Boy Scout Leadership

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

Boy Scout activities

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.”

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.

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.