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...

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...

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...
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I Waited for Years to Go to Jamboree!

Today, after 53 years of hoping to go, I am finally at the National Jamboree at the Bechtel Summit Reserve with our blog's team. Never mind that I am no longer a boy and...

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...