Fifty years later, Explorers reunite

A group of Bronx, N.Y., men — who once called Explorer Post 205 their own — reunite fifty years later to share memories of their time in Scouting.

Step Back in History

Philmont celebrates its one-millionth visitor

As Philmont Scout Ranch celebrates its one-millionth visitor, take a look at this map of the base from 1941 — when the camp was still called “Philturn.”


Eight ingredients that make up a good Scout leader

In the column, “A Scoutmaster Thinks It Over,” he lists seven “yardsticks” to help him measure how well he’s “making Scouting the satisfying experience boys dream about.” Whether you’re a Scoutmaster, a den leader or a crew advisor, this list still proves enlightening today.

Step Back in History

Examining historic BSA National Annual Meetings

As hundreds of professional and volunteer Scouters convene this week at the Boy Scouts of America’s National Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn., it’s a great time to examine annual meetings highlighted in Scouting magazine during the years.

Step Back in History

A look back at ‘Cubbing’

At next week’s National Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn., the BSA will announce revisions to the current Cub Scouting program. Until then, let’s take a look back at how “Cubbing” first began.