Backpacking and Scouting: An effective method for keeping Nature in our kids' lives

Daniel Rogers - Daniel Boone Council, Boy Scouts of America
View FAIR Schedules.
Workshop Level: Beginner
Add to My MSN

Content Tools
Workshop Description

The nature deficit disorder theory asserts that today's youth are spending less time outdoors, resulting in a wide range of behavioral problems. The Boy Scouts have long been a leader in teaching young people about the outdoors. Using nature as a classroom, youth learn self-confidence, leadership and citizenship. Dan Rogers, Eagle Scout and adventurer, will present a slide show covering 11,000 miles of backpacking and discuss lightweight backpacking techniques as well as Scouting in Western North Carolina.

Speaker Bio

Born and raised in eastern Ohio, Dan Rogers is an Eagle Scout and Navy Veteran. He has been featured on Fine Living Channel's Radical Sabbatical show, as well as in American Airlines in-flight magazine and dozens of other publications. He has backpacked more than 11,000 miles, including the Appalachian Trail, the Long Trail, the Bartram Trail, the Sheltowee Trace Trail and a 3,400-mile walk across America. Currently, Rogers lives in Fletcher, N.C., and is the assistant scout executive for the Daniel Boone Council Boy Scouts.

Visit for more information.

Post a comment below.


Title Sponsors

Contributing Sponsors
Associate Sponsors
Supporting Partners
Media Sponsors