For Scouts and Scouters, 2012 had plenty of ups — and a couple of downs. We welcomed changes: new merit badges, new Eagle Scout requirements, a new Chief Scout Executive, and a new high-adventure base in
Scouters love to shoot the breeze about the next campout, newest merit badge, or tastiest recipe. But when someone brings up a more-sensitive topic at a roundtable or leader meeting, it’s often greeted by silence.
How’s this for a busy life? Quinn Alec Hoover, a 17-year-old from Hagerstown, Md., was an honor student, band member, soccer player, runner, award-winning Indian dancer, swimming instructor, church volunteer, and Life Scout. He touched
In a touching gesture, the two Tiger Cubs killed in last week’s shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School have been awarded the Spirit of the Eagle Award. BSA Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock and other
It breaks my heart to report that the horrendous school shooting in Connecticut has hit the Scouting family. The Boy Scouts of America learned that two of the victims, 7-year-old Chase Kowalski and 6-year-old Benjamin Wheeler,
Some Good Turns are truly great. Take the impressive individuals from the Boston Minutemen Council, who traveled 300 miles to help fellow Americans who had been affected by superstorm Sandy. Last weekend, they loaded 75 Scouts
The heroes I know don’t wear capes, and they can’t fly. Their utility belts hold pocket knives, not grappling hooks. But the heroes I know often have secret identities. That is, they’re the volunteers who