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Why the Inclusion of Differently-Abled Youth Makes Camp Better

On July 2, 2018, a Utah Scout camp published this video, showing their camp staff assisting a Cub Scout-aged girl shoot an arrow at the archery range. Although camp staff often assist young campers...

Psychological First Aid: Helping Others in Times of Stress

Just like traditional first aid, the purpose of psychological first aid is to provide basic care, comfort and support to anyone experiencing stress. However, psychological needs are often not as obvious as injuries like...
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3 Scouting experts explain why day-camp enhances the Cub Scouting experience

Cub Scout day-camp - it will probably be chaotic. It might even be a little stressful. But, will it be worth it? Absolutely.  As a parent, you might be a little nervous about your Cub's...

The BSA Launches Historic ‘Scout Me In’ Campaign and Unveils the Name of the...

‘Scouts BSA’ Also Unveiled as the Name of the Program for Older Boys and Girls to Ensure All Youth Are Welcome and Can See Themselves in Scouting Irving, Texas – May 2, 2018 – The...

Scouts Benefit from Unplugging

I feel like a fossil. I was going to start this article by saying “in a galaxy, long, long ago” for that is sometimes how I feel. I remember children playing and running and...

Saint George’s Day: Saints, Dragons, and Scouting

Scouting has permeated the globe for over 100 years. Since it has become such a global movement, different traditions now exist within the various Scouting programs across the world. For instance, the U.S. and several other...
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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...

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...
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Are our boys becoming part of the “Lost Boys Generation?”

Recently, many sources have discussed the issue of the "Lost Boys Generation." The phrase "lost boys" can mean different things based on the political leanings and background of the source, but they all agree...

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...