Utah Scout 3D Prints Kids’ Prosthetic Hands for Eagle Project

Last Summer, I met a little boy without a hand who proceeded to change my life.    While volunteering in the Utah County Maker Trailer (a 4-H trailer for STEM activities), I first noticed him. He was...

Scouts to Embark on Worldwide Service Project

Today, May 24, 2017, at the Sustainable Brands Conference in Detroit, the Secretary General of World Scouting, Ahmad Alhendawi announced the first ever Scouting "Season of Service." At the conference Sustainable Brands in their News &...
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How do Scouting Methods Accomplish Our Aims?

There are over 2.4 million youth participants, making Boy Scouts of America one of the largest youth organizations in the country. One key to our ongoing success with youth is that we recognize that a...

Lion Pilot Update — How It’s Going and What’s Coming Next

The Lion pilot is the largest pilot program in Boy Scouts of America history. This program, designed for Kindergarten-age boys and their families, has resulted in heartwarming reviews and stories from parents, according to...

My Experience as a Sheriff Explorer With the Boy Scouts

A few years into Scouting, I came across a youth organization at my local Sheriff's Department in California called the Sheriff's Explorers. I found out that the Boy Scouts of America sponsors the Explorer...

Scouts Honor All Women On Mother’s Day

On May 14th we celebrate Mother's Day in the United States. Mothers have a very supportive role in Scouting, and we celebrate each and every one of the wonderful moms who have stood beside...

Kids Who Camp Are Better Students, Study Found

Sleeping in the great outdoors actually improves school education, according to a study done by Plymouth University. The Camping and Caravanning Club surveyed over 11,000 parents, and people loved the effects of camping on their kids'...

Why Wilderness First Aid?

More than 45 years ago, before Scouting recommended Wilderness First Aid, I was an Army Reservist training to be a combat field medic. Our unit was a general hospital on ready alert to leave...

Scouting and How Good Turns Have Blessed America

In 2008, ArrowCorps5 made $5.6 mil­lion worth of improve­ments to pub­lic lands Among many references to the Good Turn in BSA literature is this comment from the Boy Scout Handbook: "To people who know about Scouting,...

Newly Updated Conservation Handbook Is Great for Beginners

I wasn’t sure what to expect of the BSA’s newly updated Conservation Handbook. Up until being asked to write about it, I’d never read it. Honestly, I’d never even heard of it. But, for the...

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