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...Read more
Kevin Lynch is co-owner of Williams and Hall Outfitters, located 20 miles outside of Ely, MN on the Fernberg Trail. Williams and Hall sits on the shore of the 1,300-acre Moose Lake, a major gateway to the Boundary Waters and Quetico. Kevin focuses on enhancing the company’s digital presence to educate and excite the next generation of Boundary Waters visitors. Although Kevin is based in Chicago, he escapes to Moose Lake often. His hobbies include paddling and backpacking in wilderness areas. He is a devoted fly fisherman and outdoor photographer, who has been camping and fishing throughout the United States since he was a boy. He has held multiple leadership roles for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and is proud that his son is an Eagle Scout. His education includes an MBA and a Ph.D. He is associated with the Center for Values-Driven Leadership at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL, where he is an adjunct professor. Kevin has presented and published in the academic realm. He regularly writes this blog, as well as articles for the All Things Boundary Waters Newsletter. Kevin’s research ability enhances his blog. Kevin and his wife, Karen (whose sense of a wilderness adventure is eating dinner on the patio) live in suburban Chicago, where they raised their 2 children. Kevin’s partners, Blayne and Charlene Hall, live year-round on Moose Lake in the lodge where they raised their 5 children. The legendary lodge has served as the departure point for guests heading into the wilderness for 50 years. Kevin can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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...Read more
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