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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...
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Mars Reaches Closest Point to Earth: See the Red Planet Up-Close and Earn the...

At 3:50 am the morning of July 31, Mars reached its closest point to Earth in its orbit. The planet hasn't been this close to Earth since August 2003! And when this last approach...

Top 10 Magical Merit Badges You Could Earn at Hogwarts

We may never know what it would be like to be a Scout in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. But, we can find similarities between Hogwarts classes and merit badges. In celebration of Harry...
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Don’t Miss the First Ever National Shooting Sports Conference at the Summit

Join us at the National Shooting Sports Conference to see and experience shooting sports programs first hand, plus learn how these programs can help you grow membership. Shooting sports can attract and retain youth in...
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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...

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...

Man Vs. Wild – Survival in the Outdoors

Although Bear Grylls often makes surviving in the wild easy and exciting, it takes a lot of preparation and knowledge to stay alive when lost in the wilderness. If you get lost while hiking,...

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...

World Jamboree 2019: Adventure Awaits

The World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is the most significant event from the World Organization of the Scout Movement. About 50,000 Scouts from more than 160 nations attend. WSJ aims to promote peace and understanding...