Boy Scout activities

The 'Sneaky Diseases'

An outdoor medical expert recommends ways to prevent tick-borne Lyme disease and mosquito-spread West Nile virus.

Boy Scout activities

Debunking myths about the outdoors

Don’t let those tall tales told around a campfire confuse you. We shine some truth on 10 myths about the outdoors often misquoted.

Backpacking & Hiking

Havasu Heaven

Scouts from Albuquerque Troop 166 hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and camp in a tropical paradise set between towering waterfalls.

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Boy Scout activities

'Where the Boys Want to Be'

When a fall recruiting drive and Webelos Scout graduation in the spring fail to reach all potential new members, a troop adds a spring open house, focusing on outdoor adventure and held…’Where the Boys Want to Be’

Backpacking and hiking

Outdoor Smarts Camp Stoves

What are you looking for in a cookstove? Blowtorch heat, delicate simmering, or a variety of fuel options? Check out these models for backpacking chefs or campground gourmets.

Boy Scout activities

Keeping Trails in Shape

A Connecticut troop’s commitment to regular trail maintenance means safer hiking for the public and a rewarding outdoor service experience for the Scouts.