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After Scoutmaster Basic Training, What’s Next?

Last Spring BSA announced online training for all Scouting programs on BSA's Learn Center. Scoutmasters, assistant Scoutmasters, Team Coaches and their assistants must must complete leader specific training online or from their district or council...

September Online Roundtable: Emergency Preparedness

September is National Preparedness Month, so naturally our online Roundtable focuses on Emergency Preparedness. Don't think this theme is just about badges, though; our BSA motto: Be Prepared, is our message. Here is the index to...

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...