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.

Camping

Frog or Toad?

Here’s how to help your Cub Scouts identify a frog or a toad, plus learn more about amphibians.

Backpacking & Hiking

Let's Hit the Trail

An Illinois pack’s monthly hiking program helps younger boys become more confident and comfortable outdoors, making for an easier transition to Boy Scouting.

Backpacking and hiking

'We Go Camping'

A New York State troop has conducted an outdoor activity for more than 400 consecutive months (nearly 35 years) by relying on a simple formula of program, planning, and parents.

Backpacking & Hiking

At the Peak of Success

Thanks to tireless training and dedicated leadership, Troop 474 Scouts reach the summit of Washington’s Mount Rainier for the 25th year in a row.

Boy Scout activities

The 'Sneaky Diseases'

An outdoor medical expert recommends ways to prevent tick-borne Lyme disease and mosquito-spread West Nile virus.