About our cover:
Ryan Moore of Venturing Crew 99, chartered to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, swims freestyle laps in the same pool where Olympic champions practice their strokes at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Beginning on page 22, Executive Editor Scott Daniels tells how Ryan and other teens can earn Venturing's sports and fitness medal, the Quest Award.
In the March - April 2006 Issue
- Flash, Bang! Unpredictable Nature
Lightning is one of the leading weather-related causes of death in the United States. Follow this advice and reduce your chances of being struck.
- Venturing Crew Turns Grief Into Safety Campaign
After a Venturer and her brother died in
a car accident, crew members began a campaign to emphasize wearing seat belts.
- Saving Loggerhead Sea Turtles
On a barrier island off the South Carolina coast, Scouts help vulnerable hatchlings survive a perilous journey from nest to sea.
- A Journey to Lifelong Health and Fitness
Teenagers who earn Venturing's Quest Award can improve their diet and nutrition, develop teaching skills, and discover a sport they can play for the rest of their lives.
- You Click, We Pick
From hundreds of reader entries, Scouting's editors select the winners in the magazine's "Spirit of Scouting" photography contest.
- Don't Break Humpty!
- At Dodger Stadium's annual Scouting egg-drop contest, Cub Scouts engineer the perfect device to help a raw egg survive a fall of more than six stories.
ALSO: An interview with Tommy Lasorda, Hall of Fame former Dodger manager and avid supporter of Scouting.
- April is Youth Protection Month
The BSA urges units to conduct Youth Protection programs in April and to share Scouting's resources, available for all age groups, with the community at large.
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