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Write a Funny Caption for This Photo

Write a funny caption for this photo and we might print it in the February issue of Boys’ Life! What's going on in this picture? What are those snowmen doing and what are they thinking? If you can think of a funny caption for this photo, just... From Inside Boys' Life 7 hours ago

Outdoor Clothing Wishlist

A modest investment in well-made outdoor clothing will assure that you are comfortable in all weathers and better able to enjoy your experiences in the out of doors. I have never regretted spending a little more for clothing that is as durable as... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 11 hours ago

Issue 463 – December 1, 2015

________________________________________ Dear Andy, I have a question regarding the relationship between a troop and its chartered organization-in our case, a church, which provides us with meeting and storage spaces. In return, the Scouts of our... From Ask Andy 6 hours ago

High Adventure Girl Scout Style

Last year we held the first ever Girl Scout Jamboree. With more than 11 different chapters and over 250 Girl Scouts in attendance, these young ladies bounced, and I mean bounced , between every activity we offer in the Scott Summit Center. They did... From Summit Blog 17 hours ago

Bobcat Ceremony for Space Derby

Jennifer sent in a Bobcat advancement ceremony to share with all of you: I recently helped put together a bobcat ceremony for our space derby. I couldn't find one I liked, so I incorporated a lot of different ideas I had found plus my own. I think... From Scouter Mom 1 day ago

Scoutmaster Podcast 295 – Apples and Oranges

Apples and oranges – I love a good idiom! A lot of us get caught making "apples and oranges" comparisons between our Scouts. It may be useful to remember t here are no comparisons in the Scout oath – only personal pronouns; on my honor... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 1 day ago

Make a Classic Tangram Puzzle

Make a classic tangram puzzle A tangram is a Chinese puzzle made by cutting a square of thin material into seven shapes that can be recombined in many different figures. WHAT YOU'LL NEED 1?4? x 8? x 8? square of smooth plywood. If your plywood is a... From Inside Boys' Life 1 day ago

The Part-Time Patrol Method

As a unit commissioner and Friends of Scouting presenter, I have the opportunity to visit many troops and packs and get insight into how they operate. We commissioners also talk among ourselves about problems and issues in our units. One of the... From Bobwhite's Blather 1 day ago

B-P's Blog – a Mountain Dream

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

Black Friday.. Opting Outside

There was a lot of hub bub over a decision that the outdoor retailer REI made to close it's stores nation wide on "Black Friday" encouraging their customers and employees to get outside on the that day and have an adventure. I LOVE IT. The fact... From The Scoutmaster Minute 2 days ago

Is Wood Badge Training for You?

Earlier this month, I served on staff for another Wood Badge course… this time as Senior Patrol Leader. What another great occasion it was to be surrounded by amazing people with a desire to do their best in a program that was designed to change... From My Scout Stuff - A Scoutmaster's Blog 4 days ago

Camp Cooking Wishlist

Cooking over an fire is probably the thing I like most about camping. Over the years I've tried a number of tools and techniques – here's some of my current favorites – You can send a wishlist from this post too! You'll find it after... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 4 days ago

Traditional Scouting 101 – Introduction to the Patrol System

"What in the world is this ‘Patrol System'?" When I first seriously started studying Scouting and its history, I kept running across references to something called the "Patrol Method" or "Patrol System". They weren't just simply referring to... From Scouting Rediscovered 5 days ago

Happy Thanksgiving Day

When we found the spear point and the potsherd under a sheltering wall of rock the dig began. An archaeologist's expert hand uncovered the story. A fire-blackened circle of stones, charcoal, fragments of bones. A dozen centuries ago our unmet... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 5 days ago

Triangle Thingies

Yes… Triangle Thingies.. that's what they are called.  What do they do?  Well, if you are like me and want to have an enjoyable time when you get into camp you find ways to stream line your set up and take down.  No knots, no instructions, no... From The Scoutmaster Minute 6 days ago

Free First Aid Training

Looking for something worthwhile for scouts to do over their Christmas break to fill some of that down time? Through December 31, the Red Cross is offering FREE online first aid and CPR training. It doesn't result in any certification, but it's a... From Scoutmaster Musings 6 days ago

Extraordinary People

On one of his first episodes of the Scoutmaster Podcast, my friend Clarke Green offered an essay in tribute to Extraordinary people. I found it to be one of the most true-to-life descriptions of the kind of person who becomes a Scouter. At this time... From Bobwhite's Blather 6 days ago

Lead to Performance

Show me a team that is not performing at a high level and I will show you a lack of vision. The mark of a high performance team is a team that is heading in the same direction with the same purpose and goals oriented toward seeing a vision become... From The Scoutmaster Minute 6 days ago

Scouting and Outdoors Books Wishlist

Create a wishlist of books you can send to yourself and others at the bottom of this page! Here's a big selection of Scouting and outdoors books have helped me as a Scouter and outdoorsman, they have been a source of inspiration and... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 1 week ago

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