Thanksgiving Reminds Scouts to Feel Gratitude for Our Country’s Heroes

For most Scouts, Thanksgiving will probably be a day filled with eating and watching TV specials. That, however, was not what the day was designated to be. The first Thanksgiving in Plymouth 1621 was...

More Armchair Quarterbacking for the Boy Scouts

It’s football season and “experts” abound. “Coaching” in the stands would be comical if it weren’t so annoying. Often the loudest critics know so little about the game. Many neither wore a jersey or...
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Three Blind Triplets Earn Their Eagle Scout Award

On October 25, history was made for the Boy Scouts of America. Three blind triplets all earned their Eagle Scout Awards together, a first since the BSA was organized in 1910. Nick, Steven, and Leo...

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...

Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh Interviews with CNN About Girls in Scouting

"Consider for a moment the benefits of camaraderie, confidence, resilience, trustworthiness, courage and kindness. If we hope to see these attributes in our children and in the future generation of leaders, it is important...

Catholic Scouting Committee Applauds Adding Girls, Other Catholics Not So Enthusiastic

Although the Boy Scouts of America has been offering co-ed options for Exploring and Venturing programs since 1971, the BSA's new decision to invite girls to join Cub Scout packs (ages 6-11) and to...

Scouts Can Help Their Communities Greenlight a Vet for Veterans Day

November 11th is Veterans Day in the United States. It is a time to honor all of our living vets. I didn’t realize how difficult it is to recognize vets when they are out...
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Unique Eagle Project Solves Local Traffic Problem

Skyler Chapman never imagined how much of an impact his Eagle Scout project would have on his city. A 15-year-old Scout from Lehi, UT, Skyler wrote a traffic proposal to Lehi City, UT to...

If Superheroes Were Merit Badge Counselors, What Would They Teach?!?

Trudging between classes on a brisk fall Saturday was hardly how I wanted to spend my adolescent weekends for an month. Doing homework, in addition to my normal school load, was not exactly my...

What does the National Council do for Scouting on the Local Level?

The BSA membership fee will increase to $33 for all registered youth and adult leaders, effective December 1, 2017. Membership fees support the services that are necessary to provide Scouting to youth from 7 to...