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Tiger Elective Adventure Requirements: Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magical Mysteries

[cs2015] Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magical Mysteries is one of the Tiger elective adventures.  In the current Tiger Cub program, it is most similar to  Tiger Elective 19 – Magic Fun . For this adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn... From Scouter Mom 13 hours ago

Scouts Help Repair Campground Destroyed by Fire

When a campground at Point Mugu State Park in California was destroyed by fire, Troop 730 from Newbury Park, California , stepped up to help. The troop already spent some time each year maintaining a trail near the park. After the fire, four... From Inside Boys' Life 14 hours ago

...and 1 other from Inside Boys' Life.

Letters From Camp – Day Two

Hello from Camp Horseshoe! Send me an   email me via Troop 24 Kennett Square and I'll reply via one of the video Letters from Summer Camp this week. You can check out the live webcam too. Here's more information about Camp Horseshoe The post... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 6 hours ago

The Buzz - June 2014, "National Annual Meeting"

While the name of the event remained the same, there were lots of changes introduced at the 2014 National Annual Meeting, held May 21-23 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn., including: The final address from Wayne Perry, the BSA's... From BSA Internal Communications Youtube Videos 7 hours ago

...and 4 others from Inside Boys' Life.

The Art of Story-Telling

Once Upon a Campfire One of the first Scout camping trips that sticks out in mind was not noteworthy because of where we went or what we did. As a matter of fact, I can't even remember where it was. What sticks out in my head was what took place... From Scouting Rediscovered 1 day ago

How to Get Started Caving

Expert caver on the 5 best places to get started caving: Bill Steele started caving as a Scout almost 50 years ago, and since then, he has explored hundreds of caves throughout the United States and in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and China. He has... From Inside Boys' Life 1 day ago

Letters From Camp – Day One

DAY ONE Hello from Camp Horseshoe! Just checking for a couple of minutes (the first day or so at camp is always busy!) Be sure to email me! Camp Webcam and Email Send me an   email me via Troop 24 Kennett Square and I'll reply via one of the video... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 1 day ago

The Summit Bechtel Reserve | Explore the Adventure of Scouting

The Summit Bechtel Reserve. A place like no other in the world tucked in the heart of West Virginia. A place made possible through the generosity of donors who see The Bechtel Summit's adventures, programs and technological opportunities as vital to... From The Bechtel Summit Youtube Videos 1 day ago

Webelos Adventure Requirements: Webelos Walkabout

[cs2015] Webelos Walkabout is one of the Webelos CORE Adventure Requirements.  In the current Webelos Cub Scout program, it is similar to the Outdoorsman activity badge and the Hiking belt loop and pin . For this adventure, Webelos plan and carry... From Scouter Mom 1 day ago

Eagle Scout Project Idea: Bats Are Our Friend

If you're looking for an idea for an Eagle Scout project, feel free to go batty. Michigan Boy Scout Matthew Netherland knows all about the benefits of bats . That's why, for his Eagle Scout project, he converted scrap car battery covers into 30 bat... From Inside Boys' Life 1 day ago

Q&A: SSNs, Background Checks, Merit Badge Counselors

Time for a few more answers to your questions, this time about Social Security numbers on adult applications, the criminal background check and how to become a merit badge counselor. I don't like giving out my Social Security number. Why is it... From Bobwhite's Blather 1 day ago

Courteous

Twice last week, I was greeted by one of our former Scouts in public, once at a restaurant and the other at a store. We were having lunch and both my son and I noticed a busboy who looked familiar, but neither of us could place exactly who it was... From Bobwhite's Blather 2 days ago

B.P.'s Blog – the Need for a Refresher

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 days ago

Learning the Ropes – the 2014 Hallmark Ornament

It is that time of year. Hallmark is now selling the new Keepsake Ornaments for this year's Christmas season. That means there should be a new Beagle Scout Snoopy ornament if the company is continuing the series they began several years ago. I was... From A Scoutmaster's Blog 2 days ago

Three Scouts Save Drowning Victim at Oklahoma Lake

If someone was drowning, would you know what to do? Thanks goodness these three Scout brothers from Oklahoma knew exactly what to do when they rescued a man at Lake Arcadia. "They train us for this kind of stuff," Jonathan Wyckoff, 15,  told an... From Inside Boys' Life 2 days ago

A New Course

Hole #3. If you have been keeping up with this blog you know that both I and the Boy Scouts of Troop 68 like to play disc golf. I usually go to a nearby town to play since Melrose does not have a disc golf course. I like to get out at least once... From A Scoutmaster's Blog 3 days ago

Eagle Scout Project Idea: Planting a Garden

One of the best ways to beautify an area is to plant a garden. And if that garden can also be used to help educate kids? All the better. Adam Smith, from Troop 7007 in Prescott, Arizona, recently completed an Eagle Scout project that saw him raise... From Inside Boys' Life 3 days ago

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