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Silver and Gold Party

I believe all Scouting units should support each other with the intent that all youth get the opportunity to experience Scouting. Some troops in a community see other troops as competition and refuse to help the other units improve. By having all... From Scoutmaster Musings 2 months ago

Tattoo Merit Badge Release

If your scouts have already earned the Exploration merit badge and are looking for something more interesting, it's your lucky day! The Tattoo Merit Badge was just announced and the merit badge pamphlet is available in scout shops and as electronic... From Scoutmaster Musings 3 months ago

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World Scout Scarf Day

Thursday, August 1 On World Scout Scarf Day, all former Scouts and current Scouts are asked to wear their neckerchief (scarf) to promote the Spirit of Scouting. August 1 was the date of the very first Scout camp on Brownsea Island in 1907. So wear... From Scouter Mom 1 week ago

Pedro's Parking Puzzle

Pedro's Parking Puzzle Philmont's parking lot is too full. Can you unscramble all the parked cars in this brain-teasing puzzle game? Philmont's parking lot is too full. Can you unscramble all the parked cars in this brain-teasing puzzle game? View... From Inside Boys' Life 1 month ago

Master of the Universe Prayer

Master of the Universe Prayer Master of the universe Grant me the ability to be alone; May it be my custom to go outdoors each day Among the trees and grass, among all living things. And there may I be alone, and enter into prayer, To talk with the... From U.S. Scouting Service Project 3 months ago

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A Change of Attitude

Last weekend my wife and I attended our council's University of Scouting event. We were there to take classes to learn what we need to know to start a new family pack in our area. It was mostly a good day. I say mostly because there was one major... From Adventures and Accidents 4 months ago

Slide of the Month - Rainbow Loom Slide

February 2018 Time to make: 15 minutes Original design: A. C. This design was created by one of my Scouts (who's name I can't use because he is under 18). Back story, it was memorial day and we were gathering before the parade. A.C. came to the... From Channeling Whittlin Jim 4 months ago

Super Achievers

You can get a Super Achiever patch for all Cub Scouts in each rank that earn all Adventure pins. The Webelos patch has been available for awhile, but now there's a patch for Lion, Tiger, Wolf, and Bear. This Super Achiever patch is not an official... From Scoutmaster Musings 5 months ago

Scouts BSA

With females officially joining the Scouts BSA program today, I look forward to helping them get as much as they can out of their scouting experience. Most of my involvement is currently with adult leaders preparing for high adventures, but I... From Scoutmaster Musings 5 months ago

Cub Scout Bobcat Rank Requirements: How to Earn the Badge

Learning the Cub Scout Bobcat requirements is the first step that all new Cub Scouts must take so that they can earn their Bobcat badge. Requirements are all listed here for your convenience, including a link to the pamphlet, How to Protect Your... From Cub Scout Ideas 5 months ago

Inside the February 2019 Issue

Here's what you'll find inside the February 2019 issue of Boys' Life magazine. Remember, many articles are only available to subscribers and are not available online. Please visit to subscribe to the print or digital editions... From Inside Boys' Life 5 months ago

Write a Funny Caption for This Photo

What's going on in this picture? What are those fighter pilots saying, doing or thinking? If you can think of a funny caption for this photo, just post it in the comment form at the bottom of this page. After we approve it, your funny caption will... From Inside Boys' Life 6 months ago

Dishwashing and Hygiene

Lack of adequate Personal and Camp hygiene is a common problem on outings, and something that is easy to prevent. With a little education and effort, no one should get sick when out in the wilds. First, a few common problems encountered by... From Scoutmaster Musings 6 months ago

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