Scouting Evolves With the Times

By Kristi Nelson
|  Monday, Feb 8, 2010  |  Updated 6:37 PM CDT
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Boy Scouts Celebrate Centennial

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The Boy Scouts of America is turning 100.

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Boy Scouts Celebrate Centennial

A lot has changed for The Boys Scouts of America as the organization celebrates 100 years.
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A lot has changed for Boy Scouts of America.

The organization has an iPhone app for its latest rulebook. Instead of using just nature to navigate, Boy Scouts use GPS units. Even their new uniforms have pockets for MP3 players and other gadgets.

Over the years, the Irving-based Boy Scouts of America has had to evolve. It's now celebrating its 100th birthday.

"I would say it's definitely as important as it was 100 years ago," said Wendy Kurten, of Circle 10 Council.

"We used to teach the boys how to survive in the wilderness by using map and compass smoke signals and that type of stuff," Kurten said. "We're now teaching the boys to use GPS."

Centennial celebrations will happen across the country over the next year.

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