In the Media.

Please see below for a list of Press Releases and Media Alerts.

All national media and press inquires should be directed to

Independence Day Activities for Scouts

Independence Day is arguably the most beloved American holiday of the year, and when you’re a member of Scouts BSA, you’ll never miss out on the best 4th of July celebrations. Every Scout troop and council can make their own plans for America’s birthday, but many will...

read more

Scouts at Work: Introducing Youth to Future Career Fields

Camp Potomac Unveils Resident Camp Plans for the Summer of 2024 Oldtown, MD—On April 12, the Boy Scouts of America, Laurel Highlands Council and the leadership of the Potomac District announced plans to reintroduce resident camp to Camp Potomac, located in Oldtown. ...

read more

Camping Equipment You’ll Need For Scouts BSA Adventures

Going camping is a fun and formative all-American pastime, and knowing how to pack for a successful trip is a skill all children can benefit from developing. Your child can learn everything they need to know about camping and gain countless other skills (and friends!)...

read more

6 Spring Backpacking Tips and Tricks

When the once-forbidding winter weather has softened and plant life begins re-emerging for the year, restless lovers of the outdoors might understandably find themselves daydreaming about their next backpacking adventure. If you’re one of them, and it’s a passion that...

read more

Scouting Every Day in Some Way: Scouting 365 Breakfast

Scouting Every Day in Some Way Scouting 365 Breakfast Pittsburgh, PA: Boy Scouts of America, Laurel Highlands Council recently announced a brand-new event to share the impact of Scouting on today’s youth: Scouting 365 Breakfast. The breakfast will host a variety of...

read more

The History of the Boy Scouts: A Timeline

As an organization, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has had a long history of teaching young Americans the values of service, preparedness, resourcefulness, and other aspects of leading an ethical life. But have you ever wondered how the history of Boy Scouts of...

read more

Things To Know About Boy Scouts Fundraising Events

Whether your child is new to the Boy Scouts of America or has long been a member, the next fundraiser is never far away on the calendar. Here’s what you need to know about one of the most time-honored elements of the Scouting...

read more


It is always nice to share good news. Please know that Alan Parks has accepted the position of Deputy Scout Executive in our Laurel Highlands Council. As you know, Alan is a valued member of our team and our Chief Operating Officer. As we move forward in growth, Alan...

read more


FOR IMMEDIATERELEASE: June 7, 2021Lyndsay SeibelBoy Scouts of America, Laurel Highlands Spring of Service: 2021 Scouting for Food Campaign Pittsburgh, PA: You might have heard about Summer of Service.  But how about...

read more


New Sewickley, Pennsylvania:  The Boy Scouts of America developed the STEM Nova Awards program to excite and expand a sense of wonder in our Scouts. By working with an adult counselor or mentor, the various modules allow them to explore the basic principles of...

read more

Trail Markers.



explore resources

We have a number of resources available for you to explore.