The Perfect Christmas Gifts for Scouts

It's that time of year again - everyone is giving and receiving gifts in celebration of their favorite holidays. There are so many fun, cool gifts to give to the Scouters in your life...

Leave No Trace While Cold Weather Camping

When it comes to leaving no trace, winter conditions bring challenges. In my home council, at our Camp Maple Dell, for example, we've held weekly Klondike Derbies every winter for years. At these district-sponsored events, campers arrived...

Rock Climbing Safety Moment

The Climbing Merit Badge was created in 1997 as growing numbers of young people began to get interested in the excitement and challenge of rock climbing. The proliferation of gyms and facilities also made...

Participate in Jamboree on the Air from Oct. 19 to 21 and Experience Scouting’s...

It takes a lot of courage and skill to teach a rowdy bunch of teenage boys. But, that's just what Boy Scout and Amateur Radio enthusiast Cameron Gardner did last summer at Treasure Mountain...

Tips and Tricks for Having Tasty Backpacking Food

Most of the cooking articles on the Voice of Scouting describe delicious but intricate recipes that require a vast amount of supplies. These recipes are great if you are car camping and have a...

How Sustainability in Scouting can take “Leave No Trace” To the Next Level

Sustainability has always been in the BSA's DNA, although it hasn't always been called that. Since the times of Baden-Powell, Scouts have strived to follow a strict code of outdoor ethics. The father of...

Your Guide to Hammock Camping – Thinking Outside of the Tent

Hammock camping has become a thing! It is not just popular in the Scouting community but in most outdoor circles. On my last backpacking trip, I’d estimate that close to half of the 350...
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Don’t Miss the First Ever National Shooting Sports Conference at the Summit

Join us at the National Shooting Sports Conference to see and experience shooting sports programs first hand, plus learn how these programs can help you grow membership. Shooting sports can attract and retain youth in...
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Cool Off at Great Basin National Park

Have you ever thought how much you would like to get away from the heat during the summer?  Well give a thought to Great Basin National Park.  It is located in Nevada, not too...

High Adventure in the Swiss Alps at Kandersteg International Scout Centre

If the thought of a picturesque ski-chalet tucked away in the Swiss Alps doesn't sound like the setting for the best trip ever, then this post may not be for you. However, if experiencing...