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Does Scouting Work for Your Youth Ministry?

Scouting provides outreach opportunities for your church The opening decades of this century have seen a decline in church attendance. Everywhere churches are scrambling to get their message...
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Celebrate the History of Women in Scouting for International Women’s Day

Today we celebrate our Scout moms, our leaders, our den mothers, our trainers, and the many other women who have had an influence for good in Scouting across the world. On this International Women's Day,...
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The BSA Announces Temporary Eagle Scout Extension for New Scouts BSA Members

About a week ago, the Boy Scouts of America announced that they will offer a one-time, limited exception to its age requirements for the Eagle Scout award, giving new Scouts BSA members, male and female, a...
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The Top Three Benefits of Being a Chartered Partner with the Boy Scouts of...

The Boy Scouts of America makes Scouting available to our nation’s youth by chartering community organizations to organize and operate Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Venturing crews and Sea Scout ships for children...

Leave No Trace While Cold Weather Camping

When it comes to leaving no trace, winter conditions bring challenges. In my home council, at our Camp Maple Dell, for example, we've held weekly Klondike Derbies every winter for years. At these district-sponsored events, campers arrived...

These Ghoulish Adventures Are a MUST for Scouts this Halloween

Halloween is hands down one of the funnest holidays of the year. You get candy, parties, Harry Potter marathons, tricks, and the best decor around. Take advantage of the spooky excitement and make your...

Participate in Jamboree on the Air from Oct. 19 to 21 and Experience Scouting’s...

It takes a lot of courage and skill to teach a rowdy bunch of teenage boys. But, that's just what Boy Scout and Amateur Radio enthusiast Cameron Gardner did last summer at Treasure Mountain...
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The Story of the Lost Girl Rangers

In October 2017, an announcement from the BSA stated that it would begin accepting girls as Cub and Eagle Scouts for the first time in its 107-year history. The media trumpeted that the gender barrier was...

National Poison Prevention Week: March 18-24, 2018

Next week, March 18-24, 2018 is the 2018 National Poison Prevention week and Scouts everywhere can make a difference. The first step is to call your local poison center at 1-800-222-1222 to see how you can work...

Join Other Scouters Who Make Youth Protection Matter

The BSA's brand new version of Youth Protection Training rolled out March 1, 2018. This new program, known as YPT-2, is mandatory for all registered BSA volunteers and employees. Because of the changes to...