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Words of Wisdom Wednesday: Brave

"A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens." Sir Lord Baden-Powell A Scout is Brave. Bravery comes in many forms. Many of us think of bravery as having the courage to camp out in the woods at... 1 year ago

Ultralight Backpacking for Scouts?

Ultralight backpacking may be the biggest change to hit Scout backpacking since the development of the hip strap. While still slightly contentious among some traditional Troops, Ultralight is increasingly accepted as a viable alternative to... 1 year ago

Feeding a Bunch of Hungry Backpackers

On a 50 miler, getting into camp every afternoon means a brief sense of accomplishment which is followed by a flurry of activity. Backpacks have to be emptied of group equipment. Water has to be filtered. Bear bag trees need to be located. Tents... 1 year ago

Wayne Brock Appointed Chief Scout Executive for the Boy Scouts of America

Brock joins new BSA National President Wayne Perry as top two leaders of nation's iconic youth-serving organization Following an extensive selection process, the Boy Scouts of America named Wayne Brock its next Chief Scout Executive, the... 1 year ago

The Hunt for a New Chief Scout Narrows

Chief Scout Executive Bob Mazzucca is set to retire at this year on August 31st. On April 4th BSA President announced nine semifinalists to fill the position. After another round of interviews there are four finalists: Wayne Brock , Deputy Chief... 1 year ago

Tale of Two Philmonts

The following is a Guest Article by Mike Dubrall. Mike "Dub Zero" Blogs and writes informative articles on backpacking and snow camping at 50Miler.com. Philmont sits at the apex of the Scout backpacking experience. For skilled backpackers the... 1 year ago

Words of Wisdom Wednesday: Thrifty

"A Scout is Thrifty." Sir Robert Baden-Powell One of the most difficult things to do is to be thrifty. It is difficult to save up for something you want to have in the future. We tend to think about what we can get now. For example, remember... 1 year ago

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