How to Prevent and Treat Tick Bites

How to Prevent and Treat Tick Bites

A tick bit Olivia Goodreau when she was 6 years old. That tick was infected with a bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Olivia and her family didn’t see the tick, and she didn’t get the “bull’s-eye” rash that happens with many people bitten...
4 Tasty Foods To Cook Over Your Campfire’s Coals

4 Tasty Foods To Cook Over Your Campfire’s Coals

You don’t need a camp stove to make a delicious camp meal. Just use a bed of hot coals. Remember that fire safety rules apply to hot coals: Never leave burning coals unattended, and have fire-fighting tools available. When you’re done cooking, extinguish...
Did this Troop Backpack Into a Whole New World?

Did this Troop Backpack Into a Whole New World?

Reagen Meador felt dehydrated, so the 17-year-old stopped while the rest of Troop 425 continued backpacking. “It was mostly over-confidence. I should’ve been drinking even if I didn’t want to,” Reagen says. “I was only drinking when we...
9 Things to Know About Outdoor Ethics

9 Things to Know About Outdoor Ethics

When you’re outside, it’s your duty to make good decisions. Whether you’re a member of a Cub Scout pack, a Scouts BSA troop, a Venturing crew or a Sea Scout ship, it’s your duty to be responsible outdoors. From the pristine backcountry to your...
How to Make a Monarch Butterfly Habitat

How to Make a Monarch Butterfly Habitat

The monarch butterfly population is in decline. To help out these beautiful creatures that pollinate wildflowers, you can build this protective habitat. It provides access to sunlight and keeps out predators, giving monarchs a safe place to grow before being released...