The 2013 National Scout Jamboree is the biggest Scouting event next year. But an event that size cannot be executed without the work and service of many Scouts and Scouters across the country. The Order of the Arrow recognizes this need and is helping out with the Project 2013 program, providing Arrowmen to the Jamboree to serve and help in certain necessary support and program capacities. One Arrowman, Brady Kumler, took it upon himself to get the word out about this great project and was able to recruit 30 Arrowmen from his lodge and surrounding area to serve on the Project 2013 staff.
The annual report is one of the key items in every lodge's administrative process. The report is an opportunity for the lodge to recognize its accomplishments and areas needing improvement. This report also serves to provide future officers continuity in how they can better continue to achieve the goals of the lodge. However, the annual report is not relevant to just the lodge's functions, but also the council. For this reason, the annual report is an opportunity to earn points on the Journey to Excellence Score Card for lodges.
What is Twitter?
Twitter is a simple, micro-blogging social network that came into existence in July 2006 and currently has over 175 million registered users. These users send tweets-short messages of up to 140 characters to their followers to read. Your followers are other Twitter members who may have similar interests or may be friends with you. Much like Facebook friends, you can see who is following you, read their profile, and check out the tweets they post on their "feed," the Twitter equivalent of a Facebook timeline.
Social networking sites are a part of our daily lives-whether you like it or not.
There are 845 million people on Facebook; the world's largest social networking site, and the number is expected to grow to 1 billion this summer. On an average day, there are 300 million tweets shared on Twitter, the world's second most popular social networking site, with 400 million members and growing. YouTube, the world's largest video sharing site, and the world's second largest search engine if you count the number of daily search queries, receives 4 billion views a day-a whopping 1 trillion views a year! The words "tweet" and "social media" have been officially added to the Oxford English Dictionary. When we stop and think about the scale of these websites, it's hard to imagine a world without them. Just a few years ago, these sites didn't exist! And this is just the beginning.
The National Bulletin is the official quarterly publication of the National Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America.
Planning and executing an Eagle Scout service project is one of the most challenging, yet most rewarding, steps on the trail to Eagle.
Reaching the summit of the Eagle rank is no easy task. Only a small portion of those who go through the Scouting program reach this milestone. Hard work, discipline, and living by the Scout Oath and Law all help along the way. The Eagle Scout service project requires Scouts to demonstrate their leadership skills and utilize the many lessons of Scouting. While all projects benefit the community in some way, some leave such an impact that they create headlines.
Arrowman James O'Dwyer was recently recognized with a Teen Nick HALO Award for developing a relief program in support of the victims of last year's tornado disaster in Alabama.