Driven to serve
Like many retirees, Mike and Carol Johnson load up their fifth-wheel trailer just after Christmas each year and drive south. They don't head to the beach or the golf course, however. Instead, the Brownsburg, Indiana, residents head to a camp, community...
A place for all
Pastor Larry Stoess and his wife, Kathie, create community one meal at a...
Boy Scouts of America annual report
In 1939—deep in the Great Depression—the Boy Scouts of America opened what would become Philmont Scout Ranch. Fewer than 200 Scouts visited Philmont that first summer, but optimistic ranch employees launched a building program that fall, knowing better...
Boy Scout Handbook, 13th edition
Imagine standing at a trailhead with a small group of friends. It’s early morning, and the air is filled with the scent of pine and honeysuckle. In a nearby tree, a squirrel is chittering away. An eagle circles high overhead, soaring gracefully on unseen...
American Cancer Society annual report
When the American Cancer Society was founded in 1913, a cancer diagnosis meant almost certain death—preceded only by a protracted period of pain and suffering. In those days, the Society could offer comfort and perhaps the loan of a hospital bed, but it...
Super Scouters!
It’s a bird … It’s a plane … It’s Super Scouter! These eight volunteers find time for Scouting, family and a whole lot more—and you can, too. Whether your Scouting role requires an hour per week or an hour per week per Scout, finding enough time...
Shared wisdom
Welcome to Scouting! You’re joining a force of volunteers a million strong, some who started in Scouting before you were born (see tip No. 38). Yet you may be uniquely qualified to have a powerfully positive impact on the young people in your unit (see tip...