Category Archives: Boy Scout

At Williams and Hall, we know scouts like no other outfitter in Ely, Minnesota. We know what Boy Scout High Adventure is all about. We have served hundreds of Scout Troops like yours. Our owners, Blayne and Kevin, have held just about every possible adult leader position there is, including Scoutmaster. Blayne is an Eagle Scout, as are his three sons, and Kevin’s son. Because of our own scouting experience, we understand your needs and challenges as a scout leader. As an adult leader, you will appreciate the knowledge we bring to your trip planning and execution.

Is Scouting Still Relevant?

The Boy Scouts of America are going through big changes.  Membership has declined, and girls will be allowed to join and participate.  While the organization’s name is not changing, the program’s name will change to Scouts BSA this coming February.

Change Brings Mixed Emotions

Many people think that the program name change, and the admission...
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Scouting,Character-Building and Little Old Ladies

Does Scouting really build character in young men?  Two researchers from Montclair State University in New Jersey are trying to find out.  The researchers are studying how adult leaders, or Scouters, build character in Scouts.  Their initial research suggests that Scouting does offer a “distinctive character initiative that is deeply rooted in its culture”.  Now...
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