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How to Make Signal Mirrors

U.S. Air Force's official survival handbook describes the signal mirror as "probably the most underrated signaling device found in the survival kit." Whether you need a mirror for Ten Essentials Kit or you just want to...

Three Main Courses for Cinco de Mayo Dutch Oven Cooking

Some of my most fond memories as a scout were the dutch oven meals we cooked as a patrol. The month of May meant the snow in the mountains was melting, and we could...

Scout Fieldbook is A Must for Your Emergency Kit

Jonathan Jarvis, Director, National Park Service: “Slip this Fieldbook into your pack as a terrific guide to the passion of adventure, skills for the backcountry, and stewardship of the environment —three keys to enjoying America’s...

The Webelos-to-Scout Transition

Advancement in Boy Scouting is based on individual initiative; new Scouts who have just come off the “rank-per-year” system used in Cub Scouting may leave boys and parents alike with a mistaken belief that...

The Webelos-to-Scout Transition

Your troop is about to receive a new group of Cub Scout “crossovers" —it is that time of year when troops nationwide need to work seriously on their Webelos to Scout Transition, so that...

Winning Recipes From the West

Every year, for at least a decade, Scouting Magazine has held a cooking contest and then publishes the results. In 2005 four Scout leaders from Idaho and Utah took top honors. We hope you'll enjoy their yummy...

Scouting U Online Training Now Available

In early April, BSA announced the completion of online training for unit leaders. This doesn't mean group training is going away. However, adding this service gives you access at any time to get trained....

Four Quick, Awesome Cub Scout Games for Under a Dollar

There's a thirty minute gap between the early arrivals and the last stragglers at many Den meetings. But, you don't want your Cub Scouts getting antsy (patience is a virtue, but who doesn't like...

Difficulties and Solutions for Scouting in the Latino Culture

A few weeks ago, I attended a meeting at the University of Scouting about the difficulties of United States Scouting in the Latino culture. I heard a few things that I anticipated I was...

The “Outing in Scouting” Begins in Cub Scouting

Advancement in Cub Scouting  centers on exciting and meaningful activities and requirements designed to teach each boy life and outdoor skills. The recent advancement requirement changes allow some flexibility in the outdoor requirements, but those...

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