SummitCorps builds a trail to the future

Breaking rocks. Raking roots. Digging dirt. All in a day’s work for Order of the Arrow volunteers during last summer’s trail-building program for the National Park Service. But what they really built was something much bigger.

Leaders discuss new Journey to Excellence metrics

Stay in-the-know when it comes to the BSA’s newest strategy to better the movement: Journey to Excellence. This program — discussed in detail at this year’s National Annual Meeting in San Diego — rolls out a new metrics system used by councils, units, and leaders to measure success.

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.

Going Rogue

Power Down. Live it up. How a wild river taught Troop 223 the value of clearing its agenda for adventure.

The New Brownsea Boys

How do you teach first-year campers the skills that will get them excited about Scouting? Learn from the staff at this innovative Maryland camp.

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