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Bike Jamboree: Scouts from Poland Cycle Across the World and You can Join Them

Frozen days spent trekking across plains of ice. Winding roads through foreign countries. The open sky, always above you. And the dynamic landscape, changing around you everyday as you travel across new countries and...

Winter Gear Review: Rechargeable Hand Warmer, Boots, and more

My first camping trip as a Scout was a memorable Klondike Derby. During this Klondike Derby, I took only one pair of pants with me and after a day in the snow they had...

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...

Outdoor Gear Review: Headlamps and Light Sources

It can be hard finding the right gear for your Scouts' upcoming outdoor adventure. There are so many options available, but how do you know which one is best? It can be helpful to...
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Be Prepared – Scouts BSA Launches February 2019! Here’s Everything You Need to Know

For the first time in its 100+ year history, the iconic program of the Boy Scouts of America will be open to young women. The implementation for this program is scheduled for February 2019....

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...

Rock Climbing Safety Moment

The Climbing Merit Badge was created in 1997 as growing numbers of young people began to get interested in the excitement and challenge of rock climbing. The proliferation of gyms and facilities also made...
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What ‘First Man’ Missed – How Scouting Built a Young Neil Armstrong into a...

The first man on the Moon. Only one person can claim that title-Neil Alden Armstrong.  On July 21st, 1969 at 02:56:15 (GMT), Neil was the first person to step foot on the Moon. While he...

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...

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...