Scouts Honor All Women On Mother’s Day

On May 14th we celebrate Mother's Day in the United States. Mothers have a very supportive role in Scouting, and we celebrate each and every one of the wonderful moms who have stood beside...

BSA Responds to LDS Church Shift From Varsity and Venturing Programs

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) deeply appreciates our relationship with the LDS Church, one that began in the earliest years of the Scouting movement when the LDS Church became the first partner to...

Great Reasons to Sign Up Last Minute for Jamboree 2017

Alec Goodric can't wait for Jamboree 2017. But, he's not the only enthused boy. In fact, thousands of youth look forward to the event--including some buddies Alec invited along. "I got them a little hyped...

Men Acquire Jobs Due to Eagle Scout Status

Jesse Hunsaker aced his medical school interview with the help of one teenage accomplishment. He was an Eagle Scout. No other youthful achievement carries the same clout in employers' minds, according to the Chicago Tribune. Earning...

Survival Tips Learned From a Real, Tragic Hiking Experience

“When you find my body, please call my husband George and my daughter Kerry,” she wrote. “It will be the greatest kindness for them to know that I am dead and where you found...

Birthday Twins and More: Similarities Between Washington and Powell

February 22nd marks the birthday of two celebrated American figures: George Washington and Lord Baden Powell.  Although you may not think they have a lot in common, they do. Here are just a few other...

Using Scout Merit Badges to Homeschool Kids

Julie Gentry believes her kids don't need to do schoolwork on Fridays--at least not in a traditional sense. Instead, they head to libraries, hammer out skills, and fulfill merit badge requirements. Their family implements Scouting into their homeschool...

The Wrong Definition of Reverence to God

The young child sat fiddling with his red car, making obnoxious beeping noises as someone preached from the church pulpit. "Shh, be reverent," said his mom. She asked for reverence. But, what did she really want? Most likely,...

What the Heck is Paella?

I am always looking for new holiday meals, but I am afraid this one is beyond me for President's Day. I just don't have a big enough pan. But one of our co-workers, Maria...

Why Scouting and Sports Must Coexist

Scoutingwire wrote an article a while back about how Scouting and sports can coexist. I read the article but had a different opinion. Scouting and Sports must coexist, I thought to myself. Both programs offer so...

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