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In the Same Boat
a blog for Scouts BSA parents

Plugged in to Scouts BSA

Plugged in to Scouts BSA

Find out what's new, and how you can stay up-to-date with the Scouts BSA scene.
Online Merit Badge Classes 2020

Online Merit Badge Classes 2020

In the spirit of Scouting at Home during the COVID-19 pandemic, here is a list of virtual, online merit badge classes for 2020, offered by BSA Councils.
Boy Scouts of America 2018 Revisited

Boy Scouts of America 2018 Revisited

Start 2019 with a look back at the highlights of 2018. Then get ready for the biggest change coming up: Scouts BSA.
When Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

When Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

It's National Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13, 2018. What will YOU do to improve fire safety in your home and outdoors?
2 Things Boy Scout Parents Should Take Care of This Month

2 Things Boy Scout Parents Should Take Care of This Month

Get out a post-it note pad and put these 2 things on your To Do List for September.
A Look at 2 BSA Merit Badges for Shooting

A Look at 2 BSA Merit Badges for Shooting

Earning the Rifle Shooting and Shotgun Shooting merit badges can be as much of a rite of passage as earning the Totin' Chip for Boy Scouts.
Don't Sing the Merit Badge Blue Card "Blues"

Don't Sing the Merit Badge Blue Card "Blues"

A step-by-step guide to understanding the merit badge blue card.
6 Things to Know Before Buying a Boy Scout Handbook

6 Things to Know Before Buying a Boy Scout Handbook

Everything you need to know as a parent before buying a Boy Scout Handbook, and some tips on what to do after it's bought.
8 Great Ways to Find Merit Badge Classes

8 Great Ways to Find Merit Badge Classes

Thinking outside the merit badge forum box: a great list of sources for finding merit badge classes for your Boy Scout.
Chips and Chits: Scouts BSA Awards for Outdoor Skills

Chips and Chits: Scouts BSA Awards for Outdoor Skills

Totin' Chips and Firem'n Chits are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the many awards that those in Scouts BSA can earn.
Merit Badge Counselors and Your Boy Scout’s Experience

Merit Badge Counselors and Your Boy Scout’s Experience

Find out how you (as a parent, as a merit badge counselor) can make your Scout's merit badge experience more rewarding.
Boy Scouts Name Change: A Ripple or a Tempest?

Boy Scouts Name Change: A Ripple or a Tempest?

We're all in the same boat when it comes to the new reality of Boy Scouts: Scouts BSA.
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