Strengths and Issues of Cub Scouting from Best Experts, Kids

“The kids come up with the ideas, and the dads just completely make the derby and the kids paint it,” said James. “It’s not good.” There’s more than one reason  most Cub Scouts never transform...

Genealogy Merit Badge, the Key to Family History for Scouts

Scott Fisher is the host of Extreme Genes, a genealogical podcast with over 50,000 subscribers. Being a host comes naturally for Fisher, a Connecticut native, who has been in radio since his youth. Fisher has spent...

My Experience With Nova and Super Nova

 Braxton had earned 3 of his 7 Nova awards when he first approached me. He was really desirous to learn and do more. I think science might be in his blood. When I was a boy...

Mi Experiencia con Nova y Súper Nova

This article is available in English here. Braxton ya había obtenido 3 de los 7 Premios de Nova cuando él se acercó a mi buscando guía. Él estaba deseoso de aprender y hacer más, creo...

Scouting: A Tale of Two Young Men

Joseph was a very intelligent, gregarious, and happy young man as a Scout in my Troop. The thing that amazed me about him was his innate ability to mediate and diffuse discord and contention....

The Generational Courtesy Gap

One of the points of the Scout Law is to be courteous. All boys, Scouts included, should learn courtesy. In the past, courtesy was commonplace. When I was younger, boys and girls played together outside....

Why Scouting and Sports Must Coexist

Scoutingwire wrote an article a while back about how Scouting and sports can coexist. I read the article but had a different opinion. Scouting and Sports must coexist, I thought to myself. Both programs offer so...

Why You Should Donate $1 Today to the World Friendship Fund

You might be asking yourself, what is the World Friendship Fund? Why should I donate? The World Friendship Fund was created towards the end of World War II. As you know, countless nations suffered and...

How to Conduct a Dedication Ceremony to Re-Commit Your Scouts

Today, February 8, 2017 marks the 107th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America's founding—it's our birthday. As the nation’s largest youth-serving organization, Scouting continues to educate youth on the principles of character, citizenship, leadership, and fitness all...

Building a Scout Camp Staff Team Creates Energy and Enthusiasm

I've been writing about team building as one of the 10 Keys to Successful Scouting.  As a Scout Camp Director I've worked hard at team building, shaping a Scout Camp Staff creates energy and enthusiasm. A...

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Better, Cleverer Ways to Award Cub Scouts

A five-year-old boy earns a school attendance award and a fifty-year-old women wins an Oscar in a similar manner. An individual's name is called,...