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New Member Coordinator Position is Useful for First-Time Scouts

Packs and Troops, everywhere this month, recruit new members. Keeping those new Scouts and their families should be a top priority after they join. That's why the new member coordinator position is so important....

7 Gratifying, Year-Round Experiences You Didn’t Know the Summit Offers

Scouts headed to West Virgina. They sped down a 3/4 mile zip line, engaged in rugged mountain biking, and conquered insane obstacle courses. Their experiences led to unity, friendship, and memories. They must have attended...

There’s Something About Camp, Scouts, Sticks, and Knives

Like kids and mud puddles, camp, Scouts, sticks, and knives just kind of go together. One thing that all Scouts seem to have in common is their propensity for stick carving and whittling.  And within...

Leave No Trace Master Educator Course Comes to Philmont

"Much of the curriculum added into a BSA LNT ME course is to help graduates become a top-level Leave No Trace resource for their unit, district, and council.  A major goal for our BSA LNT...
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Why Your Council Should Attend 2017 National Outdoor Conference

Almost 150 are already registered for the 2017 National Outdoor Conference! How about you or representatives from your council? Highlights include thought-provoking keynote presentations, outdoor and camping exhibits, a food show and over 90 elective...

Too Much to See at My First Jamboree!

When my uncle found out I'd be at the National Jamboree this year, he responded that I would accomplish what he never could. Until then, I hadn't known that 40 years prior he too prepared to...

The Top 10 Proven Ways to Find New Cub Scouts

Recruiting new Cub Scouts is a great opportunity to grow and develop your Cub Scout Pack. Just as your current Cub Scouts and their families enjoy the exciting learning opportunities your pack presents,...

Planning Major Events Together Helps Build the Team

Planning major events together helps build the team.  Working together on projects seems to bring everyone close to one another.  I've always enjoyed rubbing shoulders with others as we've worked together in Scouting brotherhood...

From Boys To Young Men

Members of Kaua‘i BSA Troop 148 pose with adult leaders and volunteers. They are: (back row, from left) Jordan Berg, Chandler Martiney, Maceo Cantu, Michael Perry, Keanu Medeiros, Bryce Yoshida, Lyle Tabata and Ismael...

Everyone’s Excited About the New Polaris ATV Trails at the Summit Bechtel Reserve

Dan Moore, a volunteer in the BSA’s Montana Council, has seen his share of world-class trails for all-terrain vehicles. He even helped build five miles of ATV trails at a Scout camp in Montana. And now, just...

An All-Girls Venturing Crew Hits the Sea and Shows the World...

“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...