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New BSA Uniforms Website

For new Scouting families, it’s the perfect place to start. Not only does bsauniforms.org answer all your uniform questions before you shop, but you’re just in time to enjoy the site’s new 2015 redesign! It’s a fun way to find out exactly what any Scout’s uniform requires-and have some fun while you’re learning.

How boys earn adventure loops and pins in new Cub Scout program

Adventures form the backbone of the new Cub Scout program. They’re fun, engaging and offer the right amount of challenge for boys as they grow up. After a boy completes an adventure, he gets the ultimate reward: a shiny adventure loop for his belt or adventure pin for his Webelos colors or Webelos cap. The loops and pins offer immediate…

Making a scout visit part of your foreign vacation

<CLICK on the TITLE for full article> I recently took my family on an overseas trip.  As part of this once in a lifetime vacation, we planned to visit scout offices with our sons.  If you are visiting a nation’s capital or other large city, the odds are that there is a scout facility you…

Portsmouth Customer Service Job Opening

The Portsmouth Service Center has an opening for a Customer Service Representative. The Hours are Tuesday – Friday from 2-7 PM. For more information contact Jay Lockard, District Director, at 740-772-6887, or email a resume to jay.lockard@scouting.org to schedule an interview.

Why you don’t say someone was an Eagle Scout

You earn the BSA’s Eagle Scout award as a youth (unless you earned it before 1965), but the title stays with you throughout your life. That’s why you never say “I was an Eagle Scout.” You always say “I am an Eagle Scout.” The tense makes sense. Earning the BSA’s top honor makes you a marked man for the…

10 Eagle Scouts are behind NASA’s mission to Pluto

Eleven of the 12 men who walked on the moon were Boy Scouts, but the links between NASA and Scouting didn’t end when we stopped manned moon landings. Consider today’s Pluto flyby. More than nine years ago, NASA sent a probe called New Horizons to everyone’s favorite demoted planet. Today, New Horizons soars past its destination. The probe made its…

BSA seeks Boy Scouts to star in instructional videos

Scouters know that having Boy Scouts instruct other Boy Scouts beats having adults do all the teaching. Scouting founder Baden-Powell surely believed this. He once said, “In Scouting, a boy is encouraged to educate himself instead of being instructed.” With that in mind, the BSA’s production team is looking for troops with skills in camping, hiking, swimming, cycling or lifesaving…

Adventures await: The new Cub Scout program is here

The books are hot off the presses, the adventure loops are shiny, and the Cub Scouts in your den and pack are ready. It’s June 1, meaning the new Cub Scout program is officially here. You’ve been reading about the improvements to make Cub Scouting better since last year, and beginning today, your pack and den may begin using the program that’s better,…