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Get to Know the Signs, Signals and Codes Merit Badge

Believe it or not, there were ways to communicate before Facebook and text messages. The brand-new Signs, Signals and Codes merit badge covers most of them. When you earn this badge, you'll study the nonverbal ways we communicate, including... From Inside Boys' Life 1 day ago

DIY Wooden Blinds

DIY Wooden Blinds #diyprojects #blinds #woodenblinds Safety first: Ask an adult to help with tools you haven't used before. What you'll need: Wooden boards of your choice Slat Hangers (split ring/swivel/binder ring combination) 1/2? metal conduit 2... From Inside Boys' Life 1 day ago

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Flip the Bird Tag

This is an active game which is a combination of tag and keep away. In it, a players work together to keep their friends from being tagged. "Flip the Bird" is the traditional name for this game, but if you think it will cause too much of a stir,... From Scouter Mom 2 days ago

Campfire Ballads

Do you know the campfire ballads about Sam and Dan? If you are fortunate you've sat in rapt attention around a campfire, chills running up your back, a smile on your face, listening to a skilled orator recite the campfire ballads of Sam McGee... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 2 days ago

Wilderness Survival: Get Out There and Do It

When it comes to surviving in the wild, there's only so much you can learn from books and the classroom. Sometimes, you just have to get out there. That was the idea behind Nebraska Troop 114's wilderness survival weekend, which included a 4-mile... From Inside Boys' Life 3 days ago

The Value of Time

One of the most frequent excuses I hear from Scouters is that they do not have enough time. Time for family, work, sports, scouting, hobbies, church, volunteering, etc. There's just not enough time. Well folks, there is plenty of tim e.. in fact no... From The Scoutmaster Minute 3 days ago

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Nintendo, Wii U) Gameplay: 8.4 Graphics: 9.0 Sound: 8.0 Replay Value: 7.0 Overall Score: 8.2 Pros: Rainbow rope's unique, tough challenges, fun environments. Cons: Game's too short, no online multiplayer, Kirby needs... From Inside Boys' Life 3 days ago

The 2015 FOS Patch

It is that time of year. Units in the Central Minnesota Council are being visited by council representatives for the annual Friends Of Scouting (FOS) campaign. Families are being asked to contribute what they can to the council to assist in... From A Scoutmaster's Blog 3 days ago

Tent Buying Guide

Home is where your Tent is. The Gear Guy brings you the latest, greatest - and most affordable! - tents for backpacking and car camping. When you're out on the trail, a tent is one of your most valuable pieces of gear. It gives you shelter from the... From Inside Boys' Life 3 days ago

Extreme Races That Push Competitors to Their Limits

These extreme races go to the extreme in testing  human endurance, strength, courage and skill. They challenge competitors in punishing conditions and terrain, pushing racers to their limits - and beyond. The Race Across America A true endurance... From Inside Boys' Life 3 days ago

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Building Resilience, 7 Cs and Scouting

An author was being interviewed on the radio in the background as I was working away at my desk. He was discussing building resilience in young people. As I listened I thought "Hey! Who is this guy? This sounds a lot like Scouting!" This got me... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 3 days ago

Issue 434 – February 24, 2015

________________________________________ Dear Andy, Does a troop have to accept any boy who wants to join? (Name & Council Withheld) "Have to" is an interesting way to phrase your question, so let me ask… What's the situation that's... From Ask Andy 4 days ago

Podcast 256 – Modifying Advancement

What do you think? In this week's podcast I'll answer email questions about young Scoutmasters ,  modifying advancement requirements for Scouts with disabilities , the Alligator River game , Webelos going to Scout events, and a full-year troop... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 4 days ago

Called Out

From Scouter Adam 5 days ago

Q&A: Requiring Adult Involvement, Can Scouts Go Soaring?

This week, a couple questions from readers: Requiring parents to register Can a troop require that parents of Scouts register as adult members? Our troop insists that one parent of each Scout register as an assistant Scoutmaster or a troop committee... From Bobwhite's Blather 5 days ago

B.P.'s Blog – What Is Scouting?

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 5 days ago

The Golden Eaglet (1918) a Silent Movie Brought Back to Life

I was attending a Girl Scout event today and brought along my copy of the GSA 100th Anniversary book in case there was some down time while the girls were in class. They were working with Engineering students at North Carolina State University and... From Scouting News 6 days ago

Cub Scout Leader "Survival Guide" 5

This is the fifth of a five-part series, Part one Understanding Cubs Part two Understanding Meetings Part three – Understanding Volunteering Part four – Blessed are the Den leaders I've been a Cubmaster, and a den leader for Wolf,... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 6 days ago

Preparing for Blue and Gold Banquet

Monday night will be my first Blue and Gold Banquet as the Cubmaster of Pack 68 in Melrose. And maybe my only one. After all, I would like to see someone else step forward to take over as cubmaster next fall. But this year it is my turn to try to... From A Scoutmaster's Blog 1 week ago

Basic Training Documents

In this month's Boy Scout Breakout at the Tuscarora District Roundtable, we talked about Basic Training.  Of course you have to take the online training, the Scoutmaster Specific and the Intro to Outdoor Leadership, and all of that is good for a... From An Hour a Week... left over after Scouting 1 week ago

Winners of the BL Summer Fun Photo Contest

Here are the amazing winners of the Boys' Life Summer Fun photo contest Last summer, we asked you to send us your best photographs for the Boys' Life Summer Fun Contest. You guys took so many great pics, it was really hard to choose the best... From Inside Boys' Life 1 week ago

Cub Scout Leader "Survival Guide" 4

This is the fourth of a five-part series, Part one Understanding Cubs  | Part two Understanding Meetings  | Part three – Understanding Volunteering I've been a Cubmaster, and a den leader for Wolf, Bear,and Webelos dens. Volunteering as a Cub... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 1 week ago

March Pack Meeting Plan – Be Aware and Care (Compassion)

The Cub Scout core value for the month of March is  Compassion . BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Be Aware and Care related to this core value. The Be Aware and Care meeting plan features ideas for the core value of compassion- games,... From Scouter Mom 1 week ago

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