Rochelle Randles

Rochelle Randles is a communications specialist at the Boy Scouts of America. She enjoys sharing incredible adventure stories within the Scouting community and beyond. If you have story ideas or questions, reach out to us at

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Chris Mehaffey Announced as Scout Executive of the Mid-America Council

January 19, 2017 4:20 pm Published by

Congratulations to Chris Mehaffey who will begin serving as Scout executive of the Mid-America Council in Omaha, NE, effective March 1, 2017. Chris began his Scouting career as a district executive with the Chickasaw Council in Memphis, TN.

Todd McGregor Named Next Director of the Summit Bechtel Reserve

January 11, 2017 8:03 pm Published by

Please join us in congratulating Todd McGregor, who will serve as the next director of the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia, effective March 1, 2017. Todd will succeed Dan McCarthy, who has chosen to

4 Reasons Parents Love STEM as Much as Kids

January 4, 2017 2:55 pm Published by

The holidays have come and gone, and school is back in session. How can you help your children clear the fog after the long break and get a jump start as they head back to the classroom? An

What the National Park Service Alliance Means for Scouting

January 3, 2017 6:36 pm Published by

The alliance between Scouting and the National Park Service is a natural kinship. After all, “some of the best Scouting happens in National Park Service sites,” according to Scouting expert Bryan Wendell. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) that seals

The Exploring Sales Tools Your Council Needs In 2017

December 21, 2016 3:06 pm Published by

Ready to take your Exploring know-how to the next level? Exploring sales tools are here to help! Keep reading for a breakdown on these helpful materials, then get ready to watch your council’s Exploring membership grow. Head to

20 Gift Ideas for STEM Enthusiasts

December 14, 2016 12:30 am Published by

Looking for the perfect gift for your young scientist, technologist, engineer, or mathematician? Thanks to a recent STEM Scouts blog post, we’ve got a plethora of gift suggestions for youth of all ages who have a penchant for STEM

4 Expert Tips for Christmas Tree Fundraising

December 6, 2016 5:45 pm Published by

Each year, troops and crews from around the country participate in the age-old Scouting tradition of running Christmas tree lots. Not only do these Scouts and Venturers get to work on their business skills—they also get to experience

6 Ways to Fuel Your Exploring Membership by 2017

November 30, 2016 9:01 pm Published by

Councils across the country have been working hard to grow Exploring, and we’ve got the membership to prove it! These councils are contributing to the future of BSA in a huge way by stepping up and taking the Exploring

5 Gift Ideas for the MVP Scouter

November 30, 2016 8:54 pm Published by

Any Scout can tell you the importance of dedicated Scouters. They always seem to have just the answer. They’re always there when you need them, offering a helping hand. They always manage to keep it together, even when camping plans

How to Apply for Sea Scout Boatswain Positions

November 28, 2016 6:11 pm Published by

Calling all Sea Scouts! Are you ready to step up and be a part of expanding the Sea Scout program for the future? If you answered ‘yes,’ then you’re in luck because we’ve got just the opportunity you’re