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5 Ways Councils Can Thank Volunteers for Volunteer Appreciation Month

April 3, 2017 8:08 pm Published by

April 23 – 29 is Volunteer Appreciation Week. While we’ll be doling out special recognition for outstanding volunteers that week (stayed tuned for more info on that), we’re using the whole month of April to thank our one-of-a-kind


How to Engage Local Bloggers to Tell the Story of Scouting

March 28, 2017 6:48 pm Published by

For the past several years, BSA Communications has engaged bloggers to help tell Scouting’s stories through the lens of a mom. The experiences detailed in their blog posts have influenced many other moms and put Scouting on their consideration set


How to Celebrate Scout Sunday in Your Unit

January 31, 2017 5:41 pm Published by

The Boy Scouts of America designates the Sunday that falls before February 8 (Scouting Anniversary Day) as Scout Sunday, which is the primary date to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting. However, each chartered


5 Ways One Pacific NW Council Serves Families by Keeping Things Simple

January 12, 2017 7:23 pm Published by

The Inland Northwest Council, which serves more than 15,000 youth members and volunteer leaders in eastern Washington and northern Idaho, has spent considerable time and effort to find — and simplify — the key drivers of success for their council. What works?


Nominate Exceptional Volunteers for Silver Antelope

November 14, 2016 9:06 pm Published by

It is time to nominate deserving volunteers for the 2017 Silver Antelope Award. Only electronic nominations and recommendations letters will be accepted – using the Silver Antelope nomination form – at awards@scouting.org before the deadline of November 30.


Mike Johnson Named Florida Sea Base General Manager

November 11, 2016 8:32 pm Published by

Mike Johnson has been selected as the next general manager of the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base, where he began his Scouting career. As assistant director of program from 1989 through 1992, Mike helped establish programs during


This Partnership Will Make Young Creators Into Innovators

October 12, 2016 3:11 pm Published by

The Boy Scouts of America Brings Hands-On Learning to New Audiences through Innovative Collaboration Pilot The Boy Scouts of America’s Exploring program is teaming up with Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) and Maker Ed to bring the popular maker movement


6 Ways to Raise Awareness for Cyber Security and Online Safety This Month

October 18, 2016 2:47 pm Published by

At the BSA we’re committed to online safety for both Scouts and Scouters, and we have a plethora of resources to help keep you and your family protected on the web. In fact, October is National Cyber Security


Be Prepared – Active Shooter Resources

September 24, 2016 3:27 pm Published by

Scouts and Scouters are always on the go – in public places, in our communities, in parades, at service projects, and at camp. Unfortunately, acts of violence, including what is known as an active shooter or ambush attack,


How to Participate in JOTA and JOTI This Year

October 3, 2016 7:45 pm Published by

Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA) and Jamboree-on-the-Internet (JOTI) is coming up soon! Did you already add JOTA and JOTI to your unit, district, and/or council calendars? If not, don’t forget to mark Oct. 14 – 16, 2016 as JOTA and JOTI