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20 Trailhead Every Issue


4 From the CSE What do you say when someone asks, “What’s Scouting all about?” With high-adventure opportunites, leadership experiences, and much more, the Chief shares his thoughts on how to respond and potentially recruit new Scouts to the BSA family.


28 Boys’ Life Preview Scouts hike hut-to-hut on the Appalachian Trail in the September issue. And in October, your boys will go wild over a futuristic glimpse at the newest concept cars from brands like BMW, Chevy, Peugeot, and more.


Roundtable


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


Voice of the Scout Survey Findings Calling All Cooks—Enter to Win! Become a Philmont Ambassador Big Changes to Venturing Program Digital Hub for Cub Scout Parents Learn More About YP Champions Behind the Mic at Scouting Radio And More …


18 Your Kids


How to Decipher a Scout’s Sometimes-Aggressive Behavior


20 Cub Scout Corner Strike a Balance Between Fun And Advancement in Your Pack


22 Merit Badge Clinic A Leader’s Guide to the New Sustainability Merit Badge


Outdoors 52


ABOUT OUR COVER: Have board, will travel. Scouts of Troop 19 of Berkeley, Calif.—including Sam Gessow (left) and Scout parent Dominic Montagu—forget about the need for ski lifts as they excitedly shred the sandy dunes of Death Valley National Park. Photograph by Trevor Clark.


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24 Ethics Examine One Troop’s Case of Hurt Feelings


48 Great Gear Get Your Wheels Spinning With Beginner’s Cycling Gear


50 Health & Wellness Frazzled? Use These Tips To De-Stress Your Daily Life


52 Survive This! Learn How to Construct An Emergency Shelter


54 Trail Guide Watch for Gators at This Secluded Florida Marsh


56 Where Am I? Locate the Mystery Mountain Range For a Chance to Win


64 Cool Camp A Favorite Louisiana Camp Takes Scouts Back in Time


26 What Would You Do? What’s the Rush in Scheduling Webelos Scout Ceremonies?


16 What I’ve Learned Leadership Advice From an Active Businessman and Scoutmaster


17 Advancement FAQs Encourage Science Exploration With STEM Supernova Awards


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