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Gary Paulsen, acclaimed author and Scout favorite, dies at 82

Gary Paulsen, acclaimed author and Scout favorite, dies at 82

Gary Paulsen, author of popular wilderness adventure novels such as Hatchet, The River and Brian’s Winter, and a longtime contributor to Boys’ Life (now Scout Life) magazine, has died. He was 82. Paulsen was a three-time winner of Newbery Honors, presented to the best...

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Unsung Hero: Scout calls 911 after grandfather has a stroke

This is Unsung Heroes, a Bryan on Scouting blog series celebrating under-reported acts of Scouting heroism. These are stories that don’t make national headlines — but should. That’s doubly true in this world that can always use more good news. Read the latest story...

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The BSA has selected its 2023 National Jamboree Chair

The BSA has selected its 2023 National Jamboree Chair

The pieces continue to fall into place for the 2023 National Jamboree. Earlier today, the BSA’s National Executive Board announced that former BSA National Commissioner Tico Perez will serve as the 2023 National Jamboree Chair. Perez will immediately begin recruiting...

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Troop goes green with trailer — and saves some green, too

Troop goes green with trailer — and saves some green, too

The 12-volt battery in Troop 14’s trailer often drained, forcing adult leaders to jump it if the troop wanted to use the interior and exterior LED lights. For lighting in camp, the Metuchen, N.J., troop relied on propane lanterns. The Scouts also used propane for...

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Eagle Scout completes 2,600-mile hike on Pacific Crest Trail

Eagle Scout completes 2,600-mile hike on Pacific Crest Trail

It would be like earning the BSA’s 50-Miler Award 53 times — in just four and a half months. In August, Nolan Ridgeway, an Eagle Scout from the Long Beach Area Council, completed a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. Over the course of 138 days, from April 11 to...

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From the Scouting magazine archives: Cub Scout Adventures 101

From the Scouting magazine archives: Cub Scout Adventures 101

Adventure is a hallmark of every level of the Scouting program. But in Cub Scouting, the word takes on a special meaning. For each badge of rank, Cub Scouts must complete a series of Adventures, which are collections of themed multidisciplinary activities on specific...

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Scouting Show & Tell: Advancement during the pandemic

Scouting Show & Tell: Advancement during the pandemic

Many units were forced to shift their plans because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Scouts found ways to continue Scouting while staying safe. We asked Scouters to share photos of advancements and adventures from the past several months. Here are a few. Continue to follow...

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