Pro BMXer Mike Escamilla’s Unspoken Life Lesson to Scouts

Jamboree is the Boy Scouts' ultimate national Scouting event. They not only provide a wide variety of activities and events but also bring in special people for the Scouts to learn from. There's a little...

Boy Scouts FOR SPARTA at 2017 Jamboree

Eight months ago, Jamboree was nothing more than a brand of nail stickers to me. But then, I started working for Boy Scouts of America assisting with Jamboree preparation, gaining insights but never a...

Finding Common Ground Through Duty to God

"The Scout, in his promise, undertakes to do his duty to his king and country only in the second place; his first duty is to God. It is with this idea before us and...

10 Reasons Why Boy Scout Summer Camp Is the Absolute Best

Let’s get something straight, up-front. Boy Scout camp, at least the one I attend, is no glitzy affair. The food in the mess hall, where they feed each camper for a couple of bucks...

BSA Perspective On the Presidential Visit From the Chief

July 27, 2017 Scouting Family, In the last two weeks, we have celebrated the best of Scouting at our 20th National Jamboree with nearly 40,000 participants, volunteers, staff and visitors. The 2017 National Jamboree has showcased...

A Trip to the Gas Station Takes an Unexpected Turn

This morning I woke up feeling the weight of recent political backlash within the Boy Scouts. The President of the United States visited the National Jamboree on Monday, as it is a tradition, and...

President Trump Speaks to Jamboree Scouts

Note: After the president's controversial speech, the BSA National office released the following statement:  "The Boy Scouts of America is wholly non-partisan and does not promote any one political position, candidate or philosophy. The invitation for...

There’s No Party Like a Scout Party

I attended my first BSA Jamboree stadium show tonight. I was excited, but I wasn't sure what a party with 30,000 teenagers would look like. Turns out, it looks like rows of kids in matching...

Islamic Readings Illustrating the Scout Law

Catholic leaders greeting Rizwan and Syed at Worship Center Friday, while at Jamboree, I had the opportunity to attend a Muslim worship service. Sadly we were a moment late to the Worship Center tent and...

A Presidential Visit Upholds a National Jamboree Tradition

While many things are new to Jamboree this year, there is one notable (even presidential) event that has been a tradition since the very first National Jamboree. Since 1937, the President of the United States...

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...