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Team Building Games to Try at Your Next Meeting

Why do team building games matter? When Scouts engage in an activity that requires them to work together in order to satisfy an objective, team building comes into play. Team building games provide an awesome, fun...
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Order of the Arrow SURGE Helps LDS Scouts

It is called SURGE:  “Supporting Units through Really Great Elections.” The initiative was started last year to boost the activity by units chartered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) in Scouting’s National...

National Poison Prevention Week: March 18-24, 2018

Next week, March 18-24, 2018 is the 2018 National Poison Prevention week and Scouts everywhere can make a difference. The first step is to call your local poison center at 1-800-222-1222 to see how you can work...

Join Other Scouters Who Make Youth Protection Matter

The BSA's brand new version of Youth Protection Training rolled out March 1, 2018. This new program, known as YPT-2, is mandatory for all registered BSA volunteers and employees. Because of the changes to...
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Make Your Valentine a Red Velvet Pear Dutch Oven Upside-Down Cake

This weekend we modified an old camp recipe substituting red velvet cake for chocolate. Imagine our pleasant surprise when the pears each absorbed the red from the cake mix making each pear its own heart; this...

Happy Birthday to Scouting

Today, February 8th, 2018, is the Boy Scouts of America's 108th birthday.  Happy Birthday, BSA!  It all started in a fog, probably. Some people say the element of fog was added as a dramatic element. Nonetheless,...

National Parks and the BSA: Growing Together Through a Common Goal

This article was adapted from an essay by Timothy R. Elder about National Parks and the BSA. In 1907, Lord Baden Powell established the Scouting Movement in Great Britain. Three years later, in 1910, Scouting...

Create An Effective Pioneering Program With Larry Green’s New Book

What is pioneering? Why should you care about pioneering? How do you run an effective pioneering program within your Scout troop? All of these questions and more are answered in Larry Green's new book, Scout...

History of the Scout Klondike Derby

Do you know the song “We’re Going North, the Rush is On?” In 1897 gold was discovered in the Klondike area of northwest Canada. It lies just to the east of Alaska. Over 100,000...

Is There Still Room for God in Today’s BSA?

Scouting has a plethora of opportunities for youth to learn and grow into strong adults. Youth can learn about different career paths, experience the outdoors, learn good financial practices and much more. Another character...