Play around with a knife, lose a corner on your Totin’ Chip. In my troop growing up, it was that simple. If a Scout lost all four corners of his Totin’ Chip
The Ask the Expert floodgates are wide open. I’m now getting roughly 50 emails a week with Ask the Expert questions, a sign that Scouters out there care enough to seek
Want proof as to how passionate Scout volunteers are about the Boy Scouts of America? Just look at my inbox. Last week, I provided answers to eight frequently asked
So far, Ask the Expert posts have offered one often-lengthy answer to one complicated Scouting question. You can read past posts here. Perhaps a question you have is answered
Are all service hours created equal? If a Scout, say, builds a house with his church youth group or delivers meals with his school’s student council, can those hours
Scouts earn merit badges at council-run merit badge colleges or summer camps, or on their own with a registered counselor. But some troops restrict this practice.
Nobody questions the value of these drives, but Scouters often wonder whether they're acceptable as Eagle Scout service projects.
If a Scout camps several nights with his troop before getting a signed blue card from his Scoutmaster, do those nights count toward his earning Camping merit badge?
When it comes to life-changing experiences, there’s no substitute for camping. And when it comes to the Eagle-required Camping merit badge, there’s no substitute
Updated | May 7, 2013 Can a unit set attendance requirements? Can Scouters mandate, for example, that Scouts show up for at least half of all meetings and outings? When I