Scouting (magazine)

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Cover of the May–June 2012 issue
Editorial DirectorMichael Goldman
Senior EditorAaron Derr
Associate EditorMichael Freeman
FrequencyFive times a year: January–February, March–April, May–June, September–October, and November–December
Total circulation
(June 2012)
First issueApril 15, 1913
Final issueMay–June 2020 (print)
CompanyBoy Scouts of America
CountryUnited States
Based inIrving, Texas

Scouting magazine is a publication of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The target audience is adult leaders of Cub Scouts, Scouts, and Venturers. It carries news on Scouting events, articles on aspects of Scouting such as service, outdoor skills and activities, and features about Scouting activities. It began publication on April 15, 1913, with five-times-a-year mail subscriptions included in the registration fee for all volunteer leaders registered with the BSA. The last print edition was the May–June 2020 issue, although online content continues to be updated.[2]

Recurring content includes: Feature articles, Trailhead, What I've Learned, Advancement FAQs, Cub Scout Corner, Nature of Boys, What Would You Do?, Merit Badge Clinic, Ethics, Great Gear, Health & Wellness, Survive This!, Fuel Up, Dutch Treat, Boys' Life Preview, and Cool Camp.

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  1. ^ "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Alliance for Audited Medi. June 30, 2012. Retrieved December 2, 2012.
  2. ^ Mosby, Roger C. (May–June 2020). "Big Changes Ahead for Scouting — and Scouting". Scouting magazine. Vol. 108, no. 3. p. 2.

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