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Appleton, WI

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Pack 153
San Francisco, CA

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Public Relations Chair for Kaskaskia District
Murphysboro, MO

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BSA District Executive
Baltimore, Maryland

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Eagle Scout
Woodland Park, Colorado

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Birmingham, Alabama

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As you can imagine, scouting has become a more important element in my son's life than ever before. I am so thankful for all the adult volunteers that are such great role models. I applaud your effort with this one more great way to influence kids in a positive way. Thanks,

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Troop 337
Temecula, California

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Pack 450
Antioch, California

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Madison, North Carolina

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Cubmaster, Pack 119
Union, New Jersey

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Hamilton, Ohio

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Cubmaster, Pack 270
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Scouts Canada

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Canal Fulton, Ohio

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Eagle Scout, Asst. District Commissioner
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Troop 246
Knoxville, Tennessee

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Lubbock, Texas

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Thank you for that beautiful, uplifting story by Tom Jones. I will pass this on to my Scouts in Pack 395.

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Austin, Texas

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California

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Pensacola, Florida

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BSA District Executive
Santa Barbara, California

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New Bern, North Carolina

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Louisville, Kentucky

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