MacGyver It, Scout Style! Your Scout Could Win Big!
Blog 21 Sep 2016 | 11:53 am
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Duct tape, gum wrappers and paper clips. Their silver hue may be the only obvious thing these objects have in common, but in the hands of a particularly skilled person, those everyday objects could transform into an extraordinary hack that can do extraordinary things. We know this as “MacGyvering”- skill sets that help you survive any situation.
Speaking of that, starting this Friday, MacGyver is back on TV, ready to show a new generation how to test their imagination and creative problem-solving abilities.
The new series, airing Fridays at 8/7c on CBS, is sure to draw a whole...
American Legion: Proud Partners of Scouting for Almost 100 Years
Blog 21 Sep 2016 | 11:52 am
“Veterans. Defense. Youth. Americanism. Communities.”
That’s what you see when you visit the American Legion website.
This description closely aligns with Scouting. And that’s only where our similarities begin. In addition to being the nation’s largest veteran’s service organization, the American Legion also has been an active supporter of Scouting since the American Legion was founded in 1919.
In fact, the American Legion endorsed the Boy Scouts of America at its first national congress. And we have been partners and servants to our nation’s youth ever since. Today, some 60,000 youth participate in Scouting activities at the American Legion every week.
I recently had...
7 Steps to a Successful Sign-Up Night
Blog 20 Sep 2016 | 11:10 am
Sign-up nights have been a keystone for Boy Scout recruiting for years, and for good reason: they work! Sign-up nights give parents and youth an opportunity to get to know Scouting at a personal level, face-to-face.
What Is Sign-Up Night?
Sign-up nights provide basic information about what Scouting offers youth and families in the area. This could be done through a formal presentation, an information table, a film about Scouting, or even through games and contests. The important thing is to get the family’s attention and let them see what Scouting is all about.
How to Execute a Sign-Up Night
The key to a successful sign-up...
Guess Who’s Invited to the 2017 Jamboree!
Blog 20 Sep 2016 | 10:24 am
Based on the success of Exploring Summerfest during the summer of 2016, we know Explorers are interested in experiencing the history, adventure, and excitement of the jamboree. As a result, this national celebration of youth — which will run from July 19–28, 2017 — now includes Explorers. We are excited to offer youth and adult participants in Exploring programs three different options for attending the 2017 National Scout Jamboree:
Option 1: Attend as a Participant
This is an amazing opportunity for Explorers to experience this national celebration at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Explorers will have access to all events and programs, take in the sights,...
Largest Pilot Program to Answer Parents’ Call for After-school Adventures for Younger Boys
Blog 19 Sep 2016 | 7:14 am
The Boy Scouts of America is launching its largest pilot program in response to parents’ increasing desire for more options for after-school programs that help kindergarten-age boys learn new skills, build character and experience new adventures. Available this fall in 198 local councils, the new Lion pilot program will introduce families to the adventures available through Scouting and culminate for boys in the new Lion badge. Designed as an introduction to Cub Scouting, the Lion badge will serve as a precursor to the Tiger rank. The kindergarten-age boys participating in the program will be members of the Cub Scout pack,...