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Eagle Scout Project Idea: Courtyard Benches

Avery Morgan likes making stuff out of wood. So when it came time to choose an Eagle project, it wasn't all that hard. Avery recruited a team of volunteers to build several 4-foot benches for his Canton, Massachusetts, school's newly renovated... From Inside Boys' Life 4 hours ago

Pioneering at Pukkelpop Festival

image courtesy Universiteit Hasselt This pioneered structure at Pukkelpop 2014 in Belgium was seen by thousands of people during the annual music festival. Designed by Jakob Ghisjebrechts, it was built with the help of Gouw Limberg , a regional... From Ropes and Poles 12 hours ago

How to Build a Pet-Bowl Stand

This raised stand provides a comfortable place for your dog or cat to eat and drink. WHAT YOU'LL NEED Dogs and cats are different sizes. You will need enough 1? lumber to build your bowl stand the right width, height and length for your pet and... From Inside Boys' Life 21 hours ago

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I think a good question to ask yourself when you are participating in a recreational activity, such as a long hike, is: "Is the effort I'm expending worth the enjoyment I'm receiving?" Most outdoor activities include some strenuous effort that... From Scoutmaster Musings 1 day ago

Eagle Scout's Daughter Benefits From Dad's Project

Eagle Scout's Daughter Benefits From Dad's Project When Jody Beringer completed his Eagle Scout project in 1990, he probably never thought that, 23 years later, it would still be going strong, and his own daughter would be one of the beneficiaries... From Inside Boys' Life 1 day ago

Shaping Young Lives

I think we all need an occasional reminder of how our work impacts others in a positive way – whether it's Scouting or another organization – and hearing encouragement from third party sources is a great motivator. To that end, I'd like to share a... From Chief's Corner 1 day ago

August 2014 Be Prepared® Newsletter

   August, 2014                                                                                                    Vol. 6, No. 8   ONE IN A MILLION EDITION A Million Philmont Campers Scouting by the Millions   Millions of Cook Kits   Future Numbers... From ScoutStuff Blog 2 days ago

New Cub Scout Program 2015: Interview From Philmont

Earlier this summer, I attended a training session at Philmont called "Getting the 411 on the New Cub Scout Program."  Together with 49 other Scouters, we learned the whys and the hows of the upcoming changes. Hailing from Arkansas, our fearless... From Cub Scout Ideas 2 days ago

Eagle Scout Project Idea: Install a Flagpole

Joshua Rushlow, from Troop 362 in Howell, Michigan, recently led 50 volunteers in the planting of 333 trees and one flagpole at the Livingston County Spencer J. Hardy airport. Just last month, the airport had its first ever flag ceremony, held,... From Inside Boys' Life 2 days ago

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Aviation-Focused Camporee Focuses Scouts on STEM

Just the right combination of experiments and demonstrations gave Scouts in the Rainbow Council just the right taste of science, technology, engineering and math. At AirFest 2014, Scouts built model rockets, sit in airplane cockpits and talk with... From Inside Boys' Life 4 days ago

To Play, or Not to Play?

Ready or not, summer is coming to a close, fall is rapidly approaching, and with it the start of school. We're gearing up for our Join Scouting nights and Boy Talks and enticing young people (and their parents) to join our packs with our fun... From Bobwhite's Blather 4 days ago

B.P.'s Blog – Uniform for Scout Officals

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 5 days ago

Eagle Scout Project Idea: Make a Playground Handicap-Friendly

Eagle Scout Project Idea: Make a playground handicap-friendly The playground at a school in South Vienna, Ohio, used to be full of tiny gravel, preventing kids with physical disabilities from reaching some of the equipment. Not any more. Thanks to... From Inside Boys' Life 5 days ago

Trail Journal

The shelter I stayed in last night was 1.5 miles from a scout camp. The visitor registry had dozens of entries from scouts that had hiked there over the summer for their advancement requirements. Lots of fun to see. Other than that, haven't seen... From Scoutmaster Musings 5 days ago

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