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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 Boy Scouts of America (BSA), which has...

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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 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. ...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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The Benefits of Learning Shooting Sports for Kids

From the time they are old enough to grasp a toy gun that ejects water, foam darts, discs, or ping pong balls, children take noisy and unbridled delight in shooting things. Many parents are understandably cautious about allowing their children to play with projectile...

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