Two scouts and an adult leader from troop 429 participated in the first ever National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia for 12 days in July. Amongst the activities at the Summit were zipline, rock climbing, scuba, BMX biking, a variety of shooting sports, whitewater rafting, fireworks, arena shows, and a ton of other adventures. Pictured here are scouts Richy D. and Michael F. at one of the shakedown campouts.
While attending the Jamboree, Richy and Michael participated in a service project improving trails at the Greenbriar State Forest, and each of them earned a "Yoda" award for troop leadership. The participants joined in with 30,000 scouts and leaders from all over the U.S. and the world. The Jamboree takes place every four years.
Scouts & leaders from Troop 429 and Troop 441 combined in June for an awesome summer camp at Camp Thunder, located just south of Atlanta. Attending Scouts had an awesome time at camp, and achieved numerous merit badges and rank advancements. On the drive to camp, the troop took an overnight side trip to Stone Mountain to see a Saturday night laser show, and climb the mountain Sunday morning.
June 24, 2013
Boy Scout Troop 429 is located in Daytona Beach, Florida. We meet at the Daytona Beach Drive-in Christian Church, awesomely located on the beachside between the Atlantic Ocean and the intercoastal waterway.
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To join Boy Scouts, a boy must be at least 11 years old, or have earned the Arrow of Light award in Cub Scouts. Contact us for more information. Our adult leadership is available to talk with parents to explain our program, activities and the purposes of Scouting.
Recruiting is in progress for the 2012-13 school year. Frequent campouts. Awesome outdoor program. Leadership training. Caring leaders. Summer camp.
Email one of our Troop 429 adult leaders at email@example.com for more information.
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How did the Eagle award
get its name?
You'll find a great history of the Eagle award in the Scouting magazine archives.
Robert S. S. Baden-Powell's introduced badges for achievement in his 1908 book Scouting For Boys. It is said that Baden-Powell got the idea of awards from the American naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton, who passed along ideas from his Red Indian Boy Scouts of America. Initially, the highest available rank in Scouting in the U.S. was going to be the Wolf Badge, based on the Silver Wolf badge in Great Britain.
However, no Wolf badge was ever awarded. Several leaders who reviewed the proof version of the Handbook for Boys of 1911 thought that the highest award should recognize the American Eagle. So by the time the handbook was published, the highest award in Scouting in the United States was given its current name - Eagle.
Initially, the Eagle award was described as the "highest scout merit badge".
Reprinted from eaglescout.org