Simple Patrol Menus: Day 1

These simple meals will offers Scouts the opportunity to pass off skills toward First Class or the Cooking Merit Badge. Even more importantly, when cooking and cleaning up, the patrol will improve its teamwork....

Simple Summer Camp Menus

I have seen a lot of cooking disasters while working with a new Scout patrol for five years. Pancakes ended up scrambled. Mac and cheese transformed to soup. But with a bit of planning, you...

Slot Canyon High Adventure

Zebra Canyon, by Brian W. Schaller - Own work, FAL, Link Slot canyons, sculptured by water over millions of years, offer an adventure experience that is amazing and vastly different from anything you've probably seen...

Geocaching 101

Sometimes the best bedtime stories are the ones with pirates; You know, the pirates with the quest to find a treasure? Have you ever wished there was a modern day treasure map that you and your Scouts...

Dead Horse Point State Park, A Picturesque Adventure

Dead Horse Point is one of my two favorite places to camp in Utah. The elevation is 2000 feet and overlooks the goose neck of the Colorado River. It is a mere strip of...

Does a Scout Stave Make Life Easier?

A SCOUT STAFF, by Robert Baden-Pow­ell “The Scout staff is a use­ful addi­tion to the kit of the Scout. Per­son­al­ly, I have found it an invalu­able assis­tant when tra­vers­ing moun­tains or boul­der-strewn coun­try and espe­cial­ly in...
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Online Scout Roundtable: Cooking

The first time I cooked at camp I found out how much fun it was. As the years went on, I transitioned from my mess kit to a patrol cook kit. Then, I started using...
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Got Moab?

"Moab, Utah has become the undisputed 'Mecca' for mountain bike enthusiasts by virtue of its beautiful red rock terrain, views that go on forever and trails that range from beginner to advanced and suit...

Survival Tips Learned From a Real, Tragic Hiking Experience

“When you find my body, please call my husband George and my daughter Kerry,” she wrote. “It will be the greatest kindness for them to know that I am dead and where you found...
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Tips, Tricks, and Tools for Ice Fishing with Scouts

A few days ago, I finally received my Christmas order of fly fishing poles. It was a bit late for the holiday, but I do live on the Provo River. With its legendary fishing, there...

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