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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...

Eight Smart Shelters for Camping in Snow

Camping in the winter for my youth and me has always been challenging. Getting the right tent or making a good igloo can overwhelm campers in the dark. For example, one evening we took...

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...

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...

The Nation’s 10 Best Thru-Hikes: The Appalachian Trail

In a series about the nation’s best thru-hikes, it seems obvious to start with what is possibly the country’s most well-known hiking destination — the Appalachian Trail. One of...
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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...

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...

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...
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Our Favorite Moments from The 2019 World Scout Jamboree

With thousands of Scouts from across the world, World Scout Committee chairperson Craig Turpie declared the World Scout Jamboree officially underway Tuesday night at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. We're...