Scouting News

  • Scoutcraft is not dead! by ScoutAdmin (2014/09/22 11:18)
    SCOUTPIONEERING.COM IS PUTTING THE OUTING IN SCOUTING We were happy this week to run across a great website thanks to a video that was shared on Facebook. The video linked in below was taken over the weekend at a community event in the town of Aynor, South Carolina. What you’ll find is a great example […]
  • Boy Scouting: Rocketman Build an Adventure by ScoutAdmin (2014/09/19 16:07)
    It’s that time of year when Boy Scout roundups are taking place all across the country.  In the days of shareable social media that Boy Scouts of American has caught on and is producing and publishing media projects to help with recruitment.  This video that just came out is an example aimed at showing the […]
  • Words of Wisdom Wednesday: Brave by CharlesN (2012/08/29 13:17)
    “A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens.” Sir Lord Baden-Powell A Scout is Brave.  Bravery comes in many forms.  Many of us think of bravery as having the courage to camp out in the woods at night surrounded by wild animals, climbing up a rock […]
  • Ultralight Backpacking for Scouts? by MikeD (2012/07/10 10:53)
    Ultralight backpacking may be the biggest change to hit Scout backpacking since the development of the hip strap. While still slightly contentious among some traditional Troops, Ultralight is increasingly accepted as a viable alternative to carrying the entire equipment list developed by traditionalists. Many experienced backpackers have already made the transition and Ultralight principles are […]
  • Feeding A Bunch of Hungry Backpackers by MikeD (2012/06/10 08:43)
    On a 50 miler, getting into camp every afternoon means a brief sense of accomplishment which is followed by a flurry of activity. Backpacks have to be emptied of group equipment. Water has to be filtered. Bear bag trees need to be located. Tents need erecting. And most important for many, dinner has to be […]
  • Wayne Brock Appointed Chief Scout Executive for the Boy Scouts of America by Press Release (2012/05/24 11:30)
    Brock joins new BSA National President Wayne Perry as top two leaders  of nation’s iconic youth-serving organization Following an extensive selection process, the Boy Scouts of America named Wayne Brock its next Chief Scout Executive, the organization’s top professional. Brock, the BSA’s current deputy Chief Scout Executive and chief operating officer, will provide general direction of […]
  • The Hunt for a New Chief Scout Narrows by ScoutingNewsStaff (2012/05/10 09:39)
    Chief Scout Executive Bob Mazzucca is set to retire at this year on August 31st. On April 4th BSA President announced nine semifinalists to fill the position. After another round of interviews there are four finalists: Wayne Brock , Deputy Chief Scout Executive/COO Tom Fitzgibbon, Regional Director, Western Region Al Lambert, Regional Director, Central Region […]
  • Tale of Two Philmonts by MikeD (2012/05/08 22:23)
    The following is a Guest Article by Mike Dubrall. Mike “Dub Zero” Blogs and writes informative articles on backpacking and snow camping at 50Miler.com. Philmont sits at the apex of the Scout backpacking experience. For skilled backpackers the Philmont routes are not difficult. However, most Scouts are not accomplished backpackers and the challenge of being […]
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