What does the National Council do for Scouting on the Local Level?

The BSA membership fee will increase to $33 for all registered youth and adult leaders, effective December 1, 2017. Membership fees support the services that are necessary to provide Scouting to youth from 7 to...

Duty to God is Essential to Scouting

The connection between a youth's duty to God has long been one of Scouting's tenets. The first Boy Scouts of America Handbook for Boys, published over a century ago, stated, “No boy can grow into the...

What to Expect When Girls Join Cub Scouts

As you may have heard, the BSA announced that moving forward, it will allow girls to fully participate and register in Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs, should local Scouting partners choose to recruit...

BSA Expands Programs to Welcome Girls from Cub Scouts to Highest Rank of Eagle...

Irving, Texas – October 11, 2017 – Today, the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously approved to welcome girls into its iconic Cub Scout program and to deliver a Scouting program for older...
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VenturingFest 2018: Summer As it Should be

Summer can be an unforgettable time of year or an excruciatingly boring time of year. You always talk about planning your next adventure but never get around to it. Suddenly, you realize it’s July and...

Participate in Jamboree on the Air from October 20th-22nd and Experience Scouting’s Best Amateur...

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...

An All-Girls Venturing Crew Hits the Sea and Shows the World Scouting is For...

“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 points to a topic that people in the Scouting community...

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...
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Olympic Hopeful Katie Hancock: How Scouting Enables Her

Nationally successful athlete, internationally awarded peacekeeper, and Scout --It's hard to believe that Texas native Katie Hancock is just seventeen years old.   At the 2017 USASA National Championship, the girl placed third in the nation in her division...

An Orthodox Jewish Venturing Crew Gave New York-Native Women the Jamboree Experience of a...

"Scouting has allowed me to do things that I wouldn't have done otherwise. It has allowed me to be free," says Hadassah Grimaldi, a member of an all Orthodox Jewish Venturing Crew. Hadassah, and her...