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Dutch Oven Dump Cake Cobbler, Mastered!

Taken with permission from Mark's Black Pot on Saturday, January 21, 2012. From our example in the video above you can see just what Mark means. Let me make a confession:  I’ve never really liked to...
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After Scoutmaster Basic Training, What’s Next?

Last Spring BSA announced online training for all Scouting programs on BSA's Learn Center. Scoutmasters, assistant Scoutmasters, Team Coaches and their assistants must must complete leader specific training online or from their district or council...

Understanding Altitude Sickness May Save Your Life

On August 5th, 2017 a 17-year-old boy from Salem, Utah— who would have celebrated his 18th birthday on August 6th, passed away from acute mountain sickness (AMS) while on a Scout high-adventure trip to the...

Physical and Mental Benefits of Camping—And Why Safety Matters

The benefits of camping for Scouts and all others are well-documented, and they are not exaggerated. Getting out into the great outdoors brings with it mental and physical health benefits, but camping provides much...
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Hack Your Way Through The Boy Scout Handbook With Our #HandbookHack Videos

With last year’s release of the 13th edition of the Boy Scout Handbook, the BSA launched a new social media campaign called #HandbookHacks in which tried and true Scouting how-to’s are illustrated in short, fun, easy to follow videos....

Leave No Trace Master Educator Course Comes to Philmont

"Much of the curriculum added into a BSA LNT ME course is to help graduates become a top-level Leave No Trace resource for their unit, district, and council.  A major goal for our BSA LNT...
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Why Your Council Should Attend 2017 National Outdoor Conference

Almost 150 are already registered for the 2017 National Outdoor Conference! How about you or representatives from your council? Highlights include thought-provoking keynote presentations, outdoor and camping exhibits, a food show and over 90 elective...

Poop at Jamboree – You Heard Me. Poop.

Over 40,000 Scouts, staff, volunteers, and visitors in one giant camp? Of course, someone had to think about the poop possibilities. For an organization that promotes the three R's (reduce, reuse, recycle) and is setting...

10 Reasons Why Boy Scout Summer Camp Is the Absolute Best

Let’s get something straight, up-front. Boy Scout camp, at least the one I attend, is no glitzy affair. The food in the mess hall, where they feed each camper for a couple of bucks...
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I Waited for Years to Go to Jamboree!

Today, after 53 years of hoping to go, I am finally at the National Jamboree at the Bechtel Summit Reserve with our blog's team. Never mind that I am no longer a boy and...