Religious Emblems of Scouting: a Way to Fulfill Your Duty to God

In the Boy Scouts of America, everyone makes a commitment to live the Scout Oath. The very first line of the Scout Oath reads "On my honor, I will do my best to do...

Saint George’s Day: Saints, Dragons, and Scouting

Scouting has permeated the globe for over 100 years. Since it has become such a global movement, different traditions now exist within the various Scouting programs across the world. For instance, the U.S. and several other...
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Eagle Scout Provides ‘Well of Life’ for Uganda Village

Patrick Villasenor of Troop 818 in Orange County, California has loved Scouting ever since he joined as a Tiger Cub. Besides attending summer camps, another one of his favorite parts about Scouting is “being...

Hero Scout Saves His Fifth Grade Teacher’s Life

Christopher Read had no idea that he would become a hero after attending a merit badge camp in Texas. It was there he learned the requirements for the First Aid Merit Badge — the...

Cub Scout Eric Shares His Adventures on YouTube Channel Dedicated to Scouting

Fun, educational, and all about Scouting? Cub Scout Eric's YouTube channel is a fantastically entertaining resource to help Cub Scouts advance and have fun while doing so.   Cub Scout Eric's main goal for his channel...
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Savor President Trump, Obama and Bush’s Comfort Foods

We think it'd be pretty great if White House cooks used Dutch ovens. Though it'd probably never happen, it's President's Day and we like imagining just how fun the meals would be cooked outdoors...

5 Scout Traits that Make for Great Winter 2018 Olympians

Watching the strongest, most competitive athletes from around the world compete in such a rich variety of intense sports creates a tantalizing feeling of exhilaration across each nation. Each athlete demonstrates incredible athleticism and we...

Scout’s Guide to Mesa Verde National Park

It is going to be the end of school again soon. I am hopeful that as Scout families you might be planning a summer camping trip. May I suggest Mesa Verde National Park? The...
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Make Your Valentine a Red Velvet Pear Dutch Oven Upside-Down Cake

This weekend we modified an old camp recipe substituting red velvet cake for chocolate. Imagine our pleasant surprise when the pears each absorbed the red from the cake mix making each pear its own heart; this...

National Parks and the BSA: Growing Together Through a Common Goal

This article was adapted from an essay by Timothy R. Elder about National Parks and the BSA. In 1907, Lord Baden Powell established the Scouting Movement in Great Britain. Three years later, in 1910, Scouting...