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Leader Resources

These helpful resources and reference materials are available to help you support your pack, troop, crew, or team.

Scouting magazine
Scouting
is the national family magazine for the adult leaders and committee members of the Boy Scouts of America.

Boys' Life magazine
Boys' Life
magazine helps make your Scouting program and your Scouts excel. Research shows that boys who subscribe to the magazine advance further, spend more time outdoors, and stay in Scouting longer than those who don't.

What is Cub Scouting?
Cub Scouting is a year-round family program designed for boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade (or 7, 8, 9, and 10 years of age). Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting. Currently, Cub Scouting is the largest of the BSA's three membership divisions.

Webelos Transition
Indicates how a pack and troop can work together to facilitate the boys' transition from Webelos to Boy Scouts.

Boy Scouts
An overview of the Boy Scouts program, including the aims and methods of the Scouting program.

Venturing Literature and Resources
A complete list of books, pamphlets, videos, and other resources about the Venturing program.

Powder Horn
The Powder Horn course is designed to introduce and expose Venturing and Boy Scouting adult unit leaders to the activities and resources necessary to operate a successful outdoor/high adventure unit-level program.

Passport to High Adventure
Designed to help older Scouts, with guidance from their adult leaders, to plan and safely carry out council and unit high-adventure treks

Guide to Safe Scouting
The purpose of the Guide to Safe Scouting is to prepare adult leaders to conduct Scouting activities in a safe and prudent manner.

Climb on Safely
Climb On Safely is the Boy Scouts of America's recommended procedure for organizing BSA climbing/rappelling activities.

Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace is an awareness of our impact on the environment that teaches us to respect the rights of other users of the outdoors as well as future generations.

Boy Scout Resources
Scouting captures the interest of older scouts through diverse high-adventure and outdoor opportunities. that reinforce Scouting's ideals.

Philmont Training Center
The Philmont Training Center (PTC) provides a unique environment for the training of volunteer and professional leaders.

Northern Tier
Northern Tier is the Boy Scouts of America's gateway to adventure in the Great Northwoods. In the Summer, scouts from Northern Tier's three wilderness canoe bases explore millions of acres of pristine lakes, meandering rivers, dense forests and wetlands in Northern Minnesota, Northwest Ontario and Northeast Manitoba. In the winter, Northern Tier is home to the OKPIK Cold-Weather Camping program, the BSA's premier winter high adventure program. Fall programming is also available.

Florida Sea Base
Scouting's most complete aquatic facility offers a complete variety of water activities from scuba diving to sailing "Tall Ships". All of our participants have the opportunity to swim, snorkel, and fish among the most beautiful coral reefs in the northern hemisphere. In 2010, in conjunction with the Centennial Celebration of the Boy Scouts of America, the Florida Sea Base will celebrate 30 years of providing Scouts and Scouters from across America ocean adventures that make a lifetime difference.

Philmont Scout Ranch
Born in 1938 as Philturn Rockymountain Scoutcamp, today's Philmont Scout Ranch is a bustling center for high adventure and training. More than 1 million Scouts, Venturers, and leaders have experienced the adventure of Philmont.

The Building Blocks of Scouting
Scouting is based on life skills education, leadership development, citizenship, and values training. Its unique methods of program presentation are designed to help build youth with strong character who are physically fit and prepared to be good citizens.

The Summit Bechtel Reserve
Situated in the wilds of West Virginia, The Summit is a training, Scouting, and adventure center for the millions of youth and adults involved in the Boy Scouts of America. And anyone who loves the outdoors. And home to the National Scout Jamboree. And the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base which complements the three existing bases: Philmont Scout Ranch, Northern Tier and Florida Sea Base.

Jamborees
The Boy Scouts of America has held National Scout Jamborees for Scouts and leaders of Boy Scout councils throughout the United States and the World Organization of the Scout Movement holds World Jamborees for Scouts and leaders throughout the world.

Jamboree on the Air (JOTA), and on the Internet (JOTI)
JOTA-JOTI is the largest Scouting event in the world with nearly one million Scouts participating across 160+ countries the third weekend of October. It is an annual Scouting and amateur radio event sponsored by the World Organization of the Scout Movement.

European Camp Staff Program
Through the European Camp Staff program, young leaders from the Boy Scouts of America have the opportunity to learn more about Scouting in Europe by working at a European Scout center.

Overseas Scouting Facilities
International accommodations for Scouts are available in Switzerland and in England.

 

 
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