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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...

High Adventure in the Swiss Alps at Kandersteg International Scout Centre

If the thought of a picturesque ski-chalet tucked away in the Swiss Alps doesn't sound like the setting for the best trip ever, then this post may not be for you. However, if experiencing...

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...
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Savor President Trump, Obama and Bush’s Comfort Foods

We think it'd be pretty great if White House cooks used Dutch ovens. Though it'd probably never happen, it's President's Day and we like imagining just how fun the meals would be cooked outdoors...

Scout’s Guide to Mesa Verde National Park

It is going to be the end of school again soon. I am hopeful that as Scout families you might be planning a summer camping trip. May I suggest Mesa Verde National Park? The...

Why the Summit is Perfect for the 2019 World Jamboree

During a down moment at this summer's National Jamboree, our Voice of Scouting team caught Wayne for five minutes. This is what he had to say about the upcoming World Jamboree: "Besides outdoor wilderness adventure,...

Register Now for Northern Tiers 2018 Program

Are you looking for something exciting summer 2019? Mark your calendars for Northern Tier's online lottery open beginning at 9:00 AM CST Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 until 11:59 PM CST Tuesday, January 9th, 2018. For...

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...
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The Best Investment You Can Make In Your Son

Send your son to the World Jamboree, “because it is the best investment you can make in your son.” That's what Melanie Allred said to me a few weeks ago, when she as asked what...

An All-Girls Venturing Crew Hits the Sea and Shows the World Scouting is For...

“We want more young men and young women to become Scoutmasters,” Baden-Powell said in 1914. Although it may seem like a benign comment, it actually points to a topic that people in the Scouting community...