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How Kids Can Learn to Be Good Citizens

If you want your child to learn the importance of being a good citizen and impactful member of their community, consider enrolling them in a Scouting program. While the Scouting America (BSA) is well-known for its wilderness camping and survival skills training, its...

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Why You Should Attend Boy Scouts Fundraiser Events

If you’ve ever been a Scout, known a Scout, or raised a Scout, you know that the Scouting America (BSA) is far more than just a youth organization; it's a movement that shapes the future leaders of our nation. With a mission to prepare young people to make...

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Why Join Scouting?

As parents, we always strive to provide our young ones with opportunities that help them develop essential life skills and values. One organization that has consistently proven to be beneficial for children and teens is the Scouting America (BSA), which has different...

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Scouting With the Laurel Highlands Council

If your family lives in Southwestern Pennsylvania and portions of the Potomac region in Maryland and West Virginia, and your child isn’t already involved with the Scouts BSA, enrolling them as a Cub or Scout with the Laurel Highlands Council may well be the best...

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What Is Wilderness Training?

If you love hiking and camping in the great outdoors, wilderness survival and first aid training are among the most useful skills you can learn. They can mean the difference between a safe trek and a dangerous one, and they can save your own life and the lives of...

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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...

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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 Scouting America, Laurel Highlands Council and the leadership of the Potomac District announced plans to reintroduce resident camp to Camp Potomac, located in Oldtown.  The...

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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!)...

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