CNN)Consider for a moment the benefits of camaraderie, confidence, resilience, trustworthiness, courage and kindness. If we hope to see these attributes in our children and in the future generation of leaders, it is important that we strengthen efforts to instill those values. I will celebrate every institution that seeks to do so — and that includes the Girl Scouts.
Whipping up tasty eats on a camping trip is the ultimate test of culinary improvisation. But instead of giving up and settling for canned soup or Chef Boyardee, try one of these 10 hacks to create a delicious dish when your tools are limited.
You and I know Scouting builds character in young people. Now we have the scientific evidence to prove it. In a groundbreaking two-and-a-half year study, Dr. Richard M. Lerner and his team at Tufts University surveyed nearly 1,800 Cub Scouts and 400 non-Scouts in the Philadelphia area to analyze the effects of Scouting.
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
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
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