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....

The Values of Varsity Scouting

Varsity Scouting is a values-based organization. Its ideals, found in the Scout Oath, the Scout Law, the Scout motto, and the Scout slogan, are the same as those every Boy Scout troop observes. With...

Use High Adventure to Grow Better Boys

Varsity Scouts seek challenges through high adventure, in fact such adventure defines the Varsity Scout.  These activities invite them to stretch toward the successful completion of an exhilarating outdoor experiences well beyond the scope of the routine. High adventure...

Non-Technical Slot Canyons

Red Hollow by Adam Provance yourhikeguide.com A slot canyon begins as a hairline crack in rock, which is beaten upon by rapidly flowing water until it becomes larger. Finally, over a vast period of time,...

Safety Share: Time to Get Your Physical

Last month the editor of Scouting Magazine, reminded us: "Summer camp season’s almost here, so it’s time for that annual physical." He continued: We’re mere months away from the summer, aka the Greatest Scouting Season. And...
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How to Make Earth Day More than a Forgotten Holiday

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 and, for most the part, comes and goes without much fanfare. With a little planning, Scouts of all ages can do something to make Earth Day in 2017 special,...

BSA Announces Termination of Tour and Activity Plan Process

Saturday, April 1st, 2017, the Tour and Activity Plan process was discontinued following a cross-functional team's evaluation of the BSA's Tour and Activity Plan. While the process is discontinued the program of the BSA...
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Simple Summer Camp Menus: Day 5

The­se sim­ple meals offer Scouts the oppor­tu­ni­ty to pass skills toward First Class or the Cook­ing Mer­it Badge, but even more, when cook­ing and clean­ing up, the patrol will improve its team­work. With these meals...
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Managing Risk in Slot Canyons

Basic Safety Checklist DOs  Check in at visitor centers/contact stations and obtain permits Check in before hiking out!  Get the latest weather information  Become familiar with the terrain and know your escape routes  Be aware...