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Watch #TroopTalkLive on the second Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. Central on Facebook Live or YouTube. We’ll share useful tips, tricks and ideas to help your Scouts BSA troop.

Upcoming Episodes

  • Mar. 13: How do the new Cub Scout program updates affect Scouts BSA troops? When it comes to recruiting Cub Scouts to join our troops, is there anything we need to do differently than before?
  • Apr. 10
  • May 8

The show begins at 2 p.m. Central on the Scouting magazine Facebook page or YouTube channel.


Latest Episode

Prepare Now for a Successful BSA Swim Test

The BSA swim test plays a vital role in keeping Scouts safe during aquatic activities. In this #TroopTalkLive, we’ll answer some frequently asked questions and talk about why right now — in the middle of winter! — is the perfect time to start thinking about this essential test. (Feb. 14, 2024)


#TroopTalkLive Archives

DateTitle
2/14/2024Prepare now for a successful BSA swim test
The BSA swim test plays a vital role in keeping Scouts safe during aquatic activities. In this #TroopTalkLive, we’ll answer some frequently asked questions and talk about why right now — in the middle of winter! — is the perfect time to start thinking about this essential test.
1/10/2024What is a Board of Review? Why do we have them in Scouts BSA?
What is a board of review and why do we have them in Scouts BSA? In this #TroopTalkLive, we’ll get expert answers to your questions about boards of review.
12/13/2023How to overcome common challenges on the journey to Eagle Scout
Earning the rank of Eagle Scout is tough, but it’s easier if you know the correct process. On this #TroopTalkLive, we discuss how to handle common challenges and issues that Eagle Scout candidates may face on their journey to the highest rank in Scouts BSA.
11/8/2023The Scout Basic Essentials
The Scout Basic Essentials can make every outdoor adventure better, and help you get out of a jam in an emergency. Join us on #TroopTalkLive as we examine the importance of each essential item. Sponsored by Sawyer Products.
10/11/2023Find Out About the Linked Troop Wood Badge Course at the Summit
There’s no better way to learn leadership skills than Wood Badge. In this #TroopTalkLive, we’ll talk to the directors of an innovative course scheduled for Jan. 15-19 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Find out what makes this Wood Badge course special and how you can register to attend.
9/27/2023Scouts BSA Resources for Suicide Prevention Month
September is Suicide Prevention Month. In today’s #TroopTalkLive, we discuss the resources the Scouts BSA team has made available to help unit leaders address this very important issue with their Scouts.
9/13/2023How to Accommodate Scouts With Disabilities
Let’s talk about how to accommodate Scouts with disabilities. This #TroopTalkLive is focused on making sure all youth are able to fully participate in the adventures of Scouting. Plus, we’re answering some of your most-often asked questions and providing resources to help your troop thrive!
8/9/2023The New Merit Badge Hub
The new Merit Badge Hub makes it simple for Scouts to find merit badge requirements and information. In today’s #TroopTalkLive, we’ll explore this new online resource and find out about more exciting updates.
7/12/2023What’s the Scouts BSA National Youth Council and how do Scouts apply?
The Scouts BSA National Youth Council was created to give youth the opportunity to shape the future of the Scouts BSA program. Learn about what the council does — and how Scouts can apply — in this month’s episode of #TroopTalkLive.
6/21/2023Tips for a fun and successful summer camp
Summer camp season is here! In this #TroopTalkLive, we’ll talk all about camp and share ideas for making it a fun and successful week.
5/10/2023All About the Scouts BSA Uniform
Uniforms are one of the methods of the Scouts BSA program. Join us on #TroopTalkLive as we discuss why we wear the uniform, along with some uniform do’s and do not’s.
4/13/2023Experts weigh in on how we can prevent child abuse
For Child Abuse Prevention Month, #TroopTalkLive is joined by child safety experts to discuss the role that BSA leaders and families can play in preventing abuse.
3/8/2023How to help Scouts be successful in their troop leadership roles
Yes, we let Scouts lead. But we should also teach them how to lead. In this #TroopTalkLive, we’ll discuss ways to train your Scouts so they can be successful in their troop leadership roles.
2/8/2023Merit Badge Mechanics
What’s the purpose of the BSA’s merit badge program? Can requirements ever be changed? How do I suggest a new merit badge? Join us to talk all about merit badge mechanics in the first-ever episode of #TroopTalkLive!