Celebrate Earth Day the Solar Way

Ten days ago we built a personal hot dog solar roaster from a chip canister. Recent snow was still melting in the shade, but the clouds thinned and it was 63°F outdoors. The first...
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Team Building Games to Try at Your Next Meeting

Why do team building games matter? When Scouts engage in an activity that requires them to work together in order to satisfy an objective, team building comes into play. Team building games provide an awesome, fun...

Fun Activities and Crafts for Your Cub Scouts

The University of Scouting was this month and after attending some fun classes, there are a lot of new ideas to share about how to make Cub Scouting activities and crafts entertaining and engaging....

National Poison Control Week: March 18-24, 2018

Next week, March 18-24, 2018 is the 2018 National Poison Prevention week and Scouts everywhere can make a difference. The first step is to call your local poison center at 1-800-222-1222 to see how you can work...

Join Other Scouters Who Make Youth Protection Matter

The BSA's brand new version of Youth Protection Training rolled out March 1, 2018. This new program, known as YPT-2, is mandatory for all registered BSA volunteers and employees. Because of the changes to...

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...