Nathan Johnson

As a member of the Communications team at Boy Scouts of America, Nathan Johnson enjoys finding and sharing the stories that inform, inspire, and delight the Scouting family.

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Boy Who is Terminally Ill Goes on Special Ski Trip with Fellow Scouts

March 14, 2017 6:41 pm Published by

Twelve-year old Scout Frank C. has suffered from desmoid tumors his entire life. The tumors have kept him in near constant pain for years, and now, the terminally ill young man has been put on hospice care. Even so, Frank


Now This Is How You Promote Scouting for Food

March 3, 2017 7:20 pm Published by

When the Scouts of the San Diego-Imperial Council wanted to inform the members of their community that it was time for the annual Scouting for Food drive, they did what a lot of Scouts around the country do – they


The Little-known Story of How This Basketball Star Became an Eagle Scout

March 1, 2017 2:59 pm Published by

When Villanova Wildcat Josh Hart steps on the court this March for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, he’ll be doing so as a young man who has already achieved something great. No, we’re not talking about how Josh and his team


Eagle Scout Project Is Life-changing Gift for Child with Special Needs

January 30, 2017 8:40 pm Published by

For Ellen Colson, a second grade student at Little Valley Elementary School, getting through an average day at school requires an effort that is anything but average. As a child with special needs, she faces challenges many of


Scout Saves Father During “Terrifying” Life-threatening Situation

January 4, 2017 4:36 pm Published by

Seeing a family member experience a life-threatening situation would be enough to make most people lose their composure, but many Scouts are trained specifically on how to respond in an emergency. When Scout John H. of the Boy


How to Impact Scouting Before the End of the Year

December 20, 2016 7:41 pm Published by

For more than a century, the Boy Scouts of America has provided a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of citizenship, and develops personal fitness. It has helped build the future leaders of


Scout’s Battle With Cancer Doesn’t Stop Him From Earning Eagle

November 7, 2016 8:13 pm Published by

The completion of any journey toward Eagle is commendable, but when a young man overcomes additional challenges to become an Eagle Scout, it transcends even the extraordinary and becomes truly inspiring. Such is the case for Scout Jack S.,


Looking for Eagle Project Ideas? Use This Resource

October 17, 2016 9:00 am Published by

As they consider Eagle project ideas during the planning stages for an Eagle Scout project, many Scouts run through a series of thoughts about what might work. Indeed, part of the process requires a Scout to weigh a number


Scout Uses Grapefruit Juice as Solution to a Problem Plaguing His Community

October 3, 2016 9:44 am Published by

Grapefruit juice isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Take your average Canada goose, for instance. When it comes to grapefruit juice, these geese aren’t big fans. Luckily for the community of Elkhart, Indiana, which was overrun with geese, it


Too Old to Earn Eagle, Young Man Finishes Eagle Project Anyway

September 26, 2016 9:40 am Published by

Much is made of earning Eagle Scout, and for good reason. However, each year, thousands of young men in Scouting age out of the program without reaching the rank of Eagle, and many of them have an experience in Scouting