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The Authority of Youth Leadership.

Compel Force or oblige someone to do something. Delegate To give or commit (duties, powers, etc) to another as agent or representative. Empowered Give someone the authority or power to do something. The authority of youth leadership is not based... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 13 hours ago

Perfect Eagle Project?

(click pic for larger view) On my afternoon hike this weekend, I ran into what very well may be the perfect Eagle Scout service project! This is a hands-on Knots and Lashings kiosk and can be found at Lowry Nature Center west of Victoria, MN. It... From Scoutmaster Musings 14 hours ago

Featured Customer: Pack 144 From Clendenin, WV

This week's featured customer is Pack 144 out of Clendenin, West Virginia.  We LOVE to see photos of Scouts out about about in the community.  Last month, Pack 144 participated in a Fall Festival Parade.  We think their float is SO COOL! Love the... From Official ClassB Blog 18 hours ago

Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity: Tips for the battle with Davy Jones and the Kraken In the Pirates of the Caribbean Play Set, I'm having trouble with the final ship battle against Davy Jones and the Kraken. Do you have any tips to help me finish? Games Guru:... From Inside Boys' Life 10 hours ago

Civilization V

Civilization V: Help with Siam When I was playing as the Bismarck German Empire, Siam declared war on me and had rocket artillery, bombers and modern armor. How do I defend? They already captured three of my cities! Help! Games Guru:  With any... From Inside Boys' Life 13 hours ago

Philmont, a Love Letter

Found this as I was bouncing around the internet.   Tucker Prescott pretty much sums up my feelings for Philmont in this short video. I WANNA GO BACK TO PHILMONT.. Enjoy..  And great job Tucker! Have a Great Scouting Day! Philmont: A Love Letter... From The Scoutmaster Minute 16 hours ago

13 Year Old Eagle.

From the Facebook page of Steve Harvey I thought I would let it simmer for a bit before I weighed in.. and now I just can't keep my blog silent on this. So, at a risk of pissing a bunch of folks off.. here it goes. By now, if you are an active... From The Scoutmaster Minute 1 day ago

Summit Core Values: Spotlight on Adventure

As you may already know, The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, or just SBR for short, is guided by four core values: leadership, training, sustainability and adventure. Scouting itself is an adventure of many kinds, not just physical... From Summit Blog 1 day ago

A New Scoutmaster in the Volcano

I received this email from a new Scoutmaster a day or two ago: I was presented with the opportunity to take over as our new Scoutmaster some months ago and asked your advice. I had some concerns about the level of adult involvement in what should... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 1 day ago

Eagle Scout Survives Venture Into Shark Tank

Noah Cahoon , a 14-year-old Eagle Scout from American Fork, Utah, is already the CEO of his own company, Paper Box Pilots . And he's doing quite well. Noah was recently a guest on the ABC show Shark Tank , where ambitious entrepreneurs pitch ideas... From Inside Boys' Life 1 day ago

Hip Patrol Patches

If scouts in your troop or Webelos den are tired of the same old choices in official BSA patrol emblems, have them take a peak at patrol emblems where they may find something new and fun. Maybe the BSA will regain some of the market... From Scoutmaster Musings 2 days ago

Podcast 240 -Elections, Reviews, & Conferences

Elections, Boards of Review, and Conferences Should a Scout be denied a Scoutmaster's conference because, horror of horrors, he's wearing white socks? I hope you know the answer to that already, but in this podcast I answer an email question from a... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 2 days ago

SOL Origin Survival Kit: Worth the Price?

Q. Hey Gear Guy, I bought the SOL Origin Survival Kit, but my friends told me this was a rip-off. Do you think it was worth it? - Concerned Kenya, Sunnyvale, California A. Hi Kenya. Thanks for the question. Nobody likes to feel like they got ripped... From Inside Boys' Life 2 days ago

Stuff We Like: Riviera Select 8' Stoft Top Standup Paddleboard

By now, you've probably heard about-or even tried-standup paddleboarding (SUP). If not, the basics are you stand on an oversized surfboard and stroke with a long canoe-like paddle. You can do it on lakes, oceans and slow-moving rivers and there's... From Inside Boys' Life 2 days ago

The Leaders Campfire: "I'm Not Dead Yet"?

A week ago I was on Skype chatting with Chris (formally known as Cubmaster Chris) and we began talking about were we currently involved in the world of Scouting. Chris' youngest son is a Boy Scout, and I have been spending time assisting the local... From A Scoutmaster's Blog 2 days ago

Q&A: Why Recharter in December; Extending Youth Registration

Time for answers to a couple more of your questions. Why do we recharter in December? Fall is the time that we recruit for Cub Scouting. Many troops and crews recruit new members in the fall as well. So with all these applications coming in, and... From Bobwhite's Blather 2 days ago

B.P.'s -Blog – Don't

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 3 days ago

Tonkawampus Lodge Patch

I recently had a great visit with a couple of old Scouting friends of mine. We had not seen each other for a few years so it was great to get together for a few hours to reminisce about the "old" times and catch up on how we have all been doing. Of... From A Scoutmaster's Blog 4 days ago

Action Camera Buying Guide

You've seen the YouTube videos - guys in flying squirrel suits slipping through cracks in a cliff, surfers braving mammoth waves, downhill mountain bikers biting the dust and so much more. Most videos like these are captured with small, durable,... From Inside Boys' Life 5 days ago

Sandringham JOTA JOTI 2013 Tower

The largest annual Scouting event in the world, The combined J amboree on the Air and Jamboree on the Internet , starts today. Around 700,000 Scouts and Guides from around the world are participating. Last year, this tower, designed and built by... From Ropes and Poles 5 days ago

My Cook Kit

As you all know I am constantly tweaking my gear.  I have been using basically the same cooking set up for a few years now.  A little tweak here and there and I have to tell you I am really happy with the cook kit that I use. There are no right or... From The Scoutmaster Minute 6 days ago

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