Ten Activities the Scouting Program Restricts

Pandora's precious receptacle seemed harmless enough, appealing to look at and touch. But, a looming lock marked it as restricted. Do not open the box, said Zeus. Unfortunately, she just couldn't resist...bringing terror upon everyone. Scouts do a...

All’s Well that Ends Well – Backpacking on Mount San Jacinto

Just under 11,000 feet above sea level, Mount San Jacinto Peak looms large above the desert floor and the golfing paradise of Palm Springs, California. San Jacinto is one of the most prominent peaks...

Surviving My Bear Encounter in Canada

I froze, and came to a halt, as the bear looked up at me and grunted. As I stood there, it took a couple steps toward me, probably coming for its cub in the...

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...

World Jamboree 2019: Adventure Awaits

The World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is the most significant event from the World Organization of the Scout Movement. About 50,000 Scouts from more than 160 nations attend. WSJ aims to promote peace and understanding...
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A Trip of a Lifetime

“A trip of a lifetime,” is what all Scouts from Troop 378 from Canton, Texas said about their trip to the Elkhorn High Adventure Base this past summer.  Most of the boys were eager...

Great Reasons to Sign Up Last Minute for Jamboree 2017

Alec Goodric can't wait for Jamboree 2017. But, he's not the only enthused boy. In fact, thousands of youth look forward to the event--including some buddies Alec invited along. "I got them a little hyped...

The Purpose of Scouting is Education in the Outdoors, Not Outdoor Education

This may not seem like your typical Scouting adventure story, because it is not about a specific outdoor experience or location. It's easy to convince adventurous boys that rappelling, camping, swimming, and hiking are great...

Ready…Aim…Fire! Cub Scout Shooting Sports

Announcing the New Cub Scout Shooting Sports Awards! The new Cub Scout Shooting Sports Awards are here! Shooting sports are exciting and fun for Scouts of all ages, but especially for Cub Scouts and Webelos.  BSA...

Introducing the Voice of Scouting

Welcome to the Voice of Scouting—your source for great Scouting stories from across the nation and the world. YOUR Scouting stories, YOUR Scouting experiences, YOUR voice of Scouting. In the past, we've allowed newspapers and magazines...