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. 

65 Funny Star Wars Jokes and Comics

65 Funny Star Wars Jokes and Comics

May the farce be with you! Laugh at funny Star Wars jokes, puns and comics by Boys’ Life readers that would even make Darth Vader chuckle. Do you know a funny Star Wars joke or pun? Click here to send in your joke. Greg: Which Star Wars character travels around the...

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6 Handmade Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

6 Handmade Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is coming up. Show Mom she’s the best with one of these handmade gifts. BUILD-A-BAG Make Mom this fancy purse out of a placemat. What You’ll Need: A durable placemat in Mom’s favorite colors Heavy-duty thread A needle that can handle thick thread Scissors...

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How to Be Prepared For a Total Lunar Eclipse

How to Be Prepared For a Total Lunar Eclipse

There’s a lunar eclipse coming on May 26, 2021, and you won’t want to miss it. WHAT IS A LUNAR ECLIPSE? A lunar eclipse happens when the moon moves directly behind Earth, causing our planet to be between the moon and the sun. The moon crosses into Earth’s shadow,...

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Welcome to the Summer of Service

Welcome to the Summer of Service

A big part of being a member of the Boy Scouts of America is doing a Good Turn. In the end, that’s what it’s all about: doing something nice for someone else. This summer, it means even more. Welcome to the BSA’s Summer of Service. It’s going on now, and you can...

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How to Prepare For a Long Hike

How to Prepare For a Long Hike

Q: My troop is going on a 25-mile hike soon. What is the best way to prepare for it? A: We went straight to an expert for this question: Joe Koehly, director and guide for Backwoods Adventures, which takes people hiking and backpacking all over the world. Here are his...

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Scouts Then and Now, Chapter 23

Scouts Then and Now, Chapter 23

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 years...

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How To Buy a Great Hydration Pack For Water on the Go

How To Buy a Great Hydration Pack For Water on the Go

Hydration packs have built-in access to water you can drink while you’re wearing the pack. They come in many designs and sizes, specialized for activities like hiking, mountain biking and running. Like a camel, these packs are equipped with a special bladder that lets...

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