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,...

Register Now for Northern Tiers 2018 Program

Are you looking for something exciting summer 2019? Mark your calendars for Northern Tier's online lottery open beginning at 9:00 AM CST Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 until 11:59 PM CST Tuesday, January 9th, 2018. For...

Understanding Altitude Sickness May Save Your Life

On August 5th, 2017 a 17-year-old boy from Salem, Utah— who would have celebrated his 18th birthday on August 6th, passed away from acute mountain sickness (AMS) while on a Scout high-adventure trip to the...
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The Best Investment You Can Make In Your Son

Send your son to the World Jamboree, “because it is the best investment you can make in your son.” That's what Melanie Allred said to me a few weeks ago, when she as asked what...

An All-Girls Venturing Crew Hits the Sea and Shows the World Scouting is For...

“We want more young men and young women to become Scoutmasters,” Baden-Powell said in 1914. Although it may seem like a benign comment, it actually points to a topic that people in the Scouting community...

Real Life Super Heroes – Search and Rescue

A few years ago, I was with my family at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park located just north of Arizona. For those of you who are not familiar, the dunes are a...

7 Gratifying, Year-Round Experiences You Didn’t Know the Summit Offers

Scouts headed to West Virgina. They sped down a 3/4 mile zip line, engaged in rugged mountain biking, and conquered insane obstacle courses. Their experiences led to unity, friendship, and memories. They must have attended...

An Orthodox Jewish Venturing Crew Gave New York-Native Women the Jamboree Experience of a...

"Scouting has allowed me to do things that I wouldn't have done otherwise. It has allowed me to be free," says Hadassah Grimaldi, a member of an all Orthodox Jewish Venturing Crew. Hadassah, and her...

Pro BMXer Mike Escamilla’s Unspoken Life Lesson to Scouts

Jamboree is the Boy Scouts' ultimate national Scouting event. They not only provide a wide variety of activities and events but also bring in special people for the Scouts to learn from. There's a little...

How a Treehouse Taught Sustainability at Jamboree

  Participants of the 2017 National Jamboree got to relive their childhood through The Sustainability Treehouse. But this wasn't  just any old tree house. This was a treehouse that stood four stories tall. Each level...