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...

National Parks and the BSA: Growing Together Through a Common Goal

This article was adapted from an essay by Timothy R. Elder about National Parks and the BSA. In 1907, Lord Baden Powell established the Scouting Movement in Great Britain. Three years later, in 1910, Scouting...

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...

Spiritual Meaning of The Northern Lights in Canada | Story of the World

What are the Northern Lights  Isn't it a dream of yours to see the northern lights? To see the amazing display of colors, vibrant green, blue, and red, dancing across the night sky would be...

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...

Bigfoot Sightings in Utah Bring Campfire Stories Alive

Utah Stories inspired me to explore the mysteries of bigfoot, or sasquatch, a common myth of the forests. Utah Stories was started in 2006 "to foster connections between communities and local business" through storytelling news....

Native American Adventures and Etiquette for Scouts

Indian Lore has always been popular with boys in Scouting. Even Cub Scouts have adventures to explore this topic. The purpose of Indian lore within the Boy Scouts is not to be like Native...

Hiking With Younger Kids

Now that the weather is getting cooler, lots of Cub Scout leaders will be taking younger youth on day hikes.  I think there are some very important rules.  The most important being …never lose...

You’re in Deep Water: Scouts Scuba Dive at Jamboree 2017

The Jamboree staff wasn't lying when they said the 2017 National Scout Jamboree would be the most extensive and engaging programming that has ever been available to young Scouts.  Although they were nowhere near the...