12 Eagles at Camp Tracy

It's not every day you get to see 12 Eagles in one room. This was exactly the sight on Sunday at Camp Tracy, however. A community from Salt Lake City gathered at the camp...

My Mom, a True Scouter Mom

My mother was a Scouter mom. I am not sure that she set out to be one, but, with four sons and a husband in the program, it was probably inevitable. Always wanting daughters...

The Webelos-to-Scout Transition

Advancement in Boy Scouting is based on individual initiative; new Scouts who have just come off the “rank-per-year” system used in Cub Scouting may leave boys and parents alike with a mistaken belief that...

The “Outing in Scouting” Begins in Cub Scouting

Advancement in Cub Scouting  centers on exciting and meaningful activities and requirements designed to teach each boy life and outdoor skills. The recent advancement requirement changes allow some flexibility in the outdoor requirements, but those...

Completing all of the Merit Badges Changed A Scout’s Life

This story is not about Michael Holland completing all 141 merit badges. Nor is this story about Holland completing something that only .0018% of all Scouts do. This story is about how by accomplishing...

Geocaching 101

Sometimes the best bedtime stories are the ones with pirates; You know, the pirates with the quest to find a treasure? Have you ever wished there was a modern day treasure map that you and your Scouts...
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Online Scout Roundtable: Cooking

The first time I cooked at camp I found out how much fun it was. As the years went on, I transitioned from my mess kit to a patrol cook kit. Then, I started using...

Mechanics of Advancement In Boy Scouting and Varsity Scouting

Our founder Baden Powell stated: "The Badges…  are not intended to signify that he is a master in the craft he is tested in. If once we make Scouting into a formal scheme of serious instruction in efficiency,...

Why Should a Board of Review be Friendly?

Soon after Scouts complete requirements for a rank, they should appear before a board of review that helps them celebrate their accomplishments and motivates them to push forward on the trail to Eagle—a friendly one...

Know any Eagle Scouts who could use scholarships for higher education?

Good news! The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) Scholarship application process is now open. NESA has shared an overview with more details on its website. The application process for Eagle Scouts to access hundreds of thousands of...