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Mar 06, 2017, 11:31 ET Ten Scouts Selected To Report Boy Scouts of America's Impact On Communities And Youth To Washington Officials

This week, 10 youth delegates from across the United States are representing the Boy Scouts of America in Washington, D.C., to present the...


Aug 25, 2016, 11:00 ET U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Boy Scouts of America Partner to Help Bring Career Possibilities to Life

 With studies showing that youth participation in mentorship programs before college helps better position them for jobs, the Boy Scouts of...


Aug 18, 2016, 11:00 ET Innovative STEM Scouts Pilot Program From Boy Scouts Of America Rockets Into More Cities Across America

To inspire curiosity and help youth unlock their potential, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) expands its popular STEM Scouts pilot program to seven...


Mar 23, 2016, 11:56 ET Boy Scouts of America Releases the 13th Edition of the Boy Scout Handbook

 How can you use the sun for directions when your smartphone dies? How can you cook a meal using just foil? What's the best way to help a...


Mar 16, 2016, 11:23 ET Boy Scouts Of America Announces Fourth Largest Eagle Scout Class In History

 In 2015, more than 54,000 young men earned the Boy Scouts of America's highest attainable rank of Eagle Scout. These new Eagle Scouts join the...


Oct 21, 2015, 13:36 ET Tufts University Study Finds Boy Scouts Builds Positive Character

Current and former Scouts have always felt that Scouting has made a difference in their lives, and now a study out of Tufts University has found...


Oct 25, 2014, 09:00 ET Tourism Commission Chairman Endorses Ballot Issue

A state tourism leader is urging West Virginia voters to take advantage of a rare opportunity to leverage a unique facility to benefit the entire...


Oct 24, 2014, 05:30 ET Legislative Leaders Support Ballot Issue That Could Increase Visitors to West Virginia

The West Virginia Legislature's top Democratic and Republican leaders are urging voters to support a constitutional amendment on the November...


Aug 26, 2014, 09:00 ET The Boy Scouts Of America Encourages Families To Build An Adventure

 Recognizing the difficult daily balance parents strive to achieve between spending time with their children and fulfilling their other...


Aug 26, 2014, 09:00 ET Boy Scouts of América Invita a Las Familias a Construir un Gran Futuro

 En la actualidad existen múltiples preocupaciones de los padres con respecto al futuro de sus hijos. La televisión y los...


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...


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...


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 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,...


Nov 01, 2012, 08:00 ET 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 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...


Apr 10, 2012, 09:01 ET New Research Illustrates Tremendous Impact of Eagle Scouts on Communities, Nation

One hundred years after Arthur Eldred of New York earned this nation's first Eagle Scout Award, new, independent research demonstrates the...