Category Archives: Venturing

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Blue and Gold
By Kevin Hunt
Feb 08, 2016

Scout Anniversary Commemoration Program

February is anniversary month for the Boy Scouts of America. It gives you a great chance to reflect with your Scouts on how the program started and has grown for over 100 years. Find a time this month to celebrate Scouting’s birthday with your youth. Kevin Hunt, a new blogger for The Boy Scout, found this […]

Venturing Training Feature
By Darryl Alder
Feb 05, 2016

Advisor Responsibilities

Fourth in the Venturing Leader Specific Training series In the series so far we covered: Aims and Methods of Venturing Crew Leadership Understanding Venturers In this post we describe your duties as an Advisor first by listing the main responsibilities of a crew Advisor. and then identifying events in the life of a crew where the Advisor has impact. Though […]

Bill of Rights
By Darryl Alder
Feb 01, 2016

Do You Want Scholarships for Scouting?

In just five days the first application is due, so ready quickly and get to work! This Sunday, Scout Sunday, February 7, 2016 the Bill of Rights Institute will stop taking applications for $20,000 in scholarships in its “We the Students Essay Contest.”  The annual essay contest specifically awards a Boy Scout a $2,500 scholarship, along with […]

Boy Scout Dreams
By Susan Cheever
Jan 30, 2016

What is the Golden Question for a Boy-led Program ?

Scouting is a “boy-led program.” An effective boy-led program does not begin with the question, “What would you like to do?” That question does not invite the boys to take charge and plan a quality program. It authorizes them to take the easy way out. Almost every time I have heard someone ask the question, […]

Venturing Training Feature
By Darryl Alder
Jan 29, 2016

Understanding Venturers

Third in the Venturing Leader Specific Training series In Venturing Leader Specific Training we covered Aims and Methods of Venturing Crew Leadership Today we will describe typical developmental characteristics of Venturing-age youth and young adults. We will also Identify effective leadership styles to motivate Venturers and learn how to perform a reflection. Have you ever asked: “Why […]

Venturing Training Feature
By Darryl Alder
Jan 22, 2016

Crew Leadership

  Second in the Venturing Leader Specific Training series In our last part one of Venturing Leader Specific Training we covered the Aims and Methods of Venturing. Today is all about crew leadership leadership positions and how to categorize them. Introduction Looking at the crew leadership, think support. That is what the adults do, but we also need to […]

By Aubrey Carpenter
Jan 08, 2016

Most Popular Articles of 2015

2015 was an exciting year for The Boy Scout. We had more subscribers, more views, more comments, and more shares than ever before. We loved sharing stories and learning from you last year, and hope 2016 will bring more inspiration, helpful tips, teaching tools, and insights for all of us. We want to take a moment to […]

Seat Belt
By Community Submission
Jan 07, 2016

Transporting Youth Without Seatbelts On—What was I Thinking?

Adult leadership in the Boy Scouts of America is all about an investment in the most valuable asset we have—the youth who will be leaders in our world tomorrow. The time, financial and emotional sacrifices that adult leaders make is significant—service without pay, often spending our own funds to help provide resources and opportunities for […]

Philmont staff feature
By David Johnson
Jan 02, 2016

A Mom’s Note to a Camp Director

Several months after camp a mother wrote this to me: When our son started working at Maple Dell, he was very self conscious and unsure of himself. Due to some recent events that happened just prior to his starting work at Maple Dell he was very unhappy. However all of this changed after he worked at […]

STEM botany
By Darryl Alder
Dec 28, 2015

Integrating STEM into Your Units’ Programs

By now most Scouters know that BSA has a new STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) initiative. Like Learning for Life, STEM Scouts is a stand alone program, but rather than teach character this program offers girls and boys the chance to experience science, technology, engineering and math through creative, hands-on activities, field trips and interaction with STEM […]

utes logo feature
By Russell Dailey
Dec 26, 2015

U of U Basketball Scout Day – Utah vs. College of Idaho Dec 28

While the family is still in town for the holidays, celebrate together and get discounted tickets for the Runnin’ Utes basketball home game against College of Idaho Monday, Dec 28, 2015. Scout Day price for anyone who loves Scouting is $4.00. All proceeds go to help local Scouting. Ticket sell fast, so get your today! […]

By Melany Gardner
Dec 12, 2015

Count Down to the Holiday with the Twelve Days of a Scout Christmas

Visit The Voice of Scouting everyday for the Twelve Days of a Scout Christmas beginning Monday, Dec 14, and find inspiring Christmas messages of Scouts giving the gift of living the Scout Oath and Law. This has been one of our favorite Christmas traditions on The Boy Scout, but we have decided to move it over to […]

YW Jambo feature
By Melany Gardner
Dec 05, 2015

All-Girl Venturing Crew Going to the National Jamboree in 2017

Ever since I joined the Scouting movement, I realized what I missed as a young women not involved in Scouting. Rock climbing, archery and skills-based training are just some of the things I wish my young woman camping experience would have included. But, recently I realized the aspect of Scouting I missed out on the most […]

Venturing Crew
By Boy Scouts of America
Dec 04, 2015

Venturing Summit Award Board of Review

The Venturing Board of Review Guide is an orientation guide for those persons who will serve as members of boards of review for the Discovery, Pathfinder, and Summit awards. The section on the Summit Award describes the role of the chair of the Summit Award board of review: [The chair] “shall be an adult at least […]

Board of Review Feature
By Darryl Alder
Nov 25, 2015

A Board of Review Can be Scary

Thinking back to my Boards of Review, I remember always being apprehensive. Not that I had not done the work—I had—but it was so intimidating to get in front of adults you hardly knew and then have them fire questions at you. The worst one, however, was my Eagle Review. It was at the Council […]

high adventure feature
By Steven Sutherland
Nov 16, 2015

Black Diamond Adventure Tracks Will Bring High Adventure to More Camps

At the Utah National Parks Council (UNPC) we are building on the successes of our two high adventure bases (Beaver, and Entrada) by providing new program adventures at these camps, and introducing exciting new Adventure Tracks that we call Black Diamonds, at three of our mainstream Scout camps—Tifie, Thunder Ridge, and Scofield. Read about how […]

high adventure feature
By Steven Sutherland
Nov 14, 2015

UNPC High Adventure and Black Diamond Experiences

The Utah National Parks Council is excited to announce that we are adding new high adventure programs at both of our Scout high adventure bases and three of our full-service Scout camps. Traditionally, high adventure experiences have been relegated to specialty high adventure outpost and Philmont-style Scout camps. They represent a part of a BSA […]

By Steven Baugh
Oct 29, 2015

What Scouting Has to Do with STP Oil Treatment

Consider the oil treatment product STP. Written right on the back of my bottle says that it is formulated to “reduce engine wear,” “keep vital engine parts cleaner,” “reduce oil consumption,” and “help engines run well longer.” Well, this sounds like a great cleaner for my engine, but how does this relate to Scouting? Perhaps […]