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.

Emergency Preparedness

The 'Sneaky Diseases'

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

Campground Cooking

Winning Recipes for Campfire Cuisine

We pick the top entrées, side dishes, and desserts from nearly 350 reader entries in Scouting magazine’s “Camp Food Favorites” recipe contest.