The BSA Expands Programs to Welcome Girls from Cub Scouts to Highest Rank of Eagle Scout – Scouting Newsroom

rving, Texas – October 11, 2017 – Today, the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously approved to welcome girls into its iconic Cub Scout program and to deliver a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout.

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Quick tips about pocket knife safety for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts

A sharp blade can be a useful tool when setting up camp, fishing or cooking. It can also be dangerous when used carelessly. Policies vary among packs, troops, councils and camps when it comes to what blade types and lengths are allowed. The BSA sets no official standard on knife length. But there’s one rule everyone agrees on: pocket knife use requires responsibility. A tool, not a toy

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Scouts, Scouters and Venturers: Take the #ItCanWait pledge today, and commit to never use your phone while driving

It makes no sense. The latest research says 95 percent of us disapprove of distracted driving. And yet 71 percent of us still use our phones while behind the wheel. These days, it’s not just texting that’s the problem. Now our phones bleep and buzz every minute with the latest 50-percent-off deal, score update and friend request. Each notification distracts the driver. Each distraction could be deadly. It’s time for something to change. It’s time for #ItCanWait. Scouters, parents, and driving-age Scout

 

Source: Scouts, Scouters and Venturers: Take the #ItCanWait pledge today, and commit to never use your phone while driving

BSA membership fee to change beginning Dec. 1, 2017

Effective Dec. 1, 2017, the Boy Scouts of America membership fee will be $33 a year for all registered youth and adult members. Scouting remains an incredible value. Where else but in Scouting can young people acquire hands-on leadership skills, become more comfortable in nature, and learn to make ethical and moral decisions throughout their lives? Not bad for just $2.75 a month. As with every major decision affecting the BSA, this decision was made in concert with the volunteer-led national executive bo

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