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...

Hiking With Younger Kids

Now that the weather is getting cooler, lots of Cub Scout leaders will be taking younger youth on day hikes.  I think there are some very important rules.  The most important being …never lose...

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...