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.
Thanks to The Hunger Games, archery is cool again. Your move, Scout leaders. In the megahit film and book, the character Katniss Everdeen (above) uses a bow and arrow to hunt
A Scout is Clean, but what if his mouth isn’t? Dirty words can soil the reputation of any Scout (or Scouter), but a swift response from you can make the guilty party
Should you allow your Scouts to bring their smartphones on camping trips? Sure, Scouters and Scouts can do it all with these powerful gadgets. A smartphone (or tablet) is a
There’s something fishy about Hunter’s Pinewood Derby car. The paint job is a little too professional, the edges a little too perfect. While other cars wobble
Here’s a question to chew on: Should you serve snacks at den meetings? Why or why not? And if you do, what is served? I posed that question to our Facebook friends and
The BSA Insignia Guide says it's your responsibility as an adult leader to "promote the wearing of the correct complete uniform on all suitable occasions."
What’s the one thing the Scouting program can’t live without? Scouts. The Boy Scouts of America offers the premier program for youth, but Scouts need the means
What difference exists between a 13-year-old boy who earns the Eagle Scout award and one who gets there at 17½? That was the subject of a fascinating discussion among your
Scoutmasters in Troop 1776 serve for three years and then step down. As a Scout growing up in 1776, I assumed that every troop did it that way. Boy was I wrong! In fact,