Rachel Garwin started instructing wilderness courses at the Voyageur Outward Bound School in 2008. Since then, she has taught teens and adults how to canoe, backpack, rock climb, dogsled, and cross-country ski through the Boundary Waters. Read more of Rachel's reflections on wilderness and community on her personal blog.
In recent years, the discussion of how children succeed has focused a great deal on the importance of grit. In their 2012 “Back to School” broadcast, This American Life showcased research showing the relative importance of “non-cognitive skills” compared to... READ MORE
Around 10pm on September 4th, 2012, fifteen Outward Bound instructors rode crammed in a van driving down MN-11, which roughly follows the border between Minnesota and Ontario. After twelve hours of driving back from the Bloodvein River, we were still... READ MORE