Why are we asking Scouters to ride a backward bicycle?

We recently had a colleague show us a video about an engineer, Destin Sandlin, trying to learn how to ride a bicycle that had been modified so the handlebars turned the front...

Scout Ambassador Toolchest: Why Should Churches Charter Units with BSA? (Part 5)

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.
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Does Scouting Work for Your Youth Ministry’s Outreach?

In the Boy Scouts of America seventy percent of our charter partners are churches, but most churches do not have Scout groups. Yet, nearly all are working to get their message and services known and they are working to halt the general decline in church attendance among their congregations, especially among Millennials, many of whom now have Scout-age children. Scouting can help.
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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 reason their packs, troops and crews are church-owned and church-administered

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...
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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,...