For 108 years, “the Scouts have never failed to live up to the motto: Be Prepared. So are they prepared for the challenge of a changing America?”
And so began the Feb. 4, 2018, episode of CBS Sunday Morning. The 90-minute newsmagazine, which averages between 5 million and 6 million viewers a week, made the Boy Scouts of America its cover story on Sunday. The piece aired on a Sunday that was “not just any Sunday,” host Jane Pauley said. “No, not because of the Super Bowl. Today is Scout Sunday — a run-up to this week’s 108th anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scouts of America.” In the ensuing segment, journalist Tony Dokoupil sought to cover the past, present, and future of the BSA. To do so, he visited the Cascade Pacific Council, headquartered in Portland, Ore., to meet some of the country’s first girl Cub Scouts. He also ventured to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he spent time with Great Salt Lake Council’s Troop 1262, which is filled with a number of Burmese refugees. To read more, and to watch the full video segment, visit Scouting magazine’s “Bryan on Scouting” blog.