Why Should a Church Charter Units with BSA?

There are many reasons a Church would want to charter a Scouting unit, but no matter the unit is church-owned and church-administered

Scouting Rewards Religious Learning

Scouting has always had "duty to God" as a major tenant of its philosophy, and to encourage Scouts to grow stronger in their own faith, religious groups have developed religious emblems approved by the Boy Scouts of America for use in pack, troop, and crew programs.

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...

Everything I Needed to Know about Leadership I Learned in the Boy Scouts

Scouting has inherent building blocks that your local church can transform into effective ministry as you grow young people into your congregation's future leaders. Each week and during outdoor activities lead by a volunteer leader of your faith, a young person may be helped with their personal and spiritual needs, while they are mentored into adulthood.

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...

Scouting Provides Age-Appropriate Youth Ministry for the Whole Family

Scouting offers your church distinct age-appropriate ministries for entire families.
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Does Scouting Work for Your Youth Ministry?

Scouting provides outreach opportunities for your church The opening decades of this century have seen a decline in church attendance. Everywhere churches are scrambling to get their message...
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Fulfill Your Duty to God at “Adventure for Youth” – An Outdoor Program for...

This summer, experience a faith-building getaway at Adventure for Youth (AFY), a program for teens, deep in the heart of Moab, Utah. Participate in breathtaking recreational activities and build your faith in God all in one...

Scout Sunday, Scout Sabbath, Scout Jumah: How Will You Celebrate?

For some Scouting is a wonderful hobby, for others, it is their way of life. Combine a passion for Scouting with a passion for duty to God, and you have Scout Sunday. The tradition of...

Duty to God Around the World: The History of Hanukkah

Hanukkah (also known as Chanukah) is the Jewish Festival of Lights that lasts eight days. It usually falls in late November or December. In 2018, Hanukkah will begin on Sunday, December 2nd and finish on Monday,...