For three Scouts in Jeff's troop, the toughest First Class requirement is 9B: the swim test. The boys have a fear of jumping into water over their heads.
Updated Jan. 29 That bright red arrow atop a crisp white band is an unmistakeable symbol that the wearer is one of Scouting’s best. The sash is an outward sign that the
Is it OK for Scouts to drive themselves and others to meetings, weekend campouts, unit activities, area/regional/national events and more?
In the season of Wise Men, you won’t find many wiser than Chris Hunt, advancement team leader for the Boy Scouts of America. Whatever advancement-related question I
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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