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Growing a mustache for Movember? Here’s some inspiration

Almost every month has a designated national health observance to remind people of important health issues. February is American Heart Month; National Breast Cancer Awareness Month happens in October, and November has Movember. This month’s campaign, which has been...

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Be Prepared for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner

With Thanksgiving a little over a week away, let’s practice the Scouting motto by “being prepared” for the big day, especially if you plan to incorporate an outdoorsy twist, like cooking and eating the meal outside. Just as you might do when making the huge annual...

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A Scout’s guide to earning and wearing a religious emblem

Representing an array of faiths — from the African Methodist Episcopal Church to Zoroastrianism — religious emblems encourage Scouts, Venturers and adult volunteers to strengthen their faith-based journey within Scouting. This journey aligns with the 12th point of the...

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How to understand, recognize and prevent cyberbullying

Note from Bryan: October was National Bullying Prevention Month. Each Wednesday in October, the BSA Youth Protection team shared important reminders about what each of us can do to prevent, recognize and report bullying as we work to make Scouting a safe place for...

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Scouts clean a national park’s sticky situation

Next time you’re strolling down a well-traveled sidewalk, study the ground. You might find small black splotches caked onto the pavement. Volunteers at the Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego found 997 such spots. It was all chewing gum — casually discarded over...

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2018-2019 preview: Philmont Scout Ranch

It’s the fourth-annual High-Adventure Week here on Bryan on Scouting. This week is all about the once-in-a-lifetime experiences awaiting Scouts and Venturers at the BSA’s four national high-adventure bases. Plus, we share tips for securing your spot in 2018, 2019 and...

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2018-2019 preview: Florida National High Adventure Sea Base

It’s the fourth-annual High-Adventure Week here on Bryan on Scouting. This week is all about the once-in-a-lifetime experiences awaiting Scouts and Venturers at the BSA’s four national high-adventure bases. Plus, we share tips for securing your spot in 2018, 2019 and...

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How to make kitchen patrol, or KP, a little less onerous

It’s practically every Scout’s least favorite task on the duty roster, but cleaning dishes does not have to turn into a necessary evil. It can turn that way if kitchen police/patrol, aka “KP duty,” is used as a punishment or as the spoils of a competition (e.g. “The...

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