March - April 2003
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About our cover: Scouter Russ Hansen and 12-year-old Scout David Bonner hike through the redwood forest of California's Santa Cruz Mountains. Writer Matt Weiser tells how Troop 212 of Moraga, Calif., uses this "mini-trek" to inspire its younger Scouts about high adventure camping and keep them active in the troop. Cover photograph by Gary Parker.
In the March - April 2003 Issue
The BSA urges units to conduct youth protection programs in April and to share Scouting's outstanding resources with the community at large.
Scouting's readers provide some belly laughs with their winning entries in the "Wise and Witty" cartoon caption contest.
A weekend "mini-trek" introduces younger Scouts to backpacking and leaves them looking forward to high adventure programs reserved for older Scouts.
When Scout troops host a spring open house geared to outdoor adventure, they add another opportunity to sign up new members.
Since April 1913, Scouting magazine has delivered information, instruction, and inspiration to the registered volunteer leaders of the Boy Scouts of America.
The Character Connections Program provides Cub Scout leaders with tools to incorporate character education activities into regular den and pack programs.
Scouters become better leaders by earning advanced degrees at the Southwest Florida Council's University of Scouting Arts.
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