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. 

How to Dispose of Dirty Water in the Backcountry

After you’ve washed your dishes, scrubbed your face and hands, and maybe even done some laundry, there’s just one more task ahead of you: What do you do with the leftover soapy water? USE BIODEGRADABLE SOAP Use biodegradable soap for your cleaning in the outdoors. A...

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How to Make a Model of the Solar System

Make a detailed model of Earth and all its neighboring planets with this quick STEM-focused project. WHAT YOU’LL NEED Paint (red, orange, yellow, green, bluegreen, dark blue, cobalt blue, light blue, white and black) 8 small Styrofoam balls (these will be the...

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How to Get Started With Scuba Diving

You can get your scuba certification from any agency recognized by the Boy Scouts of America, or any member of the World Recreational Scuba Training Council. Talk to your Scoutmaster or a trusted adult about finding a local dive shop. Check out the websites for these...

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Meet the 7 Species of Sea Turtles

Sea turtles are some of the most ancient and fascinating creatures around, their oldest ancestor having shared Earth with dinosaurs 120 million years ago. Today, seven species of sea turtles roam the world’s oceans. Five of those species nest in the U.S. LOGGERHEADS...

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The Meaning of Duty to Country

“On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country …” Patriotism is in our movement’s DNA. Duty to country is in the first line of our oath and prominent in our programs. This is a wonderful time of year to express that value—as Scouts do year-round....

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Scouts Then and Now, Chapter 16

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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