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. 

How to Build Your Own Dishwashing Rack

This dishwashing rack is sturdy enough to hold the standard three containers used for backcountry dish and utensil cleaning. Here’s how to build it. Click here for more detailed directions and information about the lashings required. WHAT YOU’LL NEED 10 5′ Scout...

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8 Ideas for an Easy Webelos to Boy Scouts Transition

The transition from Webelos to Boy Scouts is an important stage in a Cub Scout’s journey. It is crucial that leaders in Scouting do everything they can to make the process as seamless and inviting as possible for Webelos and their parents. To make sure Scouts make the...

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Grandfather awards his Eagle medal to grandson

Tiger Scout Zachary Hearon looked over his grandfather’s Scouting memorabilia displayed at his pack’s blue and gold banquet. He was fascinated with the Eagle Scout award. His grandfather, Russell Hayes, earned his Eagle in 1965 while a member of Explorer Post 44 in...

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Learn More About Religions on an Interfaith Hike

All of us are different. At the same time, we have so much in common. That’s the idea behind the Theodore Roosevelt Council’s interfaith Ten Commandments Hike. Around 500 Scouts spent a little more than six hours walking through Bellmore, New York, stopping at eight...

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8 great scholarships for Eagle Scouts

These days, higher education comes with a higher price tag. These scholarships for Eagle Scouts, sorted chronologically by deadline, will help take out some of the sting. If you know of a scholarship not listed here, please share the name and link in the comments....

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Two Great Days to Get Outdoors and Serve

Scouts know that any day is a good day to be outside, but especially on two days designated for celebrating and protecting the outdoors. National Trails Day National Trails Day is held every year on the first Saturday in June. Encourage someone to go hiking, mountain...

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Inside the February 2018 issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the February 2018 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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How to Keep Dirt Out of Your Tent

Q. I hate when the inside of my tent gets filthy. I always track in dirt from my boots. Any tips for keeping it cleaner?— Allen, Fayetteville, Arkansas A. I’m with you, Allen. Some people don’t mind sleeping in a dirty tent, but I like to keep mine tidy, too. After...

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The Value of Unplugging

I recently saw a study that looked into the technology habits of children, and some of the results really got me thinking about the benefits of the Cub Scouts experience. This study showed that on average, children between 5 and 8 now spend almost three hours each day...

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