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. 

Inside the August 2021 Issue

Inside the August 2021 Issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the August 2021 issue of Scout Life magazine. Remember, many articles are only available to subscribers and are not available online. Please visit scoutlife.org/subscribe to subscribe to the print or digital editions of Scout Life...

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Canoe or Kayak? Which is the Better Choice?

Canoe or Kayak? Which is the Better Choice?

When planning an aquatic trek, you’ll need the right vessel to carry you and your gear. That decision depends on how you want to travel and what kind of water you’ll encounter. Typically, kayaks are ideal for solo paddling, while canoes can fit two or three people....

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Scouts Race Down a Tennessee River on Homemade Rafts

Scouts Race Down a Tennessee River on Homemade Rafts

As they prepared for the 42nd annual Great Hiwassee River Raft Race, the Scouts from Troop 10 in Cleveland, Tennessee, had a plan: Finish with the fastest time. The Scouts from Troop 1010, also from Cleveland, had their own plan: Embrace the event’s theme by dressing...

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