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Troop News

  • 2016 Spring Climboree Camp Orr This past weekend our Scouts attended the Camp Orr Climboree. All of our Scouts enjoyed the climbing rappel tower, the Tyrolese Traverse, rock rappels, including the "Gar Hole"  a 280' cliff face decent with the last 80 feet are free fall (your feet do not touch the cliff face)!Our Troop had the honor of conducting the opening flag ceremony of the weekend. Our Scouts did a great job! Troop 450's flag flew proudly all day next to the flags of our state and our nation!Photos
    Posted Apr 18, 2016, 7:25 AM by Jose Estrada
  • April 22nd Bella Vista 5K 10K Trail Run Thank for all of the volunteers that made the Bella Vista Trail Run a success. Some of the photos have been posted on the website. www.bellavistatrailrun.org   Big shot out to the Race sponsors.
    Posted Apr 25, 2016, 9:16 AM by Jose Estrada
  • Scouting for Food, Troop 450 Exceeds 1000 lbs. of Donations. Job well done!  The Scouts and parents that worked the Scouting for Food Drive at Harps Saturday collected a unbelievable 1000 lbs of food filling about 8 shopping carts. With all collections from neighborhoods we will have 1100 lbs of donated items and $74 in cash donations.  Thanks to Harps for hosting our Troop and regionally for the Westark Council for this Year's Scouting for Food. Thanks to all that donated items, those that volunteered their time and helped do a "Good Turn."  Photo by Francisco Perez.
    Posted Feb 15, 2016, 3:33 PM by Jose Estrada
  • New BSA Rank Requirements / Printable Handbook Insert The NEW rank requirements are official as of Jan. 1, 2016.  Scoutswho joined the Boy Scouts of America on or after Jan. 1, 2016 MUST followthe rank requirements as printed in the new Boy Scout Handbook or in the currentyear’s Boy Scout Requirements book.Scouts who joined the BSA prior to Jan. 1, 2016:• Who are working on the Tenderfoot through First Class ranks MAYcontinue to follow the old requirements, but MUST convert to the currentrequirements upon attaining First Class.• Who have completed the First Class rank MAY complete the rank they arecurrently working on in the old requirements, but MUST convert to thecurrent requirements for subsequent ranks.Beginning Jan. 1, 2017 ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2016, 12:19 PM by Jose Estrada
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We follow the Bentonville School District on holidays and weather related closings. If school is closed, we will not have a meeting unless otherwise noted.

 




The Boy Scouts of America was founded in 1910 and has helped young boys grow into fine young men and prepared them with life skills for life’s challenges.

Boy Scouting is a year-round program for boys ages 11-17. Through the Boy Scout program, young men can achieve the core objectives of strengthening character, personal fitness and good citizenship.

See the cool stuff Boy Scouts do.  Take the link to ScoutTube and view videos produced by Boy Scouts that examine the Scout Law.


Does Scouting Work?
Scouting’s goal is to prepare young people for life, but does it work? Scouting was put to the test over the course of three years, when a research team from Tufts University worked with the Boy Scouts of America’s Cradle of Liberty Council to measure the character attributes of both Scouts and non-Scouts — all with a goal of better understanding the character development of youth as it was happening. The project, which was funded by the John Templeton Foundation and led by Dr. Richard M. Lerner, surveyed nearly 1,800 Cub Scouts and nearly 400 non-Scouts under age 12 using both interviews and survey data. In the beginning, there were no significant difference in character attributes between the two groups. By the end, however, the differences were striking in several areas. Read the whole story in the links below.
From: Scoutingwire October 19, 2015

2016 Summer Camp @ Camp Orr
We are scheduled to attend the week of June 12-18
Looking forward to getting back to Camp Orr.  Lots of merit badges to earned.  List of Merit Badges Offered Be sure to review MB prerequisites!

Summer Camp at Camp Orr