Swimming merit badge, that Eagle-required summer camp staple, has been upgraded and revised just in time for the 2014 summer camp season. The new requirements focus more on
Later today, 10,000 Boy Scouts will converge in New Jersey for what organizers are calling the year’s largest Scouting event (though organizers of the Scouting
How do you decide whether it's OK to watch that PG movie with your Cub Scouts or some PG-13 movie with your Venturers?
Imagine Scouting in a world without local, state and national parks. It’s not a pretty sight: Tents pitched in mall parking lots, s’mores cooked over an open
The Mustache patrol of Troop 242 has it figured out. They’ve found a patrol name that’s Scout-created, clever and a little bit wacky. With a name that great,
Peyton Manning was never a Boy Scout himself, but the five-time MVP-winning quarterback can’t help but be connected to Scouting. He’s reminded of the Boy Scouts
Patrol-based cooking is an important part of troop campouts, and many patrols use a patrol box to help keep cooking supplies and ingredients organized.
I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of a Scout hut. That’s the term for a standalone building whose sole purpose is hosting Scout meetings and storing
Two perfectly reasonable people can read the same phrase and have drastically different interpretations. Just ask the U.S. Supreme Court. That happened recently in a troop in
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.