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Merit Badge Counselors List

Tracey sent in this form which can be used to keep track of counselors for merit badges. Space is included for the counselor's name, phone number, and email address. Badges required for the rank of Eagle Scout are highlighted in yellow. Thanks... From Scouter Mom 1 month ago

Write a Funny Caption for This Photo

What's that fish doing? Write a funny caption and we might print it in the May issue! What's going on in this picture? What is that fish doing or thinking? If you can think of a funny caption for this photo, just post it in the comment form at the... From Inside Boys' Life 2 months ago

Write a Funny Caption for This Photo

What is this owl doing or thinking? Write a funny caption and we'll print it in the April issue! What's going on in this picture? What is that owl doing or thinking? If you can think of a funny caption for this photo, just post it in the comment... From Inside Boys' Life 3 months ago

How to Make a Paper Airplane for Cub Scouts

Learn how to make a paper airplane for the Wolf Cub Scout elective adventures, Motor Away and Air of the Wolf. These fun activities could be done at a pack meeting too And Motor Away counts toward the Cub Scout Nova award, Swing! The post How to... From Cub Scout Ideas 1 week ago

How to Honor the Flag During Cub Scout Flag Ceremonies

When we think of flag etiquette, we think of things like not letting the flag touch the ground, where the flag should be placed, etc. But before we learn those things, we need to learn how to honor the flag with our behavior, especially during a... From Cub Scout Ideas 2 weeks ago

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Side of the Month Extra - (Carve a Face) 70's Scout

March 2018 Time to make: 3 hours Design Bill Macfarlane Original concept: Bill Burch So while I was carving the Bill Burch slide of the month I got an idea. I was a Scout back in the 70's and I thought what if I did a Scout of that era. Complete... From Channeling Whittlin Jim 1 month ago

Earning All of the Merit Badges

Heather sent in this question: I have two boys one is almost done with all 137 Merit badge he is 15 and I know most of the merit badge go together. Now my 10 year old is now a boy scout and came to me the other day and said he to would like to get... From Scouter Mom 1 month ago

What Is Scout Spirit?

Scout spirit is mentioned in several of the requirements for Boy Scout ranks. But what is Scout spirit and how does a Boy Scout go about demonstrating it? For the Boy Scout ranks of Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, and Eagle Scout... From Scouter Mom 1 month ago

How to Make Fun Raisin Racers at Your Pinewood Derby

Cub Scouting's Pinewood Derby is an exciting event! But sometimes, it can be a bit long for the younger siblings. Have the kids make Raisin Racers, a fun craft combined with a snack! The post How to Make Fun Raisin Racers at Your Pinewood Derby... From Cub Scout Ideas 1 month ago

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Girls in the Boy Scouts on CBS Sunday Morning

As kids raced pinewood derby cars and lined church pews for Scout Sunday last weekend, CBS News profiled the changing face of the Boy Scouts for its "Sunday Morning" cover story. Those changing faces include the girls of Pack 203 in the Pacific... From Scouting News 2 months ago

How to Make Recycled Raingutter Regatta Boats

Packs can have a simple Raingutter Regatta by turning it into a Recycled Raingutter Regatta! For this environmentally friendly activity, you don't need kits--just stuff from your recycling bin and a few supplies. The post How to Make Recycled... From Cub Scout Ideas 2 months ago

February 2018 - Family Program: Camping and Outdoor Activities

So, your pack has decided to adopt the Family Program and now you have either an all-girl or a coed pack. Congratulations on embracing this new chapter of Scouting! Now comes the fun part of planning the activities, especially camping and outdoor... From BSA CubCast Podcast 2 months ago

Vacation Alert!

From Ask Andy 2 months ago

25 Funny Pinewood Derby Jokes

Laugh at 25 funny Pinewood Derby jokes! Be a humor champion with these winning Pinewood Derby jokes written by Boys' Life readers. These funny jokes are guaranteed to take the checkered flag at your next race. Do you know a funny Pinewood Derby... From Inside Boys' Life 3 months ago

Webelos Super Achiever

The new Webelos Super Achiever patches have arrived and are available now. ClassB.com did a great job on them and they look super! A hundred have already been shipped out to folks that pre-ordered them so they'll have them well before their Blue... From Scoutmaster Musings 3 months ago

Solstice Activity

Today is the best day of the year for Astronomy merit badge and worst for Photography. :-) At 10:28am Central time today, the winter solstice occurs. For the next six months, we'll be getting more and more sunlight each day in the northern... From Scoutmaster Musings 4 months ago

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Penpals and Postcards

Our Pen Pals program has about 1700 Scouting units signed up and scouts around the world are exchanging mail and electronic messages. A new Postcard Exchange has just been started. Scouts across the USA can collect postcards from scouts in every... From Scoutmaster Musings 4 months ago

Any Gift Ideas?

I just gave away 3 gifts this morning in my Monthly Give-Away and I'm waiting for the winners to claim them. You could win at the end of this month - if you just enter! If you're looking for some gift ideas, here's a few to consider: Reusable... From Scoutmaster Musings 4 months ago

Write a Funny Caption for This Photo

What is that Balloon Dog thinking? Write a funny caption and it could be printed in the March issue! What's going on in this picture? What is that balloon dog doing or thinking? If you can think of a funny caption for this photo, just post it in... From Inside Boys' Life 4 months ago

Chief Scout on Girls in BSA

Plenty of rumors, speculations, and concerns about the changes we'll have in place starting next year. Rather than fretting and wondering, if you have a half hour to invest, Bryan Wendell reads questions from scouters across the country answered by... From Scoutmaster Musings 4 months ago

Easy Magic Trick for Cub Scouts

A magic trick can be hard for little Tiger Cub Scouts to do. Here's a super simple one for them to learn using nothing but a length of rope. The Tiger elective adventure, Curiosity, Intrigue and Magical Mysteries, has the boy learning a magic trick... From Cub Scout Ideas 5 months ago

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