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6 From the CSE It’s that time of year again— recruitment time. While you’re tallying and totaling figures, Robert Mazzuca reminds readers of one important thing: Scouting is not just about the numbers. Set goals. Keep your eye on recruitment targets. But don’t lose sight of the bigger picture: the growth of the next generation of Scouts.


30 Boys’ Life Preview September’s issue features a Colorado camping excursion filled with rugged adventure—not to mention a Bigfoot sighting! In October, your Scouts’ motors will run wild as they get a behind-the- scenes glimpse at IndyCar racing.


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ABOUT OUR COVER: On the banks of Arkansas’ White River, leader and race organizer George Latus strategizes with Joel Jones and Zach Penn, members of Venturing Crew 320 from Batesville, Ark. Latus’ team was one of 18 competing at the White River Canoe Race. Photograph by Dan Bryant.


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


In Service Scouts Respond to Devastating Storms


Point of View James Patterson’s Reading Tips


What’s New Merit Badge Salutes Chess


Shout Out Venturer Earns Hornaday—Twice


Gotta Have It A 21st-Century Camp Lantern


And More … Outdoors 48 Fitness


Got 15 Minutes? Build Muscles With This Circuit-Training Plan


50 Trail Tips Head to This Presidential Park For Isolation and Starry Skies


52 Ground Rules Borrow These Ideas to Ease Your Outdoor Endeavors


54 Survive This! Be Prepared for the Worst On Your Next Rafting Trip


56 Where Am I? Locate the Misty Banks of This Sky-High Waterfall


64 Cool Camp Set Your Inner Spider-Man Free at a Climber’s Paradise


26 Roundtable


18 What I’ve Learned Kellauna Mack-Jackson: Advice on Raising Scouts


19 Advancement FAQs How Your Venturers Can Earn the Ranger Award


20 Nature of Boys Take the Fear Out of Camping With These Simple Guidelines


22 Ethics Build Trust and Prevent Trouble When Scouts are Home Alone


44 Great Gear Go Farther, Faster With These Ultralight Essentials


46 Fuel Up Seven Delicious On-the-Go Breakfasts to Power Your Day


24 Merit Badge Clinic Map, Plan, and Go! How to Hook Scouts on Hiking


26 Cub Scout Corner Solutions for Keeping Cub Scouts And Parents Connected


28 What Would You Do? Effective Tips for Managing An Unruly Parent’s Criticisms


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JOHN KACHIK


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