When he was 12 years old, John F. Kennedy asked for a raise. The year was 1929, and Kennedy was a new member of Troop 2 in Bronxville, N.Y. Now that he had reached Scout
Update, Jan. 27, 2014: Sea Scouts, see how this applies to you here. It’s been more than a year since I blogged about the switch to the Scout Oath and Scout Law in all
For many Scout leaders, it’s not the Scouts that’ll turn hair gray — it’s their parents. The team behind ScoutCast recently asked 56 experienced
The battle for fundraising dollars is on. At offices everywhere, parents peddle pizza dough, flower bulbs, Christmas wreaths and more to their coworkers in the name of
Robert M. Gates, a Distinguished Eagle Scout and our nation’s 22nd secretary of defense, has been elected to the national executive board of the Boy Scouts of America.
Updated 1:08 p.m. Oct. 24 | Added more info from Chris Hunt, BSA Advancement Team, to clarify that the merit badge still will become Eagle-required on Jan. 1, 2014 though the
For those of us who have been in Scouting for the majority of our lives, the answer seems obvious. But recently I got an email from a Cub Scout parent who shall remain
For your Scouts and Venturers on Facebook, the reminder to “think before you post” just got a lot more important. Yesterday we learned that Facebook has changed
Effective Oct. 1, 2013, the official stance on the Boy Scouts of America’s uniform policy is that shirts are to be worn tucked in.
Looking for a time-tested method for retaining Scouts? Put your faith in religious emblems. The research is clear: Scouts working on their religious emblems remain in