Since the inception of the Boy Scouts of America in 1910, one of their main objectives has been to provide strong role models for youth during their formative years. What our youth need are caring adults who are strong role models. And this could not be any more relevant than it is right now as we see our communities and our nation coming out of a battle against a pandemic – the coronavirus. During the pandemic we saw businesses shutter, schools and churches close, and extracurricular activities come to a screeching halt; leaving our children with very little to occupy their time.
Preparing Youth for the Future
Scouting is a vehicle that carries youth on a developmental journey that unlocks their full potential and leaves an indelible impression that lasts a lifetime. Scouts are taught self-confidence that allows them to react heroically in tragedy, the importance of serving others and meeting needs when they arise, and what it means to give back.
Scouting Matters! Scouting Builds Positive Character Through Helping Others
Community service is perhaps one of the best benchmarks we can use to judge how our cities and towns are truly performing. When care for those who need it the most is lacking in our country, it speaks volumes about the direction of our society. It is what we do that determines who we are, and who we are is defined by the character we instill in our children and future generations to follow.
Local Community Businesses Rise to the Call of Council Scout Program in Crisis
Camp Wisdom suffered a tremendous loss this year after thieves accessed the fenced property operated by Circle Ten Council and devastated the council’s Cycling Merit Badge and Mountain Biking Adventure Programs by stealing or damaging most all of the program’s equipment. Camp Wisdom also saw the kindness of generosity of the community as nearly all stolen and damaged equipment was replaced in a matter of weeks.
A Summer of Excitement
The end of the school year is my favorite time of year. It signals the beginning of our summer programs. And this year, in particular, I am so excited to see those camps filled with activity. We missed our Scouts last year. I missed our Scouts. The Scouting program is dependent on our volunteers … but those Scouts are the reason we all do what we do. Our mantra through 2020 was keep calm and Scout on. Now, is the time to escape the great indoors. Let’s Scout on, at camp!
Escape the Great Indoors
Research is now proving what the BSA has known for decades – that outdoor activities like camping and hiking have a profound positive impact on body, mind and spirit. As we emerge from COVID-19 restrictions, getting our youth outdoors is more important now than ever before.
A Triple Salute: Eagle Scouts
It’s always inspiring when a young man perseveres and attains the rank of Eagle Scout. But when three young men reach this goal on the same date, and these three young men are bothers who just happen to be triplets, we’re bursting with pride! Hats off to Adam, Brian and Colton of Irving Troop 508, triplet brothers who each attained their Eagle Scout rank on April 17th this year.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Started by the Mental Health America organization in 1949, this is a month when people across the mental health community collaborate on helping spread awareness around mental illness to let people know that they are not alone. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, there are 1 in 5 adults in America living with […]
2020 Eagle Scout Project of the Year
Cai Clements is the recipient of the 2020 Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award for the Circle Ten Council’s 24-county service area.
Celebrating a Troop’s Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scouts
Troop 890G, chartered to Lake Highlands United Methodist Church, celebrated its inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts on April 21, 2021. Eight young women were presented with their Eagle Scout pin and neckerchiefs at the ceremony.
The Northaven Trail Gets Blooming
Earth Day 2021 was celebrated along the Northaven Trail this year with a community wildflower seed ball building activity led by Eagle Scout Spencer Burke.
Scouts Leave No Trace
From a Cub Scout’s first hike in a local park to the thrill of our High Adventure bases, from our backyard to the backcountry, our outdoor ethics guide us to be responsible outdoor citizens — protecting our natural world for generations to come and being considerate of other visitors. Scouting has a long, proud tradition of conservation service to the nation
Become an Upstander: Creating a Bullying-Free Culture in Youth Activities
Adults may feel uncertain about how to handle bullying when we see or hear it happening. Learn how to become an upstander: creating a bullying-free culture in youth activities.
The Four Points of SAFE Scouting
The safety of the Scouts in our programs is of utmost importance to me. Scouts and their parents expect all Boy Scouts of America activities to be conducted safely. To ensure the safety of participants, the BSA created the four points of SAFE Scouting for unit leaders to use when delivering the Scouting program.