The Distraction of Camping Gear

In Which I Find Myself Overthinking Camping Gear “Ah, what happened to the good old days when camping was simple? No backpacks overstuffed with the latest and greatest camping gadgets from Cabela’s.” These words were spoken by Mr. Westerly, the grandfatherly figure of the local Scout Troop. He was shaking his head at the Therm-A-Rest […]

Rediscovering the Scout Staff

When Baden-Powell first conceived the idea of the Boy Scout, part of the uniform that he designed included the hiking staff. Yes, indeed, he considered the hiking staff or ‘Scout staff’ to be an indispensable part of Scout equipment. This was for good reason, for the Scout staff has been and always will be a […]