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How Wood Badge Taught Me that “A Scout is Reverent”

A Scout is Reverent. This is a phrase that is well-known among Scouts as a tenet of the Scout Law. Reverence is based on respect and one's deeply-held, constantly evolving set of beliefs and...

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...

Psychological First Aid: Helping Others in Times of Stress

Just like traditional first aid, the purpose of psychological first aid is to provide basic care, comfort and support to anyone experiencing stress. However, psychological needs are often not as obvious as injuries like...

Update on the Ute Park Fire at Philmont Scout Ranch

The Ute Park Fire that has been burning since June, 1st reached Northern New Mexico's Philmont Scout Ranch, which has drawn generations of Boy Scouts who arduously train for its rugged trails and peaks.  The...

How to Select Your Dutch Oven with Buffalo Red

What makes a cast iron oven Dutch? No one knows for sure, but here are three theories you can choose from: 1.  In the early 1700's Abraham Darby traveled to Holland to learn about a Dutch...

How To Pack for a Backpacking Trip Like a Pro

Backpacking has always been the quintessential Scout activity, and for many reasons. It is one of the only ways you can get out and see some of the most beautiful places on earth. It...

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...

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...

A Female Indie Culture Journalist Finds Her Place in the Boy Scouts

Maddy Agers is not your average Boy Scout. For one thing, she's a girl. For another, there's not much average about her. She conquered her dreams to be editor-in-chief of her own pop culture site...