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4 From the CSE Wayne Brock pens his first column as Chief Scout Executive. In it, Brock shares his appreciation for the BSA’s history as he details what you can expect from Scouting’s future.


30 Boys’ Life Preview Whet your Scouts’ appetites for adventure in October, as one Nevada troop canoes a segment of the Colorado River below the Hoover Dam. Speaking of adventure: Are your Scouts ready for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree? Get them active with the September fitness guide.


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


Visiting B-P’s Resting Place New Amendment to Cycling MB Scouts and Political Rallies Cyberbullying Prevention A Book Celebrates Eagle Scouts A Pocketknife Turned Tripod New 2015 World Jamboree Details And More …


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ABOUT OUR COVER: Melodie Kunkler, a Camp Emerald Bay staff member, joins (in background, from left) Landon Scott and Jake Stephens— Venturers from Crew 420 in Los Angeles—as they explore the waters off of Catalina Island on kayaks. Photograph by Christina Gandolfo.


2 S COUTING ¿ SEPTEMBER•OCTOBER 2012 Roundtable


24 Ethics Help Scouts Balance Legal And Moral Responsibilities


52 Great Gear Defy Gravity With Durable Rock-Climbing Equipment


54 Ground Rules Expert-Approved Accident Prevention Tips


56 Survive This! Helpful Strategies to Avoid Car-Accident Conundrums


58 Health & Wellness Take Care of Your Knees Using Three Strengthening Exercises


60 Trail Guide Soak Up West Virginia’s Colorful Autumn Beauty


62 Dutch Treat Deliver Pizza to Your Campsite With a Dutch-Oven Recipe


63 Where Am I? Can You Name This Secluded Rock-Climbing Locale?


72 Cool Camp Learn the Local Fishing Trade On a Sea-Going Adventure


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26 Nature of Boys How to Establish Your Leadership Presence Among Youth


28 What Would You Do? Amplify Scouting’s “Cool” Factor Using Reader-Submitted Ideas


20 What I’ve Learned Bill Chin Explains How the OA Molds Strong Leaders


21 Advancement FAQs Get Tiger Cubs Excited About Scouting With Advancement Beads


22 Cub Scout Corner Keep Cub Scout Chaos at Bay During Pack Meetings


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