Spirit of Adventure

Boy Scout Image -- Adult Eagle Scout

What will the next generation of American leaders look like? Many of them will look like Eagle Scouts. And many of those already are shaping the future of America—and the world. They’re serving in the military, the Peace Corps, and Teach for America. They’re conserving natural resources, healing the sick, and competing for Super Bowl titles. They’re everywhere, and they’re serving others.

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Know Your Boy Scouts Square Knots

Boy Scouts don’t get to have all the fun. Sure, they can earn more than 120 merit badges, but that doesn’t preclude adults from enhancing their uniforms. But for grown-ups with the urge to advance, it’ll take more than consulting a merit badge pamphlet. To earn a coveted square knot, volunteers must demonstrate continued leadership and service to the program’s ideals.

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Qualities of the best patrols

Green Bar Bill

Green Bar Bill recounts the qualities of good patrols. A TROOP’S BEST patrols exhibit enthusiasm, teamwork, and camaraderie—that special spark known as patrol spirit. How do your patrols measure up? Here are some tips for building patrol spirit and a way …

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Rites of Passage

Boy Scout Image -- Ceremonies

Ceremonies, always a key part of Scouting, are more important than ever in today’s society, in which, for many young people, the only formal acknowledgment of a major step toward adulthood is obtaining a driver’s license.

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