Welcome back to Scouting Rediscovered! In this post, I'd like to continue a very interesting series I'm working on about the wilderness and its important role in Scouting. In the first post of this series, I defined the current dilemma of the wilderness's role in Scouting and laid out what this series would… Keep Reading!
Last week, I introduced a new series on Scouting Rediscovered called, "The Wilderness of Scouting." In this series, I want to explore what the wilderness is and what its role in Scouting is. I would also like to explore how technology fits into that picture. To start out with, it is very important to have… Keep Reading!
It was the last day of camp in the canyons of West Texas. The sun rose to illuminate the brilliant red and brown textures of the canyon walls that rose around our camp. Despite the wonderful scenery that surrounded us, it had been a fairly average camp. It was at a colder time of year,… Keep Reading!
I once knew a Patrol that was pretty good at camping in the summer time. But how that gang could shy away from camping when cold weather set in! We called it the “Ground-hog Patrol.” It hibernated every winter. Around Groundhog Day in February it stuck its nose out of the ground – not to… Keep Reading!
Now, I am not interested in how wet, or how cold, or how dark it is. If you are just going to be a fair-weather Patrol – well, that is hardly better than being no Patrol at all. – John Thurman There is no denying it, it is certainly easier to stay home when the weather takes… Keep Reading!
“Hiking, too, where you go farther afield, exploring new places every day, is a glorious adventure. It strengthens you and hardens you so that you won’t mind wind and rain, heat and cold. You take them all as they com, feeling that sense of fitness that enables you to face any old trouble with a smile, knowing… Keep Reading!
It was 4 o’clock in the morning. I was in the middle of the canyons in West Texas during the cold time of year. I didn’t have a tent or a sleeping bag, just a tarp, some rope, and a blanket. A few hours ago, I arrived in camp past midnight. Everything was dark, and… Keep Reading!