Scouting Prepares . . . Ninja Warriors?

David training at Beaver High Adventure Base (9,000 ft.) Scouting teaches life skills. For over 100 years, youth in the Scouting program have faced physical, mental, and emotional obstacles and overcome them with perseverance and...

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...

Duty to God, Duty to Country… Duty to Outdoors?

We spend a lot of time outdoors as Scouts. However, with the increased amount of electronics and social media in our lives, we're gradually spending more and more time on our phones and laptops....

Scouting and the Second Amendment

Guns. It's been a controversial word in recent years. Much has been said about the Second Amendment which states “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of...

The Great Western Trail—the Utah Corridor

It was summer 1996 and the Scoutmaster was on vacation, collecting shells from some caribbean reef (it was legitimate, he always had a huge collection of shells when he came back and cataloging them for the...
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VenturingFest 2018: Summer As it Should be

Summer can be an unforgettable time of year or an excruciatingly boring time of year. You always talk about planning your next adventure but never get around to it. Suddenly, you realize it’s July and...
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Bear Grylls encourages Scouting Adventure

For many in my generation, Bear Grylls personifies outdoor adventure and survival. There aren't many wilderness challenges Bear hasn't faced—and conquered. Did you know, though, that Bear Grylls is also a big supporter of...

What is High Adventure?

Many high adventure program opportunities exist for experienced, older Varsity Scouts.   High adventure is the culmination of all of the things that Boy Scouting has taught the boy: character development, citizenship, and personal fitness. It...

How to Have The Worst Hiking Experience Ever

We know you secretly want your Scouts to suffer through that 20-mile hike. That is the goal of it after all, right? So, we thought we'd help you out. Here are some tips to...
BSA Triple Crown

4 Scouts, 3 bases, and 1 year to a Triple Crown

The opportunity to attend a BSA High Adventure Base program is one that many Scouts dream of. While many Scouts will make at least one trek, there are those who attain what is known in...