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Service Project Idea: Removing Invasive Plants

Service project idea: removing invasive plants Sometimes pulling weeds is about more than making an area look pretty. It's about saving it. Invasive species of plants make up 70 percent of the overall invasive population in National Park lands... From Inside Boys' Life 9 hours ago

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Badges… We Don't Need No Stinking Badges…

While it is true that we don't need no stinking badges… We do have a need for patches and lots of them. If you follow me on Facebook, you may have noticed that I am in a patch phase.  Well truth be told, I have been a patch guy for a long... From The Scoutmaster Minute 1 day ago

Guide to Advancement Updated

The BSA's Advancement Team has completed its biennial review and revision of the Guide to Advancement. The complete document can be downloaded here. As usual, there are several significant changes and clarifications, and most of the changes pertain... From Bobwhite's Blather 1 day ago

Build a Scout Law Ladder

This folding Scout Law ladder can be displayed at meetings, outings or any other Scouting events. What You'll Need A wooden ladder about 7? or 8? tall 13 wooden boards Saw Paint for each board and the ladder Paint, tape, sticks, stencils, letters... From Inside Boys' Life 1 day ago

The Lions Volunteer Dinner

Every year the Melrose Lions Club invites folks from the various volunteer organizations in town to a special meal to be recognized for all the work they do during the year for the community. This includes members of our volunteer fire and... From A Scoutmaster's Blog 2 days ago

Eagle Scout Project Idea: Clean Up a Creek!

Eagle Scout project idea: Clean up a creek! It seems pretty clear that aspiring Eagle Scout Parker Nasman isn't afraid of a little hard work. For his Eagle project, the Florida Boy Scout is aiming to clean up a local waterway that has become so... From Inside Boys' Life 2 days ago

Mountaineer Weeken | 19 Adventures Over 2 Days

Get a taste of the adventure and action sports opportunities available at The Summit Bechtel Reserve. The Mountaineer Weekend program gives you access to all venues in the Scott Summit Center. This area is a microcosm of the Summit with sample... From The Bechtel Summit Youtube Videos 2 days ago

Court of Honor Ceremony

This is one plan for a court of honor we've used in my troop for many years based on a few simple rules of thumb; Brief, formal, yet meaningful – Depending on the number  of awards and presentations this court of honor should take no more... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 2 days ago

2014 Kanwa Tho Lodge Fall Conclave

Kanwa tho Lodge held its Fall Conclave from September 5-7, 2014. Throughout the event, there were many activities including service projects in the morning & afternoon, an Arrow Fair event, and lodge elections. The event was held at Indian Mound... From Order of the Arrow Youtube Videos 3 days ago

What Is Wilderness First Aid Training?

What is Wilderness First Aid? Wilderness First Aid expands on basic first aid training with advanced emergency management and assessment techniques. During a Wilderness First Aid course Scouters and youth members over age 14 learn how to assess,... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 3 days ago

Boy Scout Installing Flagpoles for Wounded Veterans

Boy Scout installing flagpoles for wounded veterans Thomas O'Gorman, a Scout from Troop 271 in Harker Heights, Texas, has come up with a great idea for an Eagle Scout project. Harker wanted to bring a special kind of recognition to veterans in his... From Inside Boys' Life 3 days ago


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Illinois Scouts Help Clean Up After Another Tornado

Illinois Scouts help clean up after another tornado In the November 2014 issue of Boys' Life , we told you about several Illinois Boy Scout troops that participated in an event they called Service-O-Ree. The Scouts traveled a short distance across... From Inside Boys' Life 4 days ago

Podcast 265 – Scouting Source Code Part 1

This story really explains it all… .. told by a man who ought to know Scouting if anyone does! What must we have to have to call what we do "Scouting"? Must we have an organization? If we understand how Scouting started a century ago we can... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 4 days ago

Podcast 264 – Scouting Source Code Part 1

This story really explains it all… .. told by a man who ought to know Scouting if anyone does! What must we have to have to call what we do "Scouting"? Must we have an organization? If we understand how Scouting started a century ago we can... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 4 days ago

Is Roundtable That Important?

Do you attend your district Roundtable? When I was first recruited to be a den leader, our Cubmaster told me that, besides basic leader training, I needed to attend Roundtable each month. I viewed it as part of my commitment to the boys in my den,... From Bobwhite's Blather 4 days ago

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From Scouter Adam 5 days ago

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 5 days ago


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? neither.. I just wrote it, but I am sure that there are lots of great leaders out there that... From The Scoutmaster Minute 6 days 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 1 week ago

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