Posts by Bryan Wendell

Nap on Safely: Five steps toward achieving the optimal camp snooze

Good news, Scout leaders. You now have the perfect response when someone catches you snoozing at camp (or, um, the office?). Just tell them afternoon naps are recommended by the BSA’s Health and Safety team. And that you ensured adequate adult supervision before letting your eyelids fall. A 26-minute afternoon nap, enjoyed some time between…

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The BSA wants to know: How do you define ‘adventure’?

Ask 12 people this question, and you’ll get a dozen different answers: What does “adventure” mean to you? To find out, the BSA isn’t consulting a dictionary. And it’s not asking a mere 12 people. It wants to hear from as many Scouts, Scouters and prospective Scouting families as possible. Why the need to define “adventure”? After…

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Federal grant means Scouts can continue riding Amtrak to Philmont

It’s one of the most relaxing, affordable and memorable ways to get to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. And thanks to a new federal grant, the Amtrak Southwest Chief will continue transporting Scouts to Philmont for the foreseeable future. On Wednesday, the Department of Transportation announced a $16 million grant to replace segments of…

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