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Why Companies Hire Eagle Scouts
According to this Forbes article, employers are advised to hire Eagle Scouts. Read on to see what Eagles have in common with competitive athletes.

Tax Time: Deduct Scouting Expenses
You've spent money on meetings, equipment, and gas. Learn what you can deduct on your tax forms. Tip: be sure to double check with your advisor. Only a few weeks left, don't forget to file!

Do You Have the New Merit Badge?
Six new badges have been created in the past two years: Signs, Signals and Codes ; Digital Technology ; Mining in Society , Sustainability , Programming , and Game Design . Click name for requirements. This Washington Post article looks at the newest merit badge. 

Camp Tahquitz Forms Available
New 2015 updates available for parents, leaders, and Scouts.  Leader's Guide and more.

Scout-O-Rama 2015
Save the date! The biggest Scouting event of the year will be Saturday, June 6 at Heartwell Park, corner of Clark and Carson in Long Beach. Showcase your program  with a booth . No  charge, open to the public. 

Long Beach Volunteer Day
LB 5th District Councilwoman Stacy Mungo invites Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts to do a service project on Saturday, April 25. Interested leaders and parents should contact field office manager Heidi Weirsma to schedule a project.

Formula E Racing

On Saturday, April 4 check out the first electric car race to take place on the West Coast. These "quiet" cars will race the streets of downtown Long Beach. FREE event.  Details here.
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Long Beach, CA 90807
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