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4 From the CSE How does the BSA’s network of summer camps contribute to the personal growth of Scouts and the future growth of Scouting? Bob Mazzuca analyzes the importance of the outdoors to our boys and our organization.


Boys’ Life Preview Celebrating 100 years in March, the premier magazine for boys offers some still-relevant tips gleaned from the publication’s first century. And in the April issue, Boys’ Life invites your guys to tag along on an Arctic Circle fishing trip where Scouts cast their lines hoping to catch some of the big ones. Mission accomplished!


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ABOUT OUR COVER: Summer-camp swim check—love it or ... not. Everyone doesn’t take to the water with the same level of confidence. So how do you deal with the anxiety this essential exercise can create? It’s all in the leadership. Photo illustration by Tom Hussey Photography.


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


The New Guy Stepping Up for Youth Protection


What to Watch Philmont Debuts Action Film


Now Hear This Frank Talk About a Silent Killer


Good Read Meet the Camp-Cooking Comedians


Shout Out Light 100 Candles for Boys’ Life


What’s New All Honors, All the Time


Gotta Have It A One-Touch of Greatness


Did You Know? The Robots Are Coming!


Trek Tech Maps You Can Tap


Outdoors


42 Survive This! What to Do When A Sting Could Kill


44 Dutch Treat Cheesecake From a Dutch Oven? Believe It!


46 Where Am I? Along for the Slide With 5,000 Cross-Country Skiers


52 Cool Camp A Great Place to Get Your Giddyup On


36 Great Gear Five Easy Pieces Of Purifying Perfection


38 Fitness How a Sandbag Can Build Real Muscle


20 Roundtable


14 What I’ve Learned Steve Miller: A Scouter Who’s High on Adventure


15 Advancement FAQs What It Takes to Earn A 50-Miler Award


16 What Would You Do? Good Advice for Helping “Aspie” Scouts Succeed


18 Ethics Turn Leave No Trace Principles Into Action


20 Cub Scout Corner Why Outdoor Crossover Ceremonies Make Sense


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