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The Boy Scouts of America’s annual membership fee for youth and adults was increased


to $24 from $15, beginning Jan. 1, 2014. For those who join after the beginning of the year, the fee will be prorated at $2 per month. This does include units with a Dec. 31, 2013, expiration date. Wayne Brock, the BSA’s Chief Scout Executive, says the BSA is financially strong but that “it is occasionally necessary to increase membership fees so that we can offset rising administrative costs.”


answers to many questions, go to bsamembershipstandards.org.


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New membership standards are now in effect. For the latest on implementation and


and all the cold-weather safety tips at bit.ly/safewinter. And it never hurts to check out the Sweet 16 of BSA Safety on Page 31 of the Guide to Safe Scouting.


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lowdown at oa-bsa.org/100th. 5


The Sustainable Forestry Initiative has awarded the BSA a grant to teach sustain-


able forest management principles to more than 5,000 youth visiting Philmont’s Demonstration Forest. Watch scouting.org for more details.


NOAC 2015 will be held at Michigan State University Aug. 3 to 8, 2015. Get the


Are helmets required for skiing? And sledding? Yes to both. Review these guidelines


AIR Flight Academy coming soon to the USS YORKTOWN.


FLIGHT ACADEMY Aviation In Residence (AIR) Experience on the USS YORKTOWN


Patriots Point will launch the Aviation in Residence (AIR) experience on the USS YORKTOWN Spring 2014. AIR blends collaborative learning with virtual game play and exciting aviation-inspired missions. It’s “FUN” in a high-tech setting, including simulators. AIR is a complete one-to three-day program, with meals and accommodations. And the best part? It’s aboard the historic aircraft carrier YORKTOWN on Charleston Harbor in South Carolina.


For more information, 843.971.5051, Email: FlightAcademy@PatriotsPoint.org and PatriotsPoint.org/FlightAcademy


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