Participate in Jamboree on the Air from Oct. 19 to 21 and Experience Scouting’s...

It takes a lot of courage and skill to teach a rowdy bunch of teenage boys. But, that's just what Boy Scout and Amateur Radio enthusiast Cameron Gardner did last summer at Treasure Mountain...

Suicide Prevention Training for Scouts

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, but this tragic issue occurs every day, month after month and year after year. Teen suicide is the most difficult topic any leader or parent can face, but...
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Montana Cub Scout Hopes to Be the First Female Eagle Scout in Her State

Arya J., 8, wants to be the first female Eagle Scout in the state of Montana. She pauses for a long moment when asked what earning Eagle Scout would mean to her and looking up...
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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...