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Huge Holiday Give-Away

You can win $1400 in backpacking gear by entering this giveaway by Friday. The sponsors include a dozen brands like Sawyer, Black Diamond, and Patagonia that I'm sure you know well. Enter at this page and you just need to use an email and first... From Scoutmaster Musings 2 weeks ago

Chief Ambassador - Bear Grylls

Well, this is big news! Bear Grylls has been appointed as the Chief Ambassador of the World Scout Movement. Very cool for Bear, eh? Not only that, he is the FIRST Chief Ambassador. I've not found much detail about the position yet, but it's a... From Scoutmaster Musings 3 weeks ago

...and 1 other from Scoutmaster Musings.

Write a Funny Caption for This Photo

What's going on in this picture? What are those raccoons saying, doing or thinking? If you can think of a funny caption for this photo, just post it in the comment form at the bottom of this page. After we approve it, your funny caption will be on... From Inside Boys' Life 1 week ago

Slide of the Month - Snowman

December 2018 Time to make: 2 hours Boys Life "Slide of the Month" December 1993, page 67 Original design: Jeff Springer The calendar said fall but Mother Nature say " Hold my coffee ". Holy cow, was there even a fall this year as snow came before... From Channeling Whittlin Jim 1 week ago

Inside the December 2018 Issue

Here's what you'll find inside the December 2018 issue of Boys' Life magazine. Remember, many articles are only available to subscribers and are not available online. Please visit Boyslife.org/subscribe to subscribe to the print or digital editions... From Inside Boys' Life 3 weeks ago

How to Do a Kids' Forensics Fingerprint Activity

Check out this easy forensics fingerprint activity! Using pencil graphite makes it less messy for the kids. It's perfect for the Bear elective, Forensics. I love the Bear elective adventure, Forensics! Maybe it's because I've watched too many... From Cub Scout Ideas 1 month ago

Write a Funny Caption for This Photo

What's going on in this picture? What is that bird saying, doing or thinking? If you can think of a funny caption for this photo, just post it in the comment form at the bottom of this page. After we approve it, your funny caption will be on this... From Inside Boys' Life 1 month ago

A Bootiful Day

Looks like it is going to be a perfect fall evening here for a fun Halloween. Our maple tree is bright orange, I have a bucket of candy - the good stuff - and my magic campfire is ready to light. I have "stuff" to change the flame color and make... From Scoutmaster Musings 1 month ago

Philmont Lottery

Do you wanna go back to Philmont? Or, go for the first time? I have enjoyed the Philmont experience twice, once with each of my sons. There is a lot of planning and preparation that goes into a trek. You have 1 month to get registered in the... From Scoutmaster Musings 1 month ago

...and 1 other from Cub Scout Ideas.

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 months 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 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 5 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 5 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 6 months ago

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