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Remember to drink up — before and during a trek

Remember to drink up — before and during a trek

When I think about survival, hydration is top of mind. It is fundamental to us as humans, as in over half of our bodies are made up of water. Being dehydrated can lead to serious complications and side effects, with fatigue, headache and crankiness being some of the...

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Fun projects for kids that you can do from home

Fun projects for kids that you can do from home

As public places, including many parks and campgrounds, are closing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, you might be left scratching your head on what you and your kids can do. Plenty! As we’ve highlighted this week, Scouts can still meet virtually and serve...

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Scouting Show & Tell: Scouting remotely

Scouting Show & Tell: Scouting remotely

With the concerns of COVID-19 spreading, units are cancelling campouts and in-person meetings, but that doesn’t mean Scouting stops. Bob Trejo, Scoutmaster of Troop 98 of Whitpain Township, Pa., shared with us how about 60 Scouts in his troop met virtually...

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How to conduct a board of review through videoconferencing

How to conduct a board of review through videoconferencing

The board of review, like most aspects of Scouting, works best in person. But sometimes, for a number of legitimate reasons, that’s not an option. That’s why, as outlined in the Guide to Advancement (section 8.0.1.6), the BSA allows units to conduct...

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Read what our nation’s leaders said about Scouting

Read what our nation’s leaders said about Scouting

As soon as she returned to the hotel, Star Scout Isabella Tunney grabbed a pen and paper. Her fellow Report to the Nation delegates huddled around her, recounting what happened in the Oval Office. Since no cameras, cellphones or recorders were permitted in that part...

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Rev up Polaris ATV fun at a council camp near you

Rev up Polaris ATV fun at a council camp near you

Your Scout is looking forward to new experiences and lots of fun at summer camp — one of which can be driving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV). Every year, Polaris Industries donates 150 ATVs to select BSA council camps. It’s part of a 10-year partnership with...

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Scouting Show and Tell: Patrol Names and Flags

Scouting Show and Tell: Patrol Names and Flags

The Ninja Monkeys. The Flaming Eagles. The Deviled Eggs. Scouts can concoct some pretty awesome patrol and den names — and make really cool flags and emblems to proudly display their creations. You can see some here. Sometimes, adult leaders form patrols, too....

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Scouts Then and Now, Chapter 19

Scouts Then and Now, Chapter 19

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...

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