My dad gave me an old Marmot sleeping bag, and it has two small holes in it and some down feathers are coming out. The sleeping bag works just fine, but how do I stop the feathers from coming out?
Fun games to play in the snow
Staying safe on a winter outing is hard work, but that doesn't mean there won't be time for fun. Here are a few activities we came up with. Can you think of more?
An all-star tour of the night sky
Hunt the night sky for heroes, beasts and more and have a party while you're at it!
Build a camp table
Keep your stuff out of the dirt by building a table for your camp. It's easy if you have the pioneering skills.
How to pack a backpack
VIDEO: Backpacking can be hard, but here are some ways you can make it easier by packing the right way.
Forms for planning your outing’s itinerary
Paperwork? For an outing? When it comes to the outdoors, keeping good paperwork is part of Being Prepared. You’ll need a trip plan, an emergency plan and a duty roster. Download our templates below to help you get started.
10 steps to start fishing
Learn how to catch fish with these simple and easy steps! Submitted by Don Wirth
How to choose a campsite
Remember these six keys to choosing a good campsite.
Ready to put more "outing" into "Scouting"? You will be, once you ace this quiz on camping basics.
How to go fishing at night
Fishing after dark takes skill. Here are tips to help you catch your limit.
Catch and release fishing tips
Here are a few tips for ensuring the fish you catch have the best chance of survival.
How to build a bug board
They might annoy us or amaze us, but there's no question about it: Bugs are an essential part of the natural order of things. Here's how to make your own nature museum to display them.
Checklist for a paddling outing
Going on a paddling outing? Here’s a checklist to help you pack.
Watch Venturers take part in Road to Ranger program
Venturers from the Lone Star State take significant steps toward earning the Ranger Award during a week at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch in north Texas.
How to set a steady hiking pace
The key to a smooth hike: setting the right pace. Here's how to find it.
How to prevent and treat blisters
There's nothing better than hiking or backpacking in the great outdoors, but a blister can quickly ruin your day. Here are tips for how to avoid getting blisters and how to treat them.