Boy Scouts and Patriotism: Fun Facts to Celebrate the 4th of July

The Boy Scouts has a long history of showing support for their country. At the foundation of the Scouting program, President Woodrow Wilson described the purpose of the program. It was to teach boys...

Observing Memorial Day By Reflecting On Our Duty To God

Charlie Extrum, 15 (left), and Caleb Ward, 17 (right), work together to plant flags near headstones at the Veterans Cemetery in Grand Island. (Independent/Scott Kingsley) Memorial day originated after the American Civil War in 1868...
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The Second Day of Christmas – Do a Good Turn and Support Our Military...

The 12 Days of a Scout Christmas has become one of our favorite traditions on the Voice of Scouting, and we hope you will visit every day, beginning Friday, Dec 14, to find inspiring Christmas messages...
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Are you Prepared for an Emergency?

September is national emergency preparedness month, so it's time to make sure you and your family have a safety plan in place. Being prepared for an emergency is more relevant than ever in the...

How Sustainability in Scouting can take “Leave No Trace” To the Next Level

Sustainability has always been in the BSA's DNA, although it hasn't always been called that. Since the times of Baden-Powell, Scouts have strived to follow a strict code of outdoor ethics. The father of...

How Scouts can Celebrate Fourth of July by Honoring their Duty to Country

This Fourth of July, take some time to think about the phrase from the Scout Oath "I will do my best to do my duty to ... my country." The purpose of the Fourth...
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How To Celebrate Flag Day with Scouts of Every Age

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777.  The week of June 14 (June 11–17,...

Update on the Ute Park Fire at Philmont Scout Ranch

The Ute Park Fire that has been burning since June, 1st reached Northern New Mexico's Philmont Scout Ranch, which has drawn generations of Boy Scouts who arduously train for its rugged trails and peaks.  The...

Saint George’s Day: Saints, Dragons, and Scouting

Scouting has permeated the globe for over 100 years. Since it has become such a global movement, different traditions now exist within the various Scouting programs across the world. For instance, the U.S. and several other...

National Poison Prevention 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...