Why are we asking Scouters to ride a backward bicycle?

We recently had a colleague show us a video about an engineer, Destin Sandlin, trying to learn how to ride a bicycle that had been modified so the handlebars turned the front...
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Does Scouting Work for Your Youth Ministry’s Outreach?

In the Boy Scouts of America seventy percent of our charter partners are churches, but most churches do not have Scout groups. Yet, nearly all are working to get their message and services known and they are working to halt the general decline in church attendance among their congregations, especially among Millennials, many of whom now have Scout-age children. Scouting can help.

Scout Ambassador Toolchest: Knowing Your Charter Partner Market

Finding new chartered partners to sponsor packs, troops, and crews to serve youth in units chartered by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is vital to supporting families who still want their children in Scouting. Knowing where to look and what to look for in potential chartered partners means you will really need to get to know your community in new ways that include other religious, community and educational organizations.

Introducing the Scout Ambassador Tool Chest

Scouting Ambassadors in the Utah National Parks Council hold a unique position not found anywhere else in Scouting. The job is something of a blend between being a Scout advocate, helping the council marketing & membership team, and working as a new unit commissioner

Is Scouting Dead Within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

On May 8th, 2018, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that it would no longer charter Scout units after December 31, 2019. This has led to many questions about what Scouting...

The Nation’s 10 Best Thru-Hikes: Getting Started

For the next 10 weeks, we will be sharing our favorite thru-hikes from across the country. If you, your troop, or your family has contemplated the adventure of a long-distance thru-hike, consider...
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Earth Day 2019: Help Save the Planet with these Three Eagle Scout Project Ideas

As the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day approaches in 2020, the time is long overdue for a renewed global outpouring of energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to create a new environmental paradigm. You can...
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Bike Jamboree: Scouts from Poland Cycle Across the World and You can Join Them

Frozen days spent trekking across plains of ice. Winding roads through foreign countries. The open sky, always above you. And the dynamic landscape, changing around you everyday as you travel across new countries and...
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Celebrate the History of Women in Scouting for International Women’s Day

Today we celebrate our Scout moms, our leaders, our den mothers, our trainers, and the many other women who have had an influence for good in Scouting across the world. On this International Women's Day,...
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Fulfill Your Duty to God at “Adventure for Youth” – An Outdoor Program for...

This summer, experience a faith-building getaway at Adventure for Youth (AFY), a program for teens, deep in the heart of Moab, Utah. Participate in breathtaking recreational activities and build your faith in God all in one...