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Build a Mailbox

Show off your carpentry skills and help out your family. What You'll Need 1" x 12" x 12?' cedar board 2 semi-concealed hinges 50 1 5/8" exterior wood screws Hammer Table saw or handsaw (If you use a handsaw, you will need both a ripsaw and a... From Inside Boys' Life 12 hours ago

A Scout(master) Is Brave

The tenth point of the Scout Law, A Scout is Brave, is often explained as He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at him or threaten him. We frequently have conversations with our Scouts about the Scout Law and... From Bobwhite's Blather 11 hours ago

ArrowCorps 2014 - Mt. Rainier

ArrowCorps2014 was a weeklong conservation service project in Mount Rainier National Park and the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, held August 3-9, 2014. This event was hosted by the T'Kope Kwiskwis Lodge of the Order of the Arrow, BSA -- Order... From Order of the Arrow Youtube Videos 12 hours ago

Setting a Sustainable Example

I just wrapped up our 2014 Sustainability Summit and wanted to give you some highlights of what we covered the last few days. It was a terrific experience. We had environmental experts with both national and global credentials helping us define... From Chief's Corner 1 day ago

A Disc Golf Course in Melrose

The Boy Scouts of Troop 68 were asked to help by providing an activity for last August's Night To Unite in Melrose. I volunteered my disc golf practice basket and the Scouts brought their discs. People had fun trying their putting skills, or... From A Scoutmaster's Blog 1 day ago

The Boy in the Bubble

I am often critical of how our boys are being, or seem to be being led down a path that is removing them from adventure, fun, and testing their ability to grow into men. I am talking about how we hypocritically rail on about how things were when we... From The Scoutmaster Minute 1 day ago

Featured Customer: Girl Scout Troop 70 From Olathe, KS

This week's featured customer is Girl Scout Troop 70 out of Olathe, KS.   They chose to print one of our many Girl Scout designs on Heliconia shirts, and they were thrilled with how easily members of the Troop can be spotted at a distance.  We love... From Official ClassB Blog 1 day ago

Traditional Scouting 101 – the Vision of the Scout

The term "Scout" or "Boy Scout" will bring many immediate associations to our minds. This is true for the rest of society as well. I believe what people think of when they think of the term "Scout" is very different from what it was upon Scouting's... From Scouting Rediscovered 2 days ago

Instant Recognition for Cub Scouts

Jessica sent in this question: I am a new Cubmaster. I would like to start awarding the progress toward ranks beads for wolves and bears and also the tiger immediate recognition beads at Pack meetings instead of Den meetings. This is our preference... From Scouter Mom 2 days ago

BSA's First Sustainability Report Creates Roadmap for Future Efforts

Click to view the 2014 BSA Sustainability Report The Boy Scouts of America has created its first-ever Sustainability Report as part of an effort to define what this important topic means to our organization. The interactive online report features... From Scout Wire 2 days ago

The Missing Trading Post

If you have been following this blog then you know my frustration in not being able to find the missing piece to my Scouting Village collection, the Trading Post. I was not quick enough that first year in buying the pieces and missed that building... From A Scoutmaster's Blog 2 days ago

Need a Tonkawampus Lodge Patch?

The time has come. The selling begins today. This week I am beginning to sell the Order of the Arrow Tonkawampus Lodge Patches that I wrote about a week ago. As far as I can tell, these are had to come by, especially since this lodge does not exist... From A Scoutmaster's Blog 3 days ago

Podcast 241- Reviewing, Retesting, O.a., and Webelos

Reviewing, Retesting, O.A., and Webelos More questions and answers about the  Scoutmaster's conference  and our review process. In addition we'll discuss Webelos woes; how can we get them excited about being in a Scout troop?, encouraging... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 3 days ago

AP14 Recap 5

ArrowPower2014 was a week of successes, hard work, fun, friends, and surprises. We made both the National Park Service and Ice Age Trail hunt for more work to keep our dedicated crews active. Here are pictures and video from the tasks on the... From Order of the Arrow Youtube Videos 3 days ago

Tune-in Online to the BSA Sustainability Summit

(Reposted from Scouting magazine's "Bryan on Scouting" blog … To learn more about how to tune-in to the BSA Sustainability Summit and participate in the conversation via social media, read the full post here .) Sustainability has been a part... From Scout Wire 3 days ago

Campfire Doughy Maker

Few Scouts don't enjoy a campfire and even fewer dislike cooking over one. I wonder how many marshmallows have been roasted by scouts this past summer? Poking food on a stick, wrapping it in tin foil, or tossing it on a grate have been the main... From Scoutmaster Musings 3 days ago

A Good, Durable Camp Saw

Gear Guy: A good, durable camp saw Q. Hey Gear Guy, I want to buy a camp saw that will really last. Something that can take a beating. It doesn't need to be lightweight for packing since we usually drive to our campsites. Any suggestions? –... From Inside Boys' Life 3 days ago

The Marshmallow Test

If someone set a marshmallow in front of you, would you eat it? If that person told you that if you didn't eat it, but watched it for 15 minutes, they'd give you another marshmallow. Would you eat it or wait? Now imagine you're a kid. Do you think... From Bobwhite's Blather 3 days ago

Scouts Save Dog's Life in Oklahoma

Scouts save dog's life in Oklahoma ' Four Scouts from Troop 65 in Harrah Okla., are being called heroes after saving a the life of a dog. The Scouts were recently camping outside a church, when they heard a woman screaming for help. The screams... From Inside Boys' Life 4 days ago

The Solo Stove

I have been talking quite a bit as of late about the Solo Stove .  In fact, I became an affiliate of the Solo Stove this week.  The more I use this stove, the more I like it and realize I should use it more.  I have had this stove for about 2 years... From The Scoutmaster Minute 4 days ago

Troop Leadership Corps

From 1972 to 1989 the Boy Scouts of America had a program called the Troop Leadership Corps.  This program was designed for Scouts 14-16 to serve their Troop in leadership roles.  They were not a member of a Patrol within the Troop, but held direct... From The Scoutmaster Minute 4 days ago

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