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Scouting, Character-Building and Little Old Ladies

Does Scouting really build character in young men?  Two researchers from Montclair State University in New Jersey are trying to find out.  The researchers are studying how adult leaders, or Scouters, build character in Scouts.  Their initial research suggests that Scouting does offer a “distinctive character initiative that is deeply rooted in its culture”.  Now...
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Keeping the Peace On Your Next BWCA Canoe Adventure

Many years ago, on a hot day, we were portaging over a tough trail that seemed to go straight up.  I wondered where some of the others in our canoe party were.  They had not shown up for the second trip across the portage.  When I came over the top of the hill and arrived...
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