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Wear Cowboy Boots on a Hike?

Is it a good idea to wear cowboy boots on a hike? Q. Is it OK to wear cowboy boots on a hike? I have a pair that is very comfortable. - B.J. the Cowboy, LeHigh Acres, Florida Interesting question. I've definitely never been asked that one before... From Inside Boys' Life 12 hours ago

Scoutmaster Podcast 322 – Youth Engagement

Scouting is something Scouts do for themselves … … rather than a program of activities presented for them. This week I'll discuss the way Scouts should be engaged in leading one another, in making decisions affecting what they do and... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 14 hours ago

Where to Find Examples for Bobcat Requirements

Sean sent in this question: Hi! This site is so helpful, thank you for doing this! I'm planning on signing up my son for scouts this coming fall & was going to get started on the Bobcat requirements this summer. I was able to access the... From Scouter Mom 14 hours ago

Get Your 2017 National Jamboree Questions Answered Live

From high-octane adventure to making lifelong friends, your Scouts and Venturers will be talking about the 2017 National Jamboree for years to come.  An event this memorable takes a lot of planning, which is why the experts are stepping in to help... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 16 hours ago

Exploring Coyote Gulch With Scouts

I've been asked all year if we are planning another trip to Goblin Valley this summer.  Remembering last year's experience , my answers were always vague and uncertain as I was contemplating the possibility of another option.  I really liked having... From My Scout Stuff - A Scoutmaster's Blog 17 hours ago

The Last Roundtable

The District Roundtable. That once a month training meeting for all Scout Leaders. They are a good meetings for all Scouters to attend, filled with lots of ideas and knowledge, but in reality only a small percentage of Scouters attend them. It is... From A Scoutmaster's Blog 19 hours ago

Wood Badge Methods Inspire Executive Training Program in Rwanda

We think of Wood Badge as a way to deepen our impact within our immediate circles: at home, in Scouting, at work. But Kevin Etter, whose Wood Badge critter is a Bear, has unlocked a way to bring Wood Badge principles beyond Scouting and, indeed,... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 20 hours ago

Advice for a New Advancement Coordinator

You're taking over as advancement coordinator for your troop. Congratulations and thank you – this is an important position with an impact on every youth member. Being advancement coordinator is part recordkeeper, part go-fer, part scheduler... From Bobwhite's Blather 21 hours ago

MasterChef Junior Announces Open Casting Calls for Young Cooks

A Boy Scout won Season 2 of  MasterChef Junior  back in December 2014 . If you ask me, it's time for seconds. MasterChef Junior , the Fox competition that awards $100,000 to a preteen cook, is hosting open casting calls for Season 6 in New Orleans,... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 3 days ago

Sparks Will Fly When Cub Scout Leader Competes in Season 2 of 'BattleBots'

A software developer by day and an assistant Cubmaster by night (and weekends), Randy Farmer has one of the coolest hobbies imaginable. Farmer (top row, left) is a member of Chaos Corps, a robot-building team from Atlanta that will appear in... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 4 days ago

Five Tips for Starting a New Scout Unit in an Underserved Market

To grow Scouting, consider looking in communities where Scouting hasn't yet flourished. That's a skill Brian Collins has perfected. By tapping into underserved markets, this assistant Scoutmaster and district commissioner in the Central Florida... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 4 days ago

New Jersey Triplets Receive Eagle Scout Award - Together, of Course

I'll give you three good reasons to be excited about the future of Scouting. Their names are Nicholas, Anthony and Justin Neves. In January, this set of triplets from Troop 46 of Montgomery Township, N.J., received the Eagle Scout Award. They lived... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 5 days ago

Visitors Passes Are Available for July 9th and 30th 2016

With the Summit Visitors Pass, we've got you covered. The Summit is opening up to visitors this summer! A  visitors pass is a great time for family and friends, and open to the public. We're all set and can't wait for you to visit. There are two... From Summit Blog 5 days ago

Issue 492 – June 21, 2016

________________________________________ Hi, Andy, I have a question about the Camping National Outdoor Award that you probably have addressed before, and I'm not sure where else to go. I have done an internet search, but have not found a source to... From Ask Andy 6 days ago

Inside the July 2016 Issue

Peek inside the July 2016 issue of Boys’ Life magazine Here's what you'll find inside the July 2016 issue of Boys' Life magazine. Remember, many articles are only available to subscribers and are not available online. To subscribe to the... From Inside Boys' Life 6 days ago

Eagle Scouts First on Scene of Rollover Accident Along Interstate 95

"Helping other people at all times" includes those times you don't anticipate. So when two Eagle Scouts and an assistant Scout executive came across the scene of a single-car rollover accident on Thursday, June 16, in Georgia, there was never a... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 6 days ago

Scoutmaster Podcast 321- Brownsea Island Moment

21 boys boarded a boat in Poole Harbor… … they had no way of knowing they were pioneering a movement for millions of young people around the world. Several lived well into old age to vividly recount their experiences decades later... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 1 week ago

On a Sea Scout Long Cruise - Defined as an on-the-Water Activity That Lasts Two or More Weeks -...

On a Sea Scout long cruise - defined as an on-the-water activity that lasts two or more weeks - everybody has a job to do. At the top of the list: Get along. It's not all about you and what you want and what benefits you the most. It's about the... From Inside Boys' Life 1 week ago

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