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Bullying is Gen Z’s #1 Concern According to New BSA Survey

Bullying is Gen Z’s #1 Concern According to New BSA Survey

The Boy Scouts of America highlights anti-bullying efforts incorporated in current Scout programming IRVING, TX (September 17, 2019) – Generation Z believes bullying is the biggest issue facing their generation, according to new data. A survey of American youth ages 6...

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How STEM Scouts Creates a Learning Culture Beyond the Classroom

How STEM Scouts Creates a Learning Culture Beyond the Classroom

Photo: FiOS1 News A group of scientifically-inclined 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in Northern New Jersey Council are learning lessons beyond just science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Through team work, experiments, and exciting topics, the STEM...

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Scouts Respond Quickly to Motorcycle Crash Victims

Scouts Respond Quickly to Motorcycle Crash Victims

Troop 93 jumped to the scene of a motorcycle crash to provide assistance before EMTs arrived. (Photo credit: Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch) First aid and emergency preparedness are essential lessons every Scout learns. You hope for safe conditions, but when the skills...

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Life Scout Saves Teen Sailor After Boat Capsizes

Life Scout Saves Teen Sailor After Boat Capsizes

15-year-old Life Scout Ian B. saved a fellow teen sailor after noticing a capsized boat in poor weather conditions. (Photo credit: Danielle Beaty) When faced with a life-threatening emergency, preparation may make all the difference. Being prepared for these...

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Spokane Father Looking to Form First Area Unit for Girls

Spokane Father Looking to Form First Area Unit for Girls

Samya H., right, and her brother, Joshua, practice tying knots in anticipation of Samya joining a new girls-only unit her dad is forming. Photo: KREM.com Kevin Hall’s kids love to camp, tie knots, and spend time outdoors. They also love the thrill of seeing a Pinewood...

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How This Scout’s Eagle Project Is Providing Care for Children

How This Scout’s Eagle Project Is Providing Care for Children

Garret is a young man on a mission. That mission – to bring joy to children in his community and achieve his dream of becoming an Eagle Scout. “That’s been my goal since I was 5-years-old,” Life Scout Garret B. shared with KSWO ABC 7 News. “To be an Eagle Scout, and...

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9-year-old Scout Saves His Mother’s Life

9-year-old Scout Saves His Mother’s Life

Connor G. was awarded the Medal of Merit after saving his mother when she suffered a heart attack. Photo credit: WSB-TV 2 Atlanta Thanks to a young man’s quick-thinking and emergency training in Scouting, a mother is alive and well today after her son jumped into...

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Ute Park Fire Impacting Philmont Scout Ranch

The Boy Scouts of America has confirmed that the Ute Park fire in New Mexico is affecting the Philmont Scout Ranch. Thankfully, youth members have not yet arrived at Philmont for the summer so there are no youth participants on-site. Our Philmont staff are now back on...

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Ute Park Fire Prompts Philmont Program Announcements

The safety of our youth participants, volunteers and staff is a priority for everybody at Philmont Scout Ranch and the Boy Scouts of America.  While efforts continue to extinguish the Ute Park fire currently burning in the back-country, the anticipated damage and...

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How Scouts Honored Memorial Day Across the Country

How Scouts Honored Memorial Day Across the Country

(Photo credit: AP Photo/Richard Vogel) Rooted in the pillars of the Scout Oath to “do my best to do my duty to God and my country,” Boy Scouts of America takes special care in appreciating and honoring the efforts of our service men and women every day of the year. On...

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Scouts Place Thousands of Flags for Memorial Day

Scouts Place Thousands of Flags for Memorial Day

This Memorial Day marks the 50th anniversary of Scouts placing thousands of flags at the graves of the servicemen and servicewomen buried in the Willamette National Cemetery. These Scouts are like many others around the nation who use this opportunity to honor the...

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How These Scouts Launched a Balloon Into the Stratosphere

How These Scouts Launched a Balloon Into the Stratosphere

Scouting invites youth to reach new heights – whether they are growing educationally, physically, socially or in a variety of other ways. But some opportunities in Scouting take reaching new heights to a literal extent, like the Scouts from the Chief Seattle Council...

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Statement on BSA-LDS Relationship

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) deeply appreciates the long-standing relationship we’ve had with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a chartered organization. While Scouting remains a beloved program for many LDS families, the Church has decided to...

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Scout Organizes Family Conference for Developmental Disabilities

Scout Organizes Family Conference for Developmental Disabilities

Photo: Kevin Rivoli, The Citizen Service and family are important parts of any Scout’s life. So when service is inspired by one’s own family, it’s sure to have an incredible impact on the community. Scout Lance D., 17, of Longhouse Council recognized the challenges...

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BSA Showcases Adventures of Scouting at Outdoor Retailer

BSA Showcases Adventures of Scouting at Outdoor Retailer

The first day of Outdoor Retailer kicked off yesterday in Denver, Colorado, with several Boy Scouts of America representatives in attendance, highlighting the fun and adventure Scouting offers the whole family. As part of the BSA’s ongoing partnership with Outdoor...

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