Make Your Adventure!

In a digital world where young people enjoy escaping to virtual gaming environments, Boy Scouting provides an alternative for learning and experiencing hard skills that increase their self-confidence and independence. When snow starts to fly, scouts enjoy taking on the challenge of making snowshoes, a traditional woodcraft skill with roots tracing back to 4000 BC. Troop …

Scout Sunday

The vision of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law. The BSA maintains that no scout can grow into the best kind of citizen without recognizing an obligation to God. In the …

Be Prepared…for Cold Weather Camping!

When the temperature drops, fair-weather campers pass on opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy the wilderness. Boy Scouts however, practice their motto to "Be Prepared" and plan accordingly for a safe, enjoyable experience.  Here are some helpful tips for cold weather comfort. Pre-Trip Planning As with all outings, plan ahead to ensure you have the gear and supplies necessary …

Teachable Moments

The best laid plans have no guarantee for success, as Troop 115 discovered on a recent Cycling Merit Badge outing. A welcome but ill-timed November rain brought the boy's 15-miler to an abrupt halt. While the scouts were well-prepared for the cold, they unanimously voted for a burger and hot chocolate over the slippery conditions. Can …