Bright lights, fast cars in Times Square

Bright lights, fast cars in Times Square

For the past three years, Times Square has been home to the Pinewood Derby World Championship, organized by the Greater New York Councils. The 2017 event attracted 276 Cub Scouts — representing 26 different states and 60 BSA councils — along with more than 2,000...
Challenge yourself with a Scouting Awards Crossword

Challenge yourself with a Scouting Awards Crossword

Across 1. One of the activities that could earn a Conservation Good Turn patch, 2 words 9. Wedding promise, 2 words 11.  ____ Preparedness BSA Award, for training and actions to help prepare for disasters 12. Eagle’s claw 13. Friend in French 14. Cheerleader’s cry 16....
Scouters in Action: He saved his wife from a fire!

Scouters in Action: He saved his wife from a fire!

  “Scouters in Action” subjects come from the National BSA Court of Honor. If you know of an act of heroism that should be recognized, contact your local BSA council office for a lifesaving or meritorious award application. Note: Consult approved safety guidelines, as...
Venturing celebrates 20th birthday

Venturing celebrates 20th birthday

Hey, Venturing! You’re 20 years old this year! That’s old enough for rock climbing, shooting, designing videogames, scuba diving, playing card games like Magic: The Gathering, whitewater rafting and just about any other activity a Venturing crew wants to learn about...
How to recognize and treat frostnip

How to recognize and treat frostnip

Emergency Situation: While hiking in Utah’s beautiful and famously snowy Wasatch Mountains, you accidentally step in a snow-covered stream. The water isn’t deep, but it is cold. Very, very cold. Forced to hike out with wet feet, after half an hour you begin to feel...
What if not following a rule is the better move?

What if not following a rule is the better move?

The Dilemma Scoutmaster Donnelly imposes a lot of rules on the members of Troop 74, and his ban on cellphones on campouts is perhaps the most important — and most ignored. Scouts who can’t remember a time without cellphones chafe at this restriction and often sneak...