Backpacking Meals

Fuel Up: Good to Go

After hours spent snowboarding, skiing, sledding, or just building a monster snowman, Scouts know their grumbling stomachs will be shouting, “Feed me!” But when it’s time for a snack, don’t load them up with junk food. Give them a healthy treat as well as a quick energy boost.

Boy Scout activities

St. John the Divine

New Jersey Scouts fly to a Caribbean paradise to camp, hike, and snorkel near the most beautiful beaches this side of heaven.

Campground Cooking

Now You're Cooking!

Scouting magazine presents the prize-winning recipes for entrées, side dishes, and desserts in our Great Tastes in Camp Cooking Contest.

Camping

BSA Announces 2009 Leave No Trace Master Educator Courses

Ethical principles guide a Boy Scout’s behavior in every area of his life. They also influence his behavior outdoors, whether he’s hiking in Wyoming’s Grand Tetons National Park, taking a weekend camping trip to his local council’s campground, or just enjoying a backyard barbecue some evening with his family.

Backpacking & Hiking

Don't Get Sick on the Trail

Four factors loom large in illnesses when you’re hiking — poor judgment, inclement weather, inadequate clothing, and faulty gear.

Boy Scout Leadership

Preventing Scouts from leaving campouts early

In Scouter J.C.’s troop, parents often pick up their sons from weekend outings before the process of breaking camp begins. Here’s how to ensure your guys share and share alike.