A Scout is… A NINJA!

You may recall reading last year about the American Ninja Warrior adventure of David Peterson, the Dis­trict Direc­tor for the Utah Nation­al Parks Coun­cil in St. George. Well, hold onto your throwing stars, Dave...

What’s Happening in West Virginia This Summer?

As a young man, I can remember my first large Scouting gathering. On Vancouver Island, Canada, we had a large Regional Jamboree that brought together hundreds of boys from all over the province. You...
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Living My Dream Day at Jamboree

All my young life I envied my older brother's privilege to attend Jamboree. I would have done anything to go, but timing was never right. I worked at camps instead and attended a National...

Scouts Honor All Women On Mother’s Day

On May 14th we celebrate Mother's Day in the United States. Mothers have a very supportive role in Scouting, and we celebrate each and every one of the wonderful moms who have stood beside...

BSA Responds to LDS Church Shift From Varsity and Venturing Programs

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) deeply appreciates our relationship with the LDS Church, one that began in the earliest years of the Scouting movement when the LDS Church became the first partner to...

Tips for Scouts When Hiking and Camping in Bear Country

Did you know that black bears are found in all 50 states?  Some quick bear facts: They are extremely intelligent, have a great sense of smell (70 times better than ours). They can see colors....
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The Summit—it’s Not Just for Jamboree

People are familiar with Boy Scouts of America's Summit Bechtel Reserve (SBR). They know that every four years they can head up there for Jamboree. But, what is it used for the rest of the time? The...

A Scout is Loyal

On Loyalty Day, we recognize and reaffirm our allegiance to the principles upon which our Nation is built.  We pledge our dedication to the United States of America and honor its unique heritage, reminding ourselves...

Scouting and How Good Turns Have Blessed America

In 2008, ArrowCorps5 made $5.6 mil­lion worth of improve­ments to pub­lic lands Among many references to the Good Turn in BSA literature is this comment from the Boy Scout Handbook: "To people who know about Scouting,...

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...

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