College isn’t cheap, but for more than 150 worthy Eagle Scouts, it’s about to get a lot more affordable. The National Eagle Scout Association will award nearly $700,000 in scholarships to Eagle Scouts based on their academic performance, Scouting background, college plans and financial need. The window for the latest round of National Eagle Scout Association…Details
Looking for a way to tell if you’re drinking enough water during this summer’s Scouting adventures?
Monitoring the color of your pee is a great way to tell if you’re getting enough fluids. And getting enough fluids is a great way to stave off dehydration.
In response to questions received at the Council Service Center, here’s an explanation of the type of insurance coverage provided and the documentation needed by units as they travel. Visiting a camp in another council doesn’t require a general liability insurance certificate since both councils are affiliated through the National BSA. Occasionally, another council’s camp…Details
June 14 was Flag Day, the commemoration of the day in 1777 when the Second Continental Congress adopted the flag of the United States. Veteran Scouts and Scouters know our flag is treated with great respect, but did you know it’s the only flag in the world that is folded into a triangle? For a…Details
Do you have a Scout who is applying for his Eagle rank? Are you aware of the new application that was released in April? You can find a link to the app on the Resources > Forms page of our website. An important change is found on Page Two of the application. In the Certification…Details
Accidents are quite rare in Scouting.
But when one does occur, it probably didn’t happen while camping. It likely didn’t involve backpacking, canoeing or climbing, either.
The majority of Scouting accidents happen on the way to or from Scouting activities. They happen on the road.
Why buy separate gear items when things already in your backpack or trunk can pull double (or triple) duty?
A Scout is thrifty, after all.
So here, courtesy of our friends at Thermacell, you’ll find a list of 5 camping items that can serve purposes beyond the obvious.
Burn it, recycle it, donate it — Scouts and Scouters have a number of options for retiring worn-out American flags.
And as the youth-serving organization most closely associated with patriotism, we have a duty to do so responsibly.
The Greater Tampa Bay Area Council’s annual Eagle Banquet was held May 11 at MacDill Air Force Base’s Surf Club. The event celebrated the achievement of 113 Eagle Scouts in attendance. Each Scout present was recognized by Tom Hochhausler, Council President. In 2016, 374 Council Scouts earned the Eagle rank. Other awards given at the…Details
In many packs, Cub Scouts finish their rank advancement just in time for the blue and gold banquet in February. This approach lets families gather to celebrate the Cub Scouts’ accomplishments well before the end of the school year. It also signals that it’s time for Webelos Scouts to begin their transition to Boy Scouting and troop involvement. Read more on…Details