You may not know it, but mining is kind of a big deal. From communications, transportation, power, construction, agriculture, and medicine to education, entertainment, and recreation, nearly every aspect of society relies on mining. Learn more by earning your Mining in Society merit badge.
The West Point Camporee is held one weekend each spring near Lake Frederick, N.Y., not far from the United States Military Academy. Actual West Point cadets -- most of them former Scouts -- put the thousands of Scouts, Venturers and Girl Scouts through some basic training at dozens of stations.
In the March issue of Boys' Life we told the story of Scouts from across the country rushing to help the community of Moore, Okla., after a devastating tornado ripped through the town last summer. Now, almost a year later, Eagle Scout Davin Ferren offers the following update on the recovery in his hometown.