Camping

Lead an ethics debate on Leave No Trace values

Read our Leader’s Guide to Leave No Trace and learn how—and why—you should teach Scouts the importance of Leave No Trace values. THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES of Leave No Trace (below) are intentionally open-ended—some might say

Character Building

Learn how outdoor ‘free play’ helps Scouts grow

Scouting offers an ideal opportunity to restore some sanity to childhood. All we have to do is remember the words of Scouting founder Robert Baden-Powell, who wrote: “Play is the first great educator.”

Health

Fat Chance

People who recite the Boy Scout Oath promise to keep themselves ‘physically strong.’ That goes for adult leaders, too. It’s time for you and your Scouts to get fitter and faster—and avoid missing out on Scouting’s greatest adventures.

Health

Helping Children Get the Sleep They Need

The rising numbers of first graders through high school seniors who fail to get adequate rest are a wake-up call for parents to become more proactive in promoting healthy slumber.

Health

Building A Child's Personal Health Record

Because much of the accuracy of a diagnosis relies on a medical and health history, parents can partner with their child’s health providers by creating and keeping a PHR up to date.