12 Days of a Scout Christmas – Do a Good Turn Daily Holiday Countdown

The 12 Days of a Scout Christmas has become one of our favorite traditions on the Voice of Scouting, and we hope you will visit every day, beginning Friday, Dec 14, to find inspiring Christmas messages...

A Very Scouting Thanksgiving – Fun Recipes and Activities for Scouts and Families

Thanksgiving—it’s that grand American tradition where we fill a table full of foods we don’t normally eat during the rest of the year and celebrate the gratitude we have with our friends and families. For...

Rock Climbing Safety Moment

The Climbing Merit Badge was created in 1997 as growing numbers of young people began to get interested in the excitement and challenge of rock climbing. The proliferation of gyms and facilities also made...
Emergency Team with child wearing Firefighter uniform

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...
Scouts Serving Food ensuring Food Safety guidelines are followed.

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,...
scout is reverent wood badge

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...