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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...

Deseret Peak—the Perfect Fall Hike

Deseret Peak Hike in Utah's Stansbury Mountains is a great weekend hike that can be used to practice for longer treks later in the year or as a Fall hike it is hard to beat

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...

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...

End of Summer Gear Review: Comfort is Important Even When Camping

Camping cover photo by Will Truettner on Unsplash As a Scout I enjoyed hiking in the mountains and camping. When you combine the two of them, they were the...

Finishing Your Trail to Eagle

The Utah National Parks Council saw a record-breaking number of Eagle Scouts in 2019. We're still working through all of the paperwork, but estimates show over twice the usual annual number of...

Five Ways for Scouts BSA to keep Scouting through COVID-19

For Scouts who are used to meeting, camping, and learning together every week, social distancing may be proving difficult. And if you are a parent of one of these physically fit, mentally...

Cub Scouting Can Keep Kids Active and Learning in Social Isolation

It’s 2020 and Cub Scouting is 90 years old here in the United States.  That’s a pretty long time.  But for many leaders, parents and Cub Scouts, this is their first year...