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Green Bay Scouts earn "Friends of Scouting Radio" badge

Girl Scout Troop 4247, in Green Bay,earned the "Yellow" (first level) of the Friends of Scouting Radio badge, by producing and recording a radio show to celebrate the centennial year of the Girl Scout in the USA. Scout leaders Jean Westergaard and Jessica Goulet had the girls working on a citizenship requirement which asked the girls to think up some questions they would like to ask someone living in another country.

Enter Scouting Radio.

Scouting Radio is an Internet Radio Station dedicated to broadcasting news and activities which promote scouting throughout the world and Station Manager Justin Dawson was happy to answer the girls' questions since Scouting Radio originates from Dublin, Ireland.

Justin answered some of the questions in Gaelic and translated the language for the girls to show that there are some areas that still speak the language even though the national language is English.

Girl Scout Amber was amazed that students have the option to pass an examination in Gaelic for extra credit towards graduation.

Scouting Radio has also aired its first live show from Camp Bear Paw, in Mountain, Wisconsin, which featured a visiting scout group from Wateringbury, England.

The Friends of Scouting Radio badge is a creation by Justin Dawson to help receive news and scouting activities which would be presented through a radio show by scouts for scouts.

About the badge:

“Scouting Radio is pleased to unveil our new “Friends of Scouting Radio” badge series which is available for all Scouts young and old to earn and support the only 24 hour Internet radio station dedicated to the Scouting Movement.” said Station Manager Justin Dawson. “Our new badges are embroidered with ‘Scouty’ the animated microphone.
Scouting Radio is looking for Scouts who have a lot to talk about regarding Scouting. Several American Scouts have worked with Scouting Radio previously to gain their Eagle Scout Award.
You can Skype, email, Twitter, or Facebook Scouting Radio to tell us that you are interested in being a part of an upcoming program.
What to talk about:
• What you like about Scouting.
• How long you have been in the Scouting program.
• What camps you have been on and any activities your unit is currently involved in.
The list is endless.
Scouts and Scouters must earn the 3 phased badges by completing the tasks required below:

Yellow Badge (Phase 1)

1. Contribute to at least 2 Scouting Radio programs with audio feedback.
2. Provide photos of an activity and news story featuring your pack, troop or crew to our station.
3. Provide details of a good deed you have done in your community.

Red Badge (Phase 2)

1. Contribute to at least 5 Scouting Radio programs with audio feedback.
2. Provide photos of an activity and news story featuring your pack, troop or crew to our station.
3. Provide details of a good deed you have done in your community.
4. Complete a 10 mile hike with your group (this can be done in stages).
5. Send a photo of your group listening to Scouting Radio.

Blue Badge (Phase 3)

1. Contribute to at least 10 Scouting Radio programs with audio feedback.
2. Become a messenger of peace.
3. Provide photos of an activity and news story done with your pack, troop or crew.
4. Provide details of a good deed you have done for your community.
5. Show how you have recruited others to listen to Scouting Radio.

Previous shows can be found at:

http://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/scouting-radio/id415181671

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