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Many Outdoor Adventures Await Look ahead to summer Scouting activities.

YES, WE ARE still weeks away from spring weather, but I always get a thrill with the approach of summer when our outdoor programs get into full swing. Along with our traditional summer camp schedule, this year will be even more exciting for our high-adventure programs. I know many units have terrific plans ahead. Our waiting lists are stretched to the seams for Scouts to drop their gear

at Philmont Scout Ranch, Northern Tier or the Florida Sea Base. This year also is the first regular season for our newest high-adventure base, the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, and we expect a very full 2014 roster. This beautiful new West Virginia home for our national jamboree rounds out a terrific outdoor program for high adventure. Those not able to make it to our high-

adventure bases still have many chances to enjoy the outdoors this summer. Our local council camps offer tremendous opportu- nities for camping, hiking, watersports and many more memorable experiences that keep Scouts coming back year after year. Let’s also remember our councils that

Chief Scout Executive Wayne Brock, a former high school band director himself, conducts the 2013 National Jamboree Band during the stadium show at West Virginia’s Summit Bechtel Reserve. The Summit is home to the new Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base, open for its first season this summer.

find innovative ways to offer outdoor adventures to inner-city Scouts who don’t always have the resources to take part in more traditional summer-camp experi- ences. Programs like the annual Buffalo District Camporee bring a camping experience to inner-city Scouts in an open

field adjacent to a Buffalo, N.Y., church. There the Scouts learn archery, air riflery, hatchet-throwing and outdoor cooking, in addition to earning merit badges. They also learn what it’s like to work as a team, how to be good leaders and why service to their community is important — all in the great outdoors! Spring is a perfect time to finalize your rosters and menus, check out

your gear and make sure your plans are locked in for providing memorable outdoor adventures for your Scouts. No one likes a leaky tent, missing cookware, dead lantern batteries or a flat tire on the troop trailer when you’re ready to roll. Let’s all “Be Prepared” to deliver a great outdoor program in 2014!

Scoutîng VOL. 102, NO. 2 ● MAR-APR 2014

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SCOUTING MAGAZINE (ISSN 0036-9500) is published five times a year by the Boy Scouts of America, P.O. Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015-2079. Issues are January-February, March-April, May-June, September-October, November-December.

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