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Door to scouting now open to girls

Door to scouting now open to girls

Girls in scouts isn’t a new idea. It’s something that has been on the table for several years. “It’s been brewing for a long time,” said Spencer Page, the executive director of the Gulf Coast Council. Read the full article in the March 28 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view subscription options – […]

Veterans honored in ceremony

Veterans honored in ceremony

Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard V. Secord addressed the crowd Sunday during the annual Veterans Day ceremony in Navarre Park. Secord told those gathered that they are fortunate to have a unique mix of military missions going on in the area. Read the full article in the Nov. 15 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

Ethan Green takes canoeing trip through Louisiana

Ethan Green takes canoeing trip through Louisiana

Ethan Green had quite an adventure over the summer. One he won’t forget. For the first time in his life, he went canoeing in a swamp. Provided with the opportunity to join a Boy Scout troop on a trip through the Atchafalaya Swamp in Louisiana was something too cool to pass up. Read the full […]

Scout’s project aims to protect wildlife from fishing line

Scout’s project aims to protect wildlife from fishing line

Fishing line and other monofilaments kill and injure thousands of marine animals each year, and along Navarre Beach these materials frequently impact the health of local species, especially sea turtles. Navarre Boy Scout Shea Dixon, 15, has set out to help reduce that impact. Read the full article in the May 17 issue of Navarre […]

Educators go WILD

Educators go WILD

Despite being closed to the public, the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center was packed last week as educators from all-around and from all disciplines got a little wild with a Project WILD workshop. Project WILD is a national curriculum program designed to connect students to environmentally centered education. There are a variety of resources […]

Educators wary of Scouts’ classroom pitches

Educators wary of Scouts’ classroom pitches

At first glance the “Patriotic Societies” bill that’s working its way through the Florida Legislature may seem wrapped in the American flag and no more contentious than Mom or apple pie. But House Bill 95, also known as the “Scouts Access” proposal, would mandate the right of paid Scout leaders—for both boys and girls—to make […]

Volunteers join forces to protect shorebird nests

Volunteers join forces to protect shorebird nests

The birds are back and nesting on Navarre Beach, and once again the community has come together to protect these endangered species and their critical breeding habitat. Approximately 50 volunteers from the community, Navarre High School JROTC, local Boy Scouts and the Emerald Coast photo club joined Audubon Florida in preparing for the endangered least […]

Boy Scouts battle lost appeal of great outdoors

Boy Scouts battle lost appeal of great outdoors

Outdoor activities such as camping, canoeing, hiking and swimming all used to be enough to attract youth into the Boy Scouts. Not anymore. Read the full article in the March 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Boy Scouts of America prepares to deal with acceptance of transgender youth

Boy Scouts of America prepares to deal with acceptance of transgender youth

Be Prepared. It’s the time-honored motto of the Boy Scouts, and in traditional terms, it applies to a scout being ready to deal with treacherous weather on a campout or the ability to jump into action to save a life. Read the full article in the Feb. 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at […]

Sea Turtle Extravaganza brings learning and fun

Sea Turtle Extravaganza brings learning and fun

Visitors young and old played and learned Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center’s Sea Turtle Extravaganza. The event featured games like digging for baby sea turtles and educational displays like lessons on how litter affects turtles in the ocean. Many locals and visitors to Navarre took the opportunity to meet […]

Memorial Day Ceremony honors those who served

Memorial Day Ceremony honors those who served

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4407 hosted The Navarre Park Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 30, to honor all United States veterans and military members. Post 4407 Commander Bill Utnage said he enjoyed hosting the event. “We do it to honor those that did not make it back especially our POW/MIA,” Utnage said. “In our […]

Three area scouts attain coveted Eagle Scout goal

Three area scouts attain coveted Eagle Scout goal

Alejandro Alvarez took a moment Thursday night to let the feeling sink in that he was an Eagle Scout. The words to describe the feeling weren’t easy to come by for the Navarre High School senior just as the trail to earning the highest rank in Boy Scouts is not an easy one to stay […]

St. Augustine’s focuses on community’s needs

St. Augustine’s focuses on community’s needs

St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church is a quaint congregation located at 7810 Navarre Parkway. Since 1984, St. Augustine’s has been addressing the community’s needs through programs such as Caring and Sharing, Boy Scouts, Alcoholics Anonymous, MOMS Club of Navarre and many more. St. Augustine’s not only offers community outreach, the congregation also offers “in-reach,” including Bible studies […]

St. Augustine’s honors veterans

St. Augustine’s honors veterans

St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church honored its veterans Sunday morning during a special presentation. Parishioner Juliet Phillips, who is originally from England, told the congregation about the English tradition of commemorating the end of World War I on the Sunday closest to Nov. 11. “I thought it would be nice to do it here, […]