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...

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...

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...

How Service at the 2017 National Jamboree is Connecting Scouts to the West Virginia...

A Scout promises to help other people at all time. A Scout is friendly. A Scout is courteous. A Scout is helpful. At the 2017 National Jamboree, Scouts are doing their very best to...

12 Eagles at Camp Tracy

It's not every day you get to see 12 Eagles in one room. This was exactly the sight on Sunday at Camp Tracy, however. A community from Salt Lake City gathered at the camp...

Why Moms Hope Their Boys Will Always Be In Scouting

"This past week was exhausting. It was hot, it was dirty, and it will likely be one of my favorite weeks of this summer," says Erin Stolle, Cub Scout mom and volunteer. She spent...

Greg Dyekman Honored with National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award

Greg Dyekman has been part of Scouting for 50 years--he has dedicated a lifetime to the organization. Greg was recently honored with the National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award (NOESA).   “I owe much of my...

A Scout is… A NINJA!

You may recall reading last year about the American Ninja Warrior adventure of David Peterson, the Dis­trict Direc­tor for the Utah Nation­al Parks Coun­cil in St. George. Well, hold onto your throwing stars, Dave...

What’s Happening in West Virginia This Summer?

As a young man, I can remember my first large Scouting gathering. On Vancouver Island, Canada, we had a large Regional Jamboree that brought together hundreds of boys from all over the province. You...