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. 

Cheese Patrol

Help your mouse buddy munch his next meal. Can you complete all the levels? Help your mouse buddy munch his next meal. Can you complete all the levels?Powered by WPeMatico

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How to Build a Duck Nest Box

Wood ducks and other cavity-nesting ducks build nests in abandoned woodpecker holes or natural tree cavities. These ducks will also use a nesting box. Here’s how to create an eggcellent place for feathered friends to raise their young. WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO BUILD A DUCK...

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Episode 12: How Are Cliffs Formed?

What’s a cliff? What are some of the most famous cliffs? And how do they even exist? Plus, this week we’re starting off with a shout out for all the turtle fans. Hear all about it on the latest episode of PodAsk:...

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Scouting Show and Tell: Summer adventures

Although it might still feel like summer in some places, most units are looking forward to traditional fall activities. That means it’s time for Show and Tell, where Scouters show their favorite photos and tell the story behind them. This time, we’d like to reflect on...

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10 Fast Facts About Platypuses

Here are 10 interesting facts about the platypus, one of nature’s most unusual animals. 1. A platypus has a body like an otter, a bill and webbed feet like a duck, and a tail like a beaver. 2. They live in Australia. 3. Platypuses are nocturnal. They sleep during the...

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Gauley Season at the Summit Bechtel Reserve

Article contributed by Jim Rushton, Team Lead, Summit High Adventure Base Gauley Season – September/October 2019 Come visit the Summit Bechtel Reserve for our inaugural Gauley Season. This is a great Unit High Adventure program as well as a great team building...

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Top Tips for Second Round Recruitment

Article contributed by Christen Oswald, District Executive Etowah of the Greater Alabama Council You did it! You and the recruitment team went to schools and handed out flyers, went to the classroom, and got all the kids super pumped to join Scouting. You had your...

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