Publications

Publications

These informational resources are provided to assist you in your role as a troop member.

Scouting Safely

The Boy Scouts of America has nearly a century of experience conducting high-adventure outdoor activities in a manner that is safe for all participants. A wealth of resources and information are provided to enable adult leaders and youth to help us maintain our impeccable safety record.

BSA Insignia Guide

Th BSA Insignia Guide presents detailed information to enable our members to wear the correct complete uniform on all suitable occasions.

Boy Scout Requirements

Boy Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method. The steps in the advancement system help Boy Scouts to grow in self-reliance and in their ability to help others.

Uniform Inspection Sheet – Boy Scouts/Varsity Scouts 

Ensure that Scouts present themselves properly dressed in their uniforms.

Boys’ Life magazine 

Scouts read Boys’ Life magazine. Look for the regular score of fiction, comics, jokes, Scouts in Action, Gifts and Gimmicks and more in the latest issue of Boys’ Life!

Wilderness Use Policy 

In order to minimize human impact on fragile ecosystems, the Boy Scouts of America emphasizes these practices for all troops, teams, and crews planning to use wilderness areas.

Manual for Chaplain Aides and Chaplains

This manual will help you discover the duties, responsibilities, and opportunities of chaplain service in Boy Scout troops.

Guide to Safe Scouting

The Guide to Safe Scouting can help you to plan your unit activities in a safe and prudent manner that’s consistent with the policies of the BSA.

Passport to High Adventure

This guide is designed to help Scouts and adult leaders work together to plan and safely carry out high-adventure treks.

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