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. 

Fall TOT Camporee

Hear ye! Hear ye! The TOT Fall camporee is coming 'round the bend (of the Buffalo River). It will be held October 27-29, 2017 at Grimes Canoe Base. The cost is $12. Registration will be up on doubleknot soon (Look up the mtcbsa.org website, go to Trail of Tears...

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The Most Anticipated Games of 2018

After the major Zelda and Mario releases in 2017, what’s next for the Switch console? Expect new entries for Kirby, Yoshi and, perhaps best of all, Pokémon. Nintendo might also add a web browser to the console. There will likely be a Nintendo 64 mini console later...

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Comfortable Camping With a Bad Back

Q. I have a bad back. I need something to keep me more comfortable while camping. I don’t care if it’s a mat or a cot, but I want it to last a long time. Any ideas?— Tanner, Monroe, Louisiana A. You’re in luck! Click here for our sleeping pad buying guide, including a...

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Gratitude Is Great — for Your Community and You

Each January, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day of service to remember his lifetime of service to our nation. On January 15, people across the country, including many Scouts, will carry out volunteer projects to improve their communities. This occasion...

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How to Build a Stand-Alone Camp Table

This small camp table stands up by itself and provides a convenient raised surface for cooking and other uses. Here’s how to build it. WHAT YOU’LL NEED Four Scout staves (or hiking staffs) for the table legs About 12 Scout staves for the tabletop Two sturdy 2 1⁄2′...

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25 Funny Pinewood Derby Jokes

Be a humor champion with these winning Pinewood Derby jokes written by Boys’ Life readers. These funny jokes are guaranteed to take the checkered flag at your next race. Do you know a funny Pinewood Derby joke? Click here to send in your joke. Tim: In what section of...

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How to Use an Ax to Chop Wood

The ax is one of the oldest tools humans have ever used. It’s still one of the best for gathering wood. But you must know what you’re doing. The ax is one of the oldest tools humans have ever used. It’s still one of the best for gathering wood. But you must know what...

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How to Do the 4 Thieves Card Trick

This simple magic trick is all about storytelling — and a little sleight of hand. Here are the steps to perform the 4 Thieves Card Trick or watch the video to see the magic in action. HOW TO DO THE 4 THIEVES CARD TRICK STEP 1: Begin with four jacks in your hand,...

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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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Nineteen Eagle Scouts Pass Board in One Night

Story contributed by Anthony Vogl, Director of Development of the Seneca Waterways Council Look carefully at the picture above. While it might look like these Scouts have their pencils ready to complete their SAT’s, they’re actually anxiously awaiting being called for...

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In Memory of Thomas S. Monson

The Boy Scouts of America is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Thomas S. Monson, the 16th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. President Monson was a selfless volunteer with a life-long commitment to the values of Scouting. As the...

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