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Northern Star Scouting – BSA TRAILHEAD AWARD

The Trailhead Award acknowledges a Scout’s  outstanding accomplishments and completion of Cub   Scouts and commends a youth as he or she stands at the Trailhead path of Scouts BSA—the next great adventure in Scouting. The Trailhead Award recognizes those Webelos Scouts who have gone above and beyond their Arrow of Light requirements and have a strong start on their Scouts BSA adventure. The…

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Eagle Scout praised for bravery, service after London terror attack

Tobias Ellwood, the politician gaining praise for his heroism after a fatal stabbing outside the U.K. Parliament in London, is an Eagle Scout. Ellwood, born in New York City to British parents, was a member of the Boy Scouts of America’s Transatlantic Council, which serves American Scouts living overseas. He earned Scouting’s highest honor on May 25,…

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Unique Spot for Eagle Court of Honor

By Northern Star Museum of Scouting Spring at North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting is the season for Eagle Courts of Honor. For whatever reason, more new Eagles seem to finish their work, project, Scoutmaster conference, and board of review in time to have a Spring court of honor. The Museum has…

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What was the average age of 2016 Eagle Scouts?

Eagle Scouts are getting older, and that’s not a bad thing. In 1949, the average age of Eagle Scouts was 14.6 years. In 2016, that number was 17.35 years old. (That’s 17 years, 127.75 days.) I see two explanations. First, young men are staying in Scouting longer, meaning they’re enjoying the program and not feeling the…

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