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A First-Timer’s Guide to Camping with the Whole Family

Camping with kids can feel like a lot of work — it is a lot of work — but it’s also awesome to get in the woods with our kids. Camping trips leave us all feeling more connected to nature and to one another.

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Make Your Blue and Gold Enjoyable, Not Unendurable

The biggest Cub Scout event of the year doesn’t have to be the longest. After all, families shouldn’t have to bring a late-night snack to survive their pack’s annual blue and gold dinner.

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20 Tips for Planning and Hosting the Best Pinewood Derby

The “why” of Pinewood Derby needs little explanation. You do it because it’s the perfect combination of cars, competition and character-building fun. But as for the “how,” we’ve got you covered.

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Get Scouts Out in the Cold With the Right Leadership

Pack 3’s annual winter outing succeeds, they say, for two main reasons: They create a safe, structured event that teaches Cub Scouts it’s possible to be comfortable in the cold, and they bring in local older Scouts to provide leadership.

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Stay Healthy With a Year of Fitness Challenges

This story originally appeared in the January-February 2018 issue of Scouting magazine. Studies show that having a specific goal with a time frame is the most effective way to accomplish anything you put your mind to.

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Calorie-Cutting Tips to Help You Eat Healthier During the Holidays

Turkey Day is only the beginning of a long holiday season of overeating that culminates with midnight champagne toasts and pigs in blankets. But you can do your part by making healthier choices when faced with the all-you-can-stuff-in-your-face holiday buffet.