Developing Youth Leaders

"Boy Scouts is a youth-led, youth-run organization..." The Boy Scouts of America strongly supports youth leadership within its units. In fact, "Leadership Development" is one of the traits Scouting is based on. So, how do...

Celebrate Earth Day the Solar Way

Ten days ago we built a personal hot dog solar roaster from a chip canister. Recent snow was still melting that day, but the clouds thinned and it was 63°F outdoors. Spring in Utah...

How to Wood Carve with Scouts for Beginners

Whether you're new to Scouting or seasoned, it's no secret that Scouts love wood carving! If you attend any camp, you'll see more than one Scout carving wood. Not only is it popular, it...

Boots vs Hiking Shoes

For a whole decade, after I got mine, nothing beat my old leather army boots.If your grandmother (or worse your mother) wore hiking boots, these are not those boots and they they aren't mine...

Join Other Scouters Who Make Youth Protection Matter

The BSA's brand new version of Youth Protection Training rolled out March 1, 2018. This new program, known as YPT-2, is mandatory for all registered BSA volunteers and employees. Because of the changes to...

30 Quotes To Celebrate The Father of Scouting’s Birthday

161 years ago today, Robert Baden-Powell was born in London, England. Baden-Powell was a soldier, author, and the father of Scouting. We could talk all day about who he was and the amazing things...

Create An Effective Pioneering Program With Larry Green’s New Book

What is pioneering? Why should you care about pioneering? How do you run an effective pioneering program within your Scout troop? All of these questions and more are answered in Larry Green's new book, Scout...
How to Use Scoutbook

How to Use Scoutbook | Keeping track of Scout Advancement

Learning how to use Scoutbook is easy and will save Scout leaders and parents time while involving the Scouts in their own advancement process. Keeping track of Scout advancement is now more simple. All you...

Fastest Pinewood Derby Car Designs and Pinewood Derby Rules

Racing pinewood derby cars is one of the most fun activities in Cub Scouts. The Scouts get to work with their fathers and scout leaders to construct fun cars of every design and race...

Nap On Safely

Okay Scouters, most of you were up too late last night, so what can you do in 26 minutes to be more alert, make better decisions, and increase your performance? Hint: “It’s free, it’s nontoxic,...