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The HomeScholar is in the Top 100!

The HomeScholar is in the Top 100!
It’s always great when someone says something nice about you, isn’t it?!  I was thrilled when Homeschool.com recently namedThe HomeScholar website as one of their Top 100 Educational Websites for 2013!  What an honor!  I even get to use their Top 100 Seal on my blog!  Homeschool.com is having a February Freebie event, and I have contributed some prizes and giveaways.  Why don't you check it out? Freebie February DealsEvery year, Homeschool.com asks their product testers to send them a list of their...
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The Good News about Scouting!

The Good News about Scouting!
If your child enjoys being part of Boy Scouts, consider yourself blessed!   Scouting can be one of THE ABSOLUTE BEST things you can do for college! If your child is working toward an Eagle Scout, it can almost guarantee success.  Every single thing you do in scouting is educational and can be put on the transcript somewhere. Usually I see the hours spent with Boy Scouts recorded as PE.  All of the camping and hiking...
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Guest — Christy
This is terrific information! My son is working on Eagle as well. I have already looked at how admissions officers luv them...but ... Read More
Wednesday, 26 August 2009 04:57
Guest — Julie
There is a great Yahoo group -- ScoutSchool -- that discusses integrating Scouting into school. It's amazing how quickly the cred... Read More
Tuesday, 25 August 2009 18:01
Guest — GInny
I never thought about giving my son PE credit for his Scouting adventures. He is currently working on his Eagle at 15yo. He volunt... Read More
Tuesday, 25 August 2009 13:48
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