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April 20 - Area teen plans to give back to others through carnival (Sedalia Democrat)
April 20 - 
Scout Pack 101 members plant 75 trees with help from Missouri Department of Conservation (Hannibal Courier-Post)
April 10 - 
Scouts polish up park as hundreds of volunteers clean up Columbia (Columbia Tribune)
April 5 - Boy Scouts provide 1,000 hours of work at state parks (Jefferson City News Tribune)
March 27 - 
FROM READERS: Troop 707 celebrates 50 years of scouting (Columbia Missourian)
March 8 - Cub Scout Pack 101 gathers food for First United Methodist Church food bank (Hannibal Courier-Post)
March 6 -
Scouting for Food collects thousands of pounds for Samaritan Center (Jefferson City News Tribune)
March 2 -  
Area Cub Scouts compete in annual Pinewood Derby (Sedalia Democrat)
February 28 - 
PULSE SHOTS: Scout's Honor (Columbia Tribune)
February 17 - Helias STEM class goes 3-D (Jefferson City News Tribune)
February 17 - 
Ashcrofts promote Scouting’s benefits (Jefferson City News Tribune)
February 17 - 
Blazing their own path: Independence marks 50 years of Scouting in Troop 707 (Columbia Missourian)
February 16 - 
From Griddle to Campfire: Troop 707 celebrates 50th Shrove Tuesday pancake supper (Columbia Tribune)
February 16 - 
Hundreds of Eagle Scouts honored at Capitol (Jefferson City News Tribune)
January 21 - 
Bank donates to Boy Scouts (Hannibal Courier-Post)
January 20 - 
Nine pinned the rank of Eagle Scout (Boonville Daily News)
January 20 - 
Troop 120 participates in Klondike Derby (California Democrat)
January 17 - 
Scouts challenged at annual Klondike Derby (Jefferson City News Tribune)
January 15 - 
Scouts name leaders for fundraising campaign (Jefferson City News Tribune)
January 8 - 
Area Boy Scout to be honored at event (Boonville Daily News)


December 19 - Jefferson City Boy Scout troop receives national honor (Jefferson City News Tribune)
Novemer 1 - 
Five Rivers Boy Scouts district appoints new chairman (Jefferson City News Tribune)
October 25 - 
Boy Scouts scour Columbia Cemetery for graves of veterans (Columbia Tribune)
October 22 - 
Cub Scouts wait tables at Pizza Hut, collect $400 for Honor Flight program (Hannibal Courier-Post)
October 7 - 
239 boys sign up for Cub Scouts in area (Jefferson City News Tribune)
September 27 - 
Boy Scouts converge on MU campus for merit badges (Columbia Tribune)
September 25 - 
VFW post holds POW/MIA flag raising at Memorial Park (Fulton Sun)
Septermber 24 - 
Jefferson City woman receives St. George Award (Jefferson City News Tribune)
September 20 - 
PULSE SHOTS: Fly Like an Eagle (Columbia Tribune)
September 12 - 
Editorial: Scouting is a valuable experience for all boys (Hannibal Courier-Post)
September 9 - 
Cub Scout Pack 101 recruits eager members (Hannibal Courier-Post)
September 7 - 
Cub Scout roundup Sept. 8 for first through fifth graders (Hannibal Courier-Post)
September 1 - 
Fulton Cub Scouts kick off recruitment with splash pad fun (Fulton Sun)
August 29 - 
Teen, community put finishing touches on cemetery restoration (KOMU)
August 19 - 
Coupons for a cause (Sedalia Democrat) 
August 9 - 
Youth Day focuses on kids, detention alternatives (Columbia Tribune)
July 26 - 
Spinning wheels (Sedalia Democrat)
June 28 - High flying fun at Cub Scout day camp (Sedalia Democrat)
June 23 - 
Luke Matheis' Eagle Scout project (Moberly Monitor-Index)
May 25 -
Heartland Boy Scouts lay flags to honor veterans (KTVO)
May 13 - 
Eagle Scout candidate to retire worn flags, raise public awareness (Columbia Missourian)
May 6 - 
Cub scouts: Busy all year, learning, helping (Hannibal Courier-Post)
April 26 -
Cardboard boat races rasise more for food bank (Pack 60) (Columbia Tribune)
April 25 - 
Volunteers prepare for Vietnam veteran's funeral with flags (Pack/Troop 90) (Columbia Tribune)
April 12 -
High-Seas Adventure (Columbia Tribine)
April 1 -
Johnson becomes Eagle Scout (California Democrat)
April 1 - 
Boy Scouts hold Scout Service Day Saturday at Lake of the Ozark State Park (The Lake Today)

March 28 - Local Eagle Scout project gives back to kids (Columbia Tribune)
March 25 -
Boy Scouts appreciate recent food drive contributions (Marshall Democrat-News)
March 25 - 
Kiwanis and Boy Scout pancake breakfast was Saturday (California Democrat)
March 22 - 
Hundreds take part in annual Pinewood Derby (Jefferson City News Tribube)
March 21 -
Five Rivers District Pinewood Derby (KRCG)
March 14 - 
Ameren Missouri participates in STEM day for Cub Scouts (KOMU)
March 8 - Scouting for Food Callaway County boy scouts, cub scouts host annual food drive (Fulton Sun)
March 7 - 
Boy Scout leaders recognized for service (Jefferson City News Tribune)
March 7 -
Scouting for Food in Mid Missouri (KRCG)
March 5 - 
Our Opinion: Virtues of Scouting for Food (Jefferson City News Tribune)
March 4 - Friends of Scouting Campaign (KTVO)
March 4 - 
Troop 120 brave winter camp out (California Democrat)
March 4 - 
Boy Scouts ‘do good’ (Sedalia Democrat)
March 4 - 
Helping Derby winners for 25 years (Sedalia Democrat)
March 2 -
Co-ed troop opens doors to expand Scouting opportunities (Columbia Missourian) 
March 2 - 
Racing to the finish line (Sedalia Democrat)
March 1 - 
Scouting for Food seeks donations (Jefferson City News Tribune)
February 26 - 
Boy Scouts are ‘Scouting for Food’ (Sedalia Democrat)
February 24 -
Scouts collecting food for the hungry (Marshall Democrat-News)
February 11 -
Boy Scouts celebrate Scout month during February (California Democrat)
February 9 - 
Boy Scouts celebrate Scout Month in February (Jefferson City News Tribune)
January 28 -
Scout units particpate in winter 'Klondike event at Lake (The Lake Today)
January 28 - 
California Cub Scouts fundraiser successful at the Nutrition Center (California Democrat)

January 28 - Califonia Cub Scout Pack 12 celebrate scouting anniversary with Blue and Gold Banquet (California Democrat)
January 28 - CHALKBOARD: Writings by Columbia Students - Cub Scout Camp (Columbia Tribune)
January 26 - Derby allows cub scouts to test car-making skills (Booneville Daily News)
January 23 - Boy Scouts camp in cold for a cause (Sedalia Democrat)
January 23 - 
Boys Scout Troop 54 camping out for a cause (Sedalia Democrat)
January 10 - 
Scouts brave ‘Misery Campout’ in subzero weather for coveted clear bead (Bryan on Scouting)
January 7 - 
Boy Scouts brave below-zero temperature for prized bead (Columbia Missourian)

December 22 - Salvation Army, Boy Scouts combat homelessness (KOMU)
December 17 - 14-year-old boy donates 135 turkeys for the holidays (KOMU)
December 16 - Fulton Boy Scout Troop 50 members advance, receive merit badges (Fulton Sun)
December 15 - Teen with autism to donate hundreds of turkeys (Columbia Tribune)
December 10 - Local teen with autism works to “gobble up hunger” to make Eagle Scout (Univ of Missouri)
December 10 - 
Boy Scouts bring the joy of Christmas to nursing home (KTVO)
November 12 - 
Troop 120 bike on the Katy Trail (California Democrat)
November 10 - 
ROTC's parade honors veterans of past and present (Columbia Tribune)
October 10 - Columbia Man Honored for Conservation Work (Southeast Missourian)
October 10 -
Columbia Man Honored for Conservation Work (Washington Times)
October 10 -
Pancake breakfast raise monry for Eagle Scout (KTVO)
October 5 -
Boy Scouts honor Columbia man for life of conservation work (Columbia Tribiune)
October 5 - Wibberg an Eagle Scout (Jefferson City Tribune)
October 1 - 
Scouts and their leaders learn effective habits (The Lake Today)
September - 29 -
Eagle Scout candidate leads beautification project (Columbia Tribune)
September 11 - Democrat donates to Boy Scout Troop 300 (California Democrat)

September 7 - PULSE SHOTS: Scout's honor (Columbia Tribune)
August 17 - Scouts honored for work on Common Ground projects (Jefferson City Tribune)
August 14 - Go-Getters (Columbia Tribune)
August 9 - Fair Offers free school supplies, haircuts and healthcare (Columbia Missourian)
August 7 - Nicholas Humphrey earns highest award in Boy Scouts (Lake News Online)
August 6 - New Venture crew for northeast Missouri girls (KTVO)
July 17 - Presenting the Colors (Columbia Tribune)
July 17 - Writing home from camp (The Lake Today)
July 16 - Boy Scouts acquire new skills as summer camp receives new technology (The Lake Today)
July 4 - Boy Scouts catch, then rent frogs for Frog Jumping Contest (Hannibal Courier-Post)
July 2 - Troop 120 attends summer camp (California Democrat)
July 1 - Good days and knights at cub scout camp (Sedalia Democrat)
June 25 - Cub Scouts enjoy spring events (California Democrat)
June 16 - Pushing through when you don't want to (Lake News Online)
June 15 - Boy Scouts let flags fly on national Flag Day (Columbia Tribune)
May 25 - Area Boy Scouts continue the tradition of volunteering at the Memorial Day Salute to Veterans Airshow (Columbia Missourian)
May 19 - FROM READERS: Five boys named as Eagle Scouts (Columbia Missourian)
May 18 - PULSE SHOTS: Feathers in their caps (Columbia Tribune)
May 4 - Children's Grove dedicated at Stephens Lake Park (Columbia Tribune)
April 17 - Go Getters (Columbia Tribune)
April 14 - Boy Scout breakfast help area scouts go to camp (Boonville Daily News)
April 12 - Two become Eagles in Troop 138 (Lake Today)
April 11 - Creed is 2014 Eagle of Year for Mo. (Lakes News Online)
April 1 - Boy Scouts volunteer in state park (Lake News Online)
March 23 - Plenty to cheer about at Pinewood Derby (Jefferson City News Tribune)
March 19 - Burger makes Eagle Scout (California Democrat)
March 19 - Troop 120 and Burger Recieve SAR Recognition (California Democrat)
March 12 - Scouts collect food for food pantry (California Democrat)
March 9 - Scouting for Food collects for Samaritan Center (Jefferson City News Tribune)
February 25 - Eagle Scouts give back to Boone County with projects that often last for years (Columbia Missourian)
February 17 - Finding purpose through Scouting (Jefferson City News Tribune)
February 16 - Russellville Webelos ready for transition (Jefferson City News Tribune)
February 12 - Cub Scout Pack 120 celebrates scouting anniversary with Blue and Golf Banquet (California Democrat)
February 8 - Cub Scouts continue community involvement (Jefferson City News Tribune)
January 19 - Down and Derby (The Fulton Sun)
January 2 - Area Boy Scout leader says little changed after policy allowing gay boys took effect (Columbia Tribune)

December 16 - Morris receives Eagle Scout rank in Dec. 15 ceremony (Marshall Democrat-News)
December 13 -
Marshall Parks and Recreation Board approves Eagle Scout project (Marshall Democrat-News)
December 12 -
Scouting shows growth again in Huntsville area (Moberly Monitor Index)
October 27 -
Scouts' Honor (Columbia Tribune)
October 23 -
Cub Scouts receive Bobcat Badges (California Democrat)
October 10 -
Hundreds of scouts and leaders practice outdoor skills at Scout-O-Rama (Lake Expo)
October 1 -
Pugh cleans up Theater lot – Eagle Project pretties Church St. (Bowling Green Times)
September 25 -
Franky & Louie's Golf Tournament raises more than $13,000 for local Boy Scouts (Lake Expo)
September 25 -
Cub Scouts have busy fall  (California Democrat)
September 5 -
Area businessman pays it forward to Lake Area Boy Scouts (The Lake Today)
September 1 -
Campbell was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout (California Democrat)
September 1 -
The local Boy Scouts lead the Mokane Fair parade Saturday morning (Fulton Sun)
August 22 -
Three mid-Missouri Eagle Scouts win awards for academic success (Columbia Missourian)
August 5 -
Scouts, Lions team take up a cause for the paws at animal shelter (Sedalia Democrat)
July 31 -
Cub Scout Pack 120 Attends Summer Camp (California Democrat)
July 25 -
Scouts Honor (Columbia Tribune)
July 24 -
Achieving a Scout’s highest honor (The Lake Today)
July 23 -
Scouts awarded Eagle rank (Lake News Online)
July 21 -
Alicea Works on Eagle Scout project (Sedalia Democrat)
July 18 -
Setting up camp at the Boy Scout Jamboree (Columbia Tribune)
July 17 -
Hermann Boy Scouts attend summer camp (Hermann Advertiser-Courier)
July 16 -
Scouts return to Linn State for Merit Badge University (Jefferson City News Tribune)
July 1 -
Pickering receives Eagle Scout Award (California Democrat)
June 19 -
Troop 120 holds Flag Retirement ceremony (California Democrat)
June 16 -
Camdenton grad advances to Eagle Scout (LakeExpo.com)
June 13 -
Scout Troop 14, local entities combine to refurbish War Memorial, Bradley statue (Moberly Monitor-Index)
June 12 -
Summers earns Eagle rank (Lake News Online)
June 5 -
Devin Koestner earns Eagle Scout Award (California Democrat)
May 29 -
Boy Scouts to collect torn or tattered flags (California Democrat)
May 28 -
Change of Plans (Columbia Tribune)
May 17 -
'Back where she belongs' | Sister of liberty restored to Indian Foothills Park (Marshall Democrat-News)
May 8 -
Court of Honor held for Troop 120 (California Democrat)
May 2 - 
A Scout's Honor (Macon Chroncile-Herald)
May 1 -
Parkhurst: We read what we want to hear (Sedalia Democrat)
April 8 -
Area Scouts spend weekend sprucing up state park (Jefferson City News Tribune)
April 7 -
Service Day brings Scouts to LOZ State Park (Lake News Online)
April 3 -
Marshall Eagle Scout works for a better community (The Marshall Democrat-News)
March 31 -
PULSE SHOTS: Scouting for Food (Columbia Tribune)
March 30 - 
A local Boy Scout builds a new park bridge (KTVO)
March 12 -
Letter: Boy Scouts thankful for food donations (Sedalia Democrat)
March 12 -
Cub Scouts Give Outgoing Den Leader the Pie (Sedalia Democrat)
February 27 -
Scouting for Food collections still planned for Saturday (The Lake Today)
February 25 -
Putting his heart into Scouting (Jefferson City News Tribune)
February 22 -
Cub Scout Pack 61 celebrates Boy Scouts of America birthday (Sedalia Democrat)
February 20 - Troop 21 honored at Senior Activity Center at the Lake event (The Lake Today)
February 17 -
Two Boy Scout Leaders receive District Award of Merit (Jefferson City News Tribune)
February13 -
Russellville Webelos crossover (California Democrat)
February 8 -
Fulton Scouts participate in Amazing Race competition (Fulton Sun)
February 1 -
Jason Powers Earns Eagle Scout Rank (Benton County Enterprise)}
January 22 - Dollar General Center to honor employee for volunteer service (Fulton Sun)
January 19 -
Boy Scouts prepared for anything at Klondike Derby — including the lack of winter weather (Sedalia Democrat)
January 16 -
Mo. Eagle Scout Earns All 134 Merit Badges (KOMU)
January 11 -
Local Youth Promoted To Eagle Scout (Benton County Enterprise)
January 8 - Brodersen earns Eagle Scout rank (Sedalia Democrat)
January 9 -
Boy Scouts think inside the box for Community Cafe drive (Sedalia Democrat)

December 29 -
Columbia teen is first in state to earn Boy Scout medal (Columbia Tribune)

December 18 - Rock Bridge senior earns prestigious Boy Scouts award (Columbia Missourian)
December 18 - Dale Soendker goes all out for the Boy Scouts (Sedalia Democrat)
December 13 - Fulton Boy Scouts repair, donate bicycles (Fulton Sun)