When the Eagle Project Becomes a Group Effort

I coached a girl’s softball team years ago. The city gave me a list of twenty girls. When we met, it was obvious some were really good ball players, but the rest could not...

Genealogy Merit Badge, the Key to Family History for Scouts

Scott Fisher is the host of Extreme Genes, a genealogical podcast with over 50,000 subscribers. Being a host comes naturally for Fisher, a Connecticut native, who has been in radio since his youth. Fisher has spent...

Mi Experiencia con Nova y Súper Nova

This article is available in English here. Braxton ya había obtenido 3 de los 7 Premios de Nova cuando él se acercó a mi buscando guía. Él estaba deseoso de aprender y hacer más, creo...

Completing all of the Merit Badges Changed A Scout’s Life

This story is not about Michael Holland completing all 141 merit badges. Nor is this story about Holland completing something that only .0018% of all Scouts do. This story is about how by accomplishing...

Team Play for Eagle Service Project

Two weeks ago, Cole Warner, like the rest of his teammates, eagerly awaited the ninth-grade basketball tournament. The freshman squad were coming off a terrific Region 9 season, winning seven of its 10 games. They...

Men Acquire Jobs Due to Eagle Scout Status

Jesse Hunsaker aced his medical school interview with the help of one teenage accomplishment. He was an Eagle Scout. No other youthful achievement carries the same clout in employers' minds, according to the Chicago Tribune. Earning...
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Got Moab?

"Moab, Utah has become the undisputed 'Mecca' for mountain bike enthusiasts by virtue of its beautiful red rock terrain, views that go on forever and trails that range from beginner to advanced and suit...

Using Scout Merit Badges to Homeschool Kids

Julie Gentry believes her kids don't need to do schoolwork on Fridays--at least not in a traditional sense. Instead, they head to libraries, hammer out skills, and fulfill merit badge requirements. Their family implements Scouting into their homeschool...

Dutch Oven Modified: Savor Presidents Favorite Dishes

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. From squirrel soup to...
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Dutch Oven Inventions I Wish I Had Years Ago

Ken Yocum, Inventor and CEO at CampMaid, stopped by the Scout Service Center yesterday to show the new products our Scout shops will soon be carrying. As an outdoor cook, I am not sure...

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