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MYLES MELLOR’S WINTER CAMPING


THREE GOOD QUESTIONS You Asked,


SCOUTING CROSSWORD


They Answered 1 My son is an Eagle Scout. I’ve heard there are scholarship opportunities for Eagles.


Which can he apply for and how? This year, the National Eagle Scout Association awarded 253 scholarships, both academic and merit based, valued at $645,500. Academic scholarships require a minimum SAT or ACT score, and applicants must apply during their senior year of high school unless their board of review was held after Dec. 31, 2013. Merit scholarships are based on school/Scouting participation and community service, and applicants may begin applying in their senior year of high school. All applicants must be NESA members and submit their application at nesa.academicworks.com by Dec. 31, 2014. For more information go to nesa.org. – Ryan Larson, associate director of the National Eagle Scout Association


2 I’m interested in staffing the 2017 National Jamboree. What will be different


for staffers? Many things. As part of the BSA’s Experience Oriented Scouting initiative, the 2017 Jamboree Executive Committee has made a commitment to improve staff quality of life at the 2017 National Jamboree. To see what’s new with transportation, time off, communications, meals, lodging and more, go to summitbsa.org/events/ jamboree/volunteers. Sign up now by completing an interest survey at summitbsa.org/2017-jamboree- volunteers. See you in 2017! – Dan McCarthy, director of the Summit Group


3 How will the transition from the old to


new Cub Scouting program work next year? Boys completing Tiger (Cub), Wolf or Bear ranks before June 1, 2015, will begin using the new program and new handbooks with their new program year. Boys completing Webelos rank before June 1, 2015, will have two options — continue in their current handbook and complete Arrow of Light using the existing requirements, or convert to the new requirements and complete Arrow of Light using the new handbook. Before deciding, den leaders and families should study the information on the Program Updates page and check out the great transition document at scouting.org/programupdates. – Bob Scott, Cub Scouting experience manager


Across 1. Northern Tier’s winter camping program 4. Winter camping hand warmers 9. “Give it ___!” (2 words) 10. Have a lot of fun 11. Essential item as a backup to a GPS device 13. Take another step forward 15. Decision maker in a game, abbr. 17. Help 19. Get the show ready (3 words) 22. Tackle 23. Period in history 25. Free from harm 27. Weight measurement for packs and bedding, abbr. 28. Regulations: everyone should know them well at winter camp 30. Silvery tree 32. Clean a surface 34. Good color for winter camp clothing for high visibility 35. At winter camp, don’t try to cover more than 5 miles a day traveling on these 38. Make a knot 39. Grain, for short 41. Nighttime warmth pro- viders, essential at winter camp (2 words)


10 SCOUTING ¿ NOVEMBER•DECEMBER 2014


46. This type of shirt is for summer, not winter, camp 47. Blue Ridge Mountains state 48. You, in the Bible 50. Site of the BSA’s National Cold Weather Camping Center (2 words) 52. Lake Tahoe is in this state 53. Yellowstone beast 54. Check its thickness, especially on a lake near a winter camp 55. Downhill runners used on snow 56. They are vital additions to a coat in wintertime


Down 1. Lyrical lines 2. At winter camp, this night wear should be warm 3. A sleek paddle craft 4. Pie maker 5. Never use flames in one of these 6. Have for dinner 7. Warm clothing for winter camping 8. System in which Scouts aid each other by watching their physical condition and safety 12. Coat part


14. Lungful 16. Between mis and sols 18. Essential safety equip- ment for many winter sports 20. Wheel connectors 21. Chemistry class location 24. Football position, abbr. 26. In winter, Scouts might learn to ___ through the ice 28. A raised strip 29. Over 31. Owns 32. First word of the Constitution 33. Ouch! 34. A supply, in case of emergencies 36. At 1 across, Scouts learn to survive at ____ temperatures 37. The end of the BSA website URL 40. Have a good time 42. Allow 43. Coat for the slopes 44. Good, protein-filled snack item 45. Harmonizes 46. Gift-tag word 49. Time just before 50. Discouraging words 51. “For ___ a jolly good fellow …” 54. Identifying item, abbr.


Find the solution and a printable copy of the crossword puzzle by clicking on scoutingmagazine.org/crossword.


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