From the Scouting magazine archives: Pack light, pack right on your next backpacking trip

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The 1911 Handbook for Boys suggested Scouts avoid long ventures, citing weighty canvas tents, cast-iron pans and heavy personal gear anchoring most troops to campsites accessible by automobile.

Thankfully, things have changed since then.

Learn about smart packing in our story from the September-October 2018 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.