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Extraordinary Eagle Circumstances

2019 will be a special year, actually an extraordinary year, for youth joining Scouts BSA. With girls joining starting February 1, some folks have been concerned that they won't have time to work their way up to the Eagle rank. Since there are... From Scoutmaster Musings 2 weeks ago

National Test - Stay Calm

This event would be interesting to discuss at an Emergency Preparedness merit badge meeting, or as the topic of a Scoutmaster Minute about Being Prepared. At 1:18pmCDT on Wednesday, Oct. 3, your cell phone will alarm with an emergency broadcast... From Scoutmaster Musings 2 weeks ago

Necker Slide Recall

The BSA Scout Shop has issued a voluntary recall of some Cub Scout neckerchief slides: On September 27, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the Boy Scouts of America, announced a voluntary recall of certain units of the... From Scoutmaster Musings 3 weeks ago

One Log Fire

Swedish Torch, Canadian Candle, or whatever you call it, burning an upright log or bundle of wood is a fun twist on your normal campfire. Instead of laying wood on the ground, lighting it, coaxing it to flame, and waiting for embers to cook on, this... From Scoutmaster Musings 1 month ago

...and 10 others from Cub Scout Ideas.

Scramble - Be Flexible

The title is the Philmont Ranger motto, and the way of life for everyone associated with Philmont this season. Whether Philmont staff, youth participant, or volunteer adult, many people have had their summer plans turned on end by the closure of... From Scoutmaster Musings 3 months ago

Slide of the Month - Liberty Bell

July 2018 Time to make: 4 hours Boys Life "Slide of the Month" July 1999, page 50 Original design: Will Scarlet "Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants thereof" is the inscription on the Liberty Bell. And you can find... From Channeling Whittlin Jim 3 months ago

...and 2 others from Cub Scout Ideas.

Alt Dot Philmont

Due to fire, many Philmont treks have been cancelled and the crew advisors contacted. In case you're still thinking of alternative adventures, or just to be aware for future treks, here's some other cool places to Scout around the country. Most of... From Scoutmaster Musings 4 months ago

Monster Match

From Inside Boys' Life 4 months ago

Write a Funny Caption for This Photo

Write a funny caption for this photo. We'll print our favorites in the September issue! What's going on in this picture? What is that squirrel doing or thinking? If you can think of a funny caption for this photo, just post it in the comment form... From Inside Boys' Life 4 months ago

How to Build an Awesome Chemical Reaction Car

Building a chemical reaction car is super easy! Fueled by vinegar and baking soda, these cars are fun to watch. And making one will meet requirements for these Cub Scout adventures: Wolf Motor Away and Webelos & Arrow of Light Adventures in... From Cub Scout Ideas 4 months ago

How to Easily Draw a Scientific Fair Test

The elective adventure for Webelos and Arrows of Light, Adventures in Science, asks the Cub Scouts to draw a scientific fair test. Make it easy for them with the Cows Mooing Softly acronym. Read all about it, and get your FREE printable! The post... From Cub Scout Ideas 4 months ago

...and 3 others from Cub Scout Ideas.

Game Over

In an official statement released today, the BSA and LDS announce a dissolution of their relationship. LDS will "discontinue its role as a chartered partner with BSA" effective at the end of 2019. A layperson's interpretation of that is "Game Over"... From Scoutmaster Musings 5 months ago

How to Make an Awesome Model Solar System From Toilet Paper

This super fun way to make a model solar system uses toilet paper to show the distance between the planets. It's perfect for Webelos and Arrow of Light Cub Scouts who are working on the Adventures in Science adventure. And that adventure counts... From Cub Scout Ideas 5 months ago

Scouts BSA

Get ready to recruit youth of all genders. The BSA announced a new recruiting campaign to attract all youth. It's called "Scout Me In" and is aimed at reaching girls to join Cub Scouts. I don't think it's really so "historic" as the BSA news... From Scoutmaster Musings 5 months ago

Slide of the Month - Soyuz Spacecraft

May 2018 Time to design: 2 hours Time to print: 2 hours (your times may vary Finishing: 2 hour Original design: Thingiverse Original designer:manboy Try it yourself: Soyuz spacecraft Designed for the Soviet Lunar Space program, the Soyuz spacecraft... From Channeling Whittlin Jim 5 months ago

World Challenge Help

I think the 29th Burscough Scout group would be a fun bunch of scouts to visit some day! They have come up with an energetic request to contact other scouts around the world by making a video on Facebook. Watch It This scout group has an active FB... From Scoutmaster Musings 5 months ago

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