About our cover:
Boy Scouts Dustin Trent of Troop 220, Bountiful, Utah, and Alexander Willey of Troop 1177, Pleasant Grove, Utah, cheer the blastoff of a model rocket constructed for the Space Exploration merit badge. Beginning on page 26, writer Richard M. Romney details the success of an annual merit badge event held on two college campuses.
In the September 2004 Issue
- A Spirit of Time and Place
Those who attend next year's 16th National Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia will bring home a permanent infusion of something called "the jamboree spirit."
- 'See You at the Games'
Soon after school starts each fall, thousands of Cub Scouts in New York's Westchester-Putnam Council enjoy the Thunderbird Games, a Cub Scouting mega-funfest.
- What a Blast!
Hands-on experience, quality instructors, great facilities, and fun make this Utah merit badge event a soaring success.
- Great Times at Merit Badge U
Alpha Phi Omega, the national service fraternity, hosts Boy Scouts and Venturers at the University of Texas in Austin to work on merit badges and other outdoor skills.
- 'The Kind of Job I've Always Wanted'
Many of the BSA's newest professional Scouters have left a variety of jobs and careers to find satisfaction in work that is able to help change people's lives.
- Spotlight on Service and Growth
Scouters at the BSA National Annual Meeting in Chicago focus on full participation in the newly launched Good Turn for America and on innovative ways to boost Cub Scout membership.
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