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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 13 hours 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 17 hours 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 10 hours 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 16 hours 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 days ago

Being Prepared Pays Off for Competitive Swimmer

Being prepared pays off for competitive swimmer When Derek Peeples' swim coach called, the Life Scout was prepared. Turns out his team needed a last-second replacement for a competitive meet just days away, and even though Derek wasn't originally... From Inside Boys' Life 4 days ago

Kandersteg Dispatches – Day Six

Here's day five and six (sort of). We recorded this late the other night, some very tired, yet happy Scouts! I'll be sending you dispatches from  Kandersteg International Scout Center August 9-18.   Get in touch with me and I'll mention you in one... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 5 days ago

A Few Fun Facts for the 2015 World Scout Jamboree

The time to register for the 2015 World Scout Jamboree is now . Just in case you're still on the fence, here are few things you need to know: 1. Where is it? The 2015 World Scout Jamboree will be held at Kirarahama, a beach located in the Yamaguchi... From Inside Boys' Life 5 days ago

Bamboo Scaffolding- Government Guidelines for Pioneered Structures in Hong Kong

Photo courtesy David Boté Estrada Bamboo has been used for centuries to build scaffolding in East Asia, and is still in use today- everyday pioneering visible in every city. Where there are industries, there are standards, and the Hong Kong... From Ropes and Poles 6 days ago

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