Scouting Wire

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A Time To Say Thank You

In this season of gratitude, service and giving, I’m reflecting on the many things I am thankful for in this organization. First, thank you to all the leaders, volunteers and parents who have given their time and energy to helping young people have once-in-a-lifetime...

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How the Scouts’ Slogan Comes to Life in New Podcast

Story contributed by Brad Shaw, Eagle Scout and former Home Depot VP of Corporate Communications The lessons I learned in the Scouts set me up for success in my career and in life. Now I want to share our mission to help others make “crazy” good turns in their own...

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Why the Boy Scouts Are for Girls Now, Too

The values of Scouting are important for both young men and women, and I am proud of the unanimous decision to invite girls to Cub Scouts and to deliver a program that will enable them to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. I believe that this expanded offering will provide...

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5 Tips for Traveling with a Cargo Box on Your Vehicle

Sponsored post courtesy of Yakima The weather is cooling down which means now is the perfect time to hit the road for your next wilderness adventure. Sure, you’ve got the camping gear you need, but is your vehicle equipped to transport everything? Keep reading for the...

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Top 6 Things to Know About Welcoming Girls to the BSA

This week, BSA’s volunteer-led board of directors unanimously approved a plan to welcome girls and young women into all Scouting programs. Beginning in fall 2018, Cub Scouting will be available to both girls and boys in the first through fifth grades (7 to 10 years...

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Join BSA in Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

This week wraps up the 30-day celebration of the culture and history of Americans with Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, and Central and South American heritage. Boy Scouts of America is proud to celebrate the thousands of Hispanic volunteers, youth, and employees that...

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Jesse Roper II Selected as Scout executive of Buckeye Council

Please help us congratulate Jesse Roper II, who will serve as Scout executive of Buckeye Council in Canton, Ohio, effective November 1, 2017. Jesse began his Scouting career as a Learning for Life/Exploring executive at Dan Beard Council in Cincinnati, Ohio. He moved...

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Our 4 Favorite STEM Reads for the School Year

The 2017 school year is in full swing, and students are at peak excitement for learning! This means it’s time to keep the momentum going, and we’ve got just the thing to help your young geniuses stay engaged through the coming semesters. If any program knows how to...

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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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Happy New Year to the Jewish Community From the National Key 3

“How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, your dwelling places, O Israel!” (Numbers 24:5) As we approach Rosh Hashanah, the Boy Scouts of America wish our fellow Scouts, Scouters and all our friends in the Jewish community a Shanah Tovah – a New Year of happiness, goodness...

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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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EMS Advisor and Explorer Share What Shaped Their Careers

There is no question that first responders are heroes. But have you ever wondered what drives them to devote their careers to saving lives? Being a paramedic, for example, requires hard work and dedication to your community, but Denver paramedic Otis McKay says it’s...

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