Eight ingredients that make up a good Scout leader

In the column, “A Scoutmaster Thinks It Over,” he lists seven “yardsticks” to help him measure how well he’s “making Scouting the satisfying experience boys dream about.” Whether you’re a Scoutmaster, a den leader or a crew advisor, this list still proves enlightening today.

Examining historic BSA National Annual Meetings

As hundreds of professional and volunteer Scouters convene this week at the Boy Scouts of America’s National Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn., it’s a great time to examine annual meetings highlighted in Scouting magazine during the years.

A look back at ‘Cubbing’

At next week’s National Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn., the BSA will announce revisions to the current Cub Scouting program. Until then, let’s take a look back at how “Cubbing” first began.

What would your city be like without Scouts?

Set in the context of the 1921s — in the post-World War I, Roaring Twenties climate — it’s not too hard to imagine how Scouts (and plentiful Good Turns) helped strengthen communities.

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