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...

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...

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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Ultralight Backpacking for the Beginner

Every outdoorsman knows what backpacking is and has probably had a few of their own experiences in the backcountry. But, Ultralight Backpacking is a different beast with not as wide of use as 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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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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The Story of the Lost Girl Rangers

In October 2017, an announcement from the BSA stated that it would begin accepting girls as Cub and Eagle Scouts for the first time in its 107-year history. The media trumpeted that the gender barrier was...

Capitol Reef: A Scout’s Best-Kept Secret National Park

I am finally getting around to writing about my best kept secret.  I am referring, obviously to Capitol (no, it’s not spelled Capital) Reef National Park.  It is my favorite of all the Utah...