lost girl rangers

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...

Is There Still Room for God in Today’s BSA?

Scouting has a plethora of opportunities for youth to learn and grow into strong adults. Youth can learn about different career paths, experience the outdoors, learn good financial practices and much more. Another character...

Girls were already Boy Scouts long before the change in this Maryland town

In Chevy Chase, Maryland, Boy Scout Troop 52 gathered to plan a trip to Shenandoah National Park. The Troop discussed what food to bring, what clothes to wear and the expected elevation of their...

Why the Summit is Perfect for the 2019 World Jamboree

During a down moment at this summer's National Jamboree, our Voice of Scouting team caught Wayne for five minutes. This is what he had to say about the upcoming World Jamboree: "Besides outdoor wilderness adventure,...
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Dutch Oven Recipes | Making Christmas Brunch Outdoors

By now readers know that we are a bit crazy for holiday foods and Christmas is no exception. Recently we gathered the Voice of Scouting team together to make amazing dutch oven recipes for...

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...