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Scouting Show and Tell: Holiday Decor

Decorations pictured from Jennifer Hettinger, Jessica Painter and Rebbecca Jackson ‘Tis the season to deck the halls with tinsel and ornaments. For some Scouting families, that means Scout-themed holiday decor. That means it’s time for Show and Tell, where Scouters show their favorite photos and tell the story behind them. This time, send us photos of your home’s Scouting decor.…

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10 merit badge lessons from a Scout who earned them all

On a rainy Thursday at the 2017 National Jamboree, a Scout approached me and introduced himself. Jackson Rogers, then 15 years old, wanted to tell me about his seemingly impossible goal. He said he was trying to earn every available merit badge — all 138 a Scout could earn at the time. “I told you…

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This Thanksgiving weekend, why not launch your own ‘Scouting Gratitude Tour’?

Some reacted with surprise. Others were confused, at least at first. One was nearly in tears. But everyone on Mark Logemann’s “Scouting Gratitude Tour” was incredibly thankful to hear the word “thanks.” Logemann, an Eagle Scout who currently serves as Assistant Chief Scout Executive and National Director of Support Services, started his Gratitude Tour two…

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Scout Shop Tips: Choose the best tent for you and your adventure

Kate Matthews, who authors the Living the Scout Life blog, shares some camping advice from the Scout Shop, the official retailer of the Boy Scouts of America, in this installment of “Scout Shop Tips.” Let’s be honest here: finding the perfect tent can be a bit overwhelming. I remember looking on website after website and…

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Extreme Makeovers, Round 29: Eagle Scout project before-and-after photos

Note: This is the 29th in an occasional series where I share Eagle Scout project before-and-after photos. See the complete collection here and submit your own here. To fully understand the impact Eagle Scout projects have on communities, you need to see to believe. That’s why I asked to see Eagle Scout project before-and-after photos — the same photos prospective Eagles are asked…

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