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 December 2021 Issue

Inside the December 2021 Issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the December 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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Scouts Train Like an Astronaut at Cosmosphere Camp

Scouts Train Like an Astronaut at Cosmosphere Camp

You slip onto a seat inside an enclosed machine. It slowly starts spinning, picking up speed like a Tilt-A-Whirl ride gone haywire. The faster it accelerates, the greater the gravitational force you feel — up to four times greater than normal. That’s a G-force of 4,...

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How to Use Yarn to Make a Pompom Snowman

How to Use Yarn to Make a Pompom Snowman

Brighten your home this winter with this cool and crafty snowman decoration. It’s a perfect gift! WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE A POMPOM SNOWMAN 1 skein of yarn — makes about 10 to 15 pompoms, depending on the size Craft, fabric or hot glue Scissors Googly eyes (optional)...

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Learn How to Draw a Bear From a Pro

Learn How to Draw a Bear From a Pro

Bears are fun to draw. Watch this video to find out how to draw one with this art lesson from Aaron Blaise, an Oscar-nominated animator who worked on The Lion King, Aladdin, Brother Bear and more. HOW TO DRAW A BASIC BEAR IN 5 STEPS Here’s a step-by-step guide for...

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How to Use Rope Tackle to Move a Log

How to Use Rope Tackle to Move a Log

Rope tackle allows you to move a large load with a small amount of force. It works on the same principle as using ropes and pulleys for lifting or hauling loads. Here’s how to set up rope tackle to move a log. For best results, you’ll want to use a strong rope that...

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Skunks Stink But They’re Also Fascinating

Skunks Stink But They’re Also Fascinating

When you think “skunk,” you probably think “stink.” But these critters are usually sweet-natured and helpful — they eat a lot of pests! Of course, it doesn’t help that skunks belong to the scientific family called Mephitidae, a word that means “stink” in Latin. What’s...

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Troop 305 Burns Up the Road on 10-Day Bicycling Trip

Troop 305 Burns Up the Road on 10-Day Bicycling Trip

Normally, seeing a paved path wouldn’t feel that exciting. But after you’ve been pedaling miles through a sandy trail in the desert under the scorching sun, nothing looks more welcoming. “It felt so nice to be back on pavement,” says First Class Scout Jerry Yao, 14....

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Stay Warm and Dry This Winter With These Gear Tips

Stay Warm and Dry This Winter With These Gear Tips

Whatever your winter activity, staying warm requires finding the right combination of layers. The specific layers depend on your body, the temperature, wind speeds and how much you sweat. BASIC TIPS FOR STAYING COMFORTABLE IN THE COLD MOVE. Clothing does not produce...

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