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. 

Where Can I Find a Healthy Energy Bar?

Where Can I Find a Healthy Energy Bar?

Q: I’m having trouble finding a healthy energy bar that doesn’t have too much sugar and is filling. Do you have any suggestions? — Carson, Austin, Texas A: You’re right; many popular energy bars are sugary or unsatisfying. Find some better options by shopping keto....

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Eagle Scout Brings Comic Book Worlds to Life

Eagle Scout Brings Comic Book Worlds to Life

At Star Wars Celebration gatherings, you can’t avoid bumping into characters like Rey and Kylo Ren. But one year, Dark Horse Comics Editor-in-Chief Dave Marshall ran into someone he didn’t expect to see: Kerra Holt, a Jedi knight he had helped bring to life in a comic...

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Inside the April 2021 Issue

Inside the April 2021 Issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the April 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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Fun Facts About a Critter You Otter Get to Know!

Fun Facts About a Critter You Otter Get to Know!

What are some of your favorite outdoor activities? Swimming, fishing or sliding, perhaps? Those are some favorite pastimes for otters, too. Though otters have to spend time looking for food and avoiding predators, they always seem to have lots of time for playing....

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Stuff We Like: FogBlock Spray

Stuff We Like: FogBlock Spray

If you wear glasses, you’ve probably gotten annoyed by foggy lenses from wearing a face covering during the pandemic. KeySmart’s FogBlock anti-fog spray ($15, getkeysmart.com) can help you see clearly. The concoction of water, isopropyl alcohol and sodium bicarbonate...

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How to Get a Summer Job

How to Get a Summer Job

Put that extra time you’ll have this summer to good use. No matter your age, working a summer job can help you build your savings or pay for that special something. Whatever your reasons, working will give you practical experience that you can apply to your future...

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How to Stop a Tent From Leaking

How to Stop a Tent From Leaking

Q: Every time it rains, the inside of my tent gets wet. And, yes, I have a rain fly and a ground cover. The water still seeps through and gets my pillow and my sleeping bag wet. Any tips? — William, Edwards, California A: First, check for any leaks. If you find one...

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