More Armchair Quarterbacking for the Boy Scouts

It’s football season and “experts” abound. “Coaching” in the stands would be comical if it weren’t so annoying. Often the loudest critics know so little about the game. Many neither wore a jersey or...

Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh Interviews with CNN About Girls in Scouting

"Consider for a moment the benefits of camaraderie, confidence, resilience, trustworthiness, courage and kindness. If we hope to see these attributes in our children and in the future generation of leaders, it is important...

If Superheroes Were Merit Badge Counselors, What Would They Teach?!?

Trudging between classes on a brisk fall Saturday was hardly how I wanted to spend my adolescent weekends for an month. Doing homework, in addition to my normal school load, was not exactly my...

Girls in Boy Scouts = Scouts

Who am I to complain?  I was a died in the wool “tomboy” until I started Junior High in seventh grade.  I could outrun, outkick, out-throw and outshoot any boy in the neighborhood.  I...

Mark Griffin: Q&A Regarding the BSA Family Program Announcement

On October 11th history was made, girls were given the opportunity to be a part of Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting. Since then, I have received a flood of questions from my local council in...

What to Expect When Girls Join Cub Scouts

As you may have heard, the BSA announced that moving forward, it will allow girls to fully participate and register in Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs, should local Scouting partners choose to recruit...

Scouting Serves the Whole Family—Including Girls

Serving the Whole Family BSA’s mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Our priority...

BSA Expands Programs to Welcome Girls from Cub Scouts to Highest Rank of Eagle...

Irving, Texas – October 11, 2017 – Today, the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously approved to welcome girls into its iconic Cub Scout program and to deliver a Scouting program for older...

Carter Baie Earns International Award, Proves It Doesn’t End With Eagle

Carter Baie received an unusual international award this summer at the Summit in West Virginia--the Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award (DofEA). He earned this award after gaining his Eagle Scout award and while working...
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3 Research-Backed Benefits of Being a Cub Scout

  The benefits of being a Cub Scout make a big difference in the course of your son's life. From developmental years to adulthood, research shows boys who participate in Scouting gain life skills that...