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Scouting Around

Does your unit have a cool outing coming up? Tell us about it and it could appear in Scouting Around!

Scouts Raft the New River Gorge

On a 50-mile journey through the New River Gorge, Scouts come face to face with a mountain of trash, a challenging hike and one monster rapid that can make or break the entire trip. Check out video from their adventure.

Troop 175’s Unique Challenge

Boy Scout Troop 175 in Simsbury, Conn., participates each year in an 18-hour exercise that tests the Scouts both mentally and physically.

Volunteers of the Year

The Scouts of Troop 131 love their hometown of Wrentham, Mass. Turns out their hometown loves them right back.

Three Peaks, One Week

Four Scouts from Georgia climbed three different peaks higher than 14,000 feet over a period of seven days last summer.

Earn Your National Outdoor Badges

If you can demonstrate your knowledge and skill in the outdoors, you can earn five new BSA badges, and maybe even a new medal as well.

Get Ready to Geocache

Grab your GPS, your map and your Geocaching merit badge pamphlet and get ready to earn the newest and coolest badge.

Write A Slogan; Learn About Robots

National Robotics Week is significant to the BSA for many reasons the biggest of which is this: It's when we're going to officially announce the availability of the Robotics Merit Badge and the requirements that go with it.

To Campfire, Or Not to Campfire?

Many campers these days are moving away from traditional outdoor campfires and opting instead for chemical-fueled equipment, not only for cooking, but also for heating and lighting.

Record-Breaking Rocket Launch

Several thousand Texas Scouts gathered this fall to launch more than 3,000 rockets into the sky. They also launched themselves into the Guinness Book of World Records.

The Best of Boys’ Life

In 2011, Boys' Life will celebrate its 100th birthday. Between now and then, you can find some of the best writing in our history in one book.

Eureka! Scouts Find New Inventions in Oregon

Oregon Boy Scouts will be among the first in the country to earn the Inventions merit badge when they gather at EurekaFest at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry this weekend.

Boy Scouts Interview TV Star Mike Rowe

At the 2010 National Scout Jamboree last summer, a couple of star-struck Boy Scouts got to interview Mike Rowe, an Eagle Scout and host of the hit TV show Dirty Jobs.

Camping with company

Gators, rattlers and water moccasins…Florida Scouts find the Everglades is much more than a river of grass.

Into the Darkness

Armed only with helmets and headlamps, Scouts head into the deep, black emptiness.…