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...

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...

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...

20 Years Ago, I Became an Eagle Scout

Twenty years ago this year, I earned my Eagle Scout. A loyal Scout from an early age, earning the Eagle Scout Award was the pinnacle of my twelve-year Scouting career. I had been luckier...