Category Archives: Backpacking

Why? Because I Believe.

This summer our Troop went on a great adventure.  We backpacked in the Olympic National Park.  We.. the whole Troop.  We broke up the Troop into three crews, that way we could maintain Wilderness area policies of no more than … Continue reading

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Planning a Backpacking Trek pt. 3

The motto of the Boy Scouts of America is “Be Prepared”.  Prepared for what?  Well, any old thing said our founder.  Being prepared for your backpacking trek is an absolute must.  When planning your next trek you need to consider … Continue reading

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Planning a Backpacking Trek pt. 2

We have picked our destination, did a good map survey, know how long we are going be gone, and are super pumped that we will soon be on the trail. The next thing that we need to plan is our … Continue reading

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Planning a Backpacking Trek pt. 1

Whether it is for your Scout Troop or you are heading out into the wilderness by yourself or with buddies there are some things that need to be planned before you go.  To get the most of your backpacking experience … Continue reading

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Training, Nature or Nurture

The other day I posted my thoughts on training.  I received some great feedback and feel that I need to address a couple of the comments, specifically a question that came up about the leaders themselves in the unit and … Continue reading

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Qualified, Trained Leaders

We often talk about having all of our adult leaders trained.  When we speak of training we are talking about the basics.  Has the adult completed Youth Protection?  Attended their Basic Course for the specific position?  And according to the … Continue reading

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Looking back

  I have been digging through my collection of Troop Pictures and wanted to find some good annual pictures of our Troop, you know, the Summer camp shots that show what a great year of Scouting we had. As I … Continue reading

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