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B-P's Blog – Acting

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 2 hours ago

Follower

Its never late to learn, you are never to old to figure things out… you don't know it all. You know what famous person this quote is from?  Yeah..me neither.. I just wrote it, but I am sure that there are lots of great leaders out there that... From The Scoutmaster Minute 17 hours ago

Dissipate - Tensegrity Tower at AfrikaBurn 2015 Festival

Dissipate is a project being planned by a group of architects and engineers (including a few former Scouts) for the upcoming AfrikaBurn Burning Man regional event near Cape Town, South Africa. The tower consists of an hourglass tower with a... From Ropes and Poles 3 days ago

Why Is Training Still Optional?

As former district training chair, I strongly believe in the value of training and the necessity of a good training program for our adult volunteers. I acknowledge that training is never perfect, and that leaders who complete basic training are not... From Bobwhite's Blather 3 days ago

David Brooks Figures Out the Ultimate Truth: Character Counts!

I enjoy listening to New York Times Columnist David Brooks both on NPR and as part of the Shields and Brooks pundit pair on the PBS Newshour.  Brooks describes himself as a recovering secularist so the topic for his new book struck a cord with me. ... From Scouting News 4 days ago

Paddleboarding Buying Guide

How to buy a stand-up paddleboard It looks like walking on water. Kinda feels like it too. Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is one of the most fun things you can do on the water, and it's one of the fastest-growing outdoor sports. Though SUP's roots... From Inside Boys' Life 5 days ago

Friluftsliv and Shinrin-Yoku

The next time you are out camping take a moment or two to be in the wild, stroll around and take it all in. No intention, no agenda, just be there until your mind quiets down and you begin to see what's in front of you. The Norwegians call it... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 5 days ago

Issue 440 – April 14, 2015

________________________________________ Hi Andy, Is it a requirement to have a ceremony after becoming an Eagle Scout? My son says he doesn't want one, and I'm saddened by this. Maybe he will change his mind, but I'm not very hopeful and getting... From Ask Andy 5 days ago

Podcast 263 – Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Aid is  highly recommended , but when is it required ? In this week's podcast we'll do our best to tell you when wilderness first aid training is required (although it's just good common sense too!) , I'll also answer questions... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 6 days ago

Which Way Are Your People Pulling?

Do you ever feel like your leadership efforts are like the engine of a locomotive, but it seems like you're working a lot harder than you have to in order to get somewhere? Some organizations seem to operate that way. It can take a lot of effort and... From Bobwhite's Blather 6 days ago

New Pack- Quick Look

Hey gang.. Been awhile.. certainly got away from my blogging goals over the last couple weeks. No real excuse other than to say other things have taken priority. The Troop obviously, Staffing Wood Badge once again, and of course family life.  Other... From The Scoutmaster Minute 6 days ago

B-P's Blog – Fundamental Ethics

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 week ago

2014 Report to the Nation

2015 National Chief, Alex Call, joined a delegation of Scouts from around the nation to deliver the Boy Scouts of America's 2014 Annual Report to our nation's leaders. -- Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America Twitter:... From Order of the Arrow Youtube Videos 1 week ago

Best Backpacks With a Hydration Bladder

Q. Gear Guy, my troop is getting ready to go on a backpacking trip. I need a backpack. I would like a hydration bladder in it as well, but I don't know where to start looking. - Arid Adisson, Cameron, North Carolina Here are two good options for... From Inside Boys' Life 1 week ago

MLB the Show 15

#MLBTheShow15 #gamereview #ps4 #videogames There's no more rewarding way to get to know all the baseball players and all the legendary American stadiums than with MLB 15 The Show. But because the game is so packed with features, it sometimes hard... From Inside Boys' Life 1 week ago

Issue 439 – April 8, 2015

________________________________________ Hi Andy, Great April Fool's column last week… or I truly hope it was I've been an avid reader for quite a well and have always found useful information in your columns. I've also reached out a few times with... From Ask Andy 1 week ago

Write a Funny Caption for This Photo

What is this stormtrooper saying? Write a funny caption for this photo! What's going on in this picture? What are those stormtroopers doing and what are they thinking? If you can think of a funny caption for this photo, just post it in the comment... From Inside Boys' Life 1 week ago

Pedro's Flight Academy

http://media.boyslife.org/onlinegames/flightacademy/ Train with Pedro as he pilots his airplane through trees, forest fires, rescue missions and even UFOs. Train with Pedro as he pilots his airplane through trees, forest fires, rescue missions and... From Inside Boys' Life 1 week ago

Great Scout Fundraiser Idea (Really!)

I've been contacted by a number of companies who offer Scout fundraiser opportunities and I've turned them all down until today. When Paul Geatches from Country Meats contacted me I had my guard up. Most of the opportunities I hear about don't meet... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 1 week ago

Podcast 262 – the Scale of Scouting

What's the difference between a patrol and a herd? In this week's podcast we'll look at what the founder had to say about the scale of Scouting and I'll answer email questions about patrols choices and presenting badges. LINKS The Big Three... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 1 week ago

Webelos Elective Changes

Last month we took a look at the changes to the Webelos program coming in June 2015, with an eye toward the required Adventures that'll require some nontrivial advance planning on the part of the Webelos den leader. This month we'll dive into the... From Bobwhite's Blather 1 week ago

B.P.'s Blog – Development of the Patrol System

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 2 weeks ago

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