The Largest Church-Run Scout Program is Bringing Families Closer to God

"The largest Scout program of any church of any denomination in the nation." That is how Chris Karabinos introduced his church's Scouting program during an interview at the 2017 National Jamboree. Karabinos' primary Scouting...

What to Expect When Girls Join Cub Scouts

As you may have heard, the BSA announced that moving forward, it will allow girls to fully participate and register in Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs, should local Scouting partners choose to recruit...
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After Scoutmaster Basic Training, What’s Next?

Last Spring BSA announced online training for all Scouting programs on BSA's Learn Center. Scoutmasters, assistant Scoutmasters, Team Coaches and their assistants must must complete leader specific training online or from their district or council...

This Couple’s Jamboree Staff Position Became a Life-Changing Experience

At the 2017 Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, the focus is on the youth. Activities are centered around ensuring the thousands of young visitors have a memorable experience. However, behind the scenes, the...

International Youth Protection Symposium

On the 17th and 18th of October the Boy Scouts of America and Kiwanis International will host the fourth International Youth Protection Symposium in Indianapolis, Indiana to tackle issues surrounding sexual abuse.  The need for...

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...
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Eagle Scout’s Video Combats Cyber Bullying

Nick Hiratsuka, an 18-year-old from Mountain View High School in Tucson, Arizona, completed his outstanding Eagle Project in November of 2016 for the United Methodist Church St. Marks Congregation. He started Scouting in first...

One Mom’s Perspective on Scouting

It's funny how a seemingly small event can alter the course of your life in a significant way. When our eldest son was in the 5th grade, his best friend invited him to a...

There’s Something About Camp, Scouts, Sticks, and Knives

Like kids and mud puddles, camp, Scouts, sticks, and knives just kind of go together. One thing that all Scouts seem to have in common is their propensity for stick carving and whittling.  And within...
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Why Your Council Should Attend 2017 National Outdoor Conference

Almost 150 are already registered for the 2017 National Outdoor Conference! How about you or representatives from your council? Highlights include thought-provoking keynote presentations, outdoor and camping exhibits, a food show and over 90 elective...