- The coolest council shoulder patches money can’t buy
- Boys’ Life each month?Did you know there are two editions of
- Sending #X before you drive could save a life, maybe even your own
- Scouting magazine coversRelive past World Scout Jamborees with
- ‘What Does the Fox Say?’ duo back with song about the trucker’s hitch
Open for Debate
Father (or Mother) knows best? Maybe, but that’s not how a Scout troop, Varsity team or Venturing crew is supposed to work. Scouting is a youth-led, youth-run
You’ll notice it right away, of course. You’ll see Tristan across the room at your pack or troop meeting this week and instantly spot the unit numerals on the
If BSA founder James E. West were around today, how would your Scouts address him? Mr. West? James? Mr. James? Jimmy E.? The way Scouts and Venturers address leaders was on
Quality trumps quantity when it comes to Scouting. A well-run unit of 15 to 20 boys or girls beats a dysfunctional unit of 80 to 100 Scouts every time. (Many larger troops
In your unit, is a Scout’s contact info freely available or guarded like nuclear launch codes? Two forces are competing here: Effective, efficient communication between
Scouts trade with Scouts; adults trade with adults. Along with “trade one for one,” “always shake hands,” and “don’t bring money into a
You can’t blame this one on inflation. More than 60 years ago, the average age of a boy earning Eagle was 14.6. Today it’s 17.1. As we celebrate the 100th
In Scouting, knives are a double-edged sword. Used safely, they’re part of a rite of passage for boys and a chance for leaders to impart important lessons to help
Here’s a new one: An East Coast troop’s uniform policy involves telling older Scouts not to wear their uniforms in public. Yep, it happened in Scouter B.C.’s troop.
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