About our cover:
The Tree Frogs, Troop 1113's new-Scout patrol, practice map and compass skills at Quantico Creek in Northern Virginia's Prince William Forest Park. Beginning on page 22, writer Cathleen Ann Steg tells how youth leaders guide the troop's new boys from Scout rank to First Class in a highly structured 12-month program.
In the May - June 2004 Issue
- A Good Turn for Mother Nature
- One day every September, Scouting units join with other concerned citizens for the International Coastal Cleanup, a worldwide effort to remove trash and debris from beaches and stream banks.
- A Year With a New-Scout Patrol
- Boys in Troop 1113's Tree Frog Patrol go from novice to knowledgeable in 12 well-planned months of troop adventures.
- Words Cannot Express
- Every volunteer appreciates an occasional "thank you," especially when delivered in a creative and (often) unexpected form.
- Live Steam and Living History
- A celebration of American military valor and a ride on a historic steam train provides Texas Scouts with an unforgettable Armed Forces Day experience.
- Event Attracts Youth from Across the Midwest
- For 55 years, the annual Bay Jammer weekend in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has offered activities for teens that build confidence, teamwork, and leadership.
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