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Writer Karen Berger describes Wyoming's Wind River Range as a "high-country wonderland" for a classic 50-mile hike. In the article, Scouting's Outdoor Smarts columnist maps out five long-distance treks to challenge a troop's older Boy Scouts or a crew of Venturers. Cover photograph by Galen Rowell/Mountain Light.
In the March-April 2002 Issue
For more than 75 years, Scouts and Scouters from around the world have enjoyed the challenging activities at Kandersteg International Scout Centre in the Swiss Alps.
The BSA urges units to conduct youth protection meetings in April and share Scouting's outstanding resources with the community at large.
Special council programs ensure that younger Scouts have a summer camp experience that leaves them eager to return.
These classic long-distance hikes wind through scenic wilderness areas that offer spectacular settings for earning the BSA's 50-Miler Award.
When accidents occur on the trail, far from help, specialized first-aid skills can make all the difference.
For a greater sense of community among Scouters, a council expands a Cub Scout training event to include sessions for all programs.
Readers submitted nearly a thousand entries in our "Capture the Spirit of Scouting" photo contest. Take a look at the judges' prizewinning picks.
Vermont maple sugarmakers help Cub Scouts experience the centuries-old process that turns watery sap to savory syrup.
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