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This is why Northern Tier absolutely forbids waterproof boots on its canoeing treks

At first I thought it was a misprint. In several places on the Northern Tier website, participants are told not to bring waterproof boots. The Northern Tier National High Adventure Program involves canoeing around the beautiful lakes and rivers of Minnesota and Canada. Canoeing, of course, being that water-based activity where your feet may get wet. What’s…

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2019 World Scout Jamboree registration is now live for BSA members

The U.S. contingent logo for the 2019 World Scout Jamboree. The theme of the 2019 World Scout Jamboree is “Unlock a New World.” Now you’ve got the keys. Registration for the 2019 World Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve is live. This means prospective youth participants, adult volunteers and staffers — known in World Scout…

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Scouts clean a national park’s sticky situation

Next time you’re strolling down a well-traveled sidewalk, study the ground. You might find small black splotches caked onto the pavement. Volunteers at the Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego found 997 such spots. It was all chewing gum — casually discarded over the years and stuck to the mile’s worth of concrete and brick walkways around…

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