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North Carolina Running Back Elijah Hood Is an Eagle Scout

Elijah Hood's life is full of compelling contrasts. There's the Elijah Hood who runs through (not around) defenders, ruthlessly punishing anyone who gets in his way on the football field. The 6-foot, 220-pounder amassed 1,463 yards - 16th most in... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 8 hours ago

Test-Taking Tips and Strategies to Help You Test Best

Test-Taking Tips and Strategies to Help You Test Best It's back to school, which means it's back to tests. Which also might mean it's back to being majorly stressed out. It doesn't have to be this way. Here are some simple ways to prepare... From Inside Boys' Life 1 day ago

At the 2016 National Youth Protection Symposium, Join the Fight Against Abuse

In 2015, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's CyberTipline received 4.4 million reports of child sexual abuse. That's a fact not meant to scare you but to clarify what we - the Boy Scouts of America and other youth-serving... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 1 day ago

R U a Winner?

You won't be if you don't enter before midnight! Check out my contest page and take a shot to win one of three different prizes. It's free and spam-free, too. Here are a few more contests you might want to enter... Scouting magazine gives away... From Scoutmaster Musings 1 hour ago

Doing Hard Things

It has been a long time since I posted anything. So much has changed for me that I'm not even going to bother to give an update for those who may still be following this. I've been thinking today about something I have often heard about Scouting:... From Adventures and Accidents 22 hours ago

Issue 499 – August 30, 2016

________________________________________ In my previous column (Issue 498-August 16th) a parent had written about her son, a Life Scout, who was told that work on his project for Eagle "must have Scouts as helpers" and "a troop leader must be... From Ask Andy 1 day ago

Podcast 326 – Advice for the Senior Patrol Leader

My son was frustrated, decided to change troops, and was elected senior patrol leader in his new troop. The Scoutmaster is a man of good intentions but with a commanding presence. Over time he has taken to leading himself because it's easier and... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 2 days ago

Explore Your Future With Exploring

Explore Your Future with Exploring Some people know the answer when they're little. Some people don't figure it out until later. (Sometimes much later.) It's a question all of us are asked at some point: "What do you want to be when you grow up?"... From Inside Boys' Life 2 days ago

Prepared for Life: Not Just a Motto

The Scout motto – Be Prepared â€“ has been with us since the beginning, when Baden-Powell encouraged his young charges to be ready for whatever life might throw their way. It came from his days as a military leader, training his soldiers... From Bobwhite's Blather 2 days ago

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 5 days 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 5 days 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 5 days 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 6 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 6 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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