From the CSE

From the Chief: The outdoor classroom

The leadership skills our young people learn while hiking, camping, and being stewards to the outdoors are lessons that last for a lifetime.

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BSA's Philanthropic Foundation

Jim and Cathy Justice describe why they support Scouting

The BSA “factory” produces good citizens. That’s why Jim Justice recently decided to become a major financial supporter of the Summit Bechtel Reserve, site of the 2013 National Scout Jamboree and located not far from his home in Lewisburg.

Boy Scout activities

SummitCorps builds a trail to the future

Breaking rocks. Raking roots. Digging dirt. All in a day’s work for Order of the Arrow volunteers during last summer’s trail-building program for the National Park Service. But what they really built was something much bigger.

Arrowhead Hike and Bike Trail Map
High Adventure

SummitCorps trail celebrated by hikers and cyclists

The Arrowhead Hike and Bike Trail, a 12.8-mile pathway located just north of the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia, is now open to cyclists and hikers.

From the CSE

How we plan to grow Scouting's legacy in West Virginia

When we unveiled plans for The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, we spoke of how this project would benefit the entire New River Gorge region. In July, we’ll again make good on that promise with the Order of the Arrow leading the way. That’s when we’ll launch SummitCorps—The New River Experience.

Boy Scout activities

First Among Equals

Scouters from across the country put leadership skills into action at the Philmont Leadership Challenge.

High Adventure

Thorns and Roses and a Bud

No snowshoes? No problem. When snowdrifts blocked Troop 135’s mountain climbing in Adirondack Park, it improvised — taking its high-adventure trek to the Catskills.

Boy Scout activities

Scouts 'NAYLE' the Qualities of Leadership

A new course at Philmont’s Rocky Mountain Scout Camp reinforces Boy Scout leadership methods by focusing on strategies for group success in challenging high adventure activities.

Boy Scout activities

The Keys to High Adventure

The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base offers fun and excitement for Venturers and older Scouts.

High Adventure

Paddle and Portage—An Atikokan Journey

On the remote waterways of a vast Canadian wilderness, a Texas Venturing crew finds adventure, beauty, and stories of grit and determination.