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How to use a camp saw

Camp saws are helpful for cutting firewood or clearing trails. Here's how to properly use one.

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.

Pedro the Mailburro Takes Up Tennis

Pedro wants to be a tennis star, and has begun his training. How well do you think that went? Special thanks to the Arlington Tennis Center for use of the

Learn Guitar from a Pro

Do you want to learn how to be a rockstar? Learning to play guitar requires a lot of practice, but getting lessons from a professional teacher can help get you there faster.

How to cook deep-fried Oreos

Beast Feast, held every Monday night during summer camp at Cole Canoe Base in Michigan, is billed as the largest outdoor cooking demonstration in Scouting. And they’re not kidding.

Write a funny caption for this video

What’s going on in this video? What are those puppies doing, and what are they thinking? Write your funniest caption for this video and we’ll post it for everyone to read.

Reaching for the Summit

Take a virtual ride on the Big Zip and explore 360-degree panoramas of the Summit Bechtel Reserve in this interactive map.

Scouts help raise puppy to become a guide dog

puppy-200x148For almost one year, Life Scout Quinn Schneider and his family had a black Lab puppy named Kajsa. They helped to raise her and train her to become a guide dog and help others. Then they had to say goodbye.

How to fit a backpack

backpack-200x148Watch as Eagle Scout Jon Almquist, who works for national outdoors retailer REI, shows you how to fit a backpack in this exclusive BL video.

Canoeing through Bowron Lake Provincial Park

bowron-promoSee photos of Troop 136's canoeing trek through Canada's Bowron Lake Provincial Park, where they found majestic mountains, remarkable rivers and lovely lakes. And plenty of paddling.

The Scout Brigade of Fort George looks great

ScoutBrigadeThe Scout Brigade at Fort George features thousands of Scouts from both countries honoring those who fought in the War of 1812 and to also celebrate the centuries of peace that have followed.

Learn to tie knots

Step-by-step videos to help you learn to tie a bowline, clove hitch, diagonal lashing and other useful knots and lashings.

How to care for hiking boots

boots-200x148VIDEO: Boots are one of the most important pieces of gear you'll take on the trail. A worn-out pair can make you miserable. So take care of your footwear, and it'll take care of you.

Video of a day at the West Point Camporee

westpoint-200x148The 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.

Scouts have a blast at the Top Shot camporee

topshot-200x148Roughly 200 Scouts from the Three Rivers District of the Greater Alabama Council had a blast as they fired shotguns, rifles, pistols and BB guns during the Top Shot camporee last spring at Frank Spain Scout Reservation.
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