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New Member Coordinator Position is Useful for First-Time Scouts

Packs and Troops, everywhere this month, recruit new members. Keeping those new Scouts and their families should be a top priority after they join. That's why the new member coordinator position is so important....

Five Tips for Outrageously Successful Cub Scout Recruiting

Any successful Cub Scout pack can tell you the secret to staying strong is recruiting lots of new members each spring and fall. Here are tips from experienced leaders for growing your numbers each year: Recruit...

Ga-ga Ball – The Dodgeball Variant Taking Over Scouting Activities

What is this new fascination taking over at youth activities, including the recent 2017 National Jamboree? I’ve read about it, watched a ton of YouTube videos, and actually it just looks like fun.  Gaga or...

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...

Leave No Trace Master Educator Course Comes to Philmont

"Much of the curriculum added into a BSA LNT ME course is to help graduates become a top-level Leave No Trace resource for their unit, district, and council.  A major goal for our BSA LNT...

BSA Perspective On the Presidential Visit From the Chief

July 27, 2017 Scouting Family, In the last two weeks, we have celebrated the best of Scouting at our 20th National Jamboree with nearly 40,000 participants, volunteers, staff and visitors. The 2017 National Jamboree has showcased...

The Top 10 Proven Ways to Find New Cub Scouts

Recruiting new Cub Scouts is a great opportunity to grow and develop your Cub Scout Pack. Just as your current Cub Scouts and their families enjoy the exciting learning opportunities your pack presents,...

Let’s Work Together as a Group to Save the BSA

Several months ago, I wrote an article about the power of a group and my feelings have not changed on the subject.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to see the...

#PostYourColors Today!

Join me as an ambassador for Scouting today! To get started, post your colors at PostYourColors.org by dragging the blue flag over your state.  It was fun to be 749th Scouter to drag the blue flag...

The Eagle

Duty to country guides all Scouts. And on his first day as a Tiger Scout, May 26, 2017, Omari P. of Pack 604 in Eatonville, FL, recited a patriotic poem for more than one thousand Scouting...

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...