Bryan on Scouting

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Keep up with the World Scout Jamboree from home

In less than a week, the Summit Bechtel Reserve will welcome more than 40,000 Scouts and leaders from around the world for the 24th World Scout Jamboree. It will be a monumental event, last hosted in North America in 1983 (Canada) — and in the U.S. in 1967. If you...

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Square knot rankings: What are the most- and least-awarded?

This post was originally published June 25, 2018, and last updated July 17, 2019.  Despite being one of the smallest patches in Scouting, square knots tell a big story. Many of these tiny, colorful rectangles represent an award earned as a youth or adult. Others...

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Scouts compete at Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match

Star Scout Skyler Ruth of Troop 27 in Pierre, S.D., credits Scouting and competing on a BB gun shooting team to keeping him focused and disciplined in all aspects of his life. He can now credit both for helping him become a national champion. Skyler, teammate and...

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Scouts Then and Now, Chapter 16

Welcome to Scouts Then and Now, a Bryan on Scouting blog series. The premise is simple. We share two photos of the same Scout or Venturer: once in his or her early Scouting years (Cub Scout, younger Scout, younger Venturer) and again in his or her later Scouting years...

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Go online for new Cub Scout Preview Adventures

Adventures await Cub Scouts — not only can they find them in their handbooks, but now they can find adventures online. You can find brand-new, online-only Cub Scout adventures, called Preview Adventures, on the Cub Scouting program page. You won’t find these...

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The BSA was on display thanks to this IndyCar team

If you watched the Indianapolis 500 last month — like 5.4 million people did — you might have noticed a familiar logo. The Boy Scouts of America logo was emblazoned on rookie IndyCar driver Santino Ferrucci’s vehicle. The 21-year-old Connecticut native is part of Dale...

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Life Scout graduates from high school and Harvard weeks apart

Braxton Moral, a Life Scout with Troop 186 in Ulysses, Kan., isn’t your typical high school graduate. He walked the stage at Ulysses High School in May; a couple of weeks later, he did the same at Harvard University. Braxton, 17, now with a high school diploma and a...

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Keep illness from ruining camp this summer

As you prepare to go camping this summer, you’ll likely write a checklist of what to bring. One thing you should have on that list that will help ensure a good time for not only you, but for your fellow campers is a clean bill of health. Healthy Scouts and Scouters...

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Student with autism inspires with Eagle Scout achievement

Timmy Hargate was diagnosed at an early age with autism and an extreme speech delay. Thanks to years of hard work and the help of dedicated professionals, he is now an Eagle Scout. At age 7, Timmy enrolled at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Lerner School for Autism....

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