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This Winter, Head to Florida and Improve Your Safety Readiness

Improve your council's safety readiness and spend a few days in the Florida Keys? Now that's a win-win. A pair of separate sessions this winter in Florida will help councils improve how they handle Wilderness First Aid instruction and Enterprise... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 1 month ago

Transportation to Jamboree

Jamboree is coming soon! Patch trading, zip lining, rock climbing, swimming and more. However, before everyone can enjoy their time at the Jamboree, they need to get there first. Transportation to the 2017 National Jamboree is designed to be as... From Summit Blog 6 days ago

Scouting Emojis

A tiger den joined my Pen Pals program and included code for a tiger emoji in their name. I thought that was quite creative so I went looking for other emojis that might be useful, or at least fun. Fleur-de-lis = ? Lion = ? Bobcat = ? Tiger = ?... From Scoutmaster Musings 2 weeks ago

BSA Mountain Bike Program Development Training Courses

Spring is in the air! Oh's still winter -_- But our BSA Mountain Bike Program Development Training Course will be offered this Spring! 5-15-17 to 5-19-17 If your council offers any sort of mountain bike program, or is even looking to add... From Summit Blog 3 weeks ago

...and 1 other from Cub Scout Ideas.

The Order of the Arrow: Objections and Elections

In the last article, I gave a general overview of the Order of the Arrow – what it is, how it started and how it's organized. This time, we'll cover overcoming some of the typical objections that troops might have and how youth members are... From Bobwhite's Blather 1 month ago

Sleeping Bag Storage

In this Saturday Quick Tip video.. I show a quick and easy way to store your sleeping bag. Your sleeping bag is an essential piece of gear.  Part of the "Big 3", your sleeping bag is a piece of gear that you count on when you are in the woods... From The Scoutmaster Minute 1 month ago

Mountain Hardwear Bandito Gloves

A little gear review of a nice pair of gloves. If you are like me you are looking for gear that works.  My hands typically get real hot when I am hiking, a heavy glove is too much and a real light glove is not enough.  The Mountain Hardwear Bandito... From The Scoutmaster Minute 1 month ago

Challenge Yourself With Scouting Magazine's January-February 'Where Am I?' Contest

Brr! Grab a jacket and take a look at the picture above. Read through the clues and take a guess - you could be chosen as the winner of the Where Am I? Contest , earning you a $100 gift card to  or your local Scout shop. Important :... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 1 month ago

Next in Line: Why Succession Planning Is a Must in Every Scouting Unit

There are two types of vacancies in adult leader positions in Scouting: expected and unexpected. But even the latter type of departure - perhaps a result of injury, illness or a Scouter moving away - can be taken in stride. That is, if you've... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 1 month ago

...and 4 others from Bryan on Scouting Magazine.

50 of the Most Incredible Blue and Gold Themes

Most Cub Scout packs have a Blue and Gold banquet in February to celebrate Scouting's birthday.  It's a great evening of fun for all members of Cub Scout families. The Blue and Gold banquet does take some planning.  There are several excellent... From Cub Scout Ideas 1 month ago

Write a Funny Caption for This Photo

Write a Funny Caption For This Photo What's going on in this picture? What are those bears doing and what are they 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... From Inside Boys' Life 1 month ago

2017 Order of the Arrow National Officers Elected

Forrest Gertin, an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor OA member from Rochester, N.Y., will serve as 2017 National Chief of the Order of the Arrow. His election was announced late last week by the Order of the Arrow, Scouting's national honor society... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 1 month ago

New Boy Scout Requirements Mandatory as of Jan. 1, 2017

Quick heads up for anyone still using pre-2016 Boy Scout rank requirements. As of Jan. 1, 2017, all Boy Scouts - regardless of rank - must begin using the new Boy Scout requirements I blogged about last year . You got a first look at the Boy Scout... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 1 month ago

Issue 513 â€" January 3, 2017

________________________________________ Hi Andy, Any tips for a dad going on a Philmont trek? I know my son will have no problem this summer; it's me I'm worried about! Unfortunately, so far I've taken "Be Prepared" to the extreme and I've wound... From Ask Andy 1 month ago

How to Build a Balance Board

How to Build a Balance Board This easy-to-build training gear will prepare you for rocky trails. WHAT YOU'LL NEED 3?4? x 2? x 2? birch plywood 2? x 4? x 12? board Tape measure Pencil 5-gallon plastic bucket Fine-toothed saw Keyhole saw or coping... From Inside Boys' Life 1 month ago

NSC Speaker

I've had the good fortune to learn from a lot of good men while volunteering in the Boy Scouts of America. They range from professional artists to scientists, some with a high school diploma and others with too many letters after their name to... From Scoutmaster Musings 1 month ago


From Inside Boys' Life 1 month ago

Trangia 27 Series

Happy New Year! I hope that every one is well and is gearing up for the new and exciting year that will be.  I am not a fan of resolutions.. but my 2017 Ticket is written and I am ready to work it for a successful year. To start off the year, I am... From The Scoutmaster Minute 1 month ago

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