Camping in the Rain

Our troop would alternate summer activities. During odd years we would go to a Council organized scout camp. We would participate in all sorts of activities and the boys would earn a bunch of merit badges and advancements. It was a good experience and relatively easy to pull off. On even years we wo...

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One of the iconic images of scouting in the United States is the Springbar tent. These tents are uniquely designed to withstand whatever nature can throw at them and remain standing. I have personally used them in the middle of Wyoming in winds that leveled lesser tents. I had used these tents for y...

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Some years ago Pres. J. Reuben Clark told the following story: It was at the annual county fair, and farmers from far and near had come to exhibit their harvest and to engage hired hands for the next year. One prosperous farmer came across a husky lad and asked: "What can you do?" The answer: "I can...

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Our scout troop did a lot of camping. We would camp ten months out of the year, skipping only November and December. We would sleep in snow caves in the winter and vary our location in the spring and summer from the desert to the high mountain peaks that are so close to where we live in Utah. Utah i...

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