Our cover story, written by senior editor John Clark, takes you on a trip to Hawaii with Baltimore-area Troop 315. Sure, it was an adventure through paradise, but it didn't come without a good deal of hard work.
You'll also get an in-depth piece on how to deal with troop bullies, Scouts who intimidate other boys in your unit. We talked with experienced Scout leaders and psychologists to help you spot the warning signs and know what to do when it happens in your troop.
Our third feature delves into the BSA's strategic plan for the next five years of the program. Managing editor Scott Daniels fills you in on the program's vision for the near future.
Those stories are just the beginning. Our Trailhead section leads the magazine off with news, ideas, and fun that you won't want to miss. In Roundtable, you'll get info on how to be a better leader in your pack, troop, or crew. And our Outdoors section gets you ready for fall with tent reviews, exercises, camping tips, and much more.
As always, we'd love to hear what you think about our magazine. Just send the editors an e-mail to share your opinion. We print select letters in future issues of Scouting.