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Why 2 Million Scouts Are Hooked On Fishing

The number of Scouts who have earned the fishing merit badge rivals the population of Houston! That means two million Scouts who have experienced the joys of fishing and learned … Continue reading Why 2 Million Scouts Are Hooked On Fishing

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Update on Adult Leadership Standards

During the 2015 Boy Scouts of America National Annual Meeting in May, Dr. Gates encouraged the Scouting family to reflect on the challenges, primarily regarding adult leadership standards, facing the … Continue reading Update on Adult Leadership Standards

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The Ninja Scout Sneaks Onto NBC Again Tonight!

Hopefully you checked out Eagle Scout Jackson Meyer‘s stealth maneuvers when he sprung onto the American Ninja Warrior scene on May 25. His athletic prowess landed him in the Venice finals that … Continue reading The Ninja Scout Sneaks Onto NBC Again Tonight!

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How Joining Scouting Boosted Her Son’s Confidence and Stopped Bullying

With nearly one in three children affected by bullying, parents struggle to find ways to alleviate the problem and promote confidence in their children. Speaking out on these tough social issues … Continue reading How Joining Scouting Boosted Her Son’s Confidence and Stopped Bullying

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This Cub Scout Leader Will Make You Proud to Be an American

A great appreciation and understanding of the freedoms and opportunities in the United States is a unique facet of the Boy Scouts of America. And as of Independence Day, Cub Scout Leader Heath … Continue reading This Cub Scout Leader Will Make You Proud to Be an American

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How Scouts Are Making 3-D Prosthetics for Kids and You Can Too

Scouts have embarked on a tech-centric mission of goodwill that can literally reach out and grab you. By now you’ve probably heard about 3-D printing and how it’s making the … Continue reading How Scouts Are Making 3-D Prosthetics for Kids and You Can Too

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How Knives, Scouting, and Your Career are Related

Imagine hosting a dozen eight to ten-year-olds at one time. Now, imagine they all have pocket knives with them. This is the real situation thousands of volunteer leaders in the Boy … Continue reading How Knives, Scouting, and Your Career are Related

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Mom Shares 5 Reasons to Get Kids into Scouting

Seeing the thrill of Scouting through the eyes of your child is enough to write home about. In fact, mom blogger Janel and her son’s delight at Scout day camp was enough to … Continue reading Mom Shares 5 Reasons to Get Kids into Scouting

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Why Visiting Hiroshima Has Special Meaning to this Eagle Scout

On August 6, one Eagle Scout will represent the BSA for an event in Hiroshima, Japan that could possibly be one of the most significant days in his fourteen years. Chip … Continue reading Why Visiting Hiroshima Has Special Meaning to this Eagle Scout

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The Old Game That’s Cultivating the Minds of New Scouts

In the July 2015 issue of Chess Life, writer Brian Jerauld highlights the chess merit badge, which will be in the clutches of 100,000 Scouts as of this summer. The badge … Continue reading The Old Game That’s Cultivating the Minds of New Scouts

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