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How Do You Season a New Dutch Oven?

This is how the Dutch-oven Dude season's a dutch oven: Heat your grill or oven to 400 degrees. This will be only time you will use soap on your dutch oven. Wash your...
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How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

In the past, a child was safe from most of the world’s dangers if he was home at night. However, in today’s connected world, a child with unsupervised Wi-Fi access wanders through a dangerous...
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Irresistible, Cheesy Dutch Oven Pizza Recipe for National Cheese Pizza Day

"Hold the toppings, please. It’s National Cheese Pizza Day!" says the National Day Calendar about today's holiday-- Cheese Pizza Day. Here are some fun facts and a great pizza recipe to help you party...
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New Member Coordinator Position is Useful for First-Time Scouts

Packs and Troops, everywhere this month, recruit new members. Keeping those new Scouts and their families should be a top priority after they join. That's why the new member coordinator position is so important....

Five Tips for Outrageously Successful Cub Scout Recruiting

Any successful Cub Scout pack can tell you the secret to staying strong is recruiting lots of new members each spring and fall. Here are tips from experienced leaders for growing your numbers each year: Recruit...

Hurricane Harvey: A Message from The Chief Scout Executive

A Message from The Office of the Chief Scout Executive: Our thoughts and prayers are with the many families in and outside of Scouting that have been affected by the historic flooding in South Central...

Real Life Super Heroes – Search and Rescue

A few years ago, I was with my family at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park located just north of Arizona. For those of you who are not familiar, the dunes are a...

When Fatal Accidents Happen in Scouting

It seems every summer accidents have happened resulting in the death of Scouts. I can’t bear to think of the grieving parents and members and leaders of the troops who lost one or more...

There’s Something About Camp, Scouts, Sticks, and Knives

Like kids and mud puddles, camp, Scouts, sticks, and knives just kind of go together. One thing that all Scouts seem to have in common is their propensity for stick carving and whittling.  And within...
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Dirty Hands No More! Check Out This Scout-Tested Camping Sink

I remember as a young Scout, the misery of trying to stay clean at camp. Most of the cool places we went to didn't have running water and with that, the difficulty of brushing...

An All-Girls Venturing Crew Hits the Sea and Shows the World...

“We want more young men and young women to become Scoutmasters,” Baden-Powell said in 1914. Although it may seem like a benign comment, it actually...