How to start a fire in the rain

How to start a fire in the rain

By Cliff Jacobson Illustrations by Steve Sanford From the January-February 2011 issue of Scouting magazine How to start a fire in the woods, even when it’s wet. On a bone-dry day or when there’s plenty of dry paper or fire-starter, anyone can make a fire. If the...
Knot of the Week: Bottle Sling Knot

Knot of the Week: Bottle Sling Knot

The bottle sling knot has been around for centuries. This ancient method of forming a sling for the neck of a jug or bottle this knot was described in detail by the Greek physician Heraklas in his first century book on surgical knots and slings. The bottle sling can...
Youth Leadership

Youth Leadership

Boy Scout Troop Patrol Leader’s Council Senior Patrol Leader The senior patrol leader (SPL) is elected by the Scouts to represent them as the top youth leader in the troop. He runs all troop meetings, events, activities, the annual program planning conference,...