The Nation’s 10 Best Thru-Hikes: The Appalachian Trail

In a series about the nation’s best thru-hikes, it seems obvious to start with what is possibly the country’s most well-known hiking destination — the Appalachian Trail. One of...

The Nation’s 10 Best Thru-Hikes: Getting Started

For the next 10 weeks, we will be sharing our favorite thru-hikes from across the country. If you, your troop, or your family has contemplated the adventure of a long-distance thru-hike, consider...

Outdoor Gear Review: Make Sleeping and Cooking at Camp an Ease

Camping involves sleeping on the ground a lot of the time, so it can sometimes be a little uncomfortable. There have been countless times where I woke up with a stiff neck...
AFY Moab base camp

Fulfill Your Duty to God at “Adventure for Youth” – An Outdoor Program for...

This summer, experience a faith-building getaway at Adventure for Youth (AFY), a program for teens, deep in the heart of Moab, Utah. Participate in breathtaking recreational activities and build your faith in God all in one...

5 Coolest Scout Camps Across the Country

We came, we camped, and we loved it! Camping is such a great experience that allows everyone to enjoy the great outdoors and have some fun. We always find that Scout Camps have the best...

Outdoor Gear Review: Headlamps and Light Sources

It can be hard finding the right gear for your Scouts' upcoming outdoor adventure. There are so many options available, but how do you know which one is best? It can be helpful to...

How to Make Your Own Winter Gear Sled

The first time you load your summer pack with winter gear and head out in the snow--watch out. I tried it some years back, entering Beaver High Adventure Base in Utah with a heavy, external framed...

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...

These Ghoulish Adventures Are a MUST for Scouts this Halloween

Halloween is hands down one of the funnest holidays of the year. You get candy, parties, Harry Potter marathons, tricks, and the best decor around. Take advantage of the spooky excitement and make your...

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...