About our cover:
About our cover: Assistant Scoutmaster Dave Hutchinson leads a group of current and former Scouts from Kent, Wash., Troop 474 to the summit of Mount Rainier. Beginning on page 22, veteran mountain climber and guide Ted Callahan tells how the troop has made it to the top of the mountain for 25 years in a row.
In the May - June 2006 Issue
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- The 'Sneaky Diseases'
An outdoor medical expert recommends ways to prevent tick-borne Lyme disease and mosquito-spread West Nile virus.
- At the Peak of Success
Troop 474 Scouts maintain an incredible record by reaching the top of Washington's Mount Rainier for the 25th year in a row.
- A FAMILY TOGETHER FEATURE
A Phoenix-area family combines Scouting with puppetry performances to carry on a tradition, strengthen family bonds, and create lasting memories.
- The Wonder of the Woods
What Are Our Children Missing?
Fewer young people are having fun playing outdoors and exploring nature, says a noted author, who shows how such neglect can be harmful and how programs like Scouting can help to reverse the trend.
- The Fun Is Outdoors!
Members of an Iowa pack earn the new Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award,
the first patch Cub Scouts can wear on a uniform shirt pocket flap.
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