Leave No Trace for Kids

Leave No Trace Principles for Kids (like Cub Scouts): Know Before You Go Choose The Right Path Trash Your Trash Leave What You Find Be Careful With Fire Respect Wildlife Be Kind To Other...
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10 Simple Steps for Dutch-Oven Donuts

This article is sponsored by BarebonesLiving.com It's essential (for a delicious outdoor life) to fry up two dozen donuts on National Donut Day. That's what we did in my friend's neighborhood on Monday using a...
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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...

Eight Smart Shelters for Camping in Snow

Camping in the winter for my youth and me has always been challenging. Getting the right tent or making a good igloo can overwhelm campers in the dark. For example, one evening we took...

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...

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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Tour and Activity Plan for Dummies

http://voiceofscouting.org/tour-activity-plan-terminated For years when I was in IT, I turned to  the "Dummies" series for help time and again. So it just seemed natural to me to do the same for Scouters who are beginners....

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...
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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...

History of the Scout Klondike Derby

Do you know the song “We’re Going North, the Rush is On?” In 1897 gold was discovered in the Klondike area of northwest Canada. It lies just to the east of Alaska. Over 100,000...