Scouts at the Pentagon

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta visits with members of a delegation of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts from across the country Feb. 13, 2012, at the Pentagon. The delegation was visiting Washington, D.C., to present the annual report of the Boy Scouts of America to U.S. government officials. (DoD photo By Glenn Fawcett/Released)

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta visits with members of a delegation of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts from across the country Feb. 13, 2012, at the Pentagon. The delegation was visiting Washington, D.C., to present the annual report of the Boy Scouts of America to U.S. government officials. (DoD photo By Glenn Fawcett/Released)

Murdoc is a huge supporter of Scouting.

The guy in the green uniform is a Venture Scout, a program that not a lot of people are familiar with. It’s a co-ed program run by the Boy Scouts of America open to young men and women ages 14 (or 13 if they’ve completed 8th grade) through 20. It focuses more on “high adventure” style activities and less on weekly meetings, basic things like knot tying, and merit badges. It’s a great program for those who want to be involved in Scouts but maybe aren’t as interested in all the rank advancement focus or who have aged out of Boy Scouts. Plus it’s got girls. More info on Venture Scouting here.

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  1. I actually know the young man in the Venturing uniform. We both worked as staff at Bear Paw Scout Camp in Wisconsin several summers a few years ago, he’s also an Eagle Scout and is currently serving as the National Venturing President.

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