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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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Building resilience through Scouting

Resilience is the ability to adapt well in the face of adversity, to bounce back from difficult experiences. This can be a particularly tricky character trait to teach because it is natural to want to protect children from emotionally difficult experiences. And it’s a...

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Exploring beyond our horizon

Exploration is at the heart of Scouting, giving young people the chance to experience places they’ve never been before and to dive into new adventures. This month, many Scouts have unique opportunities to vicariously explore outer space and learn about STEM topics in...

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3 Ways to Prepare for Recruitment Season

With back-to-school season in full swing, that means recruitment season is ramping up, and we are here to make sure councils are on the right track to provide the best experience possible for new families. On the Marketing and Membership Hub we provide a variety of...

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Meet the New Aviation Exploring Youth Representatives

Through their unique perspectives as youth, Yoni Butbul of Pathway to Adventure Council and Megan Ryan of Jayhawk Area Council will serve as representatives to Aviation Exploring, sharing what it means to help young people cultivate leadership and career skills as...

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Grammy-award Winning Eagle Scout Talks About Impact of Scouting

Story contributed by Jane Parikh of the Michigan Crossroads Council Peter “Madcat” Ruth could stay in hotels when touring, but the Grammy-award winning musician and Eagle Scout says he prefers to camp like he did when he was a Boy Scout. “I’ve already been camping two...

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Sharpen Your Outdoor Acumen with These Fall Conferences

Back-to-school season is almost here for the kids, so why not use the time to brush up on your own knowledge? We’re bringing you an inside look at two fall conferences that are sure to sharpen your operational Scouting know-how. And the best part—they’re both hosted...

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From the Chief: Our Perspective on the Presidential Visit

Scouting Family, In the last two weeks, we have celebrated the best of Scouting at our 20th National Jamboree with nearly 40,000 participants, volunteers, staff and visitors. The 2017 National Jamboree has showcased and furthered the Scouting mission by combining...

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