Everything I Needed to Know about Leadership I Learned in the Boy Scouts

Scouting has inherent building blocks that your local church can transform into effective ministry as you grow young people into your congregation's future leaders. Each week and during outdoor activities lead by a volunteer leader of your faith, a young person may be helped with their personal and spiritual needs, while they are mentored into adulthood.

Observing Memorial Day By Reflecting On Our Duty To God

Charlie Extrum, 15 (left), and Caleb Ward, 17 (right), work together to plant flags near headstones at the Veterans Cemetery in Grand Island. (Independent/Scott Kingsley) Memorial day originated after the American Civil War in 1868...

Report to the Nation: Exceptional Youth Represent the Value of Scouting

Every year, the Boy Scouts of America reflects on the best and the brightest. This comes in the form of a report from 12 exceptional young Scouting individuals. These young men and women discuss...

The Founders Bar: Become a Founding Member

In 2010, the Boy Scouts of America celebrated 100 years of Scouting, and in appreciation of all that our founding members do, the BSA created the Founders Bar recognition patch. The Founders Bar recognizes the extreme...
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The Top Three Benefits of Being a Chartered Partner with the Boy Scouts of...

The Boy Scouts of America makes Scouting available to our nation’s youth by chartering community organizations to organize and operate Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Venturing crews and Sea Scout ships for children...

How Scouting helps with Anxiety Disorders

We all experience some anxiety when faced with new and challenging events in our lives, and that is not bad. The hormones released in mild anxiety sharpen our senses and make us more able...
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Eagle Scout Provides ‘Well of Life’ for Uganda Village

Patrick Villasenor of Troop 818 in Orange County, California has loved Scouting ever since he joined as a Tiger Cub. Besides attending summer camps, another one of his favorite parts about Scouting is “being...

Join Other Scouters Who Make Youth Protection Matter

The BSA's brand new version of Youth Protection Training rolled out March 1, 2018. This new program, known as YPT-2, is mandatory for all registered BSA volunteers and employees. Because of the changes to...

5 Scout Traits that Make for Great Winter 2018 Olympians

Watching the strongest, most competitive athletes from around the world compete in such a rich variety of intense sports creates a tantalizing feeling of exhilaration across each nation. Each athlete demonstrates incredible athleticism and we...

Thomas S. Monson: A True Lifetime Scouter

Thomas S. Monson, Lifetime Scouter   On January 2nd, 2018 Thomas S. Monson, 16th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a 48-year member of the National Executive Board of the Boy...