Aquatics

Canoe race teaches teamwork and skills

The competition might be fierce between paddlers in this 120-mile race. But the White River Showdown also teaches camaraderie — an not just with your buddy in the canoe.

Character Building

Nature of Boys: Successfully Shy

Use the familiar to help new Scouts adapt to their environment.

Boy Scout Leadership

Wanna Fight?

Ideas from the field: What to do when the fists start flying.

Character Building

The Troop Bully

Is there a Scout intimidating someone in your unit? Here’s how to stop the troop bully.

Character Building

Careful With the Kudos

What builds durable self-esteem in kids? A scientific study offers some clues.

Character Building

A moral discussion on when to 'snitch'

Twitter, Facebook, and other online teen hangouts pose serious challenges for Scouts that adult leaders never imagined in their youth.

Character Building

Build a Better Boy

What will inspire success and happiness in your son? Give him a purpose. Best-selling author Michael Gurian tells you how.

Character Building

Parenting Solutions: Manners Do Matter

Teaching children to be polite can be a challenge in a world where common courtesy is less and less common, but you can be successful by working at it a little at a time.