Boy Scout Leadership

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.

Boy Scout Leadership

Scouters share the value of a troop Venture patrol

E.A. says his troop’s Scoutmaster was reluctant to start a Venture patrol because he feared it would reduce the number of available boy leaders. How, he asks, do you convince Scoutmasters that Venture patrols keep older Scouts in Scouting?


What to do when older Scouts just want to hang out

Scouter S.C.’s troop tries to keep older Scouts busy teaching skills to younger boys, but a few just want to hang out with their friends. He’s looking for suggestions to keep these older Scouts engaged in the troop program.

Advancement & Awards

The Nature of Leadership

The lure of Alaska’s Yukon River is the hook Venturing uses to teach teens management skills in the nature of leadership.