Boy Scouts of America

Meet The Teenage Girl Who Wants to Be A Boy Scout

According to the Boy Scout Law, "a Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent."<p>But does a Boy Scout <i>have</i> to be a boy?<p>Sydney Ireland has been involved with scouting since she was four years old, when she began tagging along …

LGBTQ

This is how you organize the inside of a troop trailer

In Troop 101, even the layout of the troop trailer follows the patrol method.<p>Everything in the 6-foot-by-12-foot trailer is organized by patrol. That …

Hacking

Archbishop Aquila allows Boy Scout troops under Catholic guidelines

Denver, Colo., Apr 26, 2017 / 03:04 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver has announced that parishes in his diocese may continue to …

LGBTQ

Decades after sexual abuse, former Boy Scout confronts his attacker with a pointed message

It took the suffering of two brothers from Washington state to garner the courage to take on the Boy Scouts of America in a landmark case exposing sexual abuse within the organization.<p>But more than that, it took God’s grace to move past that suffering and embrace forgiveness, Tom Stewart, a former …

Conservative POV

Boy Scouts test themselves with a 40-mile walk from Baltimore to Annapolis

For 10-year-old Bernard Pitts, it wasn't an easy choice. Stick with the relative comfort of a tent stocked with fruit slices and other goodies, or …

Trails

New effort to solve 1970 murder of Boy Scout on Chesco campout

More than four decades ago, 11-year-old Terry Bowers was stabbed to death while on a Boy Scout camping trip in Chester County.<p>The Delaware County boy …

Crime

Daisy becomes official BB gun of the Boy Scouts in partnership program

The airgun maker this week announced they are partnering with the largest youth organization in the country to help educate more scouts in the …

Guns

How I Feel About Trump Bombing My Home Of Syria

I don’t know how to feel.<p>The definition of the word ‘Neutral’: “Not helping or supporting either side in a conflict or disagreement.”<p>Some people are commending Trump on the missile attack on Syria last week, some are condemning it, and some are in between. I rarely find myself neutral on anything …

Syria

The Secluded Glampground Near New Orleans That Will Take You A Million Miles Away From It All

This high adventure company takes groups out into the deep swamp, where they can enjoy a stay at their magnificent house boat cabins.<p>The Louisiana …

Travel

When boat burst into flames, Scouting helped him save three lives (including his own)

For Dick Williams, the decisive moment came during a casual fishing trip on the Long Island Sound.In the distance, Williams and his cousin watched as …

Long Island

How to treat burns in the backcountry

<b>Emergency Situation:</b> A spring overnight campout in the White Mountains of New Hampshire is a quiet and peaceful respite. It’s also a cold one. As …

Skin

In pay-to

<b>CELESTINO R. "CHUCK" PENNONI:</b><p><b>Home:</b> Bryn Mawr<p><b>Family:</b> Wife, Annette; children, David, Diane Wendling, Vincent, Andrew.<p><b>Diplomas:</b> Drexel University, …

Civil Engineering

This airbrushed Boy Scout troop trailer is a literal work of art

The coolest thing to hit the streets of central Ohio isn’t a flashy sports car or tricked-out truck.It’s Troop 510’s new trailer.Michael Brooks …

How to keep your pack active this summer

<b>In her four years</b> as a Cub Scout leader, Sara Banks had often heard that packs should remain active over the summer. But in Pack 555 in Midland, Ga., …

Kids

On your honor, will you do your best to sustain the environment? Get inspired by the Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America not only offers a Sustainability merit badge, the group actually counts it among the required merit badges to achieve the …

Sustainability

Cub Scout day camp and twilight camp: 14 perfect planning tips

You can make Cub Scout day camp or twilight camp a fun and memorable learning experience for everyone involved.<p>All you need to do is Be …

Refugees

Sustainability Treehouse

In 2013, the Boy Scouts of America made conservation a stronger focus of the organization by introducing a new sustainability merit badge and opening an educational center in the 10,600-acre Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. Using the Living Building Challenge as a guide (a rigorous set of …

Architecture

North Carolina church kicks out Boy Scouts for accepting transgender kids, embracing "sin"

A church in Mooresville, North Carolina, has disinvited the local Boy Scouts of America troop from holding their meetings there because of the …

North Carolina

MasterChef Junior just aired a Scouting-themed episode, and it was glorious

When it comes to camp cuisine, there’s no better food critic than a Boy Scout.<p>Who better to judge the merit of food prepared outdoors than the …

Fresh meeting activity ideas to engage a Scout’s passion for exploration

Crack the code left behind in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. Experiment on an egg to discover the effects of pollution on our oceans. Gauge …

Kids

Mooresville, NC, church ousting Boy Scouts, says allowing transgender boys embraces ‘sin’

A January decision by the Boy Scouts of America to allow transgender boys into their ranks has cost one Mooresville troop its home base with a …

LGBTQ

How to create a budget for your pack, troop or crew

Once you and your Scouts have planned a year of Scouting fun, it’s time for the less-fun part.It’s time to figure out how to pay for it all.Creating …

Cub Scouts

Keep him away from children

I don’t know who arranges President Duterte’s public appearances, but they should follow a new guideline: Keep him away from children.The post Keep …

Philippines

What happens to Scouting Heritage MB requirement 4B during National Scouting Museum relocation?

Scouting Heritage merit badge requirement 4B asks Scouts to write or visit the National Scouting Museum in Texas.<p>As the museum prepares to relocate …

History

On Scouts/Venturers driving themselves to and from events

<b>Update, April 4, 2017:</b> This story, originally posted in 2014, has been updated to reflect the BSA’s new transportation policy.It’s sad but true: …

LGBTQ

President Trump moves to fill out top ranks at Pentagon

President Trump is expected to begin filling out the top ranks of the Pentagon this week by naming new secretaries for both the Army and Navy.<p>Trump …

War

Philippines' Duterte says he would kill drug dealers to protect children

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told school children on Monday he would not hesitate to kill to protect them from the scourge of drugs and encouraged them to enlist in the army to defend the country from its enemies.<p>Speaking during a Boys Scouts' ceremony at the presidential …

Philippines

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says he'd kill drug dealers 'if you touch our children'

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told school children on Monday he would not hesitate to kill to protect them from the scourge of drugs and encouraged them to enlist in the army to defend the country from its enemies.<p>Speaking during a Boys Scouts' ceremony at the presidential …

Philippines

A Scoutmaster's Blog » Blog Archive » Tour Permits Banished!

I like reading the <b>Bryan On Scouting</b> blog. It is quite informative, and can also be quite fun at times. He recently added a post of which I was a bit …

Digital Media

BSA to open fifth high-adventure base in 2019

Fifty years — to the day — after an Eagle Scout was the first human to set foot on the moon, the Boy Scouts of America will create a permanent …

Space