How a Mom and Her Sons are Creating World Peace

In 1920, 8,000 Scouts from 34 different countries came together for the first World Jamboree. It had been two years since World War I ended 1918 and Lord-Baden Powell called upon the Scouts to...
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Olympic Hopeful Katie Hancock: How Scouting Enables Her

Nationally successful athlete, internationally awarded peacekeeper, and Scout --It's hard to believe that Texas native Katie Hancock is just seventeen years old.   At the 2017 USASA National Championship, the girl placed third in the nation in her division...

“Don’t DIS my ABILITY”

Imagine yourself as a young teenage boy at the 2017 National Jamboree. It's just after dinner, and everyone lounges around the sub-camp, resting from the day's activities. Shouts of laughter ring in the distance....

Maybe “We’re All Guilty”

In June of 1964, three civil rights workers were murdered by the KKK in Neshoba County, Mississippi, during the Civil Rights Movement. The three young men, Andrew Goodman and Michael “Mickey” Schwerner from New York...

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...

Too Much to See at My First Jamboree!

When my uncle found out I'd be at the National Jamboree this year, he responded that I would accomplish what he never could. Until then, I hadn't known that 40 years prior he too prepared to...

A Trip to the Gas Station Takes an Unexpected Turn

This morning I woke up feeling the weight of recent political backlash within the Boy Scouts. The President of the United States visited the National Jamboree on Monday, as it is a tradition, and...

The Presidents of the United States and Scouting

John F. Kennedy was the first U.S. President to be a Boy Scout, reaching the level of Star Scout. Gerald Ford was the only President to reach the level of Eagle Scout. Both George...

“No Man Left Behind” – JAMES FOR SPARTA!

The Spartan Race at the Jamboree was one of the most memorable activities I saw while I was there. While the race with all its obstacles was impressive, what made it particularly special to me...

Utah Scouts Take Helpful Action at the Smithsonian After Storm

Jamboree-bound Utah Scouts are at it again, demonstrating the Scout Law—a Scout is helpful. While visiting the Air and Space Smithsonian Museum, Scouts from the Utah National Parks Council, specifically from the Ephraim and Vernal...

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

“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...