SCOUTING ADVENTURE

Why Outdoor Adventure Is So Essential

Tak­ing boys on lengthy hikes, ziplin­ing, or swim­ming is more than just fun. It’s impor­tant.  Adven­tur­ing the out­doors pro­vides ben­e­fits that Scouts can’t get in… 

How to Have The Worst Hiking Experience Ever

We know you secret­ly want your Scouts to suf­fer through that 20-mile hike. That is the goal of it after all, right? So, we… 

SCOUTING HOW-TOs

Four Quick, Awesome Cub Scout Games for Under a Dollar

There’s a thir­ty min­ute gap between the ear­ly arrivals and the last strag­glers at many Den meet­ings. But, you don’t want your Cub Scouts… 

Difficulties and Solutions for Scouting in the Latino Culture

A few weeks ago, I attend­ed a meet­ing at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Scout­ing about the dif­fi­cul­ties of Unit­ed States Scout­ing in the Lati­no cul­ture.…

INSPIRING STORIES

20 Years Ago, I Became an Eagle Scout

Twen­ty years ago this year, I earned my Eagle Scout. A loy­al Scout from an ear­ly age, earn­ing the Eagle Scout Award was the… 

BSA, Forest Service Honor Matt Durrant

Mill­creek Canyon near Salt Lake City, cour­tesy the Tri­bune Since his grad­u­a­tion from Pre­ston High School 12 years ago, Matt Dur­rant has made a name… 

BUILDING YOUTH

Pounding Nails

It was the fall of 1969 when I brought home a lit­tle slip of paper.  It was only about one and a half inch­es…

Why Scouting? — A Study of the Benefits

Today’s kids are bom­bard­ed with choic­es when it comes to extracur­ric­u­lar activ­i­ties.  Their options range from mar­tial arts to music and choir pro­grams, com­pet­i­tive danc­ing…

DUTY TO GOD

Why Scouting Units are Church-Owned and Operated

My hub­by and I both work for non-prof­it youth ori­ent­ed orga­ni­za­tions. I’m a writer for the Scouts. He imple­ments STEM pro­grams through 4-H.  My husband’s…

Who (or What) is God in Scouting?

To become a Boy Scout, a boy must reg­is­ter. The fol­low­ing state­ment, from the Dec­la­ra­tion of Reli­gious Prin­ci­ple, is made with­in the required reg­is­tra­tion…

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20 Years Ago, I Became an Eagle Scout

Twen­ty years ago this year, I earned my Eagle Scout. A loy­al Scout from an ear­ly age, earn­ing the Eagle Scout Award was the…