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4 From the CSE Chief Scout Executive Robert Mazzuca recounts the ways volunteers affect youth. His message for Scouting readers? Keep up the good work delivering quality program experiences that enrich the lives of millions of Scouts across the country.


22 Boys’ Life Preview Do your Scouts have dynamite dreams? Let them dive into demolition in the February issue of Boys’ Life, as other Scouts enjoy stories of cold-weather adventures such as cross-country skiing (also in February) and ice climbing (in January). Be ready for high-action features that will engage all readers.


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6 Start your journey with a trail mix of news, ideas, and fun


Click Here Scouting.org’s New Design, Function


Countdown to 2013 Serve on Staff at the Next Jamboree


Gotta Have It The Super-Powered GoPro HD Hero 2


This Just In Embrace BSA’s E-Fundraising Initiative


Trek Tech Dutch Oven Cooking Made Easy


Sneak Peek Two New and Exciting Merit Badges


Stay Safe Prohibited Stoves to Avoid


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ABOUT OUR COVER: Scout Josh Chapman (right) with Troop 541 from Parker, Colo., keeps his cool as Sean Holveck, a volunteer with the Pikes Peak Council, demonstrates how to climb up a seven-story ice wall at Colorado’s Camp Alexander. Photograph by Celin Serbo.


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36 Great Gear Deck Out Your Bottom Half With These Active Pants


38 Health & Wellness Preventive Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes


40 Survive This! Stay Safe and Warm During A Backcountry Snowstorm


42 Where Am I? Zero-in on This Destination For a Chance to Win


52 Cool Camp Explore the Nooks and Crannies of an Elusive Hideout


14 Roundtable


15 Advancement FAQs Help Varsity Scouts Excel With the Denali Award


16 Cub Scout Corner Reduce, Reuse, and Entertain During a DIY Recycle Regatta


18 Ethics Teach Scouts How to Compromise Using This Ethics Discussion


20 What Would You Do? Scouters Weigh In on a Scout’s Unhealthy Nutrition Habits


14 What I’ve Learned Armando Aguirre and Ron Thomas Share International Travel Advice


ARTHUR GIRON DAVID NANCE


JOHN R. FULTON JR.


JACOB THOMAS


DARREN THOMPSON


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