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...
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New Member Coordinator Position is Useful for First-Time Scouts

Packs and Troops, everywhere this month, recruit new members. Keeping those new Scouts and their families should be a top priority after they join. That's why the new member coordinator position is so important....

One Mom’s Perspective on Scouting

It's funny how a seemingly small event can alter the course of your life in a significant way. When our eldest son was in the 5th grade, his best friend invited him to a...

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...
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Olympic Hopeful Katie Hancock: How Scouting Enables Her

Nationally successful athlete, internationally awarded peacekeeper, and Scout --It's hard to believe that Texas native Katie Hancock is just seventeen years old.   At the 2017 USASA National Championship, the girl placed third in the nation in her division...

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...

When Fatal Accidents Happen in Scouting

It seems every summer accidents have happened resulting in the death of Scouts. I can’t bear to think of the grieving parents and members and leaders of the troops who lost one or more...

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...

Scout-Oriented College Scholarships All Eagle Scouts Should Apply For

If you're an Eagle Scout, paying for college just got a whole lot easier! For worthy Eagle Scouts, there are many scholarships available that can help lift the burden of paying for college.  College Scholarships...

What Does Mizuno Sports and Boy Scouts Have in Common? Mr. Mizuno.

Perhaps I'm bias due to my background with Japan, but my favorite high-profile supporter by far that I met at this year's National Jamboree was Mr. Masato Mizuno. While there are many amazing, successful...

An All-Girls Venturing Crew Hits the Sea and Shows the World...

“We want more young men and young women to become Scoutmasters,” Baden-Powell said in 1914. Although it may seem like a benign comment, it actually...