Scouts BSA

Labors of Love

Older Scouters provide volunteer maintenance and building work at council Scout camps.

Leader Advice and Inspiration

All Aboard

Getting “inactive” parents more involved in Scouting can add new resources to a troop’s leadership while enriching the Scouting experience for new Scouts and their families.

Leader Advice and Inspiration

How packs can boost attendance during the summer

When pack treasurer J.S. asked for ways to stimulate participation in summertime pack and den activities, reader suggestions included focusing on family involvement and “thinking big” when planning special events.

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Leader Advice and Inspiration

A Recipe for Roundtable Success

A dynamic district training session sparks enthusiasm and teaches skills for leaders to conduct successful monthly troop programs.

Leader Advice and Inspiration

Lifelong Learning

The BSA’s new “training continuum” provides volunteer leaders with a seamless transition from one program to the next, with little repetition in content and much flexibility in presentation and scheduling.

Leader Advice and Inspiration

What to do when older Scouts stay aloof

After a three-year drought of new members, J.R.’s troop has had an influx of new Scouts. “How can we get our older boys to mingle with the new guys and show them what to do, instead of doing it for them because it’s easier?” he asked.

High Adventure

Do the Right Thing

When leaders emphasize the character-building values of the Scout Oath and Law, boys can be guided to do the right thing.