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May 22, 2014, 17:00 ET

Former Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert M. Gates Begins New Role as 35th National President of the Boy Scouts of America

 The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) National Council today elected Dr. Robert M. Gates, former secretary of defense and former director of...

Apr 15, 2014, 11:15 ET

New Boy Scouts of America Fieldbook Prepares Beginners and Experienced Outdoor Enthusiasts for Adventure

 The Boy Scouts of America® (BSA) has released the fifth edition of its iconic Fieldbook - Scouting's Manual of Basic and Advanced Skills...

Feb 25, 2014, 08:00 ET

Boy Scouts of America Delegation Delivers Annual Report to the Nation to Top Washington Officials, Details 2013 Accomplishments

This week, nine youth delegates from across the United States are representing the Boy Scouts of America in Washington, D.C., to present the...

Feb 24, 2014, 08:00 ET

Boy Scouts of America Launches Mining in Society Merit Badge

Today the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) launches the Mining in Society merit badge, the latest in a series of merit badges focused on science,...

Sep 18, 2013, 09:58 ET

Boy Scouts of America to Host Largest Gathering of Scouts in Michigan at the 2013 Rendezvous, Sept. 21-22 at Willow Metropark in New Boston, Mich.

 More than 6,000 have registered to participate in the Great Lakes Field Service Council, Boy Scouts of America 2013 Rendezvous, sponsored by...

Jul 23, 2013, 09:00 ET

2013 National Scout Jamboree Wraps Up After 10 Days of Excitement and Adventure at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve

Today, approximately 40,000 Scouts, Venturers, volunteers, and staff from across the nation who explored and enjoyed the expansive new Summit...

Jul 19, 2013, 10:27 ET

Boy Scouts of America Partners with Messengers of Peace to Serve West Virginia Communities During the 2013 National Scout Jamboree

 During the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, the Boy Scouts of America are participating in the Messengers of Peace Day of Service. The project...

Jul 15, 2013, 12:38 ET

Adventure Begins at Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve with the 2013 National Scout Jamboree

Today, more than 700 buses are transporting approximately 30,000 Scouts, Venturers, and leaders from...

May 23, 2013, 21:19 ET

Boy Scouts of America - Utah National Parks Council: Statement on Adoption of New Membership Resolution

 In response to the adoption of the Boy Scouts of America Membership Standards Resolution by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) National Council,...

Apr 16, 2013, 18:00 ET

A Crisis of Confidence to Succeed

Literacy matters. Reading, writing, and speaking intersect with everything in life: character development, emotional intelligence, and physical...

Mar 07, 2013, 08:00 ET
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Boy Scouts of America Introduces Game Design Merit Badge

Games are an important element in every culture around the globe. Simple games give structure to children's playtime and help enforce basic social...

Feb 26, 2013, 15:58 ET

Are You Tougher Than A Boy Scout?

 The Boy Scouts live and breathe their motto: Prepared. For Life.® They are strong, resourceful and self-reliant. Honest,...

Feb 06, 2013, 12:51 ET

Largest Council in BSA Responds to Sexual Orientation Discussion

The Utah National Parks Council, the nation's largest Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), released a response to the BSA's Executive Board...

Nov 01, 2012, 08:00 ET
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National Youth Protection Symposium Strengthens Collaboration Among Top Youth-Serving Organizations to Help Keep Kids Safe

 Today, the Boy Scouts of America joined with the nation's leading youth-serving nonprofits and nationally recognized experts at the National...

Oct 18, 2012, 16:36 ET

Boy Scouts of America Ineligible Volunteer File Response

The Boy Scouts of America issued the following response to a news conference hosted by two Portland-based attorneys regarding the attorneys'...

Oct 18, 2012, 09:23 ET

Boy Scouts of America Provides Overview, Context to Youth Protection Program and Ineligible Volunteer Files

 The Boy Scouts of America is responding today to the release by a Portland-based attorney of its ineligible volunteer files from 1965 to 1985....

Jul 10, 2012, 09:00 ET

Eagle Scout Earns Underwater Excursion Of A Lifetime Through Renowned Marine Explorer Who Discovered Titanic

One hundred years after the Titanic sank to the bottom of the ocean, Dr. Robert Ballard, a Life Scout and a world renowned oceanographer...

Jun 07, 2012, 11:47 ET

The Boy Scouts of America Clarifies Membership Policy

Contrary to media reports, the Boy Scouts of America has no plans to change its membership policy. The introduction of a resolution does not...

Jun 06, 2012, 07:00 ET

Boy Scouts Of America Introduces Search And Rescue Merit Badge

 Every year, thousands of people who were reported missing are saved by specialized search and rescue (SAR) teams. With high-tech navigation...

May 22, 2012, 09:00 ET
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Wayne Brock Appointed Chief Scout Executive for the Boy Scouts of America

 Following an extensive selection process, the Boy Scouts of America named Wayne Brock its next Chief Scout Executive, the organization's top...

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