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...

Hobie Call: “Superstar” World Spartan Winner Inspires Boy Scouts

200 feet loomed between him and the finish line of the World Championships. But one taxing challenge remained—a super slippery, slick sideways rock climbing wall. If he made it across, he could win first place. If...
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Jamboree, A History

The first National Scout Jamboree was in Washington D.C. in July 1937. Around 25,000 Scouts attended the gathering, mostly arriving by train. Over 600 reporters showed up,  President Franklin D. Roosevelt attended, and Dan Beard started...
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After Scoutmaster Basic Training, What’s Next?

Last Spring BSA announced online training for all Scouting programs on BSA's Learn Center. Scoutmasters, assistant Scoutmasters, Team Coaches and their assistants must must complete leader specific training online or from their district or council...

Seven Intangible Merit Badges Adult Scouters Earn

If adult leaders received merit badges for their Scouting efforts, what would they earn?  Inspired by CashNetUSA's list of 14 merit badges for adulting, we decided to put together our own list of imaginary merit badges....

How Scouts Can Be Prepared For an Active Shooter Situation

From its beginning, the Scouting movement has taught young people to do their best, to do their duty to God and country, to help others, and to prepare themselves physically, mentally, and morally to...

This Couple’s Jamboree Staff Position Became a Life-Changing Experience

At the 2017 Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, the focus is on the youth. Activities are centered around ensuring the thousands of young visitors have a memorable experience. However, behind the scenes, the...

Understanding Altitude Sickness May Save Your Life

On August 5th, 2017 a 17-year-old boy from Salem, Utah— who would have celebrated his 18th birthday on August 6th, passed away from acute mountain sickness (AMS) while on a Scout high-adventure trip to the...

International Youth Protection Symposium

On the 17th and 18th of October the Boy Scouts of America and Kiwanis International will host the fourth International Youth Protection Symposium in Indianapolis, Indiana to tackle issues surrounding sexual abuse.  The need for...

How to Plan the Coolest Cub Scout Campfire Program

Cub Scouts have many requirements that require them to show off their talents during a campfire program. Planning the coolest campfire program that includes everyone will help advance the young boys from rank to...