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New BSA Immunization Exemption Form

Posted to ScoutSigns on June 29th, 2009

If you haven't seen the new BSA medical form , take a look. It is universal for all levels of Scouting now, regardless of age. One new item on it is a checkbox for the BSA's Immunization Exemption form. This allows Scouts and their families with... [more]

Scouting on Vacation

Posted to The Trainer's Corner Blog on June 29th, 2009

Hello fellow Scouters, Now that it's summer, it's time for many of us to go on vacation. I'm sure that there are many who would want to get away from Scouting when on a family vacation, which is OK. But for those who don't mind a Scouting activity... [more]

August 2009 (Fun in the Sun) Program Helps

Posted to KISMIF - Awesome Cub Scouting on June 29th, 2009

The August 2009 ( Fun in the Sun ) Program Helps pages from BSA National are available (free) for download. Cub Scout Program Helps is a great resource for crafts, games, activities, and more for pack meetings and activities and Tiger, Wolf, and... [more]

Name That Council: June 26, 2009 solution

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on June 29th, 2009

We hope you had an easy time figuring out the location of the peaceful scene shown in Friday's challenge. After all, getting stressed would prevent you from enjoying the idyllic panorama of the lighthouse and lake pictured in the patch. Even if... [more]

Wilderness First Aid

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on June 29th, 2009

This weekend I completed my 16 hours of Wilderness First Aid training. Crews bound for Philmont this summer must have "... at a least one person, preferably two, (either an advisor or a youth participant) in each crew be currently certified in... [more]

Face Your Fears

Posted to Lone Star Scouter on June 28th, 2009

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face… The danger lies in refusing to face the fear, in not daring to come to grips with it… You must make yourself succeed every... [more]

Face Your Fears

Posted to Lone Star Scouter on June 28th, 2009

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face… The danger lies in refusing to face the fear, in not daring to come to grips with it… You must make yourself succeed every... [more]

A Camping We Will Go!

Posted to Lone Star Scouter on June 28th, 2009

The Troop will be leaving for BTSR in the Davis mountains in west Texas at the end of the week. The boys and a few adults went through the gear, serviced and washed the trailers, so we would be ready for the trip out there. BTSR happens to be my... [more]

A Camping We Will Go!

Posted to Lone Star Scouter on June 28th, 2009

The Troop will be leaving for BTSR in the Davis mountains in west Texas at the end of the week. The boys and a few adults went through the gear, serviced and washed the trailers, so we would be ready for the trip out there. BTSR happens to be my... [more]

Newest Eagles

Posted to Lone Star Scouter on June 28th, 2009

In the last few weeks we have had two of our Scouts become Eagle Scouts. Casey and Cameron had their BOR's and are now officially Eagle Scouts. Congratulations to these two young men. All we need now is to celebrate their achievements at the... [more]

Newest Eagles

Posted to Lone Star Scouter on June 28th, 2009

In the last few weeks we have had two of our Scouts become Eagle Scouts. Casey and Cameron had their BOR's and are now officially Eagle Scouts. Congratulations to these two young men. All we need now is to celebrate their achievements at the... [more]

Gear Review Site

Posted to Lone Star Scouter on June 28th, 2009

Today, we started locating all our gear for next week's week long excursion to Buffalo Trails Scout Ranch. In doing so, I realized that a couple of our lids and straws to our beloved Camel Bak Water Bottles had perished. Off to the internet I... [more]

Gear Review Site

Posted to Lone Star Scouter on June 28th, 2009

Today, we started locating all our gear for next week's week long excursion to Buffalo Trails Scout Ranch. In doing so, I realized that a couple of our lids and straws to our beloved Camel Bak Water Bottles had perished. Off to the internet I... [more]

Leadership Training is Universal

Posted to Commissioner Keith Comments on June 28th, 2009

I have been a strong proponent of leadership training ever since I went though my new leader essentials training as a Tiger Coach and that was several years ago and I have since learned through my interaction with my scout friends in other... [more]

The Group Annual General Meeting (podcast)

Posted to Nick's Ramblings UK on June 27th, 2009

Podcast number 12. On this one I talk a bit about some of the stuff the Group has done over the last month and then about the Group Annual General Meeting... [more]

To Keep myself Physically Fit

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on June 27th, 2009

Now I don't know what has happened to boys.. and you before you think I am going to rant about video games and MTV.. stop. But I wonder when we stopped being physically fit. I remember as a kid there were not to many "Heavy kids". We ran,... [more]

MSPP #69: The Forest of the Yellow Fingers

Posted to A Scoutmaster's Blog on June 27th, 2009

Everyone loves to hear a story. Especially a story that has a some comedy with a little grossness mixed into it. Add a moral to the story and you have something to tell the Boy Scouts around the campfire. But what if the moral of the story... [more]

Sea 2 Sky Success

Posted to Scoutmaster Musings on June 26th, 2009

We're back from an awesome week out west! It was amazing how well everything worked out and we got to do every activity that the scouts had hoped for - even doing the Space Needle which I would have just as soon missed. :-) 18 scouts from the... [more]

Words To Live By

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on June 26th, 2009

These 12 little words... they can make a difference in your life. Have a Great Scouting Day!... [more]

Some Photos from Last Night's Awards

Posted to Nick's Ramblings UK on June 26th, 2009

Here are a few photo's from my Group's AGM last night. The rest can be seen here in the Group's photo gallery. One of the things we have to do is to elect a Group Executive Committee and each of the committee members got given a hat to show who... [more]

Name That Council: June 26, 2009

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on June 26th, 2009

On Monday we promised that today's Name That Council would be easier than last week's. But we hope you didn't expect a gimme. If you think you know the council whose members wear the patch shown, e-mail us with your guess along with your name, unit... [more]

Cleary's Corner Show 6

Posted to Commissioner's Corner on June 26th, 2009

Yup, 2 in a month...imagine that. The next to last show about the Commissioner's Service and a bit more about the troop. Click here to download... [more]

Lots of Awards at the Group's Annual General Meeting

Posted to Nick's Ramblings UK on June 25th, 2009

Tonight we held the Group's AGM and I'm going to do a podcast about AGMs soon. But one of the things we did was give out some awards. The first, and most important, was the Cub of the Year Award. This is given every year to one of the older Cubs... [more]

Words to Live By

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on June 25th, 2009

Have a Great Scouting Day!... [more]

Old Scouts - Young Scouts

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on June 25th, 2009

I've hung in there long enough to enjoy watching some of my old Scouts grow up and journey far into adulthood. Scouts from my first few years as Scoutmaster are now approaching forty years of age (!) and have families of their own. My own son... [more]

Recipe of the Week

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on June 25th, 2009

Not that this is a regular segment ...but I had to make the title catchy... But here is my recipe of the week, can't remember where I got it, more than likely from our friends at Trail Cooking.com Try this one. You will love it. Teriyaki Chicken 1... [more]

What a Weekend: Extra! Extra! uses for newspaper

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on June 25th, 2009

Here's a new spin on recycling the news: Keenan Klos and Pack 249 used hundreds of newspapers to celebrate the March Cub Scout theme, "Jurassic Pack." Pack leaders asked the boys to roll newspaper tubes with their parents at home. Then, each one... [more]

Cub Scouting History: Webelos

Posted to KISMIF - Awesome Cub Scouting on June 25th, 2009

You may think that "Webelos" has always stood for "WE'll BE LOyal Scouts." But actually, "Webelos" originally stood for the first letters of the ranks leading up to Boy Scouting: Wolf, Bear, Lion, Scout . The term is explained in this excerpt from... [more]

Numbers

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on June 25th, 2009

In business numbers are everything.. in Scouting... well not so much, but when it comes to impact... I guess a number can demonstrate that you are in fact making a small impact and spreading the word, helping others to deliver the promise of... [more]

SIlver BUffalo Awardees

Posted to Scouting Maniac on June 24th, 2009

Here are the names of the people who earned the Silver Buffalo Award in 2009. Each awardee will have a link to the profile on National Council's website: Kent Clayburn. Click here. Randall K Cline. Click here. Larry CUnningham. Click here. Ronald... [more]

2 Million Eagle Scouts

Posted to Scouting Maniac on June 24th, 2009

Here is the story from Scouting.org about the 2 millionth Eagle Scout: Anthony Thomas to Represent 97 Years of Scouting Tradition and Honor, Serve as Youth Representative at BSA 100th Anniversary Events Anthony Thomas, Lakeville, Minn. View the... [more]

Making Scouting Compulsory

Posted to Commissioner Keith Comments on June 24th, 2009

...an interesting title, isn't it? Imagine what the world today would be like if scouting was a mandatory program that everyone in the world had to be a part of. Let's start with the political leaders: If all of our government leaders were scouts... [more]

The Scoutmaster Minute Podcast

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on June 24th, 2009

A new Show is out. The final part of my 3 part series on Leave No Trace. You can get more information and down the show here . Or you can download and listen to the show by clicking here . Either way.. enjoy the show. Have a Great Scouting Day!... [more]

The Scoutmaster Minute Show #35

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute Podcast on June 24th, 2009

The final of the three part series on Leave no Trace, Scoutmaster Jerry discusses the last three principles of Leave no Trace. Minimizing?campfire impact, Respecting Wildlife and being Considerate of others. I hope you have enjoyed this series on... [more]

Scout Cuisine (or Lack Thereof)

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on June 24th, 2009

Boys are pragmatic vestiges of our hunter-gatherer past who see little reason to linger lovingly over the preparation or consumption of food. Left to themselves I believe they would gravitate towards gobbling down whatever fistful of uncooked food... [more]

Knot of the Week: Cub Scout Den Leader Award

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on June 24th, 2009

Take a break from corralling your den full of energized 7- to 10-year-olds, and listen up. We know you work hard as a den leader, and we want give you a hint on how you can get your just rewards. Start recording your progress as a volunteer and... [more]

Scouting Resources

Posted to Nick's Ramblings UK on June 24th, 2009

I've just come across an excellent site called Scouting Resources . This site is run by an Assistant Cub Leader from North East London and has LOADS of useful information and resources on it (hence the name). And while it has a UK slant, there is... [more]

July 2009 (Be a Sport) Program Helps

Posted to KISMIF - Awesome Cub Scouting on June 24th, 2009

The July 2009 ( Be a Sport ) Program Helps pages from BSA National are now available (free) for download. Program Helps is a great resource for crafts, games, activities and more for pack meetings and activities and Tiger, Wolf, and Bear den... [more]

Teaching Cubs to Cook

Posted to The Trainer's Corner Blog on June 23rd, 2009

Hello fellow Scouters, This past weekend, I made a cake with my son, who's enjoying his first year in Boy Scouts. We got a delicious Dr. Pepper and cake mix recipe from Scoutmaster Cleary , and since it had several ingredients my son loved... [more]

Scouting news for your eyes, ears

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on June 23rd, 2009

What's the best way to keep up with Scouting news, information, and tips on the go? That's easy. Load the BSA's official podcasts, audio or video files that you can download to listen to or watch, into your MP3 player. The term is derived from the... [more]

Fast Tracks Adopted

Posted to KISMIF - Awesome Cub Scouting on June 23rd, 2009

I have heard from several sources that Fast Tracks is being adopted as part of the official BSA Cub Scout program beginning with the 2010-2011 school year . My guess is there will be a public announcement in the not-too-distant future. Stay tuned... [more]

The Drawing Draws Near

Posted to A Scoutmaster's Blog on June 22nd, 2009

There is only a week left to register for the drawing to win dvd's or posters for Scout Camp: The Movie . You do need a Twitter account to enter. Details are found at http://tinyurl.com/kksp3z Subscribe to "A Scoutmaster's Blog"... [more]

Father's Day

Posted to Nick's Ramblings UK on June 22nd, 2009

Yesterday was Father's Day. To be honest, I've often thought that it was nothing more than a ' Hallmark Holiday' ! This is because it doesn't seem to have any historical context, unlike Mother's Day, which is based on the Christian Church's... [more]

Navy Helps Boy Scout Troop Learn to Survive

Posted to Scouting News on June 22nd, 2009

Boy Scouts from Coronado, Calif., received survival training from some of the Navy's best survival training instructors at the Warner Springs Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) training facility May 30-31. The Boy Scouts of Troop 806... [more]

Name That Council: June 19, 2009 solution

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on June 22nd, 2009

OK, last week's Name That Council was tough. But you might have gotten it-if you looked closely at the most-prominent element of the patch (shown above). Follow the jump for the correct answer. That's it. The Yankee Clipper Council , based in... [more]

Big Spring 2009 Catalog

Posted to KISMIF - Awesome Cub Scouting on June 22nd, 2009

BSA Supply Group's Spring/Summer 2009 catalog is now available. It appears that they have heeded some of the complaints about the small catalogs . At 52 pages , this one is twice as big as the Spring 2008 catalog . You can download the pdf here (... [more]

Lightning Safety Week: June 21-27, 2009

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on June 22nd, 2009

This is Lightning Safety Week. Dangerous yet fascinating lightning demands respect and inspires reverence. Here are three important lightning safety resources and three interesting lightning phenomena: If you haven't already do complete the Weather... [more]

Quote from BP

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on June 21st, 2009

I love this one. Our Founder truly was a man of vision and insight. "We only have a short time to live, so it is essential to do things that are worthwhile and to do them now." ~ Lord Robert Baden-Powell Have a Great Scouting Day!... [more]

Happy Fathers Day

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on June 21st, 2009

Today is Fathers day , ties will be given, maybe a new tool or handy gadget, a gift hand made by loving hands. Today we honor our fathers. Have a BBQ and be nice to dear old dad. I tend to look at fathers day this year from the prospective of the... [more]

Old (ish) Photos

Posted to Nick's Ramblings UK on June 21st, 2009

I'm in the process of sorting out some of my photographs so they are better organised and backed up in more then one place, which is always a sensible precaution. Doing this, I've come across some of the oldest digital photos I have of the Scout... [more]

Happy Father's Day

Posted to Lone Star Scouter on June 21st, 2009

If you are here, and you are a male scout leader… Happy Father's Day. It includes all of you; whether or not you actually have a child. If you are an adult scout leader, and you are a male, you are a father to them all. I hate to pull out... [more]

Happy Father's Day

Posted to Lone Star Scouter on June 21st, 2009

If you are here, and you are a male scout leader… Happy Father's Day. It includes all of you; whether or not you actually have a child. If you are an adult scout leader, and you are a male, you are a father to them all. I hate to pull out... [more]

Ask Andy

Posted to U.S. Scouting Service Project on June 20th, 2009

Maybe that Scouter's blowin' his own trumpet about all the Scouting "hats" he wears and how important he is... but you'd better check to see if the valves are movin' before you start marchin' to the tune... Copyright - U.S. Scouting Service Project... [more]

2010 National Jamboree Staff Update

Posted to Scouting News on June 20th, 2009

A payment reminder was recently sent out via email to those individuals who have applied to be on staff. If you haven't seen it, check your spam filters! Here are a few highlights: Payment Reminder: The second 2010 National Scout Jamboree payment... [more]

Beavers & Cubs Sponsored Walk

Posted to Nick's Ramblings UK on June 19th, 2009

The Beavers and Cubs have spent this evening walking round Westport Lake to raise money for the animal charity the PDSA. Of course, there was a bit of concern doing this today in light of the tragedy on Tuesday, where a Beaver drowned in a river... [more]

Dutch Oven Breakfast Recipe

Posted to The Trainer's Corner Blog on June 19th, 2009

Hello fellow Scouters, I had a real positive response to my dutch oven dessert recipe, so I thought I'd share one more. Our Cub Scout den's favorite breakfast was a breakfast one-pot casserole. A portion of it was prepared at home, so it was easy... [more]

H1N1 Swine Flu Hits Scout Camps

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on June 19th, 2009

This week at least three Scout Camps report outbreaks of the H1N1 swine flu virus; In Asheville North Carolina Camp Daniel Boone Camp Daniel Boone workers will continue monitoring campers and staff throughout the summer after 47 people came down... [more]

Name That Council: June 19, 2009

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on June 19th, 2009

This week we take Name That Council out to the high seas. The traditional-looking ship pictured is essentially your only clue. There's no skyline, well-known landmark, or state flag to assist you this week. If you think you know which council wears... [more]

Arrowmen in Action

Posted to Scouting Maniac on June 19th, 2009

Arrowmen In Action: Living Life To The Fullest For many Arrowmen, giving back to the community means picking and completing one project or working closely with a few groups. But for Russell Harrison-an Eagle Scout and Arrowman from Colonneh Lodge in... [more]

Quote of the Week- Effort

Posted to Scouting Maniac on June 19th, 2009

The one thing that matters is the effort. It continues, whereas the end to be attained is but an illusion of the climber, as he fares on and on from crest to crest; and once the goal is reached it has no meaning. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The... [more]

Just a Little Effort

Posted to Scouting Maniac on June 19th, 2009

One of the things that i keep getting complaints about in my Troop is how the adult leaders are always nagging the youth leaders to get something done. I guess in part it is the adults fault because we should be reminding youth leaders of the jobs... [more]

The Magic of Scouting

Posted to Commissioner Keith Comments on June 19th, 2009

I have been a part of scouting for most of my life or should I say scouting has been a part of most of my life. Growing up in a family that has seen its share of scout leaders, both grandfathers and my father, we scout leaders, and an uncle that... [more]

Centennial uniform helps ward off skin cancer

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on June 18th, 2009

If you're seeking extra protection from the sun's harmful UV rays-and really, who isn't-listen up. What you wear is as important as the sunscreen you put on. And by wearing any of the items in the new Centennial uniform you'll help block out... [more]

Life in the Slow Lane

Posted to Commissioner's Corner on June 18th, 2009

Here in Wisconsin, times seem to slow down quite a bit when it comes to activities. Why? I dunno. It may be due to folks just wanting to enjoy the sunshine and warmth, or because folks seem to go 100 MPH during the school year. Regardless, it may be... [more]

DLTK Sunflower Craft

Posted to KISMIF - Awesome Cub Scouting on June 18th, 2009

DLTK's Crafts for Kids website has instructions on doing this "Sunny the Sunflower" craft which would probably be a fun project for your Tigers or Wolfs. The site has a template for the project. Theme: Fun in the Sun Link Posted in Crafts, CUB... [more]

10-8-10 I'm N

Posted to Lone Star Scouter on June 18th, 2009

Wondering what the title means? The Sam Houston Area Council is promoting this very heavy. Those scout savvy may recognize this as the date for BSA's 100th. anniversary. The Council is planning a Council wide campout on this date at Texas World... [more]

10-8-10 I'm N

Posted to Lone Star Scouter on June 18th, 2009

Wondering what the title means? The Sam Houston Area Council is promoting this very heavy. Those scout savvy may recognize this as the year for BSA's 100th. anniversary. The Council is planning a Council wide campout on this date at Texas World... [more]

New Scouting Outdoors Page

Posted to The Trainer's Corner Blog on June 17th, 2009

Hello fellow Scouters, I was fortunate to belong to a pack that spent a lot of time outdoors. We had around six outdoor activities a year, with 2 or 3 of them being pack campouts. And we would usually participate as a pack twice a year in council... [more]

The Worst News

Posted to Nick's Ramblings UK on June 17th, 2009

I've just read the awful news that a Beaver Scout died last night while walking along a river in Suffolk with the rest of his Colony. There is no news on how this tragedy happened at the moment, and I will make no speculation or comment. See here... [more]

Knot of the Week: ¡Scouting... Vale La Pena! Service Award

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on June 17th, 2009

Scouting is universal. No matter where you go in the country, you'll see Scouts of every religion, race, and socioeconomic level. In honor of the BSA's desire to encourage development of Scouting programs in Hispanic communities, the ¡... [more]

Flaming Neckerchief Ceremonies

Posted to KISMIF - Awesome Cub Scouting on June 17th, 2009

A recent advisory from BSA National warns that any ceremonies (e.g., some Webelos graduation ceremonies ) that involve a flaming neckerchief are prohibited . As stated in the Guide to Safe Scouting and elsewhere: " The use of liquid fuels for... [more]

A New Member of the Troop

Posted to Nick's Ramblings UK on June 17th, 2009

This in itself is not a very unusual news item. Indeed we invested three new Scouts at the weekend on camp. However, our newest member won't be joining us every week as it is a bit far for him to travel! He is a Scout from Catalonia in Spain and is... [more]

Merger of Otetiana and Finger Lakes Councils Provides Scouts with Additional Programs

Posted to Scouting News on June 17th, 2009

The Otetiana and Finger Lakes councils of the Boy Scouts of America voted last night to merge, with the new council overseeing the five-county region of Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates. The new council will maintain its current offices in... [more]

Stereotypes

Posted to Nick's Ramblings UK on June 16th, 2009

As a movement we are very prone to stereotyping in people's minds. Some people still believe that Scouts dress in the traditional Baden Powell style (some do, but most don't), we are lying in wait to help old ladies cross the road (again nothing... [more]

Track Our Trek

Posted to Scoutmaster Musings on June 16th, 2009

I've blogged a few times about the way cool SPOT Messenger that our troop uses when we go camping. It's a one-way communication device to let people know where you are and to call for help in emergencies. The unit costs around $150 and an annual... [more]

Three Scouts Awarded Eagle Rank Onboard Battleship Texas

Posted to Scouting News on June 16th, 2009

Three Pearland Boy Scouts from BSA Troop 486 were awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in a Court of Honor ceremony conducted onboard the main deck of Battleship TEXAS. The Saturday, June 6 ceremony conferred the highest rank in Boy Scouts upon... [more]

<i>Scouting</i> magazine wins two AEP awards

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on June 16th, 2009

You don't mind if we toot our own horn for just a second, do you? Scouting magazine picked up two Distinguished Achievement awards over the weekend from the Association of Education Publishers . Our own John Clark, Scouting magazine's senior... [more]

Fun in the Sun â€" Official Theme Description

Posted to KISMIF - Awesome Cub Scouting on June 16th, 2009

The August 2009 Cub Scout Monthly Theme is " Fun in the Sun ." Here is the official BSA theme description: "Let's go outside and have fun in the sun. Plan some outdoor activities this month that will encourage dens to meet and make preparations... [more]

Making The Call

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on June 16th, 2009

Our Troop had planned a canoe day trip down a local river last Saturday. Despite a rainy week Saturday looked like a fine one for a paddle. I had checked water levels and the river seemed to be back to normal after having been swollen by the weeks... [more]

Hobbling Along

Posted to Scoutmaster Musings on June 16th, 2009

A broken wrist, two flu victims, three scratchy throats, and less than 36 hours to go. But, I think we'll hobble along and make it ok. We're finally ready for our cross-country, week-long adventure to the Pacific Northwest and now we're bombarded... [more]

At what point are meat balls not enough?

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on June 16th, 2009

As Scouts develop and grow they acquire skills and better their camping techniques. They learn through the Start, Stop, and Continue process and each and every camp out they get better and better. Right? Well, we would hope so. You all know... [more]

World Scout Moot Expedition 5: MIRITINI SCOUTS CENTRE -MOMBASA CITY

Posted to Scouting Maniac on June 15th, 2009

Mombasa city is the second largest city in Kenya and one of the Africa's major tourist destinations with some of the best beaches in the world. It is located in Kenya's Eastern coastline bordering the Indian Ocean. Mombasa is popular for its exotic... [more]

WOrld Scout Moot Expedition 4: MACHAKOS SCOUT CAMP

Posted to Scouting Maniac on June 15th, 2009

Machakos Scout camp is situated on a 10 acre piece of land .It has modern toilets and bathrooms and has a roof catchment natural rainwater .It is next to a prayer centre suitable for all religions .The security is perfect as it is next to a... [more]

World Scout Moot Expedition 3: SIAYA SCOUT CENTER

Posted to Scouting Maniac on June 15th, 2009

Siaya Scout center is situated on 2 acre piece of land and is very suitable for camping .The place is next to the Municipals stadium and a police station, hence this makes it to be very safe .The hospitals nearby are Siaya District Hospital and... [more]

World Scout Moot Expedition 2: KAIYABA SCOUT CENTRE -NYERI TOWN

Posted to Scouting Maniac on June 15th, 2009

Moot participants will camp at the Kaiyaba Scouts Centre which is situated slightly before you reach Nyeri town. This is a three acre piece of land that can accommodate 1000 campers at any one given time It is one of the newest and most beautiful... [more]

World Scout Moot Expedition 1: ROWALLAN NATIONAL CAMP-NAIROBI

Posted to Scouting Maniac on June 15th, 2009

The Rowallan National camp in situated in Nairobi city about 20 minutes drive from the Central Business District .This is where THE WORLD SCOUT BUREAU –AFRICA REGIONAL OFFICE, KENYA SCOUT ASSOCIATION HEAD QUARTERS and THE DEPORT (where we have team... [more]

World Scout Moot 2010 Basics

Posted to Scouting Maniac on June 15th, 2009

The World Organization of Scout Movement [WOSM] honored The Kenya Scouts Association to host the 13th World Scout Moot from 27th July to 7th August 2010 on behalf of Africa Scout Region. The Fee for this event will be approximately $600 plus... [more]

Skin Cancer Foundation Gives Seal of Recommendation to BSA Uniform

Posted to Scouting News on June 15th, 2009

In August 2008, the Boy Scouts of America introduced a new Boy Scout uniform to commemorate its upcoming 100th Anniversary. The material for new uniform broke new ground for the group — it had an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) rating of... [more]

Name That Council: June 12, 2009 solution

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on June 15th, 2009

We gave you the whole weekend to figure out the council whose members wear the shoulder patch shown above. How did you do? Follow the jump to check your answer. There it is. The Steel City. Pittsburgh, Pa., and the Greater Pittsburgh Council... [more]

Never Cook Inside Your Tent

Posted to KISMIF - Awesome Cub Scouting on June 15th, 2009

Each day, Scouting magazine website features an Outdoor Tip of the Day . ( Link ) Here is the tip from June 12, 2009: " Never cook inside your tent : Fire , melted tent fabric , and carbon monoxide poisoning are all real risks." [ Bold added ] [... [more]

Be it declared, a map for every feed!

Posted to Woggleknot.com on June 15th, 2009

One of the most compelling reasons that publishers choose FeedBurner is that it gives them the tools to record and analyze how many users are consuming their content. Late last week, we launched an enhancement to our item statistics that enables... [more]

Swamping the Canoe

Posted to Scouting Stories on June 14th, 2009

Nine of us wanted to go canoeing, and we had three canoes. We piled in — three to a canoe — and headed out. We paddled past the calm inlet, and out into the Housatonic River to see what we might find. There were a number of power boats... [more]

Swamping the Canoe

Posted to Scouting Stories on June 14th, 2009

Nine of us wanted to go canoeing, and we had three canoes. We piled in — three to a canoe — and headed out. We paddled past the calm inlet, and out into the Housatonic River to see what we might find. There were a number of power boats... [more]

Adventure Prep

Posted to Lone Star Scouter on June 14th, 2009

It is important to remember that before any big adventure, one must be certain they are physically prepared for the tasks to follow. Simply said. Be prepared. This year's summer camp is going to involve a lot of fun. However, some of the scouts... [more]

Adventure Prep

Posted to Lone Star Scouter on June 14th, 2009

It is important to remember that before any big adventure, one must be certain they are physically prepared for the tasks to follow. Simply said. Be prepared. This year's summer camp is going to involve a lot of fun. However, some of the scouts... [more]

Scout Camp: The Director

Posted to A Scoutmaster's Blog on June 14th, 2009

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Garrett Batty, the writer and director of the new film Scout Camp: The Movie , during a recording of the Leaders Campfire podcast. Garrett was nice enough to give us an hour and a half of his time. The... [more]

Goose Pond: A Timeless Adventure - Scout Camp Video Game

Posted to Scouting News on June 12th, 2009

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Boy Scout Council has recently launched an adventure video game based on its summer camp, Goose Pond Scout Reservation. The game, entitled "Goose Pond: A Timeless Adventure," is the first of its kind and runs on both... [more]

Name That Council: June 12, 2009

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on June 12th, 2009

Ready for the next Name That Council challenge? If you recognize the area depicted in this week's patch, then don't delay in e-mailing us your guess . We want the council name, your name, your unit number, and your position within your... [more]

Study Shows Nature Walks Alleiviate ADHD Symptoms

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on June 12th, 2009

This article from the New Your Times reports that children with ADHD benefited from short walks in natural settings. I wonder if there are even greater benefits to a weekend in the woods? A small study conducted at the University of Illinois at... [more]

NSJ 2010 E-Prep Award

Posted to Scouting Maniac on June 12th, 2009

The details for the the 2010 National Scout Jamboree Emergency Preparedness award has be published on the bsajamboree.org website. The full information packet can be found the bsa jamboree website and then under the publications tab. This award was... [more]

Father's Day Card

Posted to A Scoutmaster's Blog on June 12th, 2009

While shopping for a few graduation cards last weekend there was a Father's Day card that caught my eye that I just have to share with you. It features Snoopy, the Beagle Scout, and his trusty troop featuring Woodstock and his pals. I immediately... [more]

Arriving At Woodbadge

Posted to A Scoutmaster's Blog on June 12th, 2009

The Friday that I had been both dreading and excited about had arrived. It was time to go to the first weekend of Woodbadge training at Camp Stearns in central Minnesota. I was dreading it because I did not know if I would know anyone in attendance... [more]

Ask Andy

Posted to U.S. Scouting Service Project on June 11th, 2009

An arrowhead-chipper might take all day; a hunter gets the job done in about 2 seconds. But each needs the other or they both go hungry. Which are you? Copyright - U.S. Scouting Service Project | Visit us at http://usscouts.org | News at... [more]

New RSS Subscription Feed

Posted to The Trainer's Corner Blog on June 11th, 2009

Hello fellow Scouters, I am in the process of moving my RSS feeds to another service. If you subscribe to this blog via an RSS feed, can you update your subscription to read as follows: http://feeds2.feedburner.com/TheTrainersCornerBlog Please let... [more]

Wooden Nickels

Posted to Scoutmaster Musings on June 11th, 2009

I've been looking for some sort of fun memento for the troop. Something inexpensive that could be given away and might be held onto rather than tossed. I finally settled on creating a custom wooden nickel for the troop. My plan is to use these to... [more]

Scouting Stories Needed

Posted to Scouting News on June 11th, 2009

"A Scout Is.." by Todd Shaw Todd Shaw (Eagle Scout class of 1980) is writing a book based on the Scout law and the principles taught in Scouting. The goal of the book is to encourage Boy Scouts (both young & old) to apply the principles of... [more]

June 2009 Cubcast (Be a Sport Theme/Fall Planning)

Posted to KISMIF - Awesome Cub Scouting on June 11th, 2009

The June 2009 Cubcast from BSA National is available (free). Part 1 has ideas for den meetings and more utilizing the July " Be a Sport " theme. Part 2 has information on fall program planning and recruiting . Part 1 Part 2 [ Photo: Wikimedia.org... [more]

Scouting has friends on Capitol Hill

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on June 11th, 2009

Requirement 8 of the Citizenship in the Nation merit badge asks boys to write a letter about an important issue to their U.S. congressperson. Just think of it. Thousands of Boy Scouts each year send these letters to elected officials who are... [more]

Good News & Good Publicity

Posted to Nick's Ramblings UK on June 11th, 2009

With all the recent good publicity that's been generated in the UK from Bear Grylls appointment as our next Chief Scout, it's been quite interesting to see the reactions generated. Looking at the forums on Escouts for example, the views from here... [more]

Scout Unit Leadership Structure

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on June 11th, 2009

BSA Scout Troops, Packs, Crews and Teams are currently administered by separate committees under a chartering organization. (Chartering Organizations are the entity that 'owns' the unit such as a Church, Civic Organization or similar... [more]

BEAR GRYLLS: CHIEF SCOUT EXEC. IN THE U.K.

Posted to Commissioner Keith Comments on June 10th, 2009

Bear Grylls appointed new Chief Scout in the UK On 18 th May 2009, The Scout Association announced Bear Grylls ' appointment as the tenth and youngest Chief Scout of the United Kingdom and Overseas Territories. Bear is one of the UK's great outdoor... [more]

E. Urner Goodman Camping Award

Posted to Scouting News on June 10th, 2009

Eight lodges have been recognized for their efforts in camping promotion with the E. Urner Goodman Camping Award. The E. Urner Goodman Award was established in 1969 as a tribute and testimonial to the Order's founder, E. Urner Goodman. Its purpose... [more]

Knot of the Week: George Meany Award

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on June 10th, 2009

If you think about it, labor unions are a lot like Scouting units. Both consist of a group of similarly minded people who are all working toward a common goal. That explains why thousands of Scout leaders are also union members. Scouting honors... [more]

"Words to Live By" Flyers

Posted to KISMIF - Awesome Cub Scouting on June 10th, 2009

BSA National has posted these downloadable Cub Scout recruiting flyers as part of the "Words to Live By" campaign. The four pdf flyers are: archery , campfire , Pinewood Derby , and tug-of-war . Link Posted in CUB SCOUTS, Newsletters, Recruiting... [more]

The Leader's Campfire #67

Posted to The Leader's Campfire on June 10th, 2009

#67-Scout Camp The Movie We have a great interview with Garrett Batty, President, Three Coin Productions, Inc. and writer and director of the new movie "Scout Camp". Plus a great giveaway. Win a DVD or poster! Also, sorry I keep referring to the... [more]

The Leader's Campfire #67

Posted to The Leader's Campfire Podcast on June 10th, 2009

#67-Scout Camp The Movie We have a great interview with Garrett Batty, Partner, DGB Entertainment and writer and director of the new movie "Scout Camp". Plus a great giveaway. Win a DVD or poster! Also, sorry I keep referring to the show as... [more]

The Trangia Camping Stove

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on June 10th, 2009

A review of the Trangia Stove from Cool Tools : I've used the Trangia 25-7 UL/HA for a year now, and it's as reliable as sin. Since I got it, I no longer use my MSR Whisperlite stove. This model comes with a frying pan lid (which doubles as a pot... [more]

Rules or Reminders

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on June 10th, 2009

A Scout can be Trusted , a Scout is Trustworthy. Rule or Reminder? IF I am a person of character, a person that has grown with a set of Values, then do I need a rule to tell me to be Trustworthy? Ok.. so if I did not grow up with said values... do... [more]

Maple Dell Scout Camp in Utah Closed Until June 15

Posted to Scouting News on June 9th, 2009

The first camping week for Scouts at Maple Dell Scout Camp in Payson Canyon has been cancelled. The camp will reopen on June 15. Scout units that were scheduled to attend Maple Dell Scout Camp on June 8 have been contacted and will be able to... [more]

New SPOT widget

Posted to Scoutmaster Musings on June 9th, 2009

We use SPOT Messenger when we go on campouts and high adventure treks. There is now an embeddable SPOT widget so you can publish and share your adventures. It's pretty cool and makes tying pictures to trips much easier. See my sample trip from this... [more]

New SPOT widget

Posted to Scoutmaster Musings on June 9th, 2009

We use SPOT Messenger when we go on campouts and high adventure treks. There is now an embeddable SPOT widget so you can publish and share your adventures. It's pretty cool and makes tying pictures to trips much easier. See my sample trip from this... [more]

New SPOT widget

Posted to Scoutmaster Musings on June 9th, 2009

Visit Wisconsin... [more]

Meet the man behind the stories

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on June 9th, 2009

If you're like us, reading Scouting magazine's exclusive excerpts from Alvin Townley's Spirit of Adventure  helped increase your appetite for more great stories about Eagle Scouts. So, in search of additional inspiring and exciting... [more]

2010 Fee Increase

Posted to KISMIF - Awesome Cub Scouting on June 9th, 2009

According postings on the Cub Scout Talk Yahoo Group, BSA National has announced that the annual adult and youth registration fee (currently $10) is going up to $15 effective January 1, 2010. Link [ Requires login ] [ Image: Wikimedia.org ] Posted... [more]

Quote of the Week- Environment

Posted to Scouting Maniac on June 9th, 2009

I figured that since I have recently been posting about Scouts and the environment I figured it would be a great idea to share some environment quotes. So here a few quotes: Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites... [more]

World Environment Day 2009

Posted to Scouting Maniac on June 9th, 2009

For those of you who did not relize World Environment Day occurred on the 5 of June 2009. UNEP gave approximately US$ 100,000 as a grant to the WOSM to help scouts conduct projects for World Environment Day. Here is the full press release listing... [more]

Clean Up the World Event Scout Feature

Posted to Scouting Maniac on June 9th, 2009

The WOSM or World Organization of the Scouting Movement and the Clean Up the World Organization just announced on the 5th of June that the Scouting Movement world wide was very actively involved in this day in 2008. The CLean up the World... [more]

How to Save the BSA

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on June 9th, 2009

What follows is my three point plan for reversing the membership decline we have witnessed for the past ten years. This is written with the clear knowledge that it represents one point of view (your plan may differ) and is purely an exercise in... [more]

Eagle Court of Honors

Posted to Commissioner Keith Comments on June 8th, 2009

This past Saturday, I had the pleasure in participating in another Eagle Scout court of honor and I cannot tell you what is means to me to watch a court of honor of this magnitude let alone be a participant in one. There is something special about... [more]

Scouting as a Contiuum

Posted to Chairman's Chat - A Pack Committee Blog on June 8th, 2009

Heresy, I say, It is heresy. Scouting in the US is not a contiuum but 4- 6 seperate programs that should not be mixed. I love making input where I think I can change things that can be changed. Some of you may ask why I said 4-6 programs. Well, lets... [more]

Name That Council: May 21, 2009 solution

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on June 8th, 2009

It seems like it was forever ago when we presented you with this Name That Council challenge, but now we're back with the answer. Some of you guessed that it was the Northern Lights Council, which is a good guess, but that isn't it... [more]

2009 OA Red Arrow Award Recipients

Posted to Scouting News on June 8th, 2009

At the May National BSA meeting the National OA Committee announced the 2009 recipients of the Red Arrow Award. These awards will be presented at the 2009 National Order of the Arrow Conference. About Red Arrow Award The Red Arrow award was created... [more]

BSA Hispanic Recuitment Emphasis

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on June 8th, 2009

This article in the Chicago Tribune reports on the progress of Hispanic recruitment efforts in the Windy City; "You can feel, I would say, awkwardness on both sides," said Roberto Colón, a former Eagle Scout in Puerto Rico who coordinates... [more]

New (2009) Webelos Books?

Posted to KISMIF - Awesome Cub Scouting on June 8th, 2009

Some members of the Cub Scout Talk Yahoo Group are hearing from their local scout shops that a 2009 edition of the Webelos Scout Handbook will be coming out this Fall . Perhaps the new edition will incorporate the new Cub Scout Belt Loops. Stay... [more]

30,000

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on June 7th, 2009

Not that I am a number watcher.. BUT... I wanted to say thank you to all of you that read and share the Scoutmaster Minute. The numbers do not mean a thing as I do this out of a love for Scouting, as you can see there are no adds that shoot money... [more]

Bear Grylls- Chief Scout

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on June 7th, 2009

Recently Bear Grylls was appointed as the new Chief Scout of the British Scouting Association. For those of us on this side of the pond, this is not a significant news item, except that most everyone I talk to about it seems to think that he will... [more]

Knives, Axes and Other Sharp & Pointy Things

Posted to Nick's Ramblings UK on June 6th, 2009

Over the last few weeks I've done a lot of work teaching our Cubs, Scouts and another Troop's Scouts how to use knives, axes and bow saws correctly and safely (strange how it all happens at the same time!). It is traditional that when you join the... [more]

Preparing To Go Geocaching

Posted to Lone Star Scouter on June 6th, 2009

Before I can take on the task of getting the troop and crew pumped up about geocaching, I have to master it. Ok, I have to at least have a better idea of what I am doing. I have tried to get prepared by glancing through my book on geocaching... [more]

Preparing To Go Geocaching

Posted to Lone Star Scouter on June 6th, 2009

Before I can take on the task of getting the troop and crew pumped up about geocaching, I have to master it. Ok, I have to at least have a better idea of what I am doing. I have tried to get prepared by glancing through my book on geocaching... [more]

HOORAY FOR ASK ANDY!

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on June 6th, 2009

I am a fan of the Ask Andy column at the US Scouting Service Project. Andy's no nonsense, straight answers are just up my ally. I was reading his May 26th column and chanced upon this gem. Giving all the credit where it is due.. to Andy, I want to... [more]

BSA and You Tube

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on June 6th, 2009

OK.. so I know that most of you have already been there and seen it... But I just spent some time watching the BSA You tube channel and the new "Words to live by" campaign. I like it. I think it is a great way of presenting Scouts and Scouting and... [more]

OA Lodges Receive National Service Award

Posted to Scouting News on June 6th, 2009

Eight lodges have been awarded the 2009 National Service Award. This award is presented to lodges for outstanding service rendered during the 2008 calendar year. The National Service Award was established in 1999 to recognize lodges in each region... [more]

Good Ideas @ BSA

Posted to Chairman's Chat - A Pack Committee Blog on June 5th, 2009

It's been a while since my last post. I need to get back into it, for me. It helps my mediocre typing skills. I find it ironic this week that the BSA Innovation Engine email comes from Good Ideas @ BSA. They had some ideas that I' don't know where... [more]

the State of Scouting

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on June 5th, 2009

Have a Great Scouting Day!... [more]

The Leave no Trace kick!

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on June 5th, 2009

It seems that I have been on a LNT kick lately... well yes and no.. I am always on that bandwagon. It helps out unit get better at our camping skills, in particular planning. My last couple podcasts have been on Leave No Trace, and the next couple... [more]

Politics... or just throwing pebbles in the pond

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on June 5th, 2009

Recently Nick wrote a piece on his blog regarding politics and Scouting and how the two should never meet. I agree, after all.. there is no such thing as values and moral thinking in the political arena, no offense if there are political types... [more]

Dutch Oven Cobbler Recipe

Posted to The Trainer's Corner Blog on June 5th, 2009

Hello fellow Scouters, One of my favorite camping activities is dutch oven cooking. We converted one of my favorite desserts to make in a dutch oven. It's a fruit cobbler dump cake that is easy to make and comes out great! When I was a Cub leader... [more]

Linear Versus Interactive Learning

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on June 5th, 2009

In his essay The Impending Demise of the University Don Tapscott defines linear learning; In the industrial model of student mass production, the teacher is the broadcaster. A broadcast is by definition the transmission of information from... [more]

Boy's Life Happy Birthday BSA Photo Contest!

Posted to Scouting News on June 5th, 2009

Show off your photography skills in the Boys' Life "Happy Birthday, BSA" photograph contest and your photograph just might appear on the cover of the February 2010 issue of Boys' Life. What's so special about February 2010? It's the 100th birthday... [more]

Baloo's Bugle â€" July 2009 (Be a Sport) Theme

Posted to KISMIF - Awesome Cub Scouting on June 5th, 2009

Baloo's Bugle is a cool monthly unofficial publication with games, activities, ceremonies, puzzles, crafts, and other ideas for den and pack meetings. This one covers the July " Be a Sport " theme. For Webelos Scout den meetings, this Bugle also... [more]

One Good Turn….

Posted to Nick's Ramblings UK on June 5th, 2009

Over the last few months we've been building up a good relationship with another of our local Scout Groups. They have very kindly let us use their climbing wall and use their Scout Hut and grounds to camp at overnight. This has come about because... [more]

Guitar String Turk's Head Woggle

Posted to Ropes and Poles on June 5th, 2009

Other than Scouting, one of my hobbies is music: I play bass guitar (like this one , and recently the one I made as well), and the other day when I changed bass strings I made this woggle (neckerchief slide) for my Scout scarf out of the thinnest... [more]

It's Summer Time!!!

Posted to Lone Star Scouter on June 5th, 2009

Don't forget to include the local scout shop on your list of places to go when gathering items for your vacations this summer. Have your scout ask the advancement chair to print a list of his merit badges and work with the scout to figure out what... [more]

June 2009 (A Camping We Will Go) Program Helps

Posted to KISMIF - Awesome Cub Scouting on June 5th, 2009

The June 2009 ( A Camping We Will Go ) Program Helps pages from BSA National are now available (free) for download. Program Helps is a great resource for crafts, games, activities and more for pack meetings and activities and Tiger, Wolf, and Bear... [more]

2009 Distinguished Service Award Recipients

Posted to Scouting News on June 5th, 2009

At the May National BSA meeting the National OA Committee announced the 2009 recipients of the Distinguished Service Award. These awards will be presented at the 2009 National Order of the Arrow Conference. The Distinguished Service Award was... [more]

MSPP #68: Scout Law According To Great Leaders

Posted to A Scoutmaster's Blog on June 4th, 2009

I am veering away from the usual song or skit video found on the Melrose Scouting Productions Podcast to bring you something created by Eagle Scout Doug Gray. A couple years ago Doug's father, Fred, asked me for some assistance in finding some... [more]

Going to Woodbadge

Posted to A Scoutmaster's Blog on June 4th, 2009

I was beginning to feel a little burned out after serving as the scoutmaster of Troop 68 for six years in the fall of 1987. I told Paul, a great Scouting friend of mine, how I was feeling about Scouting. He suggested that I attend a Woodbadge... [more]

One Hundred Years From Now...

Posted to A Scoutmaster's Blog on June 3rd, 2009

I think this explains one of the reasons that some of us participate in this adventure called Boy Scout (or Cub Scouting): One hundred years from now it will not matter what your bank account was, the sort of house you lived in, or the kind of car... [more]

Reading Requirements and Policies

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on June 3rd, 2009

Our nationwide movement of some 2.8 million youth and 1.3 million adult participants is defined by written policies and procedures. Individual understanding, subject to an individual point of view, can lead to some misinterpretations if we do not... [more]

Madison Scouts Host Drum on Parade

Posted to Scouting News on June 3rd, 2009

Anyone that is familiar with Drum & Bugle Corps will recognize that the Madison Scouts are a Drum and Bugle Corp, however they may not know they are also a venturing crew registered with Glacier's Edge Council, BSA. The Madison Scouts have... [more]

As Scouter Jeff would say..."it's about time!"

Posted to Commissioner's Corner on June 3rd, 2009

And so it is, here is Show 5...finally... Click HERE to download it... [more]

2-Liter Bottle Bowling

Posted to The Trainer's Corner Blog on June 2nd, 2009

Hello fellow Scouters, Cub Scouts love to bowl, but an outing to a bowling alley can be expensive. But with enough 2 liter soda bottles, a ball and a flat surface, you can bring a bowling alley to your meeting! When I did this at a den meeting, I... [more]

Joe Harrington Named 2009 Woods Services Award Recipient

Posted to Scouting News on June 2nd, 2009

The Boy Scouts of America announces Joe Harrington as recipient of the 2009 Woods Services Award. We recognize him for exceptional service and leadership in the field of Scouting for youth with disabilities. The Woods Services Award is provided by... [more]

The BSA Youtube Channel

Posted to A Scoutmaster's Blog on June 2nd, 2009

Yes, you read that correctly. The Boy Scouts of America now has an official Youtube channel. As I write this, the channel has twelve videos posted, eleven "Words to Live By" videos and the "State of Scouting" video. You can even watch them in HD... [more]

Girls in Cub Scouts?

Posted to KISMIF - Awesome Cub Scouting on June 2nd, 2009

One of the more interesting suggestions posted on the BSA Innovation Engine is for permitting girls to join Cub Scouting . Of course, there is plenty to be said both in favor of and against this idea. The posted BSA response to the suggestion is... [more]

Evaluating Leadership Tenure Towards Advancement

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on June 2nd, 2009

Star, Life and Eagle rank all require tenure in a leadership position. For each rank the requirement states: "serve actively (x) months in one or more positions of responsibility " The word 'actively' can be a pinhead on which... [more]

Scout Camp: The Movie (Behind the scenes)

Posted to A Scoutmaster's Blog on June 2nd, 2009

I just discovered this video on Youtube featuring behind the scenes pictures from Scout Camp: The Movie , which is being released on dvd this month. I am looking forward to seeing this movie. I think the troop will be having a movie night after I... [more]

WSJ 2011 Update 3

Posted to Scouting Maniac on June 1st, 2009

The Boy Scouts of America has just recently redone their entire website. Some of the features that were supposed to be changed include all of the following: layout. Giving it a different and more modern look. Hopefully the website will be easier to... [more]

Update to Scouting.Org and the Scouting Community

Posted to Chairman's Chat - A Pack Committee Blog on June 1st, 2009

I've seen tweets from people having trouble with the updated Scouting Community. I'm posting Here so they can see what's been reported. Issues Since Upgrade on May 31 By Maria Manzella Please report issues that have occurred since the upgrade on... [more]

May Tweets

Posted to ScoutSigns on June 1st, 2009

These were the most popular tweets for @Scoutsigns in May: 1. http://ow.ly/5sXl BSA Speaker http://ow.ly/5sXl 106 Clicks 2. http://ow.ly/5gC5 Rocket Launch to Be Watchable On the Entire U.S. Eastern Seaboard Tonight http://ow.ly/5gC5 68 Clicks 3. ... [more]

Awards

Posted to Nick's Ramblings UK on June 1st, 2009

The Scout Association has a number of awards that it presents to Leaders and adult helpers for long service, good service and gallantry. The only awards given automatically are those given for long service. So, for example, I have my Chief Scout's... [more]

Be a Sport

Posted to BSA CubCast Podcast on June 1st, 2009

Summer's here, and the time is right for athletic activities of all kinds. In part 1 of the June Cubcast, we explore July's theme of "Be a Sport," including tips on great ways to involve your den and pack in a variety of sports, as well as teaching... [more]

2 Millionth Eagle

Posted to Boy Scouts of America "What's Hot" on June 1st, 2009

Anthony Thomas to Represent 97 Years of Scouting Tradition and Honor, Serve as Youth Representative at BSA 100th Anniversary Events... [more]

2 Millionth Eagle

Posted to Boy Scouts of America "What's Hot" on June 1st, 2009

Anthony Thomas to Represent 97 Years of Scouting Tradition and Honor, Serve as Youth Representative at BSA 100th Anniversary Events... [more]

The Outdoor Channel original series

Posted to Boy Scouts of America "What's Hot" on June 1st, 2009

Scouting for Adventure; an original series based on the BSA and their flagship magazine, Boys' Life. This high-adventure show targets young outdoorsmen, teaching wilderness skills with an emphasis on safety and team-building... [more]

The Outdoor Channel original series

Posted to Boy Scouts of America "What's Hot" on June 1st, 2009

Scouting for Adventure; an original series based on the BSA and their flagship magazine, Boys' Life. This high-adventure show targets young outdoorsmen, teaching wilderness skills with an emphasis on safety and team-building... [more]

Fall Program Planning

Posted to BSA CubCast Podcast on June 1st, 2009

In part 2 of the June Cubcast, we visit with a lifetime Scouting couple on ways to make your fall program planning efficient. Hear some great insights on everything from putting together your annual calendar to getting parents more... [more]

2 Millionth Eagle Scout

Posted to BSA Value of Scouting Podcast on June 1st, 2009

To describe one Minnesota teenager as "one in a million" is an understatement – by half. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announces that Anthony Thomas, has been named the 2 millionth Eagle Scout since the first Eagle badge was awarded in... [more]

BSA Joins <i>Nothing But Nets</i> to Fight Malaria

Posted to Boy Scouts of America "What's Hot" on June 1st, 2009

The United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets, a grassroots campaign to prevent malaria by sending long-lasting insecticide-treated nets to families in Africa, announced that the Boy Scouts of America has joined the malaria-prevention campaign as... [more]

Camp Wisdom

Posted to BSA Value of Scouting Podcast on June 1st, 2009

To describe one Minnesota teenager as "one in a million" is an understatement – by half. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announces that Anthony Thomas, has been named the 2 millionth Eagle Scout since the first Eagle badge was awarded in... [more]

Top 10 May 2009 Posts

Posted to KISMIF - Awesome Cub Scouting on June 1st, 2009

Here are the top 10 most viewed posts for May 2009 (other than those solely about monthly theme items): New Cub Scout Belt Loops Coming 2008-2009 Program Helps Leave No Trace Frontcountry Guidelines for Cub Scouts Example Schedule Flyer New... [more]

"Be A Sport" Baloo's Bugle for June's RT and July's Theme is On-Line

Posted to U.S. Scouting Service Project on June 1st, 2009

Lots of games and action this month Bill Smith, the RT Guy, writes about Communication Jim Jones talks about Doing Your Best Activities for Webelos Aquanaut and Geologist Read it and have fun. As Dave in California wrote me, "I was named Cubmaster... [more]

New Scouting.org Website Launched

Posted to Scouting News on June 1st, 2009

The National Council Boy Scouts of America has released a new verison of Scouting.org . This new design is the beginning of phase two of the BSA leveraging Sitecore's web CMS for its nationwide brand management . The new site design that features... [more]

The Scoutmaster Minute Show #34- Leave No Trace Part 2

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on June 1st, 2009

A weekend of trash, with old fuel canister Continuing from our last show on Leave No Trace, Scoutmaster Jerry discusses the next two principles of Traveling and Camping on Durable surfaces and Disposing of Waste properly or Pack it in.. Pack it... [more]

The Scoutmaster Minute Show #34

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute Podcast on June 1st, 2009

Continuing from our last show on Leave No Trace, Scoutmaster Jerry discusses the next two principles of Traveling and Camping on Durable surfaces and Disposing of Waste properly or Pack it in.. Pack it out! You can learn more about Leave no Trace... [more]

No More Monthly Themes?

Posted to KISMIF - Awesome Cub Scouting on May 31st, 2009

According to some discussion on the Cub Scout Talk Yahoo Group, BSA National announced that Cub Scout Monthly Themes and Cub Scout Program Helps will be discontinued after the 2009-10 program year . Stay tuned. Link [ Requires login ] Posted in... [more]

The New (Improved) Boy Scouts of America

Posted to Commissioner Keith Comments on May 31st, 2009

Yesterday, I helped clean out my son's boy scout troop's garage and found several items that reminded me of a time when I was a Tenderfoot in that same unit. Some of the tents still remain from when I was in the unit in the '70's and probably some... [more]

2009 BSA Website Relaunch

Posted to KISMIF - Awesome Cub Scouting on May 31st, 2009

BSA National's scouting.org website has been relaunched . The new site emphasizes the 100-year anniversary , features the " Words to Live By " marketing campaign and 100 Reasons to Join Scouting , and has new navigation aids . Check it out. Link... [more]

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