Need to know what to bring on your next outing? Every packing list starts with these items. They're called "Scouting Outdoor Essentials" for a reason.
Here are some handy lists to help you pack for the Jamboree.
Pink lemonade? Bacon? Breakfast cereal? Mix in these ingredients to spruce up your next batch of pancakes.
Classic rhymes predict that bad weather could be in the forecast.
There's a beautiful layer of freshly fallen snow in your backyard. Is it OK to grab a handful and take a bite?
How well can you identify animal tracks? Take our quiz and find out!
A smellable is any object that might attract an animal with a strong sense of smell.
A brilliant use of engineering and resources, this simple dome made out of snow blocks is both strong and versatile.
A T-shaped snow cave is a quick and efficient way to protect yourself from winter storms.
Use this homemade sled to handle the extra weight of winter camping gear.
Wow your friends with a delectable pie made in your Dutch oven.
Fire up the coals and bake this delicious stuffing for a hungry crowd.
Break out your Dutch oven and roast a turkey over coals using this delicious recipe.
This delicious side dish will compliment your Dutch-oven dinner menu.
How to protect trees and leave no trace while hammock camping.
Whether you’re a veteran “hanger” or just starting out, here are eight tips to make the most of your hammock.
With these expert tips, you can jump into hammock camping without breaking the bank.
Everyone will love this Tex-Mex recipe, and not just because it starts with chips.
These common plants can help if you have a minor scratch, burn, sting or itch.
Want a natural nightlight? Use an LED light to catch some fireflies and make a firefly lantern.
Here's how to recognize biters and stingers. And how to treat their bites and stings.
How we go to the bathroom in the backcountry is important. Assuming there are no existing facilities, you have two choices: Use a cathole or pack it out.
Learn to cook some of Troop 1570's favorite reflector-oven recipes.
To create an adjustable loop for staking out guy lines, use the taut-line hitch.
Use two half hitches to tie a rope to a tree, ring or dock.
The timber hitch is the perfect knot to use for dragging a log across the ground.
The clove hitch is used to begin and end many lashings. Here's how to tie it.
Here's how to use the sheet bend knot to tie together two ropes of the same or different diameters.
The bowline is useful for tying a rope around your waist or around someone requiring rescue. Here's how to tie one.
Tying a square knot is as easy as right over left, left over right. Watch our tutorial to learn how.
Those fishhooks are sharp. If one gets stuck in your skin, here's how to remove it.
Simple exercises to reduce the risk of ankle sprains, aching arches and other foot-related injuries.
Just because a lake is frozen, it doesn’t mean there aren’t fish to catch.
With only some basic knowledge and inexpensive gear, you can have a safe, fun outdoors experience in even the coldest weather.
At Philmont Scout Ranch's staffed backcountry camps, you don't just learn about history. You live it.
A quinzee is a simple shelter made by hollowing out a big pile of snow. Here's how to build one.
A pocketknife is only useful if you keep it sharp. Here's how to sharpen a knife using a whetstone.
VIDEO: Backpacking can be hard, but here are some ways you can make it easier by packing the right way.
Being prepared to live — and live well — when you’re far from the comforts of home starts with being able to take effective shelter from the elements.
Don't stay indoors during the winter! Here are three fun projects that you can only do when it's cold outside.
Useful or over-the-top? Fun or just funny? Great or goofy? Here are 20 camping products that are too ridiculously awesome not to share.
Relax around camp by lashing together a comfortable chair. It's easy if you have the pioneering skills.
No referee? No sports field? No problem. We've adapted these four sports so they can be played almost anywhere.
Sometimes a rock's just a rock ... and sometimes it's a fossil. How can you tell the difference?
It's not difficult to become a rock hound (just pick up a rock!), but there are a few ideas and concepts that can help you get started on your rock collection.
Your body is more than half water. If you don't hydrate, you can cook your brain -- and die. Know the symptoms and how to treat them.
If you go canoeing enough, eventually you're going to fall in the water. Here are tips for safely rescuing a capsized canoe.
A stone-skipping expert shares his tips to help you successfully skip rocks.
We scoured the Internet for these six strange recipes and oddball cooking methods. Then we challenged a Scout troop to try them out.
You can make biking easier, safer and more fun with these video tips and tricks from bicycling experts.