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...

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...

How Scouting Saved His Life, Before and After the Accident

By Lisa A. Johnson (Story edited and shared from New Era magazine) Jeremy Miller gives back to a world that has given much to him. His influence has even reached overseas. Jeremy Miller is a lively, 18-year-old...

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...

Hero Scout Saves His Fifth Grade Teacher’s Life

Christopher Read had no idea that he would become a hero after attending a merit badge camp in Texas. It was there he learned the requirements for the First Aid Merit Badge — the...

Cub Scout Eric Shares His Adventures on YouTube Channel Dedicated to Scouting

Fun, educational, and all about Scouting? Cub Scout Eric's YouTube channel is a fantastically entertaining resource to help Cub Scouts advance and have fun while doing so.   Cub Scout Eric's main goal for his channel...

30 Quotes To Celebrate The Father of Scouting’s Birthday

161 years ago today, Robert Baden-Powell was born in London, England. Baden-Powell was a soldier, author, and the father of Scouting. We could talk all day about who he was and the amazing things...
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Savor President Trump, Obama and Bush’s Comfort Foods

We think it'd be pretty great if White House cooks used Dutch ovens. Though it'd probably never happen, it's President's Day and we like imagining just how fun the meals would be cooked outdoors...

5 Scout Traits that Make for Great Winter 2018 Olympians

Watching the strongest, most competitive athletes from around the world compete in such a rich variety of intense sports creates a tantalizing feeling of exhilaration across each nation. Each athlete demonstrates incredible athleticism and we...
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Make Your Valentine a Red Velvet Pear Dutch Oven Upside-Down Cake

This weekend we modified an old camp recipe substituting red velvet cake for chocolate. Imagine our pleasant surprise when the pears each absorbed the red from the cake mix making each pear its own heart; this...