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Raise the flag: “Celebrate Scouting” stamp due out in July 2010

Celebrate Scouting Stamp Check your mailbox next summer for even more evidence that the BSA's celebration of its 100th Anniversary is on. It'll be on parade floats at the Rose Bowl and at the National Scout Jamboree, but it will also be on a U.S. Postal Service stamp.

The Postal Service and the BSA have teamed up to release a "Celebrate Scouting" stamp that's due out in July. Check out the design, created by Craig Frazier of Mill Valley, Calif., at left. But the mail-related news doesn't stop there.

Along with the release of the stamp, the BSA is announcing a nationwide push to send letters and care packages to active members of the U.S. Armed Forces and veterans. Talk about a daily Good Turn!

“We are grateful to the USPS for commemorating Scouting's contributions to our nation for the past 100 years,” said Chief Scout Executive Bob Mazzuca. “To continue our tradition of service, we are honored to launch our letter-writing campaign to support our troops serving overseas. Regardless of our age, we never outgrow the joy of receiving a personal letter in the mail. It is the least we can do for the service men and women to whom we owe the deepest gratitude for their service.”

The letter-writing project will make a great activity for your future pack, troop, or crew meetings. So bring pens, paper, and envelopes for the Scouts. The BSA has even created a special letterhead for the project. Click here to check it out (link opens a Word document). Oh, and don't forget to bring some stamps—the 100th Anniversary ones, of course.

For more information, go to the links below. All are PDFs:

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