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Mars Reaches Closest Point to Earth: See the Red Planet Up-Close and Earn the...

At 3:50 am the morning of July 31, Mars reached its closest point to Earth in its orbit. The planet hasn't been this close to Earth since August 2003! And when this last approach...

How Scouting helps with Anxiety Disorders

We all experience some anxiety when faced with new and challenging events in our lives, and that is not bad. The hormones released in mild anxiety sharpen our senses and make us more able...
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Learn about the Countries Competing in the FIFA World Cup and How they Participate...

The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition attended by the senior men's national teams who are members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Just...

Psychological First Aid: Helping Others in Times of Stress

Just like traditional first aid, the purpose of psychological first aid is to provide basic care, comfort and support to anyone experiencing stress. However, psychological needs are often not as obvious as injuries like...
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How To Celebrate Flag Day with Scouts of Every Age

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777.  The week of June 14 (June 11–17,...

Update on the Ute Park Fire at Philmont Scout Ranch

The Ute Park Fire that has been burning since June, 1st reached Northern New Mexico's Philmont Scout Ranch, which has drawn generations of Boy Scouts who arduously train for its rugged trails and peaks.  The...
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Burgers and Dogs Grilled for Memorial Day the FireDisc Way

For me and for most Scouts, Memorial Day kicks-off summer with camping, swimming and grilling. This summer we launch the barbecue season with our FireDisc portable grill …and it just makes sense to use it...
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Thanks to Troop 56, Nene Goose On the Rise in Haleakala National Park

Once at a critically endangered level, the majestic Hawaiian nene goose is on the up and up again. This state bird of Hawaii is about 25 inches in length and has partially webbed feet,...
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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...
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When Trials Come, Welcome Them – A Chaplain’s Minute

Camp Chaplains have been around for decades. Their purpose is to be a friend to the Scouts and leaders and to contribute to their spiritual welfare and growth. As the chaplain, by virtue of position...