History of the Scout Klondike Derby

Do you know the song “We’re Going North, the Rush is On?” In 1897 gold was discovered in the Klondike area of northwest Canada. It lies just to the east of Alaska. Over 100,000...

Book Review: Stephen Discovers Treasures of America

Stephen Discovers Treasures of America Book Review         Stephen Discovers Treasures of America, I found it is a fun, well written, and engaging book. It is great for elementary aged kids. Its content is enough to spark...

Native American Adventures and Etiquette for Scouts

Indian Lore has always been popular with boys in Scouting. Even Cub Scouts have adventures to explore this topic. The purpose of Indian lore within the Boy Scouts is not to be like Native...

Scout Pack Activity: How to Carve the Perfect Pumpkin

Need a fun father-son pack activity this month that's Halloween-themed? How about a pumpkin carving contest? You get some good quality time together, it's creative, and it's some friendly father-son competition. Since you're carving to...

You’re in Deep Water: Scouts Scuba Dive at Jamboree 2017

The Jamboree staff wasn't lying when they said the 2017 National Scout Jamboree would be the most extensive and engaging programming that has ever been available to young Scouts.  Although they were nowhere near the...

Physical and Mental Benefits of Camping—And Why Safety Matters

The benefits of camping for Scouts and all others are well-documented, and they are not exaggerated. Getting out into the great outdoors brings with it mental and physical health benefits, but camping provides much...

Participate in Jamboree on the Air from October 20th-22nd and Experience Scouting’s Best Amateur...

It takes a lot of courage and skill to teach a rowdy bunch of teenage boys. But, that's just what Boy Scout and Amateur Radio enthusiast Cameron Gardner did last summer at Treasure Mountain...
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Hack Your Way Through The Boy Scout Handbook With Our #HandbookHack Videos

With last year’s release of the 13th edition of the Boy Scout Handbook, the BSA launched a new social media campaign called #HandbookHacks in which tried and true Scouting how-to’s are illustrated in short, fun, easy to follow videos....

Changing Boys Into Men: A Response to Hardy’s 10 Habits

I recently read Benjamin Hardy’s post suggesting 10 habits to change boys into men. While reading, I kept thinking, “This is why we need Scouting!” Before Hardy listed the 10 habits, he provided a quick background...

STEM Fun at the 2017 National Jamboree

From welding and decoding encrypted messages, to robots tying knots, this year's Jamboree offered some of the most intriguing STEM activities to thousands of its participants. Teresa from Wisconsin said her favorite thing to do...