Advancement & Awards

Ideas for a memorable Eagle Court of Honor

Are your troop’s Eagle Scout ceremonies are lacking innovation and excitement? Readers offer many ideas on how to make the ceremony more memorable.

Scouts BSA

It's a Great Fit

The BSA is a uniformed organization for good reason–Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Scouters in uniform represent a symbol of pride in Scouting’s timeless values.

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Outdoor activities

Green Bar Bill's Patrol Corner

Athletics is October’s suggested troop activity. Create patrol team spirit by having boys practice several fun activities in preparation for an interpatrol field day at a fall camp-out. Great game ideas include Frisbee Golf, Double Action Volleyball, and Everybody Up.


Seeing Beyond Disabilities

A special camporee lets Scouts personally experience the impact of different physical handicaps and also realize that such limitations need not keep a person from living a full life.

Scouts BSA

A Special Scout

Tourette syndrome, a widely misunderstood disorder, has not kept Ryan Farrell from succeeding in Scouting and writing a book to explain the condition to others.

Scouts BSA

How to encourage proper placement of patches on uniforms

It’s hard to make sure patches and other insignia are placed correctly, Scoutmaster J.S.D. wrote in our March-April issue. J.S.D.’s troop has tried uniform inspections, but parents are reluctant to resew wrongly placed badges. What can be done?