District, Council, Regional & National Scouting News

This is a collection of recent news articles from various soruces from the District, Council, Regional, and National organizations.  The intent of this area is to introduce new Scout Leaders to the wealth of information that is available to help you in providing a great Scouting program.  Please explore this area and become familiar with all the great websites that are available to you.

Many of the articles consolidated here are from several Scouting website blogs and publications.  Those sources include Boy’s Life, CubScout.org, Scouting Newsroom, Scouting MagazineBryan on ScoutingScouting Wire, and Southern Region OA.  The articles that do not originate in the Distict or Council are linked to their original sources. 

How to Fold Your Own Pocket-Sized Joke Books

How to Fold Your Own Pocket-Sized Joke Books

Never be without your favorite jokes again. Download, print and fold these fun pocket-sized joke books and you’ll always Be Prepared to laugh. WHAT YOU’LL NEED Scissors Glue stick Printed joke book template (see below) DOWNLOAD AND PRINT A JOKE BOOK...

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Ouch! 10 Animals With Incredibly Strong Bites

Ouch! 10 Animals With Incredibly Strong Bites

These 10 animals have strong bites to help them eat, defend themselves and survive in the wild. To compare, the average adult human’s bite is only 150 pounds per square inch (PSI). 1. SALTWATER CROCODILE Bite strength: 3,700 pounds per square inch (PSI) 2....

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Awesome Pinewood Derby Car Designs of 2020

Need design inspiration. Check out this photo gallery of creative Pinewood Derby car designs sent to us by Boys’ Life readers, and then send us a photo of your 2020 Pinewood Derby car. Do you have a photo of your Pinewood Derby car? Send us a photo! Pinewood...

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2020 Service Grant Awarded

Since 1999, the National OA Committee has annually selected lodges from each region to receive matching service grants. In 2020, four lodges in councils across the nation were chosen to receive a combined total of $10,900 in matching grants via the OA Service Grant...

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Camping Blanket Instead of Sleeping Bag?

Camping Blanket Instead of Sleeping Bag?

Q: What is the best camping blanket? Have you ever used a Rumpl? They look cool. — Jimmy, Walla Walla, Washington Why, yes, I have used Rumpl camping blankets, and they are pretty cool — or, rather, warm. The Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket ($99, rumpl.com) and Rumpl...

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