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....

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...

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...

Simple Summer Camp Menus: Day 4

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. These are...

What Makes Slot Canyon High Adventure So Rewarding

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...

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20 Years Ago, I Became an Eagle Scout

Twenty years ago this year, I earned my Eagle Scout. A loyal Scout from an early age, earning the Eagle Scout Award was the...