Is Scouting Dead Within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

On May 8th, 2018, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that it would no longer charter Scout units after December 31, 2019. This has led to many questions about what Scouting...

The Nation’s 10 Best Thru-Hikes: The Appalachian Trail

In a series about the nation’s best thru-hikes, it seems obvious to start with what is possibly the country’s most well-known hiking destination — the Appalachian Trail. One of...

Spring Gear Review: The Grass is “Greener” with an Electric Mower that Helps you...

In Scouting we are taught to do our part to help the environment and go green. On April 22nd we celebrated Earth Day, so with spring in full motion and summer just...

The Nation’s 10 Best Thru-Hikes: Getting Started

For the next 10 weeks, we will be sharing our favorite thru-hikes from across the country. If you, your troop, or your family has contemplated the adventure of a long-distance thru-hike, consider...

Winter Gear Review: Rechargeable Hand Warmer, Boots, and more

My first camping trip as a Scout was a memorable Klondike Derby. During this Klondike Derby, I took only one pair of pants with me and after a day in the snow they had...

How Sustainability in Scouting can take “Leave No Trace” To the Next Level

Sustainability has always been in the BSA's DNA, although it hasn't always been called that. Since the times of Baden-Powell, Scouts have strived to follow a strict code of outdoor ethics. The father of...
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How Wood Badge Taught Me that “A Scout is Reverent”

A Scout is Reverent. This is a phrase that is well-known among Scouts as a tenet of the Scout Law. Reverence is based on respect and one's deeply-held, constantly evolving set of beliefs and...

Thai Cave Rescue: A UK Scouter was Among the First to Discover the Lost...

On Tuesday, July 10th, the world watched and breathed a sigh of relief as all 12 young members of the Thai soccer team the Wild Boars and their coach were rescued from the Tham...
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Why the Inclusion of Differently-Abled Youth Makes Camp Better

On July 2, 2018, a Utah Scout camp published this video, showing their camp staff assisting a Cub Scout-aged girl shoot an arrow at the archery range. Although camp staff often assist young campers...

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...