Campground Cooking

What to do when cooking eats up time for activities

Scoutmaster P.T. says his Scouts spend so much time preparing and cleaning up after meals at district- and councilwide camping events, they miss some activities. How, he asks, can his troop streamline the routine so the boys have more time to participate?

Camping

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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Backpacking & Hiking

First Trail

A well-planned weekend “mini-trek” introduces younger Scouts to backpacking and leaves them looking forward to high adventure programs reserved for older Scouts.

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.