How To Practice Duty to Country by Voting

As Scouts, we commit ourselves to a certain way of living. This method is outlined in our Oath, Promise or Pledge.  And with the year's big voting event, the 2018 Midterm Elections, coming up...
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Apply for the NESA Scholarship by October 31

Reaching ones educational goals can be challenging because of the financial burden trade schools, college, and field study opportunities bring. Scholarships are great opportunities. Fortunately, the National Eagle Scout Association is dedicated to seeing Eagle...
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Are you Prepared for an Emergency?

September is national emergency preparedness month, so it's time to make sure you and your family have a safety plan in place. Being prepared for an emergency is more relevant than ever in the...
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Tips to Improve Your Food Safety Habits

In the summer heat, the likelihood of your food to cause food-borne illnesses rises which is why it's important to build food safety habits early on. Having meals outside is a common occurrence while camping, hiking,...

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...

Reach your Highest Popcorn Sales Yet With These 6 Kernels of Knowledge

It’s nearly Fall, and that means it’s time for Scouts to sell popcorn to help fund all the fun activities planned for the coming year. Many non-Scouts out there love popcorn and often want...

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...
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How To Celebrate Flag Day with Scouts of Every Age

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777.  The week of June 14 (June 11–17,...
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Ultralight Backpacking for the Beginner

Every outdoorsman knows what backpacking is and has probably had a few of their own experiences in the backcountry. But, Ultralight Backpacking is a different beast with not as wide of use as the...

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...