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JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2014 VOLUME 102 • NUMBER 1


24 Aiming to Please


LEAD


BY GRETCHEN SPARLING Looking for a winter activity to keep Scouts and Venturers engaged in Scouting? Read about this annual winter biath- lon that focuses on teaching firearm skills with a side of fun.


30 Kids Who Can’t Pay Attention 10


BY KATHY SEAL Many school-age boys struggle with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Find out what you can do to help Scouts with ADHD stay focused and succeed.


Trailhead Outdoors Every Issue


ABOUT OUR COVER: Fourteen-year-old Mary-Kate Collins takes aim with the help of Venturing leader Vaughn Neiley during a firearms instruction session at the Venture Biathlon Challenge. This annual winter event is held in January at Camp Gorton, located two hours outside of Syracuse, N.Y. Photograph by W. Garth Dowling.


2 From the CSE Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock shares his remarks on why Scouting is important for all youth — especially those with special needs.


23 Boys’ Life Preview Let it snow! From how to build cold-weather shelters to advice on winter search- and-rescue techniques and even a viewing guide for the 2014 Winter Olympics, the January and February editions of BL will not disappoint.


36 Find us online at SCOUTINGMAGAZINE.ORG


 


INSPIRE EXPLORE


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


Active Gaming and Your Scouts Upcoming Venturing Changes Middle School Explorer Clubs Uniforms: To Tuck or Untuck? More on Mining in Society MB


16 Roundtable


36 Great Gear Brave the Elements With Beginner Ice-Climbing Essentials


38 Health & Wellness How to Encourage Your Kids to Shape Up While Emphasizing Fun


40 Survive This! Lost Without a GPS? Use This Guide to Help Find Your Way


42 Where Am I? Examine the Photo and Clues To Find a Mystery Location


52 Cool Camp Swim Like a Polar Bear (Plus Much More) at This Pacific Coast Camp


12 What I’ve Learned Set the Bar High for Your Crew With Tips From Scouter Jeff Kay


13 Award FAQs Help Venturers Discover Faith While Earning the TRUST Award


14 Cub Scout Corner Amp Up Your Blue and Gold With Ideas From the Dark Side


16 Your Kids Try These Methods for Managing Kids’ Screen Time


18 Merit Badge Clinic Help Scouts Earn the Citizenship In the World Merit Badge


20 Ethics Lead This Discussion on the Ethics Of Finding Unclaimed Money


22 What Would You Do? Scouters Share Their Tips on Dealing With Negative Attitudes


JACOB THOMAS


COLIN HAYES


SEAN MCCABE

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