Backpack Cooking

A recent outing with the scouts highlighted the steep learning curve in outdoor cooking, and emphasized the need to show scouts creative options early in their career, rather than later. I recall my own regret at relying for so many years on the wonders of Mountain House and Lipton soups, until someone finally revealed that stir fry …

What Makes A Trained Leader?

The percentage of registered leaders in GEC who have completed their basic training is about 30%, a surprisingly low number given the importance of their role in Scouting. These leaders are entrusted with the responsibility of growing tomorrow's leaders with exceptional guidance, mentoring, coaching, and instruction. And as the tag line proclaims; "every Scout deserves a …