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
The Boy Scouts of America might be the most patriotic organization in the U.S. But don’t take that to mean we endorse any one political party. The same applies to your
If gold signifies the best in sports, why does the Boy Scouts of America use silver to represent its top awards, such as Eagle Scout palms?
The Eagle project—that last mile on the long, satisfying climb toward Scouting’s highest honor—tests a boy’s ability to organize a meaningful service project
A boy must complete all requirements for the Eagle Scout Award by his 18th birthday, but why? That was the question posed by Scouter Kim. H. She writes: “Why do Scouts