The Boy Scout Planning Guide suggests a Backpacking Troop Program Feature for July 2013. This backpacking program feature offers the opportunity to learn the skills to successfully plan and carry out a backpacking trip.
Citizenship Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts: The Boy Scout Planning Guide suggests a Citizenship Troop Program Feature for February 2013. This program feature offers the opportunity to introduce concepts of history, flag etiquette, and responsibilities in a troop setting. A PLC can use this program feature to plan a month of activities with a focus on citizenship.
Forestry Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts: The Boy Scout Planning Guide suggests a Forestry Troop Program Feature for April 2013. This program feature offers the opportunity to introduce natural resource management and conservation in a troop setting. A PLC can use this program feature to plan a month of activities with a focus on forestry. The plans for the Forestry troop program feature can be found in Volume 2 of Troop Program Features from BSA
Where Do Boy Scouts Learn Skills? http://scoutermom.com/16308/boy-scouts-learn-skills/ A reader asks if Scout skills can only be learned at Scout event. The requirements must be done as written. No more. No less.
Wilderness Survival Merit Badge for Boy Scouts: "In their outdoor activities, Scouts learn to bring the clothing and gear they need, to make good plans, and do their best to manage any risks. But now and then, something unexpected happens. When things go wrong, the skills of wilderness survival can help make everything right again."
Eagle Scout is the highest rank for Boy Scouts. But after a Boy Scout becomes an Eagle Scout he can continue to earn recognition for his achievements by earning Eagle Palms. I encourage all Eagle Scouts to stay active with their troops and continue to develop their leadership skills.
Boy Scouts learn all about the history and science of flight when they earn their Aviation merit badge. There is an annual skill center for this badge in our council at a local airport. Boy Scouts even have the opportunity to go on a short airplane ride.