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...

What’s Happening in West Virginia This Summer?

As a young man, I can remember my first large Scouting gathering. On Vancouver Island, Canada, we had a large Regional Jamboree that brought together hundreds of boys from all over the province. You...
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Living My Dream Day at Jamboree

All my young life I envied my older brother's privilege to attend Jamboree. I would have done anything to go, but timing was never right. I worked at camps instead and attended a National...

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...
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The Summit—it’s Not Just for Jamboree

People are familiar with Boy Scouts of America's Summit Bechtel Reserve (SBR). They know that every four years they can head up there for Jamboree. But, what is it used for the rest of the time? The...

A Scout is Loyal

On Loyalty Day, we recognize and reaffirm our allegiance to the principles upon which our Nation is built.  We pledge our dedication to the United States of America and honor its unique heritage, reminding ourselves...

Scouting and How Good Turns Have Blessed America

In 2008, ArrowCorps5 made $5.6 mil­lion worth of improve­ments to pub­lic lands Among many references to the Good Turn in BSA literature is this comment from the Boy Scout Handbook: "To people who know about Scouting,...