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“They’ll go back to school on Monday, and it’ll be, ‘What did you do this weekend?’ ‘Video games. I got to Level 45. What did you do?’ ‘Oh, I climbed an ice wall.’”


DANA EVER T,


AS S ISTANT S COUTMASTE R OF T ROOP 280 IN PARKE R , COLO.


JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2012 VOLUME 100 • NUMBER 1


LEAD 24 Wall Power


 


INSPIRE EXPLORE


BY KEN MCALPINE Kick-step climbing up a seven-story wall of ice tests the tenacity and willpower of a group of Scouts and Scouters at Camp Alexander in Colorado. Besides ice-climbing technique, this group learns how to dig deep and slice through even the toughest vertical challenge.


30 The Countdown to Showtime


BY CYNTHIA HANSON It’s not always easy to get Cub Scouts excited about camping. That’s why one council created Drive-In Cub Camping. This campout, at a drive-in movie theater, offers experience to first-time campers with the bonus of larger-than-life movies.


LOCATED THROUGHOUT THIS ISSUE, the compass symbol points you to extra content you’ll find only at scoutingmagazine.org.


ANDREW KORNYLAK


CELIN SERBO

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