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...

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...

The Chief’s Game Plan for BSA

Technically the BSA isn’t in the business of anything. We don’t manufacture goods. We don’t sell products or services. Rather, we’re a mission-driven, non-profit organization focused on serving America’s youth by inspiring great leaders,...

An Orthodox Jewish Venturing Crew Gave New York-Native Women the Jamboree Experience of a...

"Scouting has allowed me to do things that I wouldn't have done otherwise. It has allowed me to be free," says Hadassah Grimaldi, a member of an all Orthodox Jewish Venturing Crew. Hadassah, and her...

What to Do When Racism Still Exists Among American Youth

The Charlottesville white nationalist march 'Unite the Right' resulted in three deaths and 34 injured.  Because of this and similar tragedies in our country, we beg you to consider this question as you work with...

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...

The Few, the Proud, the Japanese at Jamboree

In case I've been too subtle about this: I LOVE JAPAN! And not only did I get the chance to meet Mr. Masato Mizuno at the National Jamboree, I also tracked down the Japanese...

Caliente Teen Selects BLM for Eagle Scout Project

Pictured from left to right are Jaylen Christensen, Chance Christensen, Jacob McCleary, Carlin Christensen, Cody Christensen and Janeal Christensen (Bureau of Land Management photograph) CALIENTE, Nev.--When it came to selecting his Eagle Scout project, Troop...

Pro BMX Rider, Mike Escamilla, Advises Scouts to Stop Worrying About Being Good At...

Mike "Rooftop" Escamilla has been a pro BMX rider for over 20 years traveling all over the world for competitions and shows. He has also delved into the stunt man business which has allowed...

Boy Scouts FOR SPARTA at 2017 Jamboree

Eight months ago, Jamboree was nothing more than a brand of nail stickers to me. But then, I started working for Boy Scouts of America assisting with Jamboree preparation, gaining insights but never a...

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...