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High-Adventure Week: Summit Bechtel Reserve for 2022-2023

If you want high adventure, you can find it at the Summit Bechtel Reserve’s Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base and the James C. Justice National Scout Camp in West Virginia. At James C. Justice National Scout Camp, Scouts can enjoy climbing, aquatics, fishing, shooting sports, cycling, skateboarding and working on almost 50 merit…

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High Adventure Week: Sea Base for 2022-2023

If you enjoy the water, then Sea Base is the place to be. Sea Base, stationed in the Florida Keys, operates 19 different programs in the Bahamas, Florida Keys and U.S. Virgin Islands. Scouts can choose to camp, paddle, sail, fish, scuba-dive or participate in multi-adventure or a STEM adventure. You can select a specialized…

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Scouts can follow one explorer’s quest to conquer the world’s tallest peaks in record time

If you subscribe to Netflix, you might’ve seen a tease to the documentary 14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible. It chronicles Nimsdai Purja, a Nepal-born mountaineer who conquered 14 mountains of 26,000 feet – that includes the tallest three in the world: Everest, K2 and Kangchenjunga. That record feat previously belonged to Korean climber Kim Chang-ho,…

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Apollo 17 astronaut encourages Scouts to expand their knowledge

Before Harrison Schmitt explored the moon in 1972, he explored the outdoors with his pack and troop in Silver City, N.M. “That beginning experience was extremely important to me,” he says. “It developed social skills, working with people your own age, and it helped in outdoor life — adding greatly to the skills learned from…

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