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A New Scouting Role, for One Year!

Tis the season for all units… in the Central Minnesota Council to complete their recharters. Begin the caroling and pass the eggnog. The new committee of Cub Scout Pack 68 is about to learn how it is done. The recharter was one of the things... From A Scoutmaster's Blog 5 hours ago

The Meet and Greet: Committee & Charter Organization

It has been an interesting fall as we work to reorganize the leadership of Cub Scout Pack 68 and carry out the new program. It has also been fun and rewarding. The boys have been telling their parents they are having fun. The parents are commenting... From A Scoutmaster's Blog 1 day ago

Cub Scouts Help Paralyzed Dog Get Moving Again

Cub Scouts Help Paralyzed Dog Get Moving Noah, a 1-year-old Beagle/Dachshund mix, had just hours to live. The poor guy had likely been hit by a car and had lost the use of his back legs. Animal Control workers in Atlanta say he was dragging his... From Inside Boys' Life 2 days ago

Don't Stress Out!

Adult Scout leaders sometimes try to take on too much, try too hard to be perfect or try to out-do one another. Usually, these actions are because we are focusing on our own needs or want others to see what great things we are doing. This kind of... From Bobwhite's Blather 3 days ago

Build a Rustic Clothes Rack

Build a Rustic Clothes Rack #boyslife #diy #diyprojects Gather some branches, make a simple frame and create this handy clothes rack. Safety First: Ask an adult to help with tools you haven't used before. Respect private property:  Make sure you... From Inside Boys' Life 3 days ago

A New Scoutmaster – Chapter Six

This is the sixth of twelve installments in a story that follows a new Scoutmaster, Chuck Grant, attempting to use the patrol method in a troop that has forgotten how. I've based this work of fiction on the stories shared by readers and listeners,... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 3 days ago

Kansas Scouts Drive in, Camp Out

A  long time ago, these things called drive-in movie theaters  were super popular. They're still around , but they aren't nearly as common as they used to be. Stick with us, kids. It goes like this: You drive your car into a giant parking lot and... From Inside Boys' Life 3 days ago

New Leader Orientation

Tom sent in this question: The New Leader Meeting for our Pack was basically, read the hand book and ask us any questions. As an Eagle Scout I was able to figure a bunch out on my own and our Den is running strong. However, I see other new leaders... From Scouter Mom 4 days ago

Scouting and Money

A reader asks: I would really like to hear how various troops handle money. While I am certain there is no "one" right way  to handle Scouting and money, I feel we can learn from sharing each other's methods. How is the money collected, who... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 4 days ago

Scout's Project Honors Fallen Police Officer

Scout's Project Honors Fallen Police Officer One day, Boy Scout Clark Jividen from Woodville, Ohio, was speaking with a police officer who was visiting his school. A week later, Clark received some heart-breaking news: the officer had been shot and... From Inside Boys' Life 4 days ago

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Review: Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham http://ow.ly/Exeij #legobatman #lego #videogame #boyslife #gamereviews Batman in space? It's not as weird as it sounds. Comicbook creators have been placing superheroes in unusual environments since Batman and... From Inside Boys' Life 4 days ago

A New Scoutmaster – Chapter FIve

This is the fifth of twelve installments in a story that follows a new Scoutmaster, Chuck Grant, attempting to use the patrol method in a troop that has forgotten how. I've based this work of fiction on the stories shared by readers and listeners,... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 5 days ago

The BSA Fieldbook: It's Pretty Darn Good

The BSA Fieldbook: It's Pretty Darn Good We've all know for awhile that the BSA Fieldbook , officially called  Fieldbook: Scouting's Manual of Basic and Advanced Skills for Outdoor Adventure,  is a pretty useful resource. It seems some other folks... From Inside Boys' Life 5 days ago

A Day in the Life

I have been pretty quiet on the social front, not a lot to say, but I have some things to talk about…Here is an excerpt that I posted on Google + a month ago. On October 9th, our family's lives changed forever. We were awoken at 4:15 AM to... From True North Scouting 5 days ago

Traditional Scouting 101 – the Challenge of the Wilderness

[N.B. This is the third post in a series on this blog called "Traditional Scouting 101". It builds logically on the previous articles. If you haven't read them yet, you can do so here: Part 1 , Part 2 . Thank you for reading! Please take a moment... From Scouting Rediscovered 5 days ago

Podcast 244 – Listen to Your Scouts

Listen to your Scouts… and you'll hear lots of answers! I discuss listening in this week's "Scoutmaster in Seven Minutes or Less". In the email segment of this podcast we answer questions about activities that fulfill more than one... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 6 days ago

The New Troop Committee Guidebook

You may not have noticed, but earlier this year the Scout shops and Supply Division replaced the Troop Committee Guidebook with a new edition. The previous version, item 34505B, was originally published in 1998 and was reprinted several times since... From Bobwhite's Blather 6 days ago

B.P.'s Blog – Retention of the Elder Scout

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

GoLite Gone :-(

Do you remember what it felt like when Mighty Casey struck out? "Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright; The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light, And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children... From Scoutmaster Musings 1 week ago

When It Comes to Building Igloos, Troop 392 in Normandy Park, Washington, Knows Where to Find...

When it comes to building igloos, Troop 392 in Normandy Park, Washington, knows where to find paradise. Almost every winter since 2000, the troop has sent Scouts to Paradise - a popular recreation area on the southern slope of Mount Rainier - to... From Inside Boys' Life 1 week ago

Take Out a Dollar Bill, and Hold It Vertically. Now Imagine an Opening 3 Feet Wide and as Tall As...

Take out a dollar bill, and hold it vertically. Now imagine an opening 3 feet wide and as tall as your dollar. Could you fit your whole body through? That's the challenge facing Venturers and Explorers who have entered the Squeezebox competition,... From Inside Boys' Life 1 week ago

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