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...
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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 parents 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,...
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Dutch Oven Recipes | Making Christmas Brunch Outdoors

By now readers know that we are a bit crazy for holiday foods and Christmas is no exception. Recently we gathered the Voice of Scouting team together to make amazing dutch oven recipes for...

Tis the Season Again: 5 More Ideas for Holiday Eagle Scout Projects

Commercials flood Youtube and Hulu. Stores push black Friday events. Kids and teens get tons of presents. It's sometimes hard to remind your kid what the holidays are all about--love, friendship, faith, and kindness.  Why not...

Safety Moment: Propane Stoves

Years ago in Scouting, we had to talk a lot more about chemical fuels and equipment, but these days most Scouters I know have moved to propane. In this post, we will consider some...