Is camouflage clothing appropriate for wear during Scouting activities? The BSA expert says there's a simple answer and a gray area.
Rank privilege, the practice of older Scouts eating first or getting the best sleeping spots, isn't endorsed by the Boy Scouts of America.
The BSA asks its members to affirm a belief in God. That doesn't mean the Boy Scouts of America tells its members which religion to practice.
The simple answer: There is no time limit for completing a merit badge except for the Scout's 18th birthday.
It's up to the merit badge counselor, not the Scoutmaster, to determine whether to accept a requirement fulfilled before the blue card was issued.
You're bound to be approached by a Scout wanting to earn one for which you aren't qualified to be a merit badge counselor. Your next move is important.
At Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, groups of seven to 12 individuals form crews. But why are they called crews?
In one troop, the Scoutmaster mandates that summer months don't count toward Boy Scout advancement requirements. Not true.
Citizenship in the Nation merit badge requirement 8 includes asking Scouts to write a letter to his elected official and show any response received to his counselor.
Adult women may be inducted into the Order of the Arrow, but women under 21 aren't allowed in the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts.