Category Archives: Camping Gear

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By Darryl Alder
Dec 01, 2014

Cub Scout Fun for December

Christmas Reindeer Mini Donuts Den meeting treats: you can almost hear the stampede for sweets! Whip up a batch of these salty and sweet delicacies to keep your den of hungry Wolves or Bears satisfied. Don’t forget the milk! Ingredients Chocolate Frosted Mini Donuts Peanut M&M’s® Round Pearl Sprinkles Mini Pretzel Twists Instructions Press a red […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Nov 29, 2014

Play Safe in the Snow—Winter Sports Safety

AS WINTER RETURNS, Scouters’ thoughts turn to sports such as skiing, tobogganing, and sledding, which means it’s also time to review the basics of winter safety. Item 3 of the Winter Sports Safety Section in the Guide to Safe Scouting reads: “Appropriate personal protective equipment is required for all activities. This includes the recommended use of helmets for all participants […]

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By Ken Cluff
Nov 07, 2014

Winter Tent Camping (Part 2)

(This part two of a two part series. Click here for part one.) Preparing the campsite After you have reached the place where you want to camp for the night, use your snowshoes to pack down the snow in the spot where you’re going to pitch the tent. You may want to take the time to build a […]

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By Gina Bègin
Sep 12, 2014

Comfortable Camping: A Beginner’s Guide to Choosing Tents

This is Part I in a series of getting comfortable with camping. For more, see Part II: Choosing a Sleeping Bag & Pad. Your friends are planning an incredible multi-day trip at a nearby national park and everyone is buzzing with excitement about ditching the “four walls” and getting into nature—that is, everyone but you. Does […]

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By Daily Herald
Sep 10, 2014

Meet Bradford’s Warriors of Venture Crew 1333

  OREM – Venture Crew adviser Darrin Mellor stood and grinned from his garage while watching about a dozen 18- to 19-year-old boys building kayaks. Meet Bradford’s Warriors of Venture Crew 1333. They seem to ebb and flow from Mellor’s Orem home working on various stages of preparing their one-man kayaks. One is just piecing together […]

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By Gina Bègin
Sep 05, 2014

Rock Climbing Basics: 5 Tips for Every Beginner

NOTE:  Climb On Safely is the Boy Scouts of America’s procedure for organizing BSA climbing/rappelling activities at a natural site or a specifically designed facility such as a climbing wall or tower. To prevent risk you are expected to read and comply with this document You’ve got the equipment and know where your first forays into the […]

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By Gina Bègin
Aug 29, 2014

How to Pack a Backpack

Gina Bègin from the ReadyProject™ Blog is at it again, getting us all ready for this holiday weekend with tips on how to pack your back. It may not be the Boy Scout way, but it works for her. By the way Boy’s Life has some tips on how to buy the right back pack here. […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Jul 15, 2014

Boy Scouts are Now Officially Messin’ with Sasquasatch

According to Guy Edwards, from the Big Foot Lunch Club:  “The alternate title to this post was, ‘Sasquatch is the official protein for Boy Scouts,’  but discretion got the better of me. In the new video promoting Jack Link’s as the official protein of the Boy Scouts. Our familiar friend makes a cameo at the […]

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By Ken Cluff
Jun 04, 2014

Boat Camping

Let’s include all kinds of water craft, canoes, kayaks, power boats and inflatable rafts. Time spent on the water and at a primitive camp is unforgettable and cherished Varsity Scout time together. The Program Feature book (see canoe camping and Safety a Float) has a vast amount of information and covers this activity quite well. (Also note the float trips at Utahscouts.org) […]

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By Ken Cluff
May 05, 2014

Fly-Fishing

Fly-fishing is probably the world’s oldest recorded method of angling. The fishermen of those early days of fly-fishing began to dress up hooks to look like insects which, they noticed, the local fish were eating. In addition to using these ‘‘insects,’’ the early fishermen found that using a light, limber rod also made catching supper […]

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By Ali Mohammed
Apr 22, 2014

Get Ready for Camp!

When I was twelve, there was never a time I did not want to go to the mall with my mom. That was because ZCMI carried all the Scout Stuff a young Scout could dream of. Mom was busy with dresses or unmentionables and I was in kid heaven. There were axes and knives, compasses […]

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By Boys Life
Apr 20, 2014

How to Catch Trout and Smallmouth Bass

Boys’ Life asked pro angler Tom Redington how he lands prizewinning fish — and how you can, too. Here are his hints for catching various species of fish. “Tactic: Shallow Cranking “Tackle needed: 2-inch or smaller crankbait that runs 4 feet or shallower, in natural minnow or crawfish colors “Where: Clear rocky streams and rivers […]