and water sports. Boy Scouts are organized into troops and they do all their Scouting activities together. Every time they learn a new activity or skill, like how to swim or how to make a fire, they earn a merit badge. Though it started with only 14, there are now over 121 merit badges you can earn!

Boy Scouts - From Boys to Men

There are three levels of Boy Scouts, but there are rankings within each level, based on your age.

  • Cub Scouts - Cubs are seven to 10 years old. You make your way up from Tiger Cub to Wolf Cub to Bear Cub and finally to Webelo.
  • Boy Scouts - Once you're 11 and have earned a special award called the Arrow of Light, you become a Boy Scout. It's for 11-17 year olds. The ranks within Boy Scouts include Tenderfoot, Star, Life and Eagle.
  • Venturers - Venturing helps young peeps become young adults. It's for both guys and girls aged 14-20 years old. You gain experience in six areas - social, citizenship, service, leadership, fitness and outdoor.

Boy Scouts - Did U Know?

  • The Boy Scout motto is the same as the Girl Scout's - Be prepared.
  • Scoutcraft is a term used to describe all the skills that a Scout should know. It includes things like first aid, map reading and using a compass.
  • Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta designed the Boy Scout's uniform in 1980.
  • Want to join? Check out the official websites of Boy Scouts of America and Scouts Canada!
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What Is the Scout Slogan?

  • Be prepared.
  • Do a good turn daily.
  • I will do my best to do my duty to God.
  • A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful.

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SmartSunnyShadow
I feel like that too. My best friend will always hang out with her 'new friends' that I have a really bad opinion about. My friend will treat me rudely all the time and sometimes make fun of me with her friends. But, when I needed her the most in my life, she was there for me, and I told her how I felt. She says that she just wants to hang out with more people and apologized, people can be a little teasy at times.  Also, after seeing each other for a long time, people make new friends and start hanging out with them more, it doesn't mean that she doesn't like you.  This may be different for you, but just tell her about it, she will have to know you feelings at one point.  Hope I helped you. 
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country_girl19
country_girl19 posted in Friends:
Nothing happened between us. I just feel like I'm not important to her.
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drowning
drowning posted in Friends:
Did something happen between you two in the past? If so, I feel like she might have some unresolved issues with you that you need to discuss with her. And, time doesn't always mean a lot. I've gotten closer to someone before compared to someone whom I had known for 8 years.
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country_girl19
country_girl19 posted in Friends:
Dear Dish-it,                          Me and my friend just started talking again, and it seems like she regrets it. She'll leave me for the people she has only known for a couple of months, when I've been friends with her for a year. Also, she gets annoyed with me, and I don't know what to do.
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drowning
drowning posted in Family Issues:
I'll be honest, I don't think that it's very fair that you're placing so much blame on your mother. Cancer is very hard to heal in any animal or person. She may of been able to help one spot, but that doesn't mean that she was going to be able to heal the rest. There's a slim chance that they could of made it through, but it's probably for the best that she put him down. Cancer is a painful thing to go through for dogs and humans alike. It would of been worse to push it. As for the depression, I understand where you're coming from with it. It's a difficult thing to go through and it makes things hard to do. I've struggled with things in the past and sometimes still do, so take my word on this: Eat. What. You. Can. Don't starve yourself. Don't binge. Don't do anything. Keep eating. Your health matters too. You need to find things to do, like hobbies (drawing, reading, writing, ect.) and spend time with friends when you can. At least talk to your friends, don't push them away. They're there for you, even when they might not know how to be. Don't be ashamed to cry, it's perfectly fine too. It's a better alternative of getting things out than a lot of things you could be doing. Do not, under any circumstances, start cutting. Take it from someone who's dealt with it on a personal level in several ways, do not start it. It is not something you "won't get addicted too" and it will not be a "one time thing." Do not try it. Do not start it. Do not try to find "softer" alternatives to cutting. Self-harm is not a fixer, it does not help anything. It isn't something to be ashamed of. It's a personal issue along with mental illness. But it is a very big deal. "And to go and kill him like that instead of getting him help?" There isn't always a place to help. Sometimes it won't do the things we wish it would.
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