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University of Scouting

I'm at University of Scouting today. My LNT presentation went well but I missed this Great dutch oven cooking session. :-( The fella doing this session is fun, and was in a first aid training I did a couple years ago. UofS is a nice opportunity to... From Scoutmaster Musings 5 hours ago

Whittling Chip Card Corners

Ben sent in this question: We recently had an issue with some scouts on a camp out where a knife was used improperly. There was an incident and although no one was injured I realized there don't appear to be clear guidelines on what is a "minor"... From Scouter Mom 1 day ago

Bronx Scout Honored for Saving Elderly Neighbor and Toddler From Apartment Fire

A 17-year-old Scout received the Honor Medal on October 16 after racing into a burning apartment building in January to save his elderly neighbor and a toddler. Jack Dailey – a member of Troop 240, Riverdale, N.Y. – had just returned to his seventh... From Inside Boys' Life 1 day ago

SansBug Photo Contest

One of these tents is not like the other - can you tell the main difference? Canvas tents are an old stand-by of Scout Camps across the country. I've stayed in them at Philmont basecamp on both of my treks there. In a dry, arid environment, they... From Scoutmaster Musings 1 day ago

Nominate Inspirational Youth for Winter Market's Outdoor...

Nominate inspirational youth for Winter Market's Outdoor Inspirations Awards A true outdoor community event, the Outdoor Inspiration Awards celebrates individuals, groups, and companies whose efforts go above and beyond in inspiring others in their... From Inside Boys' Life 2 days ago

Leadership? Yeah, We Do That.

Last weekend my son was inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, an honor society for students with high grade-point averages and in the top 20 percent of their class. NSCS is notable in that inductees are freshmen and sophomores,... From Bobwhite's Blather 2 days ago

Build a Display Table

What You'll Need: Two pallets in good shape Work gloves and safety goggles Flat pry bar and claw hammer Crowbar for stubborn nails Crosscut saw Pocketknife Coarse sandpaper Sanding block or electric sander Drill and drill bits to predrill screw and... From Inside Boys' Life 2 days ago

Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity: Tips for the battle with Davy Jones and the Kraken In the Pirates of the Caribbean Play Set, I'm having trouble with the final ship battle against Davy Jones and the Kraken. Do you have any tips to help me finish? Games Guru:... From Inside Boys' Life 3 days ago

Civilization V

Civilization V: Help with Siam When I was playing as the Bismarck German Empire, Siam declared war on me and had rocket artillery, bombers and modern armor. How do I defend? They already captured three of my cities! Help! Games Guru:  With any... From Inside Boys' Life 3 days ago

The Authority of Youth Leadership.

Compel Force or oblige someone to do something. Delegate To give or commit (duties, powers, etc) to another as agent or representative. Empowered Give someone the authority or power to do something. The authority of youth leadership is not based... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 3 days ago

Perfect Eagle Project?

(click pic for larger view) On my afternoon hike this weekend, I ran into what very well may be the perfect Eagle Scout service project! This is a hands-on Knots and Lashings kiosk and can be found at Lowry Nature Center west of Victoria, MN. It... From Scoutmaster Musings 3 days ago

Philmont, a Love Letter

Found this as I was bouncing around the internet.   Tucker Prescott pretty much sums up my feelings for Philmont in this short video. I WANNA GO BACK TO PHILMONT.. Enjoy..  And great job Tucker! Have a Great Scouting Day! Philmont: A Love Letter... From The Scoutmaster Minute 3 days ago

Featured Customer: Pack 144 From Clendenin, WV

This week's featured customer is Pack 144 out of Clendenin, West Virginia.  We LOVE to see photos of Scouts out about about in the community.  Last month, Pack 144 participated in a Fall Festival Parade.  We think their float is SO COOL! Love the... From Official ClassB Blog 3 days ago

13 Year Old Eagle.

From the Facebook page of Steve Harvey I thought I would let it simmer for a bit before I weighed in.. and now I just can't keep my blog silent on this. So, at a risk of pissing a bunch of folks off.. here it goes. By now, if you are an active... From The Scoutmaster Minute 3 days ago

Summit Core Values: Spotlight on Adventure

As you may already know, The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, or just SBR for short, is guided by four core values: leadership, training, sustainability and adventure. Scouting itself is an adventure of many kinds, not just physical... From Summit Blog 4 days ago

A New Scoutmaster in the Volcano

I received this email from a new Scoutmaster a day or two ago: I was presented with the opportunity to take over as our new Scoutmaster some months ago and asked your advice. I had some concerns about the level of adult involvement in what should... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 4 days ago

Eagle Scout Survives Venture Into Shark Tank

Noah Cahoon , a 14-year-old Eagle Scout from American Fork, Utah, is already the CEO of his own company, Paper Box Pilots . And he's doing quite well. Noah was recently a guest on the ABC show Shark Tank , where ambitious entrepreneurs pitch ideas... From Inside Boys' Life 4 days ago

Hip Patrol Patches

If scouts in your troop or Webelos den are tired of the same old choices in official BSA patrol emblems, have them take a peak at patrol emblems where they may find something new and fun. Maybe the BSA will regain some of the market... From Scoutmaster Musings 5 days ago

Podcast 240 -Elections, Reviews, & Conferences

Elections, Boards of Review, and Conferences Should a Scout be denied a Scoutmaster's conference because, horror of horrors, he's wearing white socks? I hope you know the answer to that already, but in this podcast I answer an email question from a... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 5 days ago

SOL Origin Survival Kit: Worth the Price?

Q. Hey Gear Guy, I bought the SOL Origin Survival Kit, but my friends told me this was a rip-off. Do you think it was worth it? - Concerned Kenya, Sunnyvale, California A. Hi Kenya. Thanks for the question. Nobody likes to feel like they got ripped... From Inside Boys' Life 5 days ago

Stuff We Like: Riviera Select 8' Stoft Top Standup Paddleboard

By now, you've probably heard about-or even tried-standup paddleboarding (SUP). If not, the basics are you stand on an oversized surfboard and stroke with a long canoe-like paddle. You can do it on lakes, oceans and slow-moving rivers and there's... From Inside Boys' Life 5 days ago

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