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ASK THE EXPERTS Three Questions Answered


1 Do I need to be in uniform to be covered


In November 2013, Circle Ten Scouts collected 5,920 pounds of recycled aluminum cans to create this larger-than-life fleur-de-lis in Dallas. Watch a time-lapse video of this project at bit.ly/bigdfleur.


c o u t s t a ON TAP One App to Find Them All


If you’re traveling from, say, Kansas to Disneyland or Florida Sea Base and would like to camp along the way, Boys’ Life magazine’s new iPhone app, Camp Scout, can help you locate Scout camps, properties and resi- dent camps across the country. Next month, you can download the free app from the iTunes Store. Just enter a state or ZIP code to find a growing data- base of nearby Scout camps. Depending on your area of interest, camps can be screened for amenities and activities such as backpacking, boating, climbing, horseback riding and more. “One camp now in the database has a 500-foot zip line, so they put that in their description,” says Brian Gray, outdoor program coordinator at the BSA. Gray says word has spread to all of the nearly 1,000 camp properties owned by local Scout councils, urging them to add their profiles to the Camp Scout database. He hopes that campsites will be able to add photos in the near future. “It’s a great way to promote your camp,” he says.


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by BSA insurance? No. That idea probably was invented by a well-meaning Scouter trying to get kids to wear the field uniform. Insurance coverage information for Scouting activities can be found at bit.ly/BSAinsurance. — Richard Bourlon, BSA team leader, health and safety


2 Can I wear any belt with my field uniform, or must I


wear a specific one? To be in full uniform, the official BSA belts are required. Wearing the full Scouting uniform helps build a sense of shared values and purpose. — Peter Self, BSA team leader, youth development


location? The BSA has no permanency requirement, and projects do not require a plaque or other marker. A project beneficiary could ask for a plaque, but that is between the Scout and the beneficiary. — Chris Hunt, BSA team leader, advancement


3 For Eagle projects, is there any requirement that it have some kind of permanency? Like if a blood drive is done, does a plaque or something need to be put up at the


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