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Two Venezuelan Boy Scouts Walk 800 miles to attend 1935 Boy Scout Jamboree.

Walk 800 miles to attend Boy Scout Jamboree. Washington, D.C. June 16. Two Venezuelan Boy Scouts, Rafael Petit, left and Juan Carmona, right, examining their boots after tramping 25 miles a day for two years in order to attend the Boy Scout Jamboree in Washington the left Caraca, Januray 11, 1935 arriving in Washington today..

100 Things You Didn’t Know About Scouting. #48
48. Rafael Petit and Juan Carmona of Caracas, Venezuela, hiked to the 1935 National Scout Jamboree, only to find that it was canceled due to a polio outbreak. They returned for the rescheduled 1937 Jamboree—a total of 8,000 miles.
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Boy Scouts of America – North Florida Council 2011 Silver Beaver Award

March 2012. North Florida Council Recognition Banquet. North Florida Council 2011 Silver Beaver Award.

Dr. Jose Lepervanche received the North Florida Council 2011 Silver Beaver Award during NFC Recognition Banquet. The Silver Beaver Award is the council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. It is an award given to those who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service. It is given to those who do not actively seek it. The Silver Beaver Award is not earned but awarded based on nomination.

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Scouting 101: Methods of World Scouting in Management Education

Contribution of World Scouting methods to the education of potential managers or leaders outside Scouting.

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Boy Scouts of America – AEDs Available to Councils and Units

AEDs Available to Councils and Units

As part of the BSA’s effort to make 100 percent coverage a reality for offices and camps, councils can take advantage of offers from two great program supporters: Philips Medical, which has been providing AEDs to BSA councils since 2005, and Cardiac Science, which joined us in 2008.

Preferred pricing structures have been enhanced and extended to units that would like to purchase AEDs, support services, and equipment for unit use or for their chartered organizations, service projects, schools or throughout their communities.

Cardiac Science (click for a program description sheet and FAQs )

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National Youth Leadership Training

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The National Youth Leadership Training program is an intensive week-long summer experience for upper-ranking scouts, venturers, and sea scouts. Each participant works through a week of indoor and outdoor challenges, with the mentoring of the highly skilled youth staff. Participants are equipped with the basic skills necessary to become leaders in their troops, crews, ships, communities, and future professions.

During the seven days, program will range from geocaching to knots instruction, sports games, realistic first aid practice, overnight backpacking trips, interpatrol competitions and campfires. Each part of the program is carefully prepared and used as a hands-on tool to teach fundamental leadership concepts. An orientation at the beginning of the week and a graduation ceremony at the end round out the experience.

Key topics are:
Vision – Goals – Planning: Creating a Positive Future Success
SMART Goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely
Planning and Problem-Solving Tool: What, How, When, Who
Assessment Tool: SSC – Start, Stop, Continue
Teaching EDGE™: Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, Enable
Stages of Team Development: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing
Leading EDGE™: Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, Enable
Conflict Resolution Tool:EAR – Express, Address, Resolve
Making Ethical Decisions:Right vs. Wrong, Right vs. Right, Trivial
Communication: MaSeR – Message, Sender, Receiver
Valuing People: ROPE – Reach out, Organize, Practice, Experience

Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche was Scoutmaster / Course Director of BSA North Florida Council – National Youth Leadership Training in 2010 and 2011. He has been on NFC NYLT staff since 2007 assisting or mentoring Course Directors and Youth Staff. He is currently NFC Vice President of Program and NYLT program is one of his training responsibilities.

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Jamboree participants attempt a record-breaking CPR and AED Course

There are so many world records that are extremely dangerous (longest distance jumped by motorcycle; deepest scuba dive) that it’s nice to see one that’s for saving lives instead of endangering them.

That was the goal behind today’s attempt at breaking the record for CPR and AED training taking place at one time. Thousands of Scouts, Scouters, and visitors took an hourlong course on CPR and the proper use of an Automated External Defibrillator, or AED.

While Scouts and Scouters counted to 30 chest compressions on their training mannequins, event organizers counted Scouts and Scouters, checking to see how close to the world record they had come.

Results weren’t yet available, but one thing is for sure: sending thousands of boys and adults home with the knowledge about how to save a life was a winning situation for everyone involved.

Before one of the day’s courses, representatives from Cardiac Science awarded four lucky troops with two free AEDs.

These troops submitted winning entries in a video contest. Entrants needed to create a short video telling why AEDs were so important. Below you’ll see representatives from two of the winning troops. The first, Jose Lepervanche, didn’t work on his troop’s video, but he shared an inspirational story. He’s a Scouter from Jacksonville, Fla., and he shared the story about how an AED saved his life.

While at a council camp, he suddenly collapsed. Scouts rushed to his side and tried to revive him after calling 911. But fortunately for Lepervanche, the camp had purchased an AED and used it to save his life. He was there to tell his story because his camp was prepared, he said.

Because the troops got two AEDs each, they can keep one and give the other to a worthy community group, such as a school, church, or other organization.

Video produced by Matthew Tyrell (Dr. Mario) and Eric Mathews. Eagle Scouts from Troop 182.

(Reposted from The Official Blog of Scouting Magazine.


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