John Churchill

John Churchill is a communications manager for the Boy Scouts of America, as well as an Eagle Scout and volunteer Scouter. If you have story ideas or questions, reach out to us at

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Four Key Ingredients for Creating a Highly Engaged Team

February 8, 2017 8:28 pm Published by

When the results of a recent survey revealed that the staff of the Orange County Council in southern California felt largely satisfied with their jobs and were engaged in the council’s work to deliver Scouting programs to more than 20,000 youth

Take a Sneak Peek at the 2017 National Jamboree Program

February 1, 2017 6:09 pm Published by

Are you heading to the 2017 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve? If so, you’ll get a chance to experience some of the most extensive, engaging programming available in one location. The Summit Program Leadership Action Team, known

Hear Why One Venturer Will Be Going Back to the Jamboree This Summer

January 18, 2017 9:32 pm Published by

Although Venturer Savannah McMillan of the Great Smoky Mountain Council had an incredible time while serving on the STEM staff at the 2013 National Jamboree, it wouldn’t be accurate to call it a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience. Why is that? Because

Give the Gift of Scouting’s Premier Event

December 20, 2016 11:34 pm Published by

Are you still searching for the perfect gift this holiday season? Well, look no further, because there is still time to give a Boy Scout, Venturer, or Explorer the gift of a lifetime with a trip to the

Voice of the Scout (VOS) is Evolving to Better Serve Members

December 14, 2016 8:51 pm Published by

When the Voice of the Scout (VOS) survey was originally developed, the goal was to hear from members and volunteers about the quality of their Scouting experiences and their satisfaction with the support and resources of the BSA.

Five Things to Know About the 2017 National Jamboree

November 16, 2016 7:38 pm Published by

The 2017 National Jamboree will be here before you know it … Whether you’ve already registered as an attendee or staff member, or have been looking for a good reason to do so, here are five things to

10 Things You Can Do NOW to Fill Your Jamboree Contingent

September 14, 2016 5:46 pm Published by

A national jamboree is a once-in-a lifetime experience for most Scouts. Don’t miss the opportunity let your Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers be part of the best jamboree ever! It’s not too late to sign up! Here are 10

How to Start and Sustain Units With This Guide

September 7, 2016 3:34 pm Published by

The methodology presented in the Unit Performance Guide is the BSA’s nationally approved process for starting and sustaining new units. The Unit Performance Guide – Volume 4 Gold Edition was recently introduced by the National Alliances – Membership Group at

How Will You Spend YOUR Summer in 2017? Watch This Video for a Few Ideas

August 10, 2016 7:09 pm Published by

Are you looking for a summer full of the same old thing? Or, are you looking for one-of-a-kind adventures and experiences that you can’t get anyplace else? We can’t help you with the former. But if it’s the

Hear Why a Past OA Chief Says the 2017 Jamboree is ‘An Investment Worth Making’

July 27, 2016 5:28 pm Published by

Because the national jamboree only happens every four years, many Scouts may only have one shot at attending the BSA’s premier event. Alex Call, who served as the 2015 Order of the Arrow national chief, however, was fortunate