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Scholarships Available for NextConnect National Marketing Summits-Register Now!

David Weekley, the newly elected national vice president of marketing of the Boy Scouts of America, wants to make you aware of special scholarship funds that have become available to help offset travel expenses so every council can send at least... From Scout Wire 1 day ago

The Buzz: New President Inducted at 2014 National Annual Meeting

Did you miss out on this year's National Annual Meeting, held in Nashville, Tenn.? If you did-or even if you were there, and would like to see a quick recap of the busy week's events-the latest episode of The Buzz is dedicated to the event's high... From Scout Wire 2 days ago

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Celebrate! It's National Hot Dog Day! http://t.co/4sMyn4RV59 http://t.co/RveMnDRgHI : via Twitter http://ift.tt/1714avm... From Inside Boys' Life 2 days ago

New Features, Updates Added to My.Scouting Tools

We are happy to announce the latest new features and improvements that are available on my .Scouting Tools , including the following: New! Organization Security Manager Tool Key 3s at each organization level, including council, area, region and... From Scout Wire 3 days ago

The Buzz - June 2014, "National Annual Meeting"

While the name of the event remained the same, there were lots of changes introduced at the 2014 National Annual Meeting, held May 21-23 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn., including: The final address from Wayne Perry, the BSA's... From BSA Internal Communications Youtube Videos 3 days ago

RT @ScoutmasterJose: #BSA Scouts at Opening Campfire of Caribbean Jamboree 2014. Http://t.co/LIhpVZsHun

RT @ScoutmasterJose: #BSA scouts at opening campfire of Caribbean Jamboree 2014. http://t.co/LIhpVZsHun : via Twitter http://ift.tt/1714avm... From Inside Boys' Life 3 days ago

Celebrate National Hammock Day With BL Http://t.co/qhh7M8OCUu

Celebrate National Hammock Day with BL http://t.co/qhh7M8OCUu : via Twitter http://ift.tt/1714avm... From Inside Boys' Life 3 days ago

Philmont Reaches 1-Million Camper Milestone

This summer, Philmont Scout Ranch reached the milestone of one million campers. It all started 75 years ago when Waite Phillips offered 35,857 acres of his ranch to the Boy Scouts of America in 1938 to serve as a national wilderness camping area... From Scout Wire 4 days ago

How to Get Started Caving

Expert caver on the 5 best places to get started caving: Bill Steele started caving as a Scout almost 50 years ago, and since then, he has explored hundreds of caves throughout the United States and in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and China. He has... From Inside Boys' Life 4 days ago

The Summit Bechtel Reserve | Explore the Adventure of Scouting

The Summit Bechtel Reserve. A place like no other in the world tucked in the heart of West Virginia. A place made possible through the generosity of donors who see The Bechtel Summit's adventures, programs and technological opportunities as vital to... From The Bechtel Summit Youtube Videos 4 days ago

Scouts Can Really Sink Their Teeth Into BSA's Latest Tasty Partnership

The Boy Scouts of America and Jack Link's have teamed up on a multiyear partnership that will make Jack Link's "The Official Protein Snack of the Boy Scouts of America" and the organization's four national high-adventure bases. The agreement will... From Scout Wire 4 days ago

Q&A: SSNs, Background Checks, Merit Badge Counselors

Time for a few more answers to your questions, this time about Social Security numbers on adult applications, the criminal background check and how to become a merit badge counselor. I don't like giving out my Social Security number. Why is it... From Bobwhite's Blather 4 days ago

Choosing a Patrol Name

I remember very clearly the time I first sat down with my new Patrol to choose a Patrol name. We had some suggestions from the Boy Scout Handbook and an old printed list of a couple-dozen creative names. We didn't think much about what should go... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 1 week ago

Scout Camp 2015, Summit Style

Scout camp-the learning, the merit badges, the advancement-it's pretty cool, a classic Scouting experience. The new Walter Scott Summit Center at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve-with its lakes, trails, zip lines, boulder cove,... From Summit Blog 1 week ago

Scout Camp 2015, Summit Style

Scout camp-the learning, the merit badges, the advancement-it's pretty cool, a classic Scouting experience. The new Walter Scott Summit Center at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve-with its lakes, trails, zip lines, boulder cove,... From Summit Blog 1 week ago

Patch Trading at the Training Center

It is inevitable. If you are in the Scouting program for several years you will start collecting something. It could be activity patches. Maybe it will be council shoulder patches (csp's) or Order of the Arrow lodge flaps. It might be coffee mugs... From A Scoutmaster's Blog 1 week ago

National Outdoor Awards Aren't Easy to Earn Http://t.co/Z7oMyMMiL2

National Outdoor Awards Aren't Easy To Earn http://t.co/Z7oMyMMiL2 : via Twitter http://ift.tt/1714avm... From Inside Boys' Life 1 week ago

National Outdoor Awards Aren't Easy to Earn

National Outdoor Awards Aren't Easy To Earn The BSA's National Outdoor Awards take a lot of work. That's what makes the award so prestigious. When Wisconsin Scout Christopher Hagen became an Eagle Scout, he didn't stop there. Instead, he kept... From Inside Boys' Life 1 week ago

2014 Section SR-7B Conclave

Section SR-7B held their 2014 Section Conclave at Camp Bowers, NC on April 25-27, 2014. Here is a look at the activities enjoyed by all the Arrowmen present including National Chief, Nick Dannemiller. -- Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America... From Order of the Arrow Youtube Videos 1 week ago

Scout Video – Flintstones & Flash Mobs

My Scout video picks for this week include Flintstones, a  flash mob, and futuristic publications. Flintstones Jamboree Fred and Barney lead a rousing rendition of  "Old MacDonald" at a World Jamboree. Scout video of Flash Mob in Turin, Italy A... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 1 week ago

Yum! The BSA Now Has an Official Protein Snack

Jerky, anyone? The tasty snack is now the official BSA protein snack, thanks to a deal between the BSA and Jack Link's . What does this mean to you? It means that Jack Link's products will soon be available at the BSA's retail facilities and also... From Inside Boys' Life 1 week ago

2012 National Vice Chief Preston Marquis

Preston Marquis, 2012 National Vice Chief of the Order of the Arrow, tells his Scouting story at the 2013 National Planning Meeting in Dallas, TX. -- Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America Twitter: www.twitter.com/oabsa Instagram:... From Order of the Arrow Youtube Videos 1 week ago

Shaking Things Up: The Left-Handed Scout Handshake

What's one of the most common forms of nonverbal communication used between two  people?  No, it's not the fist bump, high five, a hug or even a kiss.  It's the handshake — a simple handshake involves  extending one's hand ? typically the... From ScoutStuff Blog 2 weeks ago

What Are You Getting?

On the eve of my youngest son departing for college it is once again a time to think back on the past 18 years watching him grow into this great young man.  I can't help but think about getting the most out of life when I think about Josh's... From The Scoutmaster Minute 2 weeks ago

Bryan's Top 10 Jamboree Memories Http://t.co/oB9YgUhnY6

Bryan's top 10 jamboree memories http://t.co/oB9YgUhnY6 : via Twitter http://ift.tt/1714avm... From Inside Boys' Life 2 weeks ago

New Policy Ensures Safe Use of Aquatics Play Structures

Innovative and creative aquatics play structures currently exist in many Scouting settings, with more councils and Scouting groups evaluating the many play structure options entering the marketplace. Many local councils have asked about safety... From Scout Wire 3 weeks ago

Commissioner Tools Undergo Final Testing Before Fall Launch

Earlier this year, we announced the development of Commissioner Tools, a set of resources within MyScouting that will replace the Unit Visit Tracking System. The following 16 councils are currently testing these Commissioner Tools, with the... From Scout Wire 3 weeks ago

Issue 403 – July 1, 2014

________________________________________ Independence Day is just three days away so let's consider what Benjamin Franklin had to say about democracy and liberty… "DEMOCRACY is two wolves and a lamb deciding the lunch menu; LIBERTY is a well-armed... From Ask Andy 3 weeks ago

Registration Open for 2015 World Scout Jamboree

(Adapted from Bryan on Scouting blog) Odds are 19 out of every 20 people you meet at the 2015 World Scout Jamboree will be from a country other than the United States. How about those odds for making friends with Scouts from one of 161 different... From Scout Wire 3 weeks ago

Introducing BSA's New International Commissioner

Our relationship with other Scouting organizations around the world has become increasingly important, and it requires a strong and creative ambassador to keep us all connected and serving each other's needs to the best of our ability. That's where... From Chief's Corner 3 weeks ago

Opening Week: 2014 High Adventure – Gallery

Opening week of 2014 high adventure programs at The Summit Bechtel Reserve kicked off June 8, 2014 and we've captured some of the sights. From setting up camp to mountain biking to shooting sports , participants dug in and learned a little bit... From Summit Blog 4 weeks ago

Scouts Survive Boundary Waters Canoe Mishap

Scouts and their guide paddle during the beginning of a storm that threatened the lives of a group of Scouts. (photo from Cincinnati .com) On Thursday June 12th a group of Scouts on a trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness with the Northern... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 1 month ago

Issue 402 – June 25, 2014

________________________________________ Dear Andy, Does a Boy Scout troop have to accept all boys who want to join? I'm asking because we're a troop in a small town. There were a couple of parents who didn't like the way the troop was being run,... From Ask Andy 1 month ago

Where Do Boy Scouts Learn Skills?

Becky sent in this question: I understand only an older scout can sign off on rank requirements, but when do the scouts learn the skills and do the items they need? Is it only during scout events? It is typical for them to learn the skills at... From Scouter Mom 1 month ago

Best Online Resources for Learning Morse Code

Ham Radio and Scouting have had a long and solid relationship. Back in 2012, I wrote an article of the Top 10 Reasons You Should Get a Ham Radio License . I also wrote a couple of articles ( here and here ) about Jamboree On The Air – the annual... From Scouting Rediscovered 1 month ago

Volunteers for the 2017 Jamboree

Volunteers Like You! That's who we're looking for to make the 2017 National Scout Jamboree at The Summit Bechtel Reserve an amazing Scouting experience. Volunteers in the Boy Scouts of America know what it means to serve. It's the volunteer spirit... From Summit Blog 1 month ago

A Week at Philmont Training Center

Well, the week is now a part of history. Last week I spent my vacation at the Philmont Training Center at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. It was awesome! Sunny every day. Not a drop of rain. Great Scouters and instructors everywhere. And only... From A Scoutmaster's Blog 1 month ago

Register Now for Top Hands 2014: Aug. 20-22

This year, the professional leadership of the Boy Scouts of America will gather in Anaheim, California, Aug. 20-22. The main focus for this year's Top Hands is: the Scouting experience. The experience that youth, families, volunteers, donors, and... From Scout Wire 1 month ago

A Message for New Ordeal Candidates

Matt Brown, 2013 National Chief, has a message for new ordeal candidates. -- Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America Twitter: www.twitter.com/oabsa Instagram: www.instagram.com/oabsa Facebook:... From Order of the Arrow Youtube Videos 1 month ago

A Message for Parents of New Ordeal Candidates

Ray Capp, National Chairman of the Order of the Arrow, has a message for the parents of new ordeal candidates. -- Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America Twitter: www.twitter.com/oabsa Instagram: www.instagram.com/oabsa Facebook:... From Order of the Arrow Youtube Videos 1 month ago

Connecting to the Outdoors Through the BSA Fieldbook

If there's a way to put outdoor adventures into words, the 2014 BSA Fieldbook certainly ranks among the top guides on sharpening outdoor skills. My first Fieldbook was big – more than 500 pages – so it took up a good bit of room in my backpack. But... From Chief's Corner 1 month ago

Seeking Applications for 2014-2015 BSA/NRA Youth Ambassador Program

Each year, the Boy Scouts of America searches for two youth to represent the program as NRA Youth Ambassadors. The National Rifle Association and the Boy Scouts of America have had a partnership in shooting sports programs for youth for many years... From Scout Wire 1 month ago

Issue 401 – June 18, 2014

________________________________________ Hello Andy, I'm the camping coordinator for a BSA troop based in England. We'd planned on attending British camp this summer, but the camp isn't going to open this year due to low sign-ups and funding... From Ask Andy 1 month ago

Finance Impact E-Letter: June 15 Issue Highlights New Annual Giving Level

Click image to view e-Letter The June 15 edition of the Finance Impact Department's e-Letter has been published and is now available online. This edition highlights the new annual giving level, Sustaining Members. This new level recognizes donors... From Scout Wire 1 month ago

Lease Cars: 2012 GMC Terrain, 2012 Ford Edge

The National Council has the following lease vehicles for sale: 2012 Ford Edge Limited Approximate mileage: 64,129 Exterior color: Mineral Gray Metallic Interior color: Charcoal Black Asking Price: $20,339 Location: Peoria, Illinois... From Scout Wire 1 month ago

June Is Great Outdoors Month!

As the Welcome message on the greatoutdoorsmonth.org site says, it's all about celebrating the natural wonder and outdoor spirit of America . So with that being the goal, it's surprising BSA didn't come up with the idea for "Great Outdoors Month"... From ScoutStuff Blog 1 month ago

What's the Scoop on a White-on-Red Order of the Arrow Sash?

As if you needed another reason to attend NOAC next summer. You know the National Order of the Arrow Conference is the OA's signature event. You know 2015 is the Order of the Arrow's 100th Anniversary. Right there you've got two incredible reasons... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 1 month ago

Flag Day Is June 14!

Keeping the Tradition Alive… On June 14, 1885, Bernard J. Cigrand, a teacher not even 20 years old, placed a 10″, 38-star flag in a bottle on his desk before assigning essays on the flag and its significance. This simple yet profound... From ScoutStuff Blog 1 month ago

Scouter Honored for Heroism During Navy Yard Shooting

Navy Capt. Edward "Chip" Zawislak is a real-life superhero, and he learned those skills in Scouting. Zawislak, an Eagle Scout and Scouter with Troop 903 in Southern Maryland, rescued and used first aid on a woman shot during the Washington Navy... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 1 month ago

Pioneering From Mosta Venture Crew, Malta

Sean from Mosta Venture Scout Unit in Malta shared these photographs of various projects, including a raft, a ferris wheel, a carousel and a suspended platform in a valley.The suspended camping platform was made using abseiling ropes and a small... From Ropes and Poles 1 month ago

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