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  • Ones For Texas: Boy Scouts Build Bird Feeders For Local Nursing Home

    CBS 11 News, May 5, 2020

    In today’s Ones For Texas, boy scouts in Fort Worth decided to build bird feeders for a local nursing home so residents could have some entertainment outside their windows.

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  • Local Boy Scout Troop 265 celebrates five Eagles

    Cross Timber Gazette, May 1, 2020

    Troop 265 Eagle Scouts recognized were Highland Village residents Barrett Bennett (18), Kenneth Hergenrader (17), Caelix Kidwell (18), Ethan Rice (17) and Lancelot Varga (18). Each of these young men began their scouting careers as Tiger Cubs. Their Eagle Projects supported community organizations Lewisville Chin Community Ministry, Briarwood Leadership Center, and Double Oak Town Hall!

    Troop 1225 Eagle Scout Ethan A Johnson, 15. For his Eagle service project, Ethan created an outdoor learning area for Old Settlers Elementary School.

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  • North Texas Boys Scouts Take Camping To The Backyard

    CBS 11 News, April 27, 2020

    See how Troop 421 in Arlington participated in a world-wide virtual campout online.

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  • The Ones For Texas: Grapevine Boy Scout Helping Frontline Medical Personnel

    CBS 11 News, April 21, 2020

    Jordyn Fender is making masks and straps for nurses with his 3D printer.

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  • Ten local scouts earn highest award

    Cross Timbers Gazette, February 18, 2020

    An Eagle Scout lives with the mantra that they will serve,” said Solosko. “They stand up for what’s right, even when it’s difficult. They choose to do the hard things.”

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  • 2019 Food for Families sets new record thanks to generous Central Texans

    KWTX, November 22, 2019

    Food For Families is an annual project for the Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America, H.E.B. Grocery Company, and KWTX News 10.

    Together with food pantries all across Central Texas, this one-day food drive collects non-perishable food and stocks the shelves of area food banks and pantries beyond the holiday season.

    The yearly effort is generously supported by dozens of large and small Central Texas businesses, fraternal organizations, schools throughout the region and individuals who dedicate their time and resources to making the drive a success.

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  • Scouts present Baylor President, Dr. Livingstone, with Silver Eagle award

    Waco Tribune-Herald, April 4, 2019

    The Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America, presented Baylor President Dr. Linda Livingstone with a Silver Eagle award during a luncheon Tuesday.

    The Silver Eagle is an award given to a leading citizen within the community for achievements and leadership, professionally or as a community leader, that have left an enduring impact on the community.

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  • Waco couple leads Boy Scout troop by example

    Waco Today, August 26, 2015

    Dr. Morrison, with his wife by his side, serves as Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 308, sponsored by Waco’s First United Methodist Church. On Tuesday evenings, the couple can be found surrounded by 40 to 85 Boy Scouts, ages 11 to 18, eagerly planning outdoor activities, camping trips and community service projects designed to instill character qualities to prepare the youths for success later in life.

    Although Dr. Morrison has directed the troop since 2000, his involvement with scouting dates back to his own boyhood when he earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1963. Dr. Morrison’s love of scouting quickly spread to other members of his family: first to his wife; then to son Evan, who became an Eagle Scout under his father’s tutelage; and now Evan’s son Eric, who is a Cub Scout.

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