Tent, hammock, cabin, retired battleship — all offer great experiences for Scouts, but only some count as camping nights for the Camping merit badge.
Starting now, Boy Scouts (and troop leaders and merit badge counselors) can download interactive digital merit badge pamphlets for four merit badges.
The 2015 Guide to Advancement, your official source for administering advancement in all Boy Scouts of America programs, is now available.
BSA has acquired Scoutbook, the web app that makes tracking advancement easier — so you can get back to enjoying those life-changing Scouting experiences.
BSA alternative requirements benefit Scouts or Venturers with documented disabilities. So they can be a Cub Scout past age 11 and a Boy Scout past 18.
Eagle Scouts can earn one Eagle palm for every five merit badges beyond the 21 required. He can earn Eagle palms as quickly as one palm every three months.
For today's Ask the Expert, I field a question from an assistant Scoutmaster wondering what to do when a Scout loses his Boy Scout Handbook.
The simple answer: There is no time limit for completing a merit badge except for the Scout's 18th birthday.
In one troop, the Scoutmaster mandates that summer months don't count toward Boy Scout advancement requirements. Not true.
Avid readers of this blog have been hearing about changes to Cooking merit badge since October 2012. But new Scouters or new blog readers might not know about the exciting,