Why the Boy Scouts are for girls now, too (Opinion) – CNN

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.

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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

 

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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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