About our cover:
All work and no play makes even Arrowmen grumpy. That's why this group of ArrowCorps5 volunteers took a break from their work in the Bridger-Teton National Forest to unwind on Wyoming's Snake River. But running rapids, mountain biking, and buffalo-herd spotting represented just brief respites from the real purpose of the week: a history-making wilderness restoration project. For the complete story, click here to read writer Jordan Rane's "As Good as It Gets."
Cover photograph by Vince Heptig.
In the May - June 2009 Issue
- News Briefs
- Front Line Stuff Find the balance between Scouting and sports.
- Easy Eats Downsize your dinner preparations with three all-in-one skillet suppers that make hearty meals for busy families.
- Boys' Life Preview Scouts take over the cockpit of a high-flying glider, learn how to survive if they're stranded in the desert or trapped in a car, and discover that "wipeout" isn't just a song from the '60s.
- Scoutmaster's Toolbox Want a great program? Here's how a properly run program planning conference can help your troop schedule a calendar year's worth of exciting outings.
- Outdoor Smarts Once you've mastered these five basic canoeing strokes, you'll navigate flat-water lakes or gently flowing rivers like a pro.
- Family Fun Page Test your stamina with these sporty puzzles.
- As Good as It Gets
- More than 1,000 Arrowmen gathered in Wyoming last summer to take part in the largest volunteer service project in U.S. Forest Service history. In one short week, they did a giant-size good turn -- and had a blast.
- Outside Chance
- Remember the thrill of reeling in your first fish? Relive that experience in this tale of a group of North Carolina boys who learn just what makes the "great outdoors" so great.
- Show of Faith
- Religious emblems represent a youth or adult's devotion to a supreme being. Check out our guide to the awards and how to earn them, then learn how to help your group get started.
- Spirit of Adventure
- In this exclusive excerpt from his new book, Legacy of Honor author Alvin Townley tells the compelling stories of two Eagle Scouts who fill their lives with purpose and intent -- not to mention danger and excitement.