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Girl Scouts save boys hiking Pikes Peak
News     28 Aug 2014 | 9:49 pm
Three teenagers said Thursday the survival skills they learned during Girl Scouts saved two high school boys trying to hike Pikes Peak. Rebecca Clark, Jordan Wilson and Tristina Altman set out on Pikes Peak     early Saturday morning. They thought their toughest challenge would be summitting Pikes Peak. "We packed sleeping bags, tents, fire building stuff, water, toilet paper, necessities," said ......

Girl Scouts seek new members at welcome campfire
News     28 Aug 2014 | 4:52 pm
Fort Belvoir Girl Scouts Service Unit 53-5 invites Families new to the installation to meet one another and learn about the different opportunities Scouting offers during the Troop’s Welcome Back Camp...

CleanLife No Rinse Shampoo Review
blog     28 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
I’m a big fan of showers in my daily life, but I also love camping and backpacking. This summer I’ve been doing a lot of camping— less for fun and more because I got a job at a ski resort two and a half hours from home. Being a server, I can’t look dirty, but because I sleep in my car and in tents half of the week, showering isn’t always an option. Recently I invested in some no-water cleaning options. One that I have been using throughout this summer is called CleanLife No Rinse Shampoo. It’s a shampoo that...

Behind the Scenes of Scouts in Action
Youtube     28 Aug 2014 | 2:38 pm
Take a fun look at the way Boys' Life magazine creates its Scouts in Action comics in this video. Read the comics here:

Orbital Sciences' Second Mission Delivers Delights to Space Station
News     28 Aug 2014 | 2:11 pm
Satellites, Girl Scouts and good ole Charlie Brown highlight Orbital Sciences Corporation's second commercial resupply voyage to the International Space Station. The......

Blog     28 Aug 2014 | 11:07 am
PINEWOOD DERBY CAR SHOWCASEI would share our 2007 cars (not shown is the original prototype of the Velocinator, which was included in Volume 7, Issue 4).Speeder - Stephen DavisMy youngest son, Stephen, has always liked the Speeder (I do too). This is the second Speeder he has made (the first was in 2002). It was quite fast, taking 3rd place, but not fast enough to catch his sister's 1st Place car.Detonator - Janel DavisMy youngest daughter built this Detonator. It was extremely fast, easily taking first place.Wedge SE - Elisa DavisThe extended wheelbase Wedge SE is weighted with...

Ed Viesturs Climbs for Kids
blog     28 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
Ed Viesturs is known for summiting the world’s 8,000-meter peaks without oxygen, but not many people know the work Ed does to help under-resourced youth develop critical life-skills and experience the great outdoors with Big City Mountaineers (BCM).  In July, Ed led a team of 19 climbers on a trip to Chamonix, France to climb Mont Blanc through BCM’s Summit for Someone program.  The team raised over $200,000 to help send 1,000 BCM kids on life-changing expeditions of their own. The Summit for Someone (SFS) program is championed by Ed and exists to raise money to fund week-long wilderness mentoring expeditions for under-resourced...

Complaint spurs Seattle Public Schools to cut ties with Boy Scouts
News     28 Aug 2014 | 10:26 am
SEATTLE — A complaint levied by a parent recently spurred Seattle Public Schools to put an end to a class with curriculum provided by the Boy Scouts of America, the district announced Wednesday. A popular class on outdoor education previously taught by a district employee at Garfield High School in Seattle used curriculum and insurance […]...

2014 Programs: Summit Images
Blog     28 Aug 2014 | 10:21 am
The first season of programs at the Summit Bechtel Reserve is in the books. Scouts and Venturers from all over pushed themselves further this summer and took their Scouting to a new level. For a glimpse of Summit scenes, enjoy the slideshow below. If you weren’t able to visit The Summit this year, you can still register for 2015 programs. Choose from the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base, James C. Justice National Scout Camp, or the Summit National Training Center. Check back this fall for 2016 programming information. Registration for 2016 programs opens January, 2015. The post 2014 Programs: Summit Images appeared...

Wildflowers and Whitetail Deer
blog     28 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
Click to view slideshow. The trails in Hot Springs National Park are decorated in purple and gold with the arrival of late summer Wildflowers.  Glorious Aster and Goldenrod reach up from a Forest floor covered in dried Leaves from years past.  Humidity blankets the valley casting glimmering blue light across the Zig Zag and Ouachita Mountains. A Whitetail Doe takes care to shield her fawns from passing hikers.  She kindly steps out from the brush when we are alone and allows me to capture her beauty.  Her summer coat is shedding to make way for the new growth she will need for...

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