Bryan on Scouting

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Without the Boy Scouts, Band-Aids might not have stuck around

Sales of Band-Aids were flagging until Johnson & Johnson made an ingenious marketing move. In the 1920s, the company began distributing, for free, an unlimited supply of Band-Aids to Boy Scout troops across the country, according to this lesson from TED-Ed. Band-Aids...

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Pennsylvania borough renames street after Eagle Scouts

Three boys in the Lennon family earned the Eagle rank. So did the three boys in the Smith family, who live behind the Lennons. Two families with six Eagle Scouts living within a block of each other in Bridgeville, Pa. — a borough of 5,300 people near Pittsburgh. What...

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Polish Boy Scout who escaped Auschwitz dies at age 98

Sometimes, we come across news that humbles us, filling our thoughts with gratitude and introspection. Such was the case with the passing of Kazimierz Piechowski last month. When he was a young man, he embodied the “A Scout is Brave” point of the Scout Law while...

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Emergency preparedness runs in the family

A couple of weeks ago, we shared a story about Daniel Konzelman, a 24-year-old Eagle Scout who helped rescue passengers after a deadly Amtrak train derailment in DuPont, Wash. We caught up with Konzelman and discovered that the Dec. 18 tragedy wasn’t the first...

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Greatest hits: The 10 most-read blog posts of 2017

As we count down the final days, hours and minutes of 2017, I wanted to share a little countdown of my own. Today we’ll look at the 10 Bryan on Scouting stories with the most clicks in 2017. You might call them “the posts with the most.” I’m proud to say the blog had...

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Grab your hiking boots and go trekking — in the city?

A Scout hike likely conjures up images of journeying by a pristine lake, hiking staff in hand, surrounded by tall trees with a view of snowcapped mountains in the distance. Or for one Ohio Scout, it could mean touring the streets of downtown Manhattan. Our eagle-eyed...

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Nominate a Scout or Venturer for the 2018 Inspiration Awards

The Inspiration Awards are looking to honor a young person age 16 to 21 whose leadership skills and passion for the outdoors inspire us all. Reading that description, it shouldn’t surprise you that a Boy Scouts of America member has won the Youth category each of the...

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This may be the Scouty-est Christmas tree we’ve ever seen

O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree, how Scouty are thy branches. Charles Boone, an Eagle Scout from Dormont, Pa., showed off the Scouting-themed Christmas tree he’s rocking around this year. Instead of traditional ornaments, Charles embellished his tree with patches...

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Tattoo parlor, community support troop after tree lot theft

Josh Hughes admits he wasn’t the perfect Boy Scout. He participated in the program for only a couple of months, but his short time in Scouting made a lasting impact. The owner of Emerald Tattoo and Piercing ensures his three California shops give back through charity...

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How to nominate someone for the Sea Scout Leadership Award

Think of a youth or adult in Sea Scouting who has gone above and beyond to support the program. Someone who is the first to volunteer to run special events or take on new responsibilities. Someone who exemplifies the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Have someone in mind? Now...

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Waste not: 2017 National Jamboree was the greenest on record

Anyone who attended the 2017 National Jamboree already knows it was one of the most successful Jamborees ever. Now we know it was likely the greenest Jamboree ever, too. For the first time in recorded National Jamboree history, Scouts, Scouters and staff recycled and...

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