Upon completion of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST), the Scout is qualified to wear the “Trained” emblem on his uniform.
Used when reciting the Scout Oath and Scout Law — or when you want to quiet a room quickly — the Scout sign is an important part of all BSA programs.
It's called the Scouter Code of Conduct. Think of it like a checklist of expectations for adult conduct in the Scouting program.
Journey to Excellence, or JTE, is a self-evaluation tool that lets unit leaders see, quantitatively how well their unit is meeting the goals of Scouting.
The board of review lets adults talk with the Scout about what he’s done, what he’s learned, how has it helped him and how he likes the program.
The merit badge counselor is one of the coolest jobs in Scouting. It also could be one of the most meaningful. Here's how to do it right.
Figuring out the region and area of some Boy Scouts of America councils requires a little bit of guesswork. Or — better yet — a really good map.
The left-handed Scout handshake unites two Scouts from anywhere on the planet. But why is this nonverbal greeting done with the left hand?
The BSA's Trained patch sends a clear message to Scouts, fellow Scouters and parents. It says, "I know what I'm doing." Here's who can wear it.
Scouting for Food is the annual food-collection drive run by your local council. It's another reminder to local communities that Scouts do good turns here.