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. 

50 Funny Thanksgiving Day Jokes and Comics

50 Funny Thanksgiving Day Jokes and Comics

Happy Thanksgiving Day! Here’s a plateful of Thanksgiving jokes by Scout Life readers that will make you thankful you have a funny bone instead of a wishbone on Turkey Day. Do you know a funny Thanksgiving joke? Click here to send your joke to us. Laugh at 4,000+ more...

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How to Make a Hardware Chess Set

How to Make a Hardware Chess Set

Making your own chess set can be as easy as digging around in your dad’s spare parts drawer. Wing nuts, anchor caps, bolts, washers and a few other odd pieces of specialty hardware are all you need to make your own version of this “hardware chess” set. WHAT YOU’LL...

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Improve Your Chess Skills With These 9 Expert Tips

Improve Your Chess Skills With These 9 Expert Tips

Command an army. Sharpen your mind. Outwit your opponent. Have fun. You’ll get all this and more with chess, a game of strategy that has been challenging the world’s greatest thinkers for 15 centuries. Playing the game can be tough. That’s why we asked 23-year-old...

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101 Funny Halloween Jokes and Comics

101 Funny Halloween Jokes and Comics

Happy Halloween! We dare you not to scream with laughter when you read these funny Halloween jokes by Scout Life readers. Do you know a funny Halloween joke? Click here to send in your joke. Laugh at 4,000+ more funny jokes at jokes.scoutlife.org! DOWNLOAD A FREE...

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Best Waterproof Action Camera for Northern Tier?

Best Waterproof Action Camera for Northern Tier?

Q: My troop is going to Northern Tier next summer, and I was wondering what the best camera would be to capture all of the action. It would need to be waterproof and have a long battery life. — Vincent, Watsontown, Pennsylvania A: GoPro cameras are the gold standard...

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Stuff We Like: Selk’bag

Stuff We Like: Selk’bag

It’s early, it’s cold and you don’t feel like getting out of your cozy sleeping bag. With a Selk’bag (selkbagusa.com), you don’t have to. The wearable sleeping bag has arms, legs, an adjustable insulated hood and removable booties. You can zip off the booties, lace up...

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Inside the November 2021 Issue

Inside the November 2021 Issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the November 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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How Much Water Should I Bring for a Two-mile Hike?

How Much Water Should I Bring for a Two-mile Hike?

Q: How much water should I bring for a two-mile hike? — Jonah, Monrovia, California A: Two miles might not sound very strenuous, especially during a cool autumn day. Still, no matter the weather, you’re going to get thirsty. Plan to drink about 16 ounces for every...

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