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. 

Becoming the Best Version of Ourselves

Scouting is about character and leadership. The Scout Oath and Law – our very foundation – call for helpfulness, bravery, common courtesy, and respect among all people. Our values call us to stand up to injustice, as we strive to help other people at all...

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Best Water Bottle for a Long Camping Trip

Best Water Bottle for a Long Camping Trip

Q: I am going on a long camping trip. What is the best water bottle to bring? — Andrew, Yorktown, Virginia A: If you’re car camping with a dayhike or two on the schedule, take a look at CamelBak Chute Mag bottles ($15, holds 32 oz., scoutshop.org) or...

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BSA Membership Is for All Faiths

BSA Membership Is for All Faiths

Article Submitted by Gene Butler, Growth Coach, National Service Center When asked where religion came into Scouting, founder Lord Robert Baden-Powell replied, “It does not come in at all. It is already there. It is a fundamental factor underlying...

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Fall Recruiting Strategies From the Pros

Fall Recruiting Strategies From the Pros

As Unit Serving Executives prepare for Fall Recruitment, they are encouraged to check out some tips and tools provided by other key professionals from around the BSA network. Below are a few items that can assist you and your membership team as you prepare for Fall...

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Inside the June-July 2020 Issue

Inside the June-July 2020 Issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the June-July 2020 issue of Boys’ Life magazine. Remember, many articles are only available to subscribers and are not available online. Please visit boyslife.org/subscribe to subscribe to the print or digital editions...

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How to Customize a Coffee Mug for Father’s Day

How to Customize a Coffee Mug for Father’s Day

Give dad a cup full of love and warmth by customizing a coffee mug for him. Here’s how to do it: Buy a solid-color ceramic coffee mug. Get Dad’s favorite color to make it more special. Get his favorite coffee, hot chocolate or tea to put inside. Have an...

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How to Whittle Your Own Tent Stakes

How to Whittle Your Own Tent Stakes

Q: My troop is going camping, and we lost our tent stakes. Can we use whittled sticks? — Nigel, Monroe, Georgia A:Sure you can. Look for downed branches that aren’t rotten and brittle. After finding a strong piece of wood that is about a foot long and an...

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