Thanksgiving Reminds Scouts to Feel Gratitude for Our Country’s Heroes

For most Scouts, Thanksgiving will probably be a day filled with eating and watching TV specials. That, however, was not what the day was designated to be. The first Thanksgiving in Plymouth 1621 was...

Tis the Season Again: 5 More Ideas for Holiday Eagle Scout Projects

Commercials flood Youtube and Hulu. Stores push black Friday events. Kids and teens get tons of presents. It's sometimes hard to remind your kid what the holidays are all about--love, friendship, faith, and kindness.  Why not...

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...

If Superheroes Were Merit Badge Counselors, What Would They Teach?!?

Trudging between classes on a brisk fall Saturday was hardly how I wanted to spend my adolescent weekends for an month. Doing homework, in addition to my normal school load, was not exactly my...

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...

A Female Indie Culture Journalist Finds Her Place in the Boy Scouts

Maddy Agers is not your average Boy Scout. For one thing, she's a girl. For another, there's not much average about her. She conquered her dreams to be editor-in-chief of her own pop culture site...
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Four Reasons Why Scouts Should Sell Scout Popcorn All Year Long!

When it comes to popcorn sales, online sales are nearly four times greater than door-to-door sales, making it the best way to sell to friends and family anywhere all year long. Just send emails to...

BSA Affirms: Adding Girl’s Program Sustains Values of Scout Oath and Law

This is an exciting and important time for the BSA. Our recent historic decision to serve families by inviting girls to Cub Scouts and delivering a program that will enable them to earn the...

BSA Expands Programs to Welcome Girls from Cub Scouts to Highest Rank of Eagle...

Irving, Texas – October 11, 2017 – Today, the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously approved to welcome girls into its iconic Cub Scout program and to deliver a Scouting program for older...

Carter Baie Earns International Award, Proves It Doesn’t End With Eagle

Carter Baie received an unusual international award this summer at the Summit in West Virginia--the Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award (DofEA). He earned this award after gaining his Eagle Scout award and while working...