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Scoutmaster Podcast 274 – 91st Dublin

I was very fortunate to get to sit and talk a while with Joe Briggs and Alan McConnell from the 91st Dublin Scout Group. The 91st was visiting our Scout camp and touring during the 50th anniversary of the group. Joe is the group leader with 50... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 16 hours ago

How to Draw Funny Caricatures

How to draw a funny caricature of Abraham Lincoln Grab a piece of paper and a pencil and get ready to learn how to give your friends a few yucks and chuckles. This is a lesson in how to draw caricatures. Caricatures are simplified portraits of real... From Inside Boys' Life 4 days ago

Tiger Den Meeting Plan – Backyard Jungle: Birds

This Tiger den meeting plan covers two of the five requirements for the Backyard Jungle Tiger adventure. I'll cover the other requirements in another meeting plan. Looking at the requirements, you might be able to cover all five requirements in one... From Scouter Mom 1 day ago

Q&A: Older Scouts; Cell Phones at Camp

Time for answers to a couple more questions from readers. This time, the questions deal with older Scouts and patrol organization, and what to do about cell phones at summer camp. Engaging older Scouts We have a number of older Scouts, mainly high... From Bobwhite's Blather 1 day ago

B-P's Blog – Happifying

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 1 day ago

Scoutmaster Podcast 273 – Group Scouting

It wouldn't solve our our problems, but how about it? A couple weeks back I asked you to help with a survey for one of my listeners, and I appreciate your response. The answers got me thinking about group Scouting and how our organizational... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 1 week ago

Notes From All Over

One of my favorite magazines, The New Yorker, has a recurring column titled Notes from All Over, a collection of miscellany that are interesting in and of themselves but don't merit an entire article. Today's article is like that, so I'm borrowing... From Bobwhite's Blather 1 week ago

Make a Recycled Pulp-and-Bottle Shelf

This project is a creative way to recycle materials and have an interesting and functional shelf. WHAT YOU'LL NEED Lots of paper: Newspapers, junk mail, cardboard, magazines - almost any type of paper will work. Don't use coated or shiny paper; it... From Inside Boys' Life 1 week ago

Taking the Miraculous for Granted.

The Fords – Herb, top left – Shirley, bottom right. This is a personal note that hasn't much to do with Scouting but I think it's important, so bear with me for a moment. Let me introduce you to a couple of people I was thinking about... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 1 week ago

Can an Adult Serve as a Den Leader for Multiple Dens?

John sent in this question: Can a den leader serve as den leader for more than one den? My understanding is that it really not recommended. Since Cub Scouting is a family program, the ideal is to get more parents involved, although I know this can... From Scouter Mom 1 week ago

Scoutmaster Podcast 272 Eagle Scout Thoughts

There's always plenty to talk about when it comes to the Eagle Scout! In this week's podcast I'll opine (and preach a little) about our Eagle Scout attitudes and answer email questions about troop meeting chaos and an advancement mistake. The Big... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 2 weeks ago

Guide to Safe Scouting 2015 Update

Although the print edition of the Guide to Safe Scouting gets updated each year or two, the information in the Guide is revised quarterly when changes are made. A printed or downloaded copy should be part of every Scouter's kit, and while... From Bobwhite's Blather 2 weeks ago

A Leader We Can Learn From

The Golden State Warriors won the championship of the National Basketball Association this week. The team is led by an experienced basketball man – as a player, general manager and television commentator – but a rookie coach. Steve Kerr,... From Bobwhite's Blather 2 weeks ago

Resolving Scouting Problems

I often hear from Scouters and parents who ask me to help them resolve Scouting problems involving a personality conflict, a disappointment, or other difficulty. Here's a few recent examples – A parent of Scout who was disappointed by the... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 2 weeks ago

Act Fast: Stars Needed

The BSA is creating digital versions of more merit badge pamphlets this summer and real scouts are needed to act in a set of instructional videos. Real scouts with real skills are being used - and I think that's a totally awesome idea! This is a... From Scoutmaster Musings 2 weeks ago

Scoutmaster Podcast 271

What does learning to ride a bike have to do with Scouting? Listen to my answer to an email question from a new Scoutmaster to find out, I answer several other questions on this podcast about records, troop size and you leader accountability. The... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 3 weeks ago

Den Leader Neckerchiefs

Kim sent in this question: I searched all the literature I can find, and have not yet found an answer. What neckerchief does a Cub Scout Den Leader wear – the Cub Scout Leader, or the Rank? A few older websites reference that it should be the... From Scouter Mom 3 weeks ago

What Are You Clinging To?

Talking with the Cubmaster at a Blue & Gold banquet recently, I found out that her son is crossing into Boy Scouts this spring. In fact, he (and she) have already been on a campout of the troop that he is joining. Among other tales of the... From Bobwhite's Blather 3 weeks ago

Passing It On

I have always been a fan of training.  I think that training makes us better.  The more you know, the better equipped you are to lead.  In Scouting the more you know about the program, the more you know about skills, and the more you know about... From The Scoutmaster Minute 3 weeks ago

Creative Ways to Cook Favorite Foods When Camping

Creative ways to cook your favorite foods in the outdoors Camp cooking doesn't have to be weird or boring. Check out how recipes for some of your favorite foods can be adapted for your next campout. PIZZA WHEREVER Pizza delivery where you're... From Inside Boys' Life 3 weeks ago

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