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18 Trailhead Every Issue


4 From the CSE The jamboree is right around the corner—are your Scouts ready? The Chief Scout Executive explains how even those who aren’t attending can get involved and celebrate the July opening of the Summit Bechtel Reserve.


24 Boys’ Life Preview The arrival of summer means one thing: It’s time to hit the water! Check out two great water-themed stories, including one Sea Scout ship’s sailing journey on Lake Huron (in the May issue) and a profile of two barefoot-skiing, Eagle Scout brothers (in June).


Roundtable


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


More on the BSA’s ‘Family Discussion’ PD-L1 Training Goes Digital Secrets to Pinewood Derby’s Success Visitor Activities at the Jamboree Update: One Oath, One Law For All A Delicious Dutch Oven Beans Recipe And More …


20 Your Kids Land Your Helicopter-Style Parenting Habits—Fast


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ABOUT OUR COVER: Tom Redington, a professional fisherman, makes time for father-son memories—especially when these moments involve fishing, a favorite pastime of his son, Nathan, a Tiger Cub. Photograph by W. Garth Dowling.


22 What Would You Do? How to Encourage Mentoring Between Eagles and Newbies


38 Great Gear What’s SUP? Get Your Scouts Geared Up for Paddleboarding


40 Health & Wellness A Last-Minute Fitness Plan For Summer Adventures


42 Survive This! How to Save Yourself From a Bear Encounter


44 Ground Rules Packing Tips That Earn a Seal Of (Waterproofing) Approval


46 Trail Guide A Coastal Michigan Trail With Picture-Perfect Views


48 Where Am I? Reveal the Location of This Sailing Haven to Win


56 Cool Camp Race the Rapids While Visiting A Salmon River Camp


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16 What I’ve Learned Keep a Sea Scouting Program Afloat With Tips From This Mate


17 Advancement FAQs Challenge and Reward Cub Scouts With Outdoor Activity Awards


18 Cub Scout Corner Nip Homesickness in the Bud Using Pre-Camp Strategies


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