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Blue and Gold, Webelos Crossover, and Arrow of Light Ceremony Ideas

Mark sent in this question: I wanted to get an idea of how other Cub Scout packs handle Blue & Gold/AOL/Crossover events. Traditionally, our pack has held this entire event on one night with a dinner, cake decorating, and mainly used it to... From Scouter Mom 8 hours ago

Skylanders Trap Team: Midnight Museum - Dark Element Expansion Pack Review

Skylanders Trap Team: Midnight Museum – Dark Element Expansion Pack review SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM: MIDNIGHT MUSEUM DARK ELEMENT Gameplay:  7.5 Graphics: 8.9 Sound: 8.5 Replay Value: 5.5 Overall Score: 8.0 Pros:  Knight Mare is very cool; creepy,... From Inside Boys' Life 3 days ago

2015 Paul R. Christen HAB FREE Custom Shirts Promotion

We are excited to present our special springtime promotional offer! When your qualifying crew signs up for the 2015 Paul R. Chris ten High Adventure Base season…each crew member will get a FREE Summit shirt!!! How cool is that?!?!  Not only... From Summit Blog 4 days ago

Q&A: More on SSNs, Counselor ID Numbers

Time now for a couple more questions from readers. Social Security numbers in troop records From a troop committee chair: Troopmaster has a place in the adult records for a leader's social security number. Should we be recording the SSNs of our... From Bobwhite's Blather 11 hours ago

4th Annual Yeti Hang

This weekend I took to the mountain for the 4th Annual Yeti Winter Hang with the Cascade Hangers.  It is a great Hammock hanging event where we talk gear, hang out, and have a lot of fun. Clearly a non Scouting event, but the gear, the camping, and... From The Scoutmaster Minute 19 hours ago

B.P.'s Blog – Real Camping

During his lifetime Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the worldwide Scouting movement, wrote many books and articles directed to Scouters. Each Sunday I'll publish a selection from his writings in the hope that you'll draw inspiration and... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 1 day ago

Make This Bottle-Cap Disc-Golf Game

Make a bottle-cap disc-golf game With a tin can and paper clips, make a mini disc-golf basket. Toss bottle caps into the basket to score points! What You'll Need: 28- to 32-ounce tin can Can opener Ruler Fine-tipped marker Tin snips Work gloves... From Inside Boys' Life 4 days ago

Let It Glow: A Look at Naturally Glowing Plants and Animals

Take a look at naturally glowing plants and animals Scientifically speaking, bioluminescence - the giving off of light from a living organism - is a reaction caused from combinations of chemicals. But it's so much more: It's a wild light show in... From Inside Boys' Life 4 days ago

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Woods Wisdom: The Next Generation

How does your troop program planning go? Some troops take last year's calendar and just copy it, doing the same things each month. Others get together, rack their brains to think of new things to do but generally keep some key activities from year... From Bobwhite's Blather 4 days ago

Getting Ideas for Eagle Projects: Start With What You Know

Andy Gao, a Boy Scout from Freehold Township, New Jersey, is good with computers. So it makes perfect sense that, for his Eagle Scout project, he built six computers for a local community center. "Students are required to use technology, such as... From Inside Boys' Life 4 days ago

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From Scouter Adam 5 days ago

Wood Badge Wednesday- the Woggle

I am the assistant Scribe for Wood Badge Course W1-492-15.  This is my third time staffing Wood Badge and I am super excited to once again have the opportunity to help the participants get the very most out of their Wood Badge experience. Our... From The Scoutmaster Minute 5 days ago

Why?

Last night at our Patrol Leaders Council meeting we discussed the most recent camp out, or I should say camp out attempt.  To recap, the weather got real bad, gear got wet, we assessed the risk and bailed out…in a nut shell. Part of each PLC... From The Scoutmaster Minute 5 days ago

Bug Problem? Build Some Bat Houses!

A 15-year-old Boy Scout from Louisa, Virginia, didn't like the idea of bugs messing with his fruits and vegetables. So he's unleashing some bats. Andrew Morris is working with the local parks and rec department to install bat houses at six... From Inside Boys' Life 6 days ago

Cub Scouts Birdhouse Plans

Building a birdhouse is such a great opportunity for our all of our boys.  They learn about taking something simple, such as wood, and turning it into something useful.  They learn about using tools safely.  And they learn about helping other... From Cub Scout Ideas 6 days ago

MöLkky Game

Mölkky (pronounced mulkey) is a Finnish game reminiscent of kyykkä, a centuries-old form of skittles. Mölkky is easy to learn, and can be played indoors or out. The pins and throwing stick for mölkky can be made from tree limbs or sticks... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 6 days ago

Podcast 251 – Make the Most of Being a Scouter

Once you become a Scouter, what's next? What five things can you do to make the best of your opportunity as a Scouter? Whether you are just starting out, or have been around for awhile, let's get the new year off on the right foot by thinking about... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 1 week ago

Put Passion in Your Presentation

Former president Bill Clinton has acquired the title of "Explainer-in-Chief" recently, for his talks and speeches clarifying the current administration's actions and policies. Mr. Clinton has the ability to relate complex subjects in a manner that... From Bobwhite's Blather 1 week ago

Why We Salute

Over the years I have various discussions as to why we salute in Scouting.  The question or discussion typically stems from a misunderstanding of what the salute means.  Many of the discussions try to compare the Boy Scouts with the Military.  This... From The Scoutmaster Minute 1 week ago

B.P.'s Blog – Nature Study

During his lifetime Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the worldwide Scouting movement, wrote many books and articles directed to Scouters. Each Sunday I'll publish a selection from his writings in the hope that you'll draw inspiration and... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 1 week ago

The Better Part of Valor…

"The better part of valor is discretion, in the which better part I have sav'd my life." – Falstaff in the Henry IV, William Shakespeare. It is not often that we get placed in situations in Scouting that call for serious decisions to be made,... From The Scoutmaster Minute 1 week ago

Boy Scout Saves a Life; Gets on TV

Not surprisingly, a Scout saving someone's life isn't all that rare . Still, it's nice to see one of our own recognized outside of the nurturing biosphere of Scouting. Emery Benson, a Scout from Maryville, Tennessee, was recently featured on The... From Inside Boys' Life 1 week ago

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