Category: Scouts BSA

  • Scout Recognition Certificate – Fill In Your Own Information

    Scout Recognition Certificate – Fill In Your Own Information

    A while back John M sent in a Webelos Crossover recognition certificate he had made to share with everyone. However, many readers have asked for an easy way to use this with their own unit, award, etc. Now we have it! I have taken what John sent and turned it into a certificate you can create with your own information. Since the you enter the information, you can use it for ranks, awards, merit badges, or whatever you like.

  • The Aims of Scouting

    The Aims of Scouting

    The Boy Scouts of America enumerates four aims of Scouting – Character Development, Citizenship, Leadership Development, and Fitness.

  • Earn All Merit Badges – A Question

    Earn All Merit Badges – A Question

    Heather’s son wants to earn all merit badges. She is looking for a list of similar badges to help him along. I know it is difficult, but I recommend that you as a parent try to stay out of this process as much as possible.

  • Merit Badge Checklist

    Merit Badge Checklist

    This merit badge checklist could be used by a scribe to keep track of which Scouts have earned which merit badges or could be used by an individual Scout.

  • What Is a Board of Review?

    What Is a Board of Review?

    When a Scout has completed all of the requirements for a rank, he or she must appear before a board of review. A board of review is NOT the same as a Scoutmaster Conference but just with more people.

  • Female Scout Leaders for Boy Scouts BSA Troops?

    Female Scout Leaders for Boy Scouts BSA Troops?

    A reader asks a question about female Scout leaders in boy troops: “Are single moms allowed to be assistant scoutmasters and go along on outings and campouts with boy Scouts BSA Troops?”