How to get younger Scouts out in the cold

Whether you live in an area where winter temperatures rarely dip below freezing, or where winter temps rarely get above freezing, your Cub Scout pack can still go outside.

The annual winter outing organized by Pack 3 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, succeeds for two main reasons: They create a safe, structured event that teaches Cub Scouts it’s possible to be comfortable in the cold, and they bring in local Scouts BSA members to provide leadership.

Learn more about how they do it from our story originally published in the January-February 2017 issue of Scouting magazine.

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Aaron Derr is the senior editor of Scout Life and Scouting magazines, and also a former Cubmaster and Scouts BSA volunteer.