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Back to 3 Nights of Camping (for First Class)

Source: https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2017/07/11/revised-campout-requirements-aug-1-2017/ The number of overnight campouts required for a young man to earn the Second Class and First Class ranks will be reduced under new requirements that take effect Aug. 1, 2017. But the total number of camping nights a Boy Scout will experience in the program as he progresses ...

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Introduction to Canyoneering

What is one of the things that you think of when you hear the word ‘Scouting?’ Does adventure come to mind? Canyoneering is one of the many adventures that Scouting has to offer. Here is an introduction to canyoneering and the basics that you and your Scouts need to know ...

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Resource: TroopLeader.org

BSA has lots of resources, for Boy Scouts it’s called: TroopLeader.org.     Better troop meetings are a click away. Troop Leader Resources — available at troopleader.org — is a new, BSA-authorized website that helps Scouts and Scouters plan better meetings. With its videos of real Scouts in real troops, the site is a ...

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University of Scouting 2016

University of Scouting is a supplemental training opportunity for all adult Scout leaders. It is the only time during the year where you can find the widest variety of training opportunities in all program areas. Whether you are new to the program or a veteran of many years, the University ...

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2015 Merit Badge Ranking

Here is a list of earned Merit Badges for 2015.  The Top 13 are all required. Rank Merit Badge 2015 % of Total 1 First Aid*          80,716 4.01% 2 Swimming**          71,821 3.57% 3 Cooking*          67,691 3.36% 4 Environmental Science****          63,783 3.17% 5 Citizenship in the World* ...

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20 interactive digital merit badge pamphlets, including every Eagle-required badge, now available

For the first time ever, it’s now possible for a Scout to earn every Eagle-required merit badge using nothing but the new interactive digital merit badge pamphlets. Or, put simply: The future is officially here. As first reported on Scouting Wire, interactive digital merit badge pamphlets are now available for all Eagle-required merit ...

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