Category: Hiking & Camping

Family Fun Idea: Junior Ranger Programs

By Guest Blogger Aprille Donaldson, author of the blog Beautiful In His Time Our family has enjoyed hiking as a pastime since before our children were born. In fact, our...

Tips for Camping With Kids

By Rachel Hoeing Considering the fact that I am usually quite the uncoordinated, not-so-athletic, indoor gal, it may be a surprise to my friends that I love to go...

Beachin’ It in the Triad

If you’re bummed about not getting away to the Carolina coast this summer, don’t fret because I found the perfect solution here in our own backyard! You may...

Scouting is for Anybody

By Guest Blogger Jenny B. Scouting is for anybody. My son and I are living proof. We experience what’s great about Scouting every day, but there is one day in...

Fun! Friends! Adventure! Be A Girl Scout

By Guest Blogger Lisa Crawford As summer comes to an end, a new school year begins, including opportunities for local girls and adults to become a Girl Scout. Girl...

Not All Boy Scouts Start Out as Cub Scouts

By Guest Blogger Sandy S. Did you know not all Boy Scouts start out as Cub Scouts? Some, like my son, discover the excitement of Scouting by joining Boy Scouts after 5th...

Why Joining Scouts Should be a No-Brainer

By Guest Blogger Kristi M. Signing my young son up for Cub Scouts was a no-brainer. We were well aware of the benefits, since my husband grew up in a scouting family....

Day Trip Idea: Chimney Rock State Park

By Rachel Hoeing We’ve had such a great response to our day trip and travel idea blogs this summer! I thought it would be the perfect time to “re-run”...

Get Out and Explore: Tips for Hiking with Kids!

By Katie Moosbrugger Cabin fever is one thing we don’t handle well as a family. As much as we love to explore around our own town, we are always seeking an adventure...

Happy Camper

By Heather Keenan Ah, the great outdoors. It’s so wonderful to hear the birds chirp, smell the flowers, and watch the trees sway. Until nighttime, that is. I think...