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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 2 hours 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 5 hours 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 52 minutes 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 22 hours 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 2 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 2 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 4 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 4 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 4 days ago

Kqedscience: NASA Captures Spooky 'Jack-O-Lantern' Image of The...

kqedscience : NASA Captures Spooky 'Jack-O-Lantern' Image Of The Sun "With Halloween looming just around the corner, NASA has captured a spooky image of our sun sporting what looks like the creepy grin of a jack-o'-lantern. The photo is actually... From Inside Boys' Life 4 days ago

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ArrowPower 2014

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 5 days ago

Origins of the Patrol System

The Patrol System was published by the General Council Boy Scouts of Canada in 1960 and is available in PDF format here (do make sure to check out The Dump ). The principles of the Patrol System were first introduced by the Founder, Baden-Powell,... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 5 days ago

November Pack Meeting – Gives Goodwill (Citizenship)

The Cub Scout core value for the month of November is  Citizenship . BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Gives Goodwill  related to this core value. The Gives Goodwill meeting plan features ideas for the core value of citizenship â€“... From Scouter Mom 5 days ago

Hammock Basics

I have received a bunch of emails recently asking about this "Hammock Thing" basically wondering why I hammock camp and what does it really involve. Last summer I shot a video that answered some of those questions, so I thought I would drop it here... From The Scoutmaster Minute 6 days ago

Featured Customer: Troop 238 Welcome, NC

This week's featured group is Troop 238 out of Welcome, North Carolina.   Their Troop elected to purchase 100% polyester moisture wicking shirts for their outdoor adventures!  This style of shirt is a great option for groups looking to stay cooler... From Official ClassB Blog 6 days ago

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