Happy Birthday to Scouting

Today, February 8th, 2018, is the Boy Scouts of America's 108th birthday.  Happy Birthday, BSA!  It all started in a fog, probably. Some people say the element of fog was added as a dramatic element. Nonetheless,...

Girls in Cub Scouts: One Girls Story of Participating in Pinewood Derby

   Girls not allowed in Scouting until now? Well, some girls have been unofficially participating for years. Girls in Cub Scouts Hanna Sauer, now a college freshman, competed in her local Pinewood Derby about ten years ago...

Book Review: Stephen Discovers Treasures of America

Stephen Discovers Treasures of America Book Review         Stephen Discovers Treasures of America, I found it is a fun, well written, and engaging book. It is great for elementary aged kids. Its content is enough to spark...

Happy Holidays from the Boy Scouts of America

The holidays are a special time to look back on the Scouting memories of the past year. Thank you to all of the leaders, volunteers, Scouters, and families who have helped make our mission of serving...

Eric Dowdle Turns A Scout Camp into New Puzzle

"God, family, country" — those are the three words often paired with folk artist Eric Dowdle. "His whimsical, patriotic art stirs nostalgic and cheerful emotions for what makes our vast world intimate and extraordinary. Rich...

Christmas Gifts For Scouts

Gifts, Scouts, Christmas? Already!? Puzzled on what to get your Scout this year for Christmas? Check out some ideas for the perfect present.  Christmas Gifts for Scouts Perfect for the whole family Eric Dowdle Scout Camp Puzzle  Just...

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...

Catholic Scouting Committee Applauds Adding Girls, Other Catholics Not So Enthusiastic

Although the Boy Scouts of America has been offering co-ed options for Exploring and Venturing programs since 1971, the BSA's new decision to invite girls to join Cub Scout packs (ages 6-11) and to...

What does the National Council do for Scouting on the Local Level?

The BSA membership fee will increase to $33 for all registered youth and adult leaders, effective December 1, 2017. Membership fees support the services that are necessary to provide Scouting to youth from 7 to...

Safety Tips and Halloween Activities for Scouts to Enjoy

Today, Scouts all over the country will cloak themselves in Star Wars capes, paint their faces Zombie green and race to your front doors with pillow cases in hand, eagerly awaiting an array of...