Category: Program

Philmont Reaches 1-million Camper Milestone

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This summer, Philmont Scout Ranch reached the milestone of one million campers. It all started 75 years ago when Waite Phillips offered 35,857 acres of his ranch to the Boy Scouts of America in 1938 to serve as a national

New Policy Ensures Safe Use of Aquatics Play Structures

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Innovative and creative aquatics play structures currently exist in many Scouting settings, with more councils and Scouting groups evaluating the many play structure options entering the marketplace. Many local councils have asked about safety requirements for use of aquatics play

Join the BSA Sustainability Road Trip

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Road trips are as much a part of summer as barbecues and swimming pools. This year, the BSA invites you to join sustainability expert Zach Carson on his road trip across the U.S. to uncover best practices in sustainable Scouting.

2013–2014 Camping Reports Due Sept. 30

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The Camping Manager Tool is available for councils to report camping statistics for the past year. This will be the means to collect all camp participation numbers for Journey to Excellence. There is no change in the reporting process from

Registration Open for 2015 World Scout Jamboree

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(Adapted from Bryan on Scouting blog) Odds are 19 out of every 20 people you meet at the 2015 World Scout Jamboree will be from a country other than the United States. How about those odds for making friends with

Seeking Applications for 2014-2015 BSA/NRA Youth Ambassador Program

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Each year, the Boy Scouts of America searches for two youth to represent the program as NRA Youth Ambassadors. The National Rifle Association and the Boy Scouts of America have had a partnership in shooting sports programs for youth for

CSE and Deputy CSE Discuss Experience-Oriented Scouting

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Every employee and volunteer plays an important role in the development and delivery of life-changing experiences to our members. In this episode of The Buzz, listen to Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock and Deputy Chief Scout Executive/COO Gary Butler discuss

Transatlantic Council Hosts Normandy Camporee to Mark 70th Anniversary of D-Day

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The Transatlantic Council hosts a camporee every three years on the shores of Normandy, France. The 2014 camporee was particularly special, taking place during the 70th anniversary year of D-Day. With thousands of youth participating, learning, and talking to veterans,

Two New Videos Help Promote Summer Day Camps

It’s time to start preparing for summer camp, and there are two new videos to help you spread the word about the life-changing experiences our camps offer to Cub Scouts. iPad Hashtag And have you heard? The Cub Scouts Facebook

Digital Technology Joins the Merit Badge Lineup

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Digital technology is part of almost everything we do these days. The new Digital Technology merit badge, launched in April, is all about using, understanding, and appreciating digital technology including computers, tablets, cell phones, and even computer-controlled coffeemakers. Scouts will