Leave No Trace Master Educator Course Comes to Philmont

"Much of the curriculum added into a BSA LNT ME course is to help graduates become a top-level Leave No Trace resource for their unit, district, and council.  A major goal for our BSA LNT...

Take On the Silver Moccasins Trail Challenge

Awhile ago I wrote a short article which included facts about Baden-Powell.  I mentioned that in California there was a mountain peak which is named after Lord Baden-Powell. The peak was cleared and a...
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Patch Trading Tips for Jamboree Scouts

Patch trading is part of every National Jamboree, but in 2013 it actually become an official Jamboree program. So in addition to all the high-adventure and classic jamboree activities that Scouts have grown to...

#PostYourColors Today!

Join me as an ambassador for Scouting today! To get started, post your colors at PostYourColors.org by dragging the blue flag over your state.  It was fun to be 749th Scouter to drag the blue flag...

The Time to Learn a New Program is Coming, the Time to Reflect is...

The time to learn a new program is coming soon.   The time to reflect is now. I do not criticize the new youth program  – I don’t even know what it is!   It will probably be...

5 Things To Do Before Next Month’s National Jamboree

This just in from ScoutingWire: It’s hard to believe, but the 2017 National Jamboree is less than a month out. If you’re heading to Scouting’s main event in the hills of West Virginia, (or even if...

BSA Safety Safety Share: Swimming

Learning to swim and engage in aquatic activities are core parts of the Scouting program. More than 1.25 million aquatics-related merit badges have been earned by Boy Scouts since 2009, and the reason so...

Techniques for High Adventure Backpacking with Boy Scouts

Backpacking is an integral part of Scouting. In fact, some of your boys may have already earned the Backpacking merit badge, but through this “Backpacking Program Feature”, you can expand on those skills you...

BSA National Meeting Summary

The Boy Scouts of Amer­i­ca held their National Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, May 24-26, 2017, cel­e­brat­ing 107 years of ser­vice to the nation’s youth through Scouting’s val­ues and pro­grams. Here are some of the...

A Scout is… A NINJA!

You may recall reading last year about the American Ninja Warrior adventure of David Peterson, the Dis­trict Direc­tor for the Utah Nation­al Parks Coun­cil in St. George. Well, hold onto your throwing stars, Dave...

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...