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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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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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