Backpacking and Scouting: An effective method for keeping Nature in our kids' lives
Daniel Rogers - Daniel Boone Council, Boy Scouts of America
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.