World’s Best: International Scouters enhance BSA

World’s Best: International Scouters enhance BSA

Tens of thousands of Scouts and Scouters from around the globe will attend this summer’s World Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. But international Scouts and Scouters have been coming to America since the BSA’s earliest days, bringing with...
World’s Best: Jan Helge Bøhn

World’s Best: Jan Helge Bøhn

Jan Helge Bøhn joined Cub Scouting in the second grade, as did all but two of the other 13 boys in his grade-school class. Eight were still active when they graduated from high school. That’s no surprise, considering how the Norwegian Scout program combined rugged...
World’s Best: Marcelo Guerra Hahn

World’s Best: Marcelo Guerra Hahn

Marcelo Guerra Hahn’s memories of Scouting in Uruguay revolve around camping, games and lots of singing and clapping. “What you hear at campfires here we do there all the time,” he says. Earning badges, which is so important to many BSA youth, was far less meaningful...
World’s Best: Natasha Brand

World’s Best: Natasha Brand

Natasha Brand has no trouble remembering what Scouting was like back home. That’s because she and her youngest child, Sam, spend two months in the U.K. each summer. Sam is a Cub Scout in both countries, while his mom is a den leader here and a group section assistant...