This story appeared in the November-December 2018 issue of Scouting magazine. “Jack Frost nipping at your nose” might be a great song lyric, but it’s not how everyone would choose to spend a winter weekend. Fortunately, most
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.
Staying warm during a cold-weather outing isn’t just a luxury. You can’t “tough out” frostbite, an injury to body tissues caused by exposure to extreme cold. The good news: It’s not that difficult to stay
Staying inside all winter shouldn’t be an option for Scout units. Sure, it might be cold. But as long as it’s safe to go outside, you should make every effort to get out there. Make sure you check the Restart Scouting Checklist, and then check our list below to Be Prepared for cold-weather outings.
Cub Scouts fuel up for a day of fun by filing past Francis, a Big Boy statue outside the dining pavilion that’s dressed as a Cub Scout and holding a hamburger. And they’ll need that food to keep going, because there’s a lot of fun to be had at Cub World Adventure Camp.
Once television networks started launching wilderness survival series, it was inevitable that scenarios would come about that included groups of people. Unfortunately, practically every single show gets one extremely important aspect of group survival wrong.