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Scoutmaster Podcast 273 – Group Scouting

It wouldn't solve our our problems, but how about it? A couple weeks back I asked you to help with a survey for one of my listeners, and I appreciate your response. The answers got me thinking about group Scouting and how our organizational... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 11 hours ago

Make a Recycled Pulp-and-Bottle Shelf

This project is a creative way to recycle materials and have an interesting and functional shelf. WHAT YOU'LL NEED Lots of paper: Newspapers, junk mail, cardboard, magazines - almost any type of paper will work. Don't use coated or shiny paper; it... From Inside Boys' Life 4 days ago

Taking the Miraculous for Granted.

The Fords – Herb, top left – Shirley, bottom right. This is a personal note that hasn't much to do with Scouting but I think it's important, so bear with me for a moment. Let me introduce you to a couple of people I was thinking about... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 4 days ago

Notes From All Over

One of my favorite magazines, The New Yorker, has a recurring column titled Notes from All Over, a collection of miscellany that are interesting in and of themselves but don't merit an entire article. Today's article is like that, so I'm borrowing... From Bobwhite's Blather 14 hours ago

Can an Adult Serve as a Den Leader for Multiple Dens?

John sent in this question: Can a den leader serve as den leader for more than one den? My understanding is that it really not recommended. Since Cub Scouting is a family program, the ideal is to get more parents involved, although I know this can... From Scouter Mom 5 days ago

Scoutmaster Podcast 272 Eagle Scout Thoughts

There's always plenty to talk about when it comes to the Eagle Scout! In this week's podcast I'll opine (and preach a little) about our Eagle Scout attitudes and answer email questions about troop meeting chaos and an advancement mistake. The Big... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 1 week ago

Guide to Safe Scouting 2015 Update

Although the print edition of the Guide to Safe Scouting gets updated each year or two, the information in the Guide is revised quarterly when changes are made. A printed or downloaded copy should be part of every Scouter's kit, and while... From Bobwhite's Blather 1 week ago

A Leader We Can Learn From

The Golden State Warriors won the championship of the National Basketball Association this week. The team is led by an experienced basketball man – as a player, general manager and television commentator – but a rookie coach. Steve Kerr,... From Bobwhite's Blather 1 week ago

Resolving Scouting Problems

I often hear from Scouters and parents who ask me to help them resolve Scouting problems involving a personality conflict, a disappointment, or other difficulty. Here's a few recent examples – A parent of Scout who was disappointed by the... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 1 week ago

Act Fast: Stars Needed

The BSA is creating digital versions of more merit badge pamphlets this summer and real scouts are needed to act in a set of instructional videos. Real scouts with real skills are being used - and I think that's a totally awesome idea! This is a... From Scoutmaster Musings 1 week ago

Scoutmaster Podcast 271

What does learning to ride a bike have to do with Scouting? Listen to my answer to an email question from a new Scoutmaster to find out, I answer several other questions on this podcast about records, troop size and you leader accountability. The... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 2 weeks ago

Den Leader Neckerchiefs

Kim sent in this question: I searched all the literature I can find, and have not yet found an answer. What neckerchief does a Cub Scout Den Leader wear – the Cub Scout Leader, or the Rank? A few older websites reference that it should be the... From Scouter Mom 2 weeks ago

What Are You Clinging To?

Talking with the Cubmaster at a Blue & Gold banquet recently, I found out that her son is crossing into Boy Scouts this spring. In fact, he (and she) have already been on a campout of the troop that he is joining. Among other tales of the... From Bobwhite's Blather 2 weeks ago

Passing It On

I have always been a fan of training.  I think that training makes us better.  The more you know, the better equipped you are to lead.  In Scouting the more you know about the program, the more you know about skills, and the more you know about... From The Scoutmaster Minute 2 weeks ago

Creative Ways to Cook Favorite Foods When Camping

Creative ways to cook your favorite foods in the outdoors Camp cooking doesn't have to be weird or boring. Check out how recipes for some of your favorite foods can be adapted for your next campout. PIZZA WHEREVER Pizza delivery where you're... From Inside Boys' Life 2 weeks ago

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From Inside Boys' Life 2 weeks ago

The George Meany Award

You probably know the name George Meany. You might know that his name is associated with labor unions. Meany was the president of the American Federation of Labor, an association of labor unions, who proposed the merger with the Congress of... From Bobwhite's Blather 2 weeks ago

REI Camp Coffee French Press

32 Ounce 20 Ounce 48 Ounce 48 Ounce I don't have one yet, but this coffee press was mentioned on one of our recent live chat sessions and it looks like a "must have" for connoisseurs of camp coffee! REI offers the press in three different sizes,... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 2 weeks ago

REI Camp Coffee French Press

32 Ounce 20 Ounce 48 Ounce 48 Ounce I don't have one yet, but this coffee press was mentioned on one of our recent live chat sessions and it looks like a "must have" for connoisseurs of camp coffee! REI offers the press in three different sizes,... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 2 weeks ago

Summer Camp Recommendations

I often get emails recommending one summer camp or another. While I cannot personally visit each of these camps to review them, I'd like to give readers the opportunity to recommend camps to other Scouts and Scouters. So here is your opportunity... From Scouter Mom 2 weeks ago

Kazimierz Piechowski – a Scout Overcomes Impossible Odds

Nineteen year-old Kazik, prisoner 918, in Auschwitz. Kazimierz Piechowski, or Kazik, is a Boy Scout who grew up in Tczew, Poland, and was imprisoned in Auschwitz during World War II. I tell Kazik's inspiring story in Podcast 270 . British... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 2 weeks ago

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