Facts about scouting

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http://dennisbeetham.com/ - Dennis Beetham was born in Rome New York in 1940 and married to Sue in 1965. Dennis is a father of 3 children , Denesa, Brent and Steve. Sue passed away in 1990. Dennis is currently married to Janet, his college sweet heart; and we reside in North Bend Oregon on the family ranch. Janet has 2 children Robin and Dean.

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  • 1. Facts About Scouting Service In 2012, service projects were conducted by more than 2.7 million youth members and more than one million volunteers. 13,449,017 service hours were reported in 2012 for Journey to Excellence. $297,761,236 of service was provided by Scouts and leaders to communities across America. (Based on the $22.14 Independent Sector value of volunteer time for 2012) Service projects most commonly reported for Journey to Excellence in 2012 include Litter cleanup/community beautification Food collection and distribution Community dimension Conservation projects Military support/appreciation Scout Activities and Outdoor Adventures Nearly 1.1 million youth attended a council camp or national high-adventure camp. National high-adventure baseBoy Scouts and Venturers 31,432 Philmont 13,309 Florida Sea Base 6,991 Northern Tier

2. Advancements and Awards In 2012, the centennial year of the Eagle Scout Award, 57,976 Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rankmore than in any previous year. About 7 percent of all Boy Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank in 2012. From 1912 to 2012, more than 2 million Boy Scouts have earned the Eagle Scout rank . 2,175,878 merit badges were earned by Boy Scouts in 2012. 115,177,687 merit badges have been earned by Boy Scouts since Scouting was established in 1910. The most often earned merit badges since 1910 include: First Aid 6,813,506 Swimming 6,169,318 Camping 4,549,465 Cooking 4,193,550 Citizenship in the Community 3,353,100 (Source: 2012 BSA Local Council Index) Alumni 3. 181 NASA astronauts were involved in Scouting (57.4% of astronauts). 39 are Eagle Scouts. 36.4 percent of the United States Military Academy (West Point) cadets were involved in Scouting as youth. 16.3 percent of cadets are Eagle Scouts. 22.5 percent of United States Air Force Academy cadets were involved in Scouting as youth. 11.9 percent of cadets are Eagle Scouts. 25 percent of United States Naval Academy (Annapolis) midshipmen were involved in Scouting as youth. 11 percent of midshipmen are Eagle Scouts. 189 members of the 113th Congress participated in Scouting as a youth and/or adult leader. 27 are Eagle Scouts. 18 current U.S. governors participated in Scouting as a youth and/or adult volunteer. Four are Eagle Scouts. Scout Oath On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. 4. Programs Cub Scouts Motto: Do Your Best For boys in first grade through fifth grade (or seven through 10 years of age) 2013 membership, packs, and leaders: 184,424 Tiger Cubs (first grade) 665,091 Cub Scouts (second and third grades) 567,519 Scouts (fourth and fifth grades) 1,417,034 Total Cub Scouts 43,110 Cub Scout packs 395,445 Cub Scout leaders Boy Scouts Motto: Be Prepared Slogan: Do a Good Turn Daily For boys who are 11 through 17 years of age, or have earned the Cub Scouting Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old, or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10 years old Ninety-five percent of all Boy Scouts participated in Cub Scouting at some time. 2013 membership, troops, and leaders: 826,045 Boy Scouts 37,739 Boy Scout troops 485,315 Boy Scout leaders Varsity Scouting For young men 14 through 17 years of age Built on five program fields of emphasis: Advancement High adventure Personal development Service Special programs and events 2013 membership, teams, and leaders: 62,902 Varsity Scouts 8,299 Varsity Scout teams 22,915 Varsity Scout leaders Venturing 5. For young men and women 14 years of age, or 13 years of age and have completed the eighth grade through 20 years of age 2013 membership was 192,080 Ventures, 31.2 percent of whom were female: 16,013 Venturing crews 56,174 Venturing leaders The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. 6. For young men and women 14 years of age, or 13 years of age and have completed the eighth grade through 20 years of age 2013 membership was 192,080 Ventures, 31.2 percent of whom were female: 16,013 Venturing crews 56,174 Venturing leaders The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.