About our cover:
Troop 610 Scouts Matt Bolton (foreground) and Peter Yakovlev trudge
toward the summit of 4,098-foot Cascade Mountain in New York's Adirondack Park. Writer Cindy Ross recounts the troop's wintery adventure. Cover photograph by Corey Rich.
In the January - February 2004 Issue
- Sailing on Slivers of Steel
- Iceboating offers plenty of thrills and chills, but it is mainly speed that attracts Scouts, Venturers, and Sea Scouts to this annual winter's day of "hard-water sailing."
- Adirondack Adventure
- In the dead of winter with temperatures
far below zero, Troop 610 Scouts strap on snowshoes and crampons to climb some
of the tallest peaks in New York State.
- Mutual Admiration
- The BSA's International Camp Staff Program lets visitors
like Hana Pavlu and Eva Konárová, from the Czech Republic,
experience the fun and friendships of summer at a BSA council camp.
- Claws, Teeth, Horns, and Hooves:
Dodging Dangerous Wildlife
- Although deadly confrontations are rare, it's important to know how to react to any unlikely encounters with bears, mountain lions, or large, hooved animals.
- 'Where You Really Get to
- A week at Yawgoog Scout Reservation for two troops demonstrates why summer camp is a key element in achieving the goals of a successful Scouting program.
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