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. 

5 Good Turns You Can Do From Home

5 Good Turns You Can Do From Home

With schools closed and many Scouting events on pause, how do you continue to “Do a Good Turn Daily”? By remembering that acts of Scouting service don’t have to stop just because you’re at home. Here are some ideas for following the Scout...

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Scouting at Home Web Conference From March 26

Thanks to everyone who joined the Scouting at Home Zoom Conference on March 26, 2020. It was so well attended that we maxed out our Zoom capacity. If you weren’t able to join, you can watch a recording of the conference below. Looking for more resources? Check...

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Go on a Virtual Safari to See Wild Animals

Even if you can’t travel to Africa or visit a world-famous zoo, you can still watch wild animals in action. Many zoos, aquariums and nature parks provide live web cameras with 24-hour video feeds so you can do your animal watching at home on your computer,...

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Revving Up Your Community Campaigns

Revving Up Your Community Campaigns

Article submitted by Brooke Parker, Development Director at the Pathway to Adventure Council Article submitted by Brooke Parker, Development Director at the Pathway to Adventure Council Fundraising can be challenging but also enjoyable. With fundraising goals set high...

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Council Market Analysis Is Now Available for You

Councils can now access the latest Council Market Analysis (2020).  The analysis is based off your 2019 year-end membership with LDS units removed. This tool will help you: Identify areas you are underserving in your district/council Target your areas of growth...

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Can You Hang a Hammock in a Tent?

Can You Hang a Hammock in a Tent?

Q: Is there a way to hang a hammock inside a tent? — Cory, Dallas Georgia A: Tent poles aren’t designed to safely hang a hammock, but you have a couple of options: Many manufacturers sell tarps designed to go over your hammock to shield you from rain and...

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How to Make a Baseball Bat Nameplate

How to Make a Baseball Bat Nameplate

Don’t throw away that old wooden baseball bat. It can still be a hit as a nameplate. WHAT YOU’LL NEED Wooden bat Keyhole saw for curved cut or ripsaw for straight cut Pencil and paper Hobby knife Coping saw for cutting out the letters A round file and a...

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Inside the April 2020 Issue

Inside the April 2020 Issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the April 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 of...

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Scouting Show & Tell: Scouting remotely

Scouting Show & Tell: Scouting remotely

With the concerns of COVID-19 spreading, units are cancelling campouts and in-person meetings, but that doesn’t mean Scouting stops. Bob Trejo, Scoutmaster of Troop 98 of Whitpain Township, Pa., shared with us how about 60 Scouts in his troop met virtually...

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