For the past few months on boyslife.org, you guys have shown us some of your favorite camp recipes. And, boy, are we getting full from testing your work. Now we’ll return the favor. Here are some favorite Dutch oven recipes from our pals Tim and Christine Conners and their book, The Scout’s Dutch Oven Cookbook.
When you plan a hike, the distance you will walk is only half the story. You’ll also need to know if you’ll have to climb hills and what kind of terrain you’ll be traveling. Topographic maps are the answer. They show you the shape of the land. Learning to read topo maps takes a little practice. Here are a few tips.
You might not know it, but one of your eyes completely determines the direction in which you look. That’s the eye that you need to use to aim your firearm.
It's easy to think an earthquake, tornado or flood will never happen to us, but natural disasters destroy thousands of homes every year and can even be deadly. Think you're prepared? Take this quiz and find out.
Throughout your time as a Boy Scout, you're going to learn a lot of different things about a lot of different things. To test your skills, see how you do on our online quiz based on information in the Boy Scout Handbook.
Trekking through snow is loads of fun, until you get stuck in knee-deep drifts. Sturdy snowshoes will keep you near the top of the snow’s surface.
Do you know a walleye from a bluegill? Test yourself by taking our match-the-catch fish quiz.
Scouts in Minot, N.D. know plenty about winter camping. They experience it for much of the year.
Here's an easy way to trace your way from one winter constellation to another.
When practicing the art of ultralight backpacking, every ounce counts. Here is a sample packing list from a backpacker who participated in an ultralight trek last summer based out of the Montana Council’s Montana High Adventure Base.
Take some tips from a world record-holding skater.
Instructions for creating a family emergency kit, a major disaster preparedness kit and a personal emergency service pack.
Watch as Scouts participate in the Olympic Biathlon Experience at Soldier Hollow Cross-Country Ski Resort, the site of the 2002 Winter Olympic biathlon.
There are three ways to start a fire without the help of matches. Each can be effective, and all take lots of practice, but they're actually pretty fun to learn. Watch our step-by-step video to learn how.
Paperwork? For a backpacking trip? When it comes to backpacking, 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.
Can you imagine going fishing without knowing how to tie an improved clinch knot? Or a double surgeon's loop? Neither can we.
Gear Guy tells you how to keep your gear clean and ready for action.
Gear Guy tells you what you need to do to stay clean in the outdoors.
Improve your fishing. Reel in some tips from a master caster.
It's possible to carry less weight and still have everything you need (or at least everything you really need) on a backpacking trip. Here's how.
Just because you've been lugging your gear for miles on end doesn't mean you can't eat as if you were in your own kitchen. Check out some of the favorite reflector-oven recipes of Troop 1570 in Herndon, Va.