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Fishing the Summit Lives Up to Hype

Whether you’re headed to jamboree next summer, or on any trip to the Summit Bechtel Reserve, you owe it to yourself to try a little fishing. And that’s not just a load of hype.

Join together with the (jamboree) band

The Jamboree Band will provide music for ceremonies, events and shows throughout the 2017 National Scout Jamboree. But first, they need to find the right musicians.

Three ways to document your Scouting adventure

When you go on a Scout trip — whether it’s hiking, camping or something else — you’re making memories. Consider keeping a journal of your Scout outings that will keep those memories fresh for years to come.

Scout troop lending a bunch of hands

Boy Scout Troop 100 from Tucson, Arizona, is participating in a cool service project: using a 3-D printer to create parts for prosthetic hands, then assembling them for those in need.

Scout Program: Citizenship

You’re automatically a citizen of the country in which you were born. But that doesn't automatically make you a good citizen.

An epic tour of national parks

Troop 118 from Glendale, California, didn’t visit just one national park for their big summer trip last year. When Troop 118 traveled, they went big-time.

Eagle Scout project idea: building an ecosystem

When Ben Linkous, an Eagle Scout from Troop 417 in Gulf Breeze, Florida, participated in the Eco-Adventure program at Florida Sea Base, he was amazed at the fish, coral and other marine life that he saw.

Up For The Navy SEALS Challenge

MainIt’s not easy to become a Navy SEAL. When Scouts from Troop 7 in Modesto, California, participate in the Navy SEAL Challenge, they get a taste of what that it takes.

October’s suggested program theme is Science

Each month, Boys’ Life magazine picks a theme from the Program Features for Troops, Teams, and Crews series of books for readers to consider for their program. October's suggested theme: Science.

Cool car experience for Atlanta Scouts

If you want to be a mechanic for Porsche, you have to get trained at the Porsche Cars North America headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. If you’re a Scout, you can work on the Automotive Maintenance merit badge at the same facility with the same professionally trained instructors.

Webelos Scout treks five days in India

Doshi10Sohil Doshi, a 10-year-old Webelos Scout from Pack 462 in Sunnyvale, California, spent five days with his family this summer hiking in Markha Valley through the Himalayan region of India.

Bringing Scouting to the differently abled

Troop 85 in Asheville, North Carolina, is devoted to developmentally and physically challenged Scouts. At the same time, they're just regular Scouts doing what Scouts do -- camping, archery, rifle shooting, swimming, fire starting, and more.

Scouts save elderly man during hike

When the Scouts from Troop 301 in Anderson, Indiana, came across an elderly man suffering from dehydration and exhaustion, they knew exactly what to do.

Explore the Lewis and Clark route

There are a number of interesting places for visitors to explore along the Lewis and Clark route. Take a look at some of them in this interactive map.


In Animation merit badge you’ll learn how to create animations, the ways in which animation is used and the fun and exciting career opportunities in animation.
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