Outdoors

    • Bread baked by mailbox? Fish roasted on a stick? North Carolina Scouts show off their unusual -- but effective -- cooking skills.

    • ammonoids.jpgSometimes a rock's just a rock ... and sometimes it's a fossil. How can you tell the difference?

    • klondike-200×148.jpgPlanning a Klondike derby is a great team-building exercise requiring leadership and decision-making skills. The best derbies incorporate traditional Scouting skills into fun competitions.

    • snow-promoStaying 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?

    • front-pic1.jpgFrozen flesh won't kill you right away -- but the pain might make you wish you were dead. Know the symptoms and how to treat them.

    • flyknot-200×148.jpgFly fishermen depend on knots and must know how to tie several different knots properly. Here's how to tie some of the more common fly-fishing knots.

    • hypothermia1.jpgLosing body heat happens in all seasons, and it can kill. Know the symptoms and how to treat them.

    • Make a minnow trapYou're ready for fishing. You've got everything ... but bait. And no cash to buy any. Well, forget throwing money at minnows. Gather your own! It's simple with this easy-to make trap.

    • constellations.jpgHunt the night sky for heroes, beasts and more and have a party while you're at it!

    • first-aid-_14.jpgNo matter how well-prepared you are, injuries can strike anywhere on the trail. Know what to do when they strike. The next time you see one of these five common problems, you can spring into action.


    • lure.jpgWhich lure is right for catching a fish? Check out these descriptions of some common lures and then go out and give it a try.

    • hiking_3.jpgThin air can put a deadly squeeze on your brain and body. Know the symptoms of altitude sickness and how to treat them.


    • step-73.jpgLearn how to catch fish with these simple and easy steps!


    • compass2.jpgSeveral techniques you can use to find true north if you don't have a compass.

    • paddling.jpgUse these paddling techniques at your next canoeing adventure.


    • fire.jpgUse these simple steps to build a fire at your next campout.

    • hiking-200×148.jpgWalking sticks make hiking more fun. Next time you go hiking, step out with a personal walking stick that you made yourself.

    • salad.jpgThese Scouts see the good, the bad, and the ugly of camp-out cooking. But what about the taste?

    • scout.jpgThese important tips can help you get found if you get lost.

    • Canoe tripNothing’s worse than a soaked sleeping bag or a wet change of clothes after a day in the canoe. Here are some quick tips to keep all your stuff dry.