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Alumni Relations

Did you have a family reunion this summer? What about your Scouting family? When a scout finishes his time with a troop, that is all too often the end of his Scouting experience. He's off to college or work, and no longer has time for Scouting... From Scoutmaster Musings 16 hours ago

Flap Your Wings!

A Scout unit can be compared to a bird in flight. A healthy bird flies high, soaring with wings open and catching updrafts and downdrafts. It might dip a bit here and there, but it catches another thermal and continues to soar. A newborn bird flaps... From Bobwhite's Blather 17 hours ago

Jeff's Scouting Blog

I recently learned of a new Scouting blog  authored by Jeff Freeman: So I've thought about a blog for a long time.  Either as a representative of my pack, or now of the troop I'm in.  Or even for my daughters Daisies. I've dabbled with twitter, but... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 19 hours ago

Trucker's Hitch How-to Video Is Tons of Fun

Trucker's Hitch How-To Video Is Tons Of Fun We can't vouch for the accuracy of the instructions in this knot-tying video, but what it lacks it practicality it makes up for in silliness. From the makers of "What Does The Fox Say?" comes "Trucker's... From Inside Boys' Life 20 hours ago

Fall Fun Rally 2014

In a couple of weeks, our crew is going to Fall Fun Rally . This annual event, which started 41 years ago in the Greater St. Louis Area Council, claims to be the largest annual gathering of Venturers and Explorers. Although this is a... From Scouter Mom 1 day ago

Lewis & Clark Council's Soles4Souls Shoe Drive

The results are in and are overwhelming! The support from the community and Scouting was spectacular! Not only did the Soles4Souls ( drive hit its goal of 25,000, but surpassed it and collected 33,127 pairs of shoes. The... From BSA Internal Communications Youtube Videos 1 day ago

Lucky? Not Really.

Saw this comment today: "He's got a bunch of older Scouts who run his troop for him, he's lucky!" Lucky? Not at all, that's how Scouting works. "He's got a bunch of older Scouts…" Yes, we have a bunch of older Scouts, when I think "older" I... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 1 day ago

...and 2 others from Inside Boys' Life.

Looking at Scouting Through Two Pairs of Eyes

I just read the story appearing in the latest issue of Esquire magazine featuring our National President Robert Gates, headlined:   Are There Still Boy Scouts ? His current leadership role in Scouting aside, what a fascinating article! I enjoyed... From Chief's Corner 2 days ago

Inspiring Story About the World Scout Jamboree

If you're looking for evidence that the World Scout Jamboree does in fact bring people together, try this: In the 1993 book "4000 Bowls Of Rice," author Linda Goetz Holmes wrote about a story told to her by a World War II Australian soldier named... From Inside Boys' Life 2 days ago

The Secret Laws of Adolescence

It's been some years since most of us lived under the regime of the secret laws of adolescence. Our Scouts know them pretty well and obey them most of the time. Here's one section Scouters should review: SECTION I TALKING TO ADULTS  1. ATTENTION... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 2 days ago

...and 6 others from Inside Boys' Life.

Podcast 235 – Patrol Method 1

Sponsored By Backers What, exactly, is the Patrol Method? Why did our founder emphasize the importance of the patrol method over all else in Scouting? In this week's podcast I'll begin a series of four installments that... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 3 days ago


It's been 6 years since Heather Dorniden won this 600m collegiate race, but her demonstration of perseverance will never fade. It might be a bit long for a Scoutmaster Minute, at 2.5 minutes, but I think the message of never giving up no matter... From Scoutmaster Musings 3 days ago

Rebuilding a Cub Scout Pack

As the Cub Scout program year came to a close last May our cubmaster stepped down from his position. His youngest son has graduated out of the pack. That left the pack without a cubmaster. It also left the pack without an active pack committee... From A Scoutmaster's Blog 3 days ago

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