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

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BSA Launches ‘Scout Me In’ Campaign, Announces Older Youth Program Name

May 2, 2018 1:01 pm Published by

The BSA is making history with two big announcements: First, we are unveiling the new “Scout Me In” campaign featuring girls, as well as boys, in our iconic Cub Scout program for the first time. The campaign speaks

Disaster Relief: How to Help

September 21, 2017 7:21 pm Published by

When disaster strikes, the Scouting community rallies to help those in need. The summer of 2017 has brought some of the worst weather in recent memory. Thousands of Scouting units have been or will be affected and it

Being Prepared for Hurricane Season Includes Cybersecurity, as Well

September 6, 2017 9:52 pm Published by

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the destruction it caused throughout the southern portion of Texas, as well as the storm that is currently in the Atlantic — Hurricane Irma — many of us have been inspired

Nominate a Scouting Star for the Silver Buffalo Award

June 27, 2017 3:11 pm Published by

Some have names you know: Robert Baden-Powell, Charles Lindbergh, Hank Aaron. Others are Scouters whose names are less universally known but whose impact on Scouting has been just as transformative. Their common bond: the Silver Buffalo Award — the Boy Scouts of

5 Things to Do Before The National Jamboree

June 21, 2017 4:38 pm Published by

It’s hard to believe, but the 2017 National Jamboree is less than a month out. If you’re heading to Scouting’s main event in the hills of West Virginia, (or even if you’re still on the fence about making

Looking to Host Large Camping Events in Your Council? We Have Your Gear

May 31, 2017 6:25 pm Published by

When your council contingents depart from the 2017 National Jamboree this summer, they can bring the equipment home to support local council/troop camping opportunities back home. If your council is not interested in acquiring the equipment, participants will

Are You a Lion Parent or Guide? We Want to Know What You Think!

May 21, 2017 3:27 pm Published by

Since its launch last fall, the Lion pilot program has grown from just four councils to more than 200. As we start laying the groundwork for recruiting and another year of activities, now is the perfect time to

Less Than 100 Days Until Jambo 2017 — Here’s What You Need to Know

April 12, 2017 9:21 pm Published by

Are you or your Scout (or Explorer or Venturer) heading to the 2017 National Jamboree this summer? If the answer is “yes,” then one thing’s for certain, no matter if you’re a staff member or attendee: you’re going to

Help Staff the Jamboree and Serve Youth as Part of the Medical Services Team

March 29, 2017 6:42 pm Published by

The 2017 National Jamboree is just around the corner, and we are looking for volunteers like you to help create this once-in-a-lifetime experience for Scouts. We want you! We invite you to join us as volunteer medical staff to provide Scouts

‘Half Troops’ Option May Help Your Council Send More Scouts to the Jamboree

March 15, 2017 7:50 pm Published by

If you have Scouts on your council’s 2017 National Jamboree waitlist, but not enough to constitute a full contingent, the Jamboree Team may have a solution for you: “half troops,” consisting of 18 youth members and two adult volunteers! Due