Soar toward a new STEM Nova Award with iFLY

Your Scouts can take flight and earn a cool new STEM Nova Award, thanks to a collaboration between iFLY and the Boy Scouts of America.
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Philmont prepares to give the Tooth of Time a good brushing

Yes, you read that right. Philmont Scout Ranch has announced plans to clean its most famous mountain for the first time since the 1940s.
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Nominate a Scout or Venturer in the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Inspiration Awards

Nominations are open now for the Youth category in the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Inspiration Awards. The deadline to nominate someone is May 3.
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Why you’ll want to get to Rocket City this summer to celebrate the moon landing

Fifty years after the moon landing, the center, home to Space Camp, will host a series of epic events to honor the golden anniversary.
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Seven ways Scouts and Venturers can celebrate National Park Week 2019

For National Park Week 2019, check out seven ways to celebrate the decades-long friendship between Scouting and the National Park Service.
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Are dogs ticklish? And exactly what does that have to do with Scouting?

We’re tackling kids’ toughest questions in an entertaining and educational podcast called PodAsk, brought to you by Boys’ Life.
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When do you cancel an event because of weather?

What conditions give you pause when looking at the forecast?
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Beach cleanup project takes huge turn when Scouts spot something unexpected

Everything was going swimmingly until the Scouts rounded a corner about a mile from camp and saw something they’ll never forget.
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Lamar Wallace, who was believed to be the oldest living Eagle Scout, has died at 107

Lamar Ernest Wallace, a World War II veteran who was believed to be the oldest living Eagle Scout, died on March 31, 2019. He was 107.
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Here’s a simple, smart way to remind yourself of the Scout Law at the office

The values enumerated in the Scout Law stay with you for life. But even the most faithful follower of those 12 points needs a reminder from time to time.
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Extreme Makeovers, Round 26: Eagle Scout project before-and-after photos

This week’s batch of 18 projects includes a 24-foot bridge over a creek, a tire-climbing tower for rescued dogs and a pair of outdoor sensory stations for students with autism.
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How to join the BSA contingent at Scouting events in Brazil or Poland in 2020

In 2020, the BSA will send a contingent of Scouts and adult leaders to international Scouting events in Brazil and Poland.
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Eagle Scout races along the Appalachian Trail

For many hikers, the 2,189-mile journey along the Appalachian Trail takes almost six months. Not for Eagle Scout Michael Fibich.
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Bookmark these two essential Scouts BSA resources for new and longtime leaders

The BSA has refreshed and retooled a pair of online resources for Scouts BSA volunteers. Bookmark them now and check them often.
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About a quarter of this Texas high school’s male graduates are Eagle Scouts

A dozen seniors from this school’s graduating class are Eagle Scouts. They represent roughly one out of every four boys in the Class of 2019.
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5 features that make the GoPro HERO7 Black a game-changer for troops and crews

With its new HERO7 Black, the first name in first-person video says it has eradicated shaky videos forever. That’s big news for Scouts.
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Missouri council empowers Scouts to become incredible innovators

With 3D printers, laser engraving equipment, and computer-aided design software and machines at the Sinquefield Invention Lab, it’s no wonder Scouts in Missouri’s Great Rivers Council have been able to make some pretty cool stuff.
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Lamar Wallace, who was believed to be the oldest living Eagle Scout, has died at 107

Lamar Ernest Wallace, a World War II veteran who was believed to be the oldest living Eagle Scout, died on March 31, 2019. He was 107.
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What is Scouts BSA?

Scouts BSA is a year-round program for youth in fifth grade through high school that provides fun, adventure, learning, challenge, and responsibility to help them become the best version of themselves.

In Scouts BSA, young men and women go places, test themselves, and have one-of-a-kind adventures that can’t be found anywhere else.

For the first time in its 100+ year history, the iconic program of the Boy Scouts of America is open to young women as well as young men, all of whom will have the chance to earn Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout.