Growing up in New York City in the 1950s, J.R. Harris developed a love of exploring when he got to go to work with his dad, a waiter in the dining car of a long-distance train. He developed his love of the outdoors, however, in Scouting.
A WFA certification helps prepare both adults and 14-and-older Scouts with the knowledge and hands-on training that can mean the difference between life and death for someone severely ill or injured in the wild.
All Venturing crews focus on building adventure, whether it’s backpacking, whitewater rafting, an epic bike trek or all of the above. For Venturing Crew 3111 in Minneapolis, however, the adventure is conservation. “We’ve defined our
Performing in front of others — whether it’s acting in a skit, playing a musical instrument or putting on a puppet show — has been a part of Scouting for decades, and for good reason: It’s another thing that helps kids Be Prepared for life.