District, Council, Regional & National Scouting News

This is a collection of recent news articles from various soruces from the District, Council, Regional, and National organizations.  The intent of this area is to introduce new Scout Leaders to the wealth of information that is available to help you in providing a great Scouting program.  Please explore this area and become familiar with all the great websites that are available to you.

Many of the articles consolidated here are from several Scouting website blogs and publications.  Those sources include Boy’s Life, CubScout.org, Scouting Newsroom, Scouting MagazineBryan on ScoutingScouting Wire, and Southern Region OA.  The articles that do not originate in the Distict or Council are linked to their original sources. 

5 More Camping Recipes to Cook in Oranges

When we shared our recipe for how to make a brownie in an orange, you responded with tons of your own camping recipes and reviews for the sweet and savory treats oranges can house! So we’re working our way through your list of camping delicacies as we head outdoors...

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How to Keep Spiders as Pets

Spiders can make fascinating pets. Here are a few steps to get you started keeping spiders. Step 1: Catch a spider Spiders are all around us, indoors and out, so they’re not hard to find. Some species can bite and a few are venomous. Learn about dangerous spiders in...

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2018 National Membership Fee Change

From: Middle Tennessee Council, Boy Scouts of America <ttran> Date: Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 3:48 PM Subject: 2018 National Membership Fee Change To: Joyce Wheaton <scouterjoyce63> Share The News: Click here if you would like to send this information to one or...

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Upcoming MTSU Football game

Here is the announcement about the upcoming MTSU football game that honors scouts and veterans. Please register as a pack. The scouts & scouters should come in uniform and will have the chance to go out on the field at half time to create a human tunnel for the...

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Rubiks Cubes!!

Hi, all! Sorry to stalk you through MTC's website, but it was the easiest way I found to contact scouters. My name is Peggy Hawkins and I am the District Activities Chair for Walton Trail. I'm hosting a Rubik's Cube team competition in Lebanon on November 11th. It is...

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Disaster Relief: How to Help

When disaster strikes, the Scouting community rallies to help those in need. The summer of 2017 has brought some of the worst weather in recent memory. Thousands of Scouting units have been or will be affected and it is up to us, the Scouting family, to do a good turn...

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Applying the Principles of Scouting in Athletics

With the new school year underway, I know many families have returned to a whirlwind of carpools, homework and after-school obligations. In the midst of the non-stop action, it can be hard to know what impact the time and energy spent really is having. But, rest...

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How to Carve a Willow Whistle

Make a variable-pitch whistle that you can use to signal, play a tune or just show off your carving skills. WHAT YOU’LL NEED Pocketknife Small piece of willow branch, 3 to 5 inches long, about the diameter of your little finger WHAT YOU’LL DO 1. Cut a 45-degree bevel...

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How to Make Slime With Glue and Borax

Slime requires two main ingredients: polyvinyl alcohol (in this case, glue) and borate ion (in this case, borax). Slime forms because polyvinyl alcohol is attracted to borate ion. That attraction creates lots of long, sticky chains — or slime. Here’s how to make your...

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Inside the October 2017 issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the October 2017 issue of Boys’ Life magazine. Remember, many articles are only available to subscribers and are not available online. Please visit Boyslife.org/subscribe to subscribe to the print or digital editions of Boys’ Life...

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Need Good Boots That Aren’t Too Expensive

Q. I can’t find any good boots that hold up. The bottoms of mine wore off. I’m headed to Philmont next year with my troop, so I’m in desperate need of some good boots that aren’t too expensive.— Bootless Bob, Columbia, Mississippi A. You’re in luck, Bootless Bob. Rich...

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Videogame Review — Metroid: Samus Returns

Metroid: Samus Returns is one of the year’s most thrilling, challenging 3DS games. Here’s why. It’s got that ideal Metroid style It’s all about deep, dark labyrinths. If you haven’t played a Metroid game before, digging through these magnificent mazes makes Samus...

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Table Tennis Cup

Compete across the country in the Boys’ Life Table Tennis Cup. Compete across the country in the Boys’ Life Table Tennis Cup. Powered by...

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Bring Comfort to Your Campsite With This Great Gear

Just because your weekend plans involve sleeping in the wild doesn’t mean you can’t bring along some small comforts of home. Used within reason — like when you have capacity for a little extra equipment — these luxury items can help you relax and have fun outdoors....

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The New MyScouting Mobile App Has Arrived!

BSA’s information delivery group along with many volunteer beta testers are excited to present the new myScouting mobile app, complete with a fresh look and added features. Better yet, you can check it out for yourself today—the app is now officially available for...

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How to Build a Mason Jar Bird Feeder

This fun project can help keep backyard birds fed during the winter. WHAT YOU’LL NEED 1″ x 8″ x 5′ pine board cut into the following seven pieces: 7-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ 6″ x 6″ 7-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ 6-3/4″ x 10 1/2″ 5-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ (cut in half diagonally to make two gables)...

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