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...
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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...

Trading Cards: The Jamboree Craze that Sent Scouts on a Wild Chase Across The...

Scouts looked high and low, near and far across the Summit. They asked Scoutmasters, staff, and friends to help them on their journey. They just HAD to find all 101 Jamboree trading cards.  At the...

Ga-ga Ball – The Dodgeball Variant Taking Over Scouting Activities

What is this new fascination taking over at youth activities, including the recent 2017 National Jamboree? I’ve read about it, watched a ton of YouTube videos, and actually it just looks like fun.  Gaga or...

An Orthodox Jewish Venturing Crew Gave New York-Native Women the Jamboree Experience of a...

"Scouting has allowed me to do things that I wouldn't have done otherwise. It has allowed me to be free," says Hadassah Grimaldi, a member of an all Orthodox Jewish Venturing Crew. Hadassah, and her...

There’s Something About Camp, Scouts, Sticks, and Knives

Like kids and mud puddles, camp, Scouts, sticks, and knives just kind of go together. One thing that all Scouts seem to have in common is their propensity for stick carving and whittling.  And within...

The Few, the Proud, the Japanese at Jamboree

In case I've been too subtle about this: I LOVE JAPAN! And not only did I get the chance to meet Mr. Masato Mizuno at the National Jamboree, I also tracked down the Japanese...