Be Prepared For Emergencies | Scouts Volunteers Helping their Communities | #GlobalScouts | International Volunteers Day

#ScoutVolunteers train #Scouts to #BePreparedForEmergencies #OutdoorsLearning for real emergencies. ==> #Repost @worldscouting


When natural disaster struck be it in Mexico, Sri Lanka, Haiti, Ecuador, or the Philippines and humanitarian response was needed, #Scouts were among the #VolunteersActFirst to help the community.

Scouts from BSA Troop 182 in Jacksonville, Florida collected donations for Hurricane Maria’s victims in Puerto Rico. Scouts in Puerto Rico also helped in disaster relief after hurricane destroyed the island.

#ScoutVolunteers teach #Scouts to #BePreparedForEmergencies.


Stick Transferred in #Omsk, #Russia | #BikeJamboree | #ScoutsPoland

Stick transferred! 🚴🚴

🇬🇧Like the rivers Irtysh and Om meet in the Omsk city, so did stage six with stage seven. For us this is the end of an amazing, tiring and fruitful journey, for Zygmunt and Krzysztof this is just the beginning😁 Siberia is beautiful, hopefully it will be friendly fire the next stage of #BikeJamboree!
We would like to thank organizers for starting such an interesting project – without them we would probably not dare to come here 😄 We also want to thank those who made our journey safe and comfortable: @Kross, @Crosso, @Pajak, @Primus, @Regatta, @Medyk, @ZHP and @ZHR.
It’s time to say goodbye – Mantas Gmitrzuk, Ania Rupniewska, Łukasz Tomala and Andrzej Przybylski. Be prepared! Будь готов!
#stage6 #stage7

Unfortunately, mantas and Andrew had a flight to Poland first thing in the morning and they didn’t see the next step. Ania well replaces the leader 😉
Beautiful train station in Omsk, Russia. We’ll remember for long 😊

The BSA Expands Programs to Welcome Girls from Cub Scouts to Highest Rank of Eagle Scout | Scouting Newsroom


Research reinforces interest expressed by families and girls nationwide as organization looks to offer programs that meet the needs of today’s families

Irving, Texas – October 11, 2017 – Today, the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously approved to welcome girls into its iconic Cub Scout program and to deliver a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout. The historic decision comes after years of receiving requests from families and girls, the organization evaluated the results of numerous research efforts, gaining input from current members and leaders, as well as parents and girls who’ve never been involved in Scouting – to understand how to offer families an important additional choice in meeting the character development needs of all their children.

“This decision is true to the BSA’s mission and core values outlined in the Scout Oath and Law. The values of Scouting – trustworthy, loyal, helpful, kind, brave and reverent, for example – are important for both young men and women,” said Michael Surbaugh, the BSA’s Chief Scout Executive. “We believe it is critical to evolve how our programs meet the needs of families interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their children. We strive to bring what our organization does best – developing character and leadership for young people – to as many families and youth as possible as we help shape the next generation of leaders.”

Families today are busier and more diverse than ever. Most are dual-earners and there are more single-parent households than ever before [1], making convenient programs that serve the whole family more appealing. Additionally, many groups currently underserved by Scouting, including the Hispanic and Asian communities, prefer to participate in activities as a family. Recent surveys [2] of parents not involved with Scouting showed high interest in getting their daughters signed up for programs like Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, with 90 percent expressing interest in a program like Cub Scouts and 87 percent expressing interest in a program like Boy Scouts. Education experts also evaluated the curriculum and content and confirmed relevancy of the program for young women.

“The BSA’s record of producing leaders with high character and integrity is amazing” said Randall Stephenson, BSA’s national board chairman. “I’ve seen nothing that develops leadership skills and discipline like this organization. It is time to make these outstanding leadership development programs available to girls.”

Starting in the 2018 program year, families can choose to sign up their sons and daughters for Cub Scouts. Existing packs may choose to establish a new girl pack, establish a pack that consists of girl dens and boy dens or remain an all-boy pack. Cub Scout dens will be single-gender — all boys or all girls. Using the same curriculum as the Boy Scouts program, the organization will also deliver a program for older girls, which will be announced in 2018 and projected to be available in 2019, that will enable them to earn the Eagle Scout rank. This unique approach allows the organization to maintain the integrity of the single gender model while also meeting the needs of today’s families.


This decision expands the programs that the Boy Scouts of America offers for both boys and girls. Although known for its iconic programs for boys, the BSA has offered co-ed programs since 1971 through Exploring and the Venturing program, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2018. The STEM Scout pilot program is also available for both boys and girls.


For more information about the expanded opportunities for family Scouting, please visit the family Scouting page.


About the Boy Scouts of America


The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” The Scouting organization is composed of nearly 2.3 million youth members between the ages of 7 and 21 and approximately 960,000 volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit


[1] PEW Research Center survey conducted Sept. 15 – Oct. 13, 2015 among 1,807 U.S. parents with children younger than 18.

[2] BSA surveys included two external surveys and four internal surveys conducted from April to September 2017. Surveys were conducted online.
via The BSA Expands Programs to Welcome Girls from Cub Scouts to Highest Rank of Eagle Scout – Scouting Newsroom

Guías y Scouts de Costa Rica colaboran en emergencia nacional | Patio Scout – ¡Vive El Movimiento! [ESP] #DisasterRecovery


The Association of Guides and Scouts of Costa Rica, after the declaration of national emergency and the ravages caused by Tropical Storm Nate in the country, activated this Saturday, October 7, “OPERATION ALWAYS READY”. More than 200 groups guides and scouts joined the voluntary work in each of their communities with the collection, classification and packaging of non-perishable products, drinking water and personal hygiene products, throughout the 7 provinces of the country. They have been delivered to the Cross Roja Costa Rican government mandate.

Guías y Scouts de Costa Rica colaboran en emergencia nacional
Posted on 08 octubre 2017. Tags: COSTA RICA, costa rica scout, emergencia nacional, Guías y scouts Costa Rica, noticias scouts, operación Siempre Listos, PATIOSCOUT, radio scout, TORMENTA, vive el movimiento

Cientos de Guías  y Scouts  recaudan alimentos no perecederos, agua potable y productos de higiene personal este fin de semana.
La Asociación de Guías y Scouts de Costa Rica tras la declaratoria de emergencia nacional y los estragos causados por la tormenta tropical Nate en el país, activó este sábado 7 de octubre la “Operación SIEMPRE LISTOS”, en donde más de 200 grupos guías y scouts se sumaron al trabajo voluntario en cada una de sus comunidades con la recolección, clasificación y embalaje de productos no perecederos, agua potable y productos de higiene personal, a lo largo y ancho de las 7 provincias del país, que han sido entregadas a la Cruz Roja Costarricense como mandato gubernamental.
Niños y jóvenes entre los 7 y 21 años han salido a las calles de sus comunidades para colaborar con esta causa en pro de los afectados por este desastre natural. En la comunidad de Bagaces varios grupos cercanos se han acercado a colaborar en los albergues en donde miembros de los grupos guías y scouts también se han visto afectados y son damnificados. Así como grupos guías y scouts de comunidades afectadas también se han sumado a la operación Siempre Listos, en sectores como Pérez Zeledón, Quepos, Cuajiniquil, Bebedero, Corralillo, Jacó, entre otros.

via Guías y Scouts de Costa Rica colaboran en emergencia nacional | Patio Scout – ¡Vive El Movimiento!