2017 Most Read, Most Controversial and Most Beloved Scouting Articles

Each year brings new triumphs, challenges, and changes. This past year here at the Voice of Scouting, we were impressed and inspired by Scouts who achieved so much and helped others in unique and...

Happy Holidays from the Boy Scouts of America

The holidays are a special time to look back on the Scouting memories of the past year. Thank you to all of the leaders, volunteers, Scouters, and families who have helped make our mission of serving...

Why the Summit is Perfect for the 2019 World Jamboree

During a down moment at this summer's National Jamboree, our Voice of Scouting team caught Wayne for five minutes. This is what he had to say about the upcoming World Jamboree: "Besides outdoor wilderness adventure,...

Eric Dowdle Turns A Scout Camp into New Puzzle

"God, family, country" — those are the three words often paired with folk artist Eric Dowdle. "His whimsical, patriotic art stirs nostalgic and cheerful emotions for what makes our vast world intimate and extraordinary. Rich...

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...

Give to Scouting On #GivingTuesday 2017

The BSA has a long history of shaping youth into leaders of the future – people of outstanding character who understand the importance of service. On #GivingTuesday, November 28, 2017, we’re continuing that history by helping Scouts...

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...

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...