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Prepared. For the Future. Why a new school year brings new opportunities.

THE SUMMER WAS FILLED with adventure, excitement, and new experi- ences. As we head back to school, now is a great time to share the thrill of Scouting with friends. This summer, we celebrated the grand opening of The Summit Bechtel

Family National Scout Reserve, our fourth high-adventure base. The Summit offers endless opportunities for adventures. Scouts who visited enjoyed white- water rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, sport shooting and archery, zip lines, ropes courses, and rock climbing. At the peak of the summer, we celebrated our 2013 National Jamboree—

where more than 50,000 Scouts and Venturers gathered to celebrate Scouting and experience camping and high-adventure activities, learn new skills, and enjoy West Virginia’s beautiful New River Gorge region. While it was filled with excitement, the jamboree was also a reminder of our legacy and the tenets all Scouts stand for: adventure, leadership, and preparedness. With the school year back in full swing,

now is the time to tell your friends about our summer adventures and share Scouting with new members—recommend to help future Scouting families get more informa- tion and find a nearby unit. From camping to jamborees, the adventures of Scouting develop young people’s knowledge, skills, and character so they understand the importance of service to others and good citizenship. Together, we know that our core tenets

live in the heart of every person involved in Scouting. As we begin a fresh school year, we have many opportunities to pass the rich history

and longstanding traditions of Scouting to future generations. These values have made a difference in our lives and will make a difference in the lives of future Scouts who are eager to begin a journey of adventure and service. As we embark on our new adventures, Scouts old and new are prepared to take on a year filled with exciting experiences.

Scoutîng VOL. 101, NO. 4  SEPT-OCT 2013 J. Warren Young Publisher

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SCOUTING MAGAZINE (ISSN 0036-9500) is published five times a year by the Boy Scouts of America, P.O. Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015-2079. Issues are January-February, March-April, May-June, September-October, November-December.

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