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Scouts Then and Now, Chapter 5: 54 Inspiring Sets of Photos

Look at photos of the same Scout or Venturer - once in his or her early Scouting years and once later in life. The visible changes will be obvious. The nonvisible changes, such as more confidence, better character and stronger leadership... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 6 hours ago

Managing Cub Scout Behavior

A reader sent in this question: I am taking over as Den Leader for my son's Bear Den. The boys' behavior, 2 in particular, was not very good last year. (One whose parent was there and did nothing to help, just smiled at him like he was an angel.)... From Scouter Mom 1 day ago

1979 Boy Scouts of America PSA Features the Peanuts Gang

Want to learn some skills? Climb some hills? Do good deeds for those in need? Then follow Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock and the Peanuts gang by becoming a Boy Scout. Yes, the same fun things - hiking, biking, making friends - that Scouts do... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 1 day ago

Laugh at 25 Funny Olympic Jokes

Laugh at 25 funny Olympic jokes Let the Olympic groans begin! Here are 25 funny Olympic jokes sent in by Boys' Life readers that deserve a gold medal in humor. Do you know a funny Olympic joke? Click here to send your joke to us . A book never... From Inside Boys' Life 1 day ago

Ben Gallaher, Country Singer and Eagle Scout, Makes His Mark in Nashville

Country singer-songwriter Ben Gallaher doesn't hide the fact that he's an Eagle Scout. He includes those 10 letters in  his Twitter bio , on his Facebook page and on his official website . He also lives those 10 letters every day as he tours the... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 2 days ago

Issue 496 – July 26, 2016

________________________________________ Hi Andy, We held a Tenderfoot board of review last night for one of our newest Scouts. We had two committee members present. I had sent out an email to the committee last week, right after I'd conferenced... From Ask Andy 2 days ago

How Has Boys' Life Magazine Improved Your Scout's Experience?

Today's Tuesday Talkback is all about Boys' Life  magazine. Join me in sharing stories about  BL ‘s impact on your family. Once per month, every month, the Wendell mailbox became a treasure chest. Approximately 29 days out of 30, it... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 3 days ago

Philmont Photo Archive Now Includes Every Attendee Since 1976

Philmont's digital photo archive now stretches back to the year the United States celebrated its bicentennial, Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer and  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest  won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Yes, the Philmont Photo... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 4 days ago

C 2 C - by Bike

Well, tomorrow his wheel hits the Pacific! My Eagle Scout son completes his Atlantic to Pacific solo bicycle ride from Boston, MA to Anacortes, WA. It has been fun following his progress from sea to sea, covering over 3800 miles, on his blog at... From Scoutmaster Musings 6 days ago

Can Packs, Troops, Teams or Crews Participate in Political Rallies?

The Boy Scouts of America might be the most patriotic organization in the U.S. But we don't endorse any one political party. You could say that rather than being pro-left or pro-right, the Boy Scouts of America is pro-America. The same applies to... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 1 week ago

American Hiking Society Has a Deal for 2016 High-Adventure Base Attendees

If your Summer of Scouting 2016 included (or will include) a trip to a BSA high-adventure base, you're pretty lucky. And not just because you experienced the adventure of a lifetime in New Mexico, Florida, Minnesota, Canada or West Virginia. The... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 1 week ago

Neil Armstrong's Success in Space Didn't Surprise His Fellow Boy Scouts

Neil Armstrong wasn't your typical Boy Scout. While the other boys in Troop 25 out of Sandusky, Ohio, were horsing around at meetings and campouts, "Neil was buckling down to learning things like the flag semaphore code and first aid," one of his... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 1 week ago

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Scouting's Future – Scoutmaster Podcast 324

In an often pessimistic world Scouting's future is inherently optimistic. Scouting is greater than a hedge against the perilous future, or a return to a storied past. We typically associate the future with technological advances. While technology... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 1 week ago

PokéMon Sightings Reported at Eagle Projects, Scout Camps, Council Offices

Pokémon GO trainers are finding Pokémon, PokéStops and gyms at Boy Scout summer camps, Eagle Scout service project sites and local Boy Scout council offices. The discovery brings this crazily popular virtual game into the real world of Scouting... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 1 week ago

The Original Philmont DVD

Now that the Scouts of Melrose Boy Scout Troop 68 have left on their trip to Philmont Scouts Ranch I have been thinking about my trips to the ranch, and the DVD I have in my collection known as The Philmont Documentary Collection. It is one of my... From A Scoutmaster's Blog 1 week ago

2016 Pool Safely Pledge: Take a Minute, Save a Life

At summer camps and water parks, in community centers and backyards, pool season is in full swing. That makes now an auspicious time to remind you about the ways you can keep your children, Scouts and Venturers safe when swimming. Today begins the... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 1 week ago

Join the Adventure Experience Team Today

We are still looking for great staff members in all program areas for the Jamboree. Especially in our Adventure Experience areas: wheeled sports, shooting sports, aquatic sports and aerial sports. One of the biggest misconceptions out there is... From Summit Blog 1 week ago

So You've Been Bitten by a Venomous Snake? Here's What to Do.

Don't apply a tourniquet. Don't suck out the venom. And never, ever attempt to capture or kill the snake. When traveling in areas where you might encounter a venomous snake, knowing what to do is just as important as knowing what not to do. So... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 1 week ago


Remember my last post? I went shopping at the local Scout Shop and bought several closeout items, some for actual use, and some for the collection. I left one item out of that article, the one that was rolled up in the tube. It was something I... From A Scoutmaster's Blog 2 weeks ago

Eagle Scout Performs With Blue Angels

Navy Cmdr. Frank Weisser, an Eagle Scout, will rejoin the Blue Angels as a solo pilot. He'll perform with the U.S. Navy's flight demonstration squadron as Blue Angel No. 6 - known as the "opposing solo pilot" - for the remainder of the 2016-2017... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 2 weeks ago

PokéMon Cars in the Pinewood Derby

Pokémon Cars in the Pinewood Derby Pokémon-themed pinewood derby cars are always popular. In pinewood derbies across the country, Cub Scouts are racing Pikachu, Turtwig and Charizard cars inspired by the Pokémon universe. Take a look at these... From Inside Boys' Life 2 weeks ago

How Scouts, Explorers in North Texas Are Supporting Dallas Police

For decades, the Dallas-based Circle Ten Council and the Dallas Police Department have been partners in developing young people into responsible adults. Dallas Police Chief David Brown is a member of the council's board of directors, and 371 young... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 2 weeks ago

Trip to the Scout Shop

There are some days you just should not go to the local Scout Shop. If you want to save your money, that is. But than, you have to go if you want to get the closeout items, don't you? Remember the Christmas in July Sale? I went Tuesday night, and... From A Scoutmaster's Blog 2 weeks ago

Eagle Scout Offers Tips for Being Safe While Playing PokéMon GO

If you're not careful, the effort to catch all the Pokémon for your Pokédex could leave you with a Poké-compound fracture. That's why the Eagle Scout who made headlines last year with a campaign against texting while driving is back with... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 2 weeks ago

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