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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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


35 Trail Mix Ingredients Ranked from Best to Worst

August 31, 2016 1:34 pm Published by

When making your own trail mix, you’ve got a lot of options. In fact, Boys’ Life magazine has developed a list of 35 potential ingredients you can use in creating a trail mix that suits your taste and


Scouts Save Life of Scoutmaster Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest

August 17, 2016 5:23 pm Published by

When a Scoutmaster suffered cardiac arrest and collapsed on a nearby trail, Scouts Drew N. and Jacob E. ran to his aid. The Scouts, who are from the Boy Scouts of America Mount Baker Council, were working as


Eagle Scouts Should Apply Before Deadline for NESA Scholarships

August 4, 2016 9:53 pm Published by

Know any Eagle Scouts who could use scholarships to help support some higher education? Good news! The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) Scholarship application process is now open. NESA has shared an overview with more details on its website. The application process for


Is Your Photo in the Philmont Photo Archive that Now Stretches Back to 1966?

August 4, 2016 8:55 pm Published by

If you’ve been trekking in the glorious New Mexico wilderness of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch, you no doubt carry those memories with you everywhere you go. Carrying memories, however, is not the same as