Troop 26

News, Announcements, and other tidbits regarding Santa Barbara based Troop 26

Month: April, 2012

From the Scoutmasters: In Case You Didn’t Know….

Merit beyond the badge

…”Eagle Scouts are a different breed.”

And now science has finally proved this as fact.

At last, the results are in from the 2010 Baylor University study, Eagle Scouts: Merit Beyond the Badge, conducted by the university’s Program for Pro-Social Behavior under a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

The researchers found statistically significant differences between Eagle Scouts, former Scouts who didn’t make Eagle, and men who were never in Scouting. The differences were grouped into seven areas: Health and Recreation, Connection, Service and Leadership, Environmental Stewardship, Goal Orientation, Planning and Preparedness, and Character.

The timing’s perfect with the 100th anniversary of the Eagle Scout Award this year. But what were the findings? How did Eagle Scouts rate? Read on for my complete analysis.

Find the article here, and get motivated (to be different….)!


Azure Pools and Epic Falls

Last week, 41 members of Troop 26 traveled to Arizona for a spectacular half week trip to Havasu falls. While the true beauty of the canyon cannot be captured by any means, our troop photographer Aaron D. took it upon himself as a challenge to record the beauties we saw. Please find his gallery here.
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Enjoy the photos!