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Eagle Scout project still stands after devastating California fire

In 2018, the Camp Fire destroyed more than 150,000 acres in northern California, making it one of the deadliest and costliest wildfires in U.S. history. A few of the more than 18,000 buildings destroyed in the conflagration belonged to Our Savior Lutheran Church and School in Paradise, Calif. The sole surviving structure on the property…

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Top 5 merit badges for fans of the Olympics and future Olympians

Background photo: kaarsten, iStock/Getty Images Plus A character-defining challenge for those willing to push themselves harder than their peers. A commitment celebrated by community and country. A uniform featuring the American flag. Yes, the journey to represent Team USA in the Olympic Games has a lot in common with the journey of Scouting. As we…

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Now all Scouting volunteers can catch the Fall Membership Kickoff event July 27 (no registration required!)

True to the ever-dedicated spirit of Scouting volunteers, the overwhelming interest in July 27’s Momentum ’21 Fall Membership Kickoff event broke the internet! Well … kind of. This virtual conference is packed with so much vital knowledge and energy for the 2021 joining season, it’s no wonder our movement maxed out Zoom’s capacity. But with…

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Eagle Scout to represent Virginia at American Legion’s Boys Nation

Dimitri Owen, Eagle Scout and Boys Nation senator. (Courtesy of Evan Owen) If you’re planning to enter the political wilderness, you’d better Be Prepared. Fortunately, Eagle Scout Dimitrios Owen is right at home in any wilderness — political or otherwise. He comes equipped with both the Citizenship in the Nation and the Wilderness Survival merit…

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BSA expands tools to combat abuse with new safety awareness videos

Scene from the Grooming & Sexual Abuse video. Youth protection continues to be the top priority of the Boy Scouts of America. It’d be hard to find a better partner in these efforts than the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to ensuring every child’s right to a safe childhood. We’ve already seen positive…

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