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First Class Rank Requirement 1a

Some requirements, like First Class Rank Requirement 1a, can be confusing; Since joining, participate in 10 separate troop/patrol activities, six of which include overnight camping. These 10 activities do not include troop or patrol meetings. On at... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 1 day ago

2017 National Jamboree Subcamps Will Be Named After National Parks (With Patches to Match)

It's the National Park Service's 100th birthday, but you get the gift. 2017 National Jamboree leaders this week announced the creation of 22 special subcamp patches, each celebrating a different national park. As first reported on the Summit... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 1 day ago

Suspension Bridge From Feb 1937 Scouter Magazine

I found this suspension bridge article written by L.C. Sands in the February 1937 Scouter magazine: No special credit is claimed for having succeeded in building the bridge described here, as it involves a principle in common use, but as the writer... From Ropes and Poles 1 day ago

U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO to Companies: Use Exploring to Build a Talent Pipeline

Thomas Donohue, a Distinguished Eagle Scout who is president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has a message for the 3 million businesses - companies large and small - who are members of the Chamber. He says  Exploring , the BSA's hands-on... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 2 days ago

With the Scouting Magazine App, Get Every Issue Ever Printed for $4.99 a Year

Carry a century of Scouting stories, knowledge and history everywhere you go by downloading the new Scouting magazine app. With the app, available for iOS, Android and Kindle devices, you can browse every issue of Scouting magazine ever printed -... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 2 days ago

STEM Scouts Pilot Adds Seven Councils, Bringing Total to 20

For every two open STEM jobs right now, there's only one qualified candidate. And while lots of people are talking about the dearth of hands-on STEM experience for young people, the Boy Scouts of America is doing something about it. Last week, the... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 3 days ago

Jamboree Subcamps Renamed in Honor of the National Park Service Centennial

August 25, 2016 is the one hundredth anniversary of America's National Park Service. Just two months after he signed the congressional charter for the Boy Scouts of America, President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Organic Act,... From Summit Blog 4 days ago

Future Camping Gear Reviews

As a happy gear nerd I enjoy writing camping gear reviews once in awhile, especially when that gear stands the test of time. When I write about gear it's usually stuff I have used for at least a year or two, and often a decade or more. I turn down... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 4 days ago

Maximize Your Opportunity to Serve on IST Staff at the 24th World Scout Jamboree

Members of the International Service Team (IST) who will staff the 24 th World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) at the Summit Bechtel Reserve (SBR) in 2019 will come from more than 160 National Scouting Organizations. The geographic diversity of the IST means... From Summit Blog 4 days ago

Have Scouts Who Take Medications? Read These Instructions, Too

Plan ahead. Talk to the Scout's parents. Be smart about storage and labeling. Taking these steps and others when dealing with a youth member's medication is a vital part of keeping our Scouts and Venturers safe and healthy. Here's the latest: The... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 4 days ago

Snoopy's Beagle Scouts Play Set

I am always keeping an eye out for Beagle Scout Snoopy items. I just like the combination of Scouting and Peanuts, I guess. After writing the last article I decided to have a quick look on eBay to see what other Beagle Scout Snoopy items were being... From A Scoutmaster's Blog 5 days ago

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Hallmark Snoopy: White Water Rafting

It is that time of year again. Hallmark stores have started selling the 2016 Christmas ornaments. And yes, once again, there is a Snoopy the Beagle Scout ornament for us involved in Scouting to enjoy. This month's ornament features Scout Leader... From A Scoutmaster's Blog 5 days ago

Challenge Yourself With Scouting Magazine's 'Where Am I?' Contest

Time for a new uniform? Or how about a new pair of boots? If a visit to your local Scout shop is imminent, take this chance to put some extra cash in your pocket. Test your knowledge of U.S. geography in the Scouting magazine Where Am I? contest ... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 5 days ago

Podcast 325 – Email Answers

I hope you had a great summer… The picture for this week's podcast is one of my favorite campsites on Proulx lake in Ontario Canada's Algonquin Provincial Park. We took twenty people in three crews this year and had a great time. I am glad to... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 5 days ago

Protect Your Popcorn Sales – and Your Customers

It's that time of year again – popcorn season! And soon, our Scouts will be knocking on doors, standing on street corners and in front of grocery stores offering the tasty treats of popcorn and other goodies as a thank-you gift to our friends... From Bobwhite's Blather 5 days ago

School Open House

School Night To Join Scouting will be held throughout Minnesota on Thursday, September 22nd. This year's theme is "Heroes Start Here", which nicely fits in with the current wave of superhero movies and television shows. I have to say, I like this... From A Scoutmaster's Blog 1 week ago

10 Lightweight Tips

Here are 10 simple, safe, comfortable ways to cut 15 pounds or more from what you take on your next backpacking trip: Lose Nalgenes - (save 1lb) The Nalgene bottle is ubiquitous to backpacking and Scouting. There are at least 5 different styles... From Scoutmaster Musings 1 week ago

How Councils Use Polaris ATVs to Rev Up Excitement for Scouting

It wasn't adrenaline or horsepower that first got Pat Currie interested in all-terrain vehicles. It was the potential these four-wheeled machines have to recruit new Scouts and to retain older Scouts and Venturers. Currie, Scout Executive of the... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 1 week ago

Jared Ward, Eagle Scout and Olympic Marathoner: Scouting Taught Me to Do Hard Things

Jared Ward is an elite-level marathon racer, a statistics professor at BYU, a father of two and a member of Team USA's 2016 Olympic team. So, yeah. The 27-year-old has experienced some incredible things in his life. That makes it all the more... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 1 week ago

Cardboard Box Rafts- Akela 2016

At the recent Akela 2016 camp, I was involved in running outdoor activities for the Pack Scouters, alongside the community service and crafts bases that were run. Alongside a tensegrity cube , I ran this challenge- to build a raft using staves,... From Ropes and Poles 1 week ago

Louisiana Flooding Hits Scout Families; Here's How to Help

Deadly flooding in Louisiana has affected at least 40,000 homes - many belonging to Scout families. Scouts and Scouters in the Evangeline Area Council in Lafayette and the Istrouma Area Council in Baton Rouge have been displaced. "I can't begin to... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 1 week ago

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