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 communications@scouting.org.

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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


5 Questions With National Jamboree Director Matt Myers

July 20, 2016 7:08 pm Published by

Only one year – 52 short weeks – remain until Scouting’s premier event, the national jamboree, descends upon the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. With that in mind, we wanted you to get to know the newest face


First Editions of Boy Scout Handbook Kick Off a Movement in the U.S.

April 6, 2016 5:18 pm Published by

Earlier this year, the 13th and latest edition of a rather familiar “face” began appearing in Scout shops around the country: the Boy Scout Handbook. For 105 years — with more than 40 million copies in print — this guide to