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One Door Closes

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 29th, 2011

It is said that when one door closes.. another door opens.  Much as one chapter of a book leads to the next chapter we had a door closed last night opening the door or moving on to the next chapter in the history of our Troop. Last night when I... [more]

Reach Out and Philmont Someone on December 3rd, 2011

Posted to Scouting News on November 29th, 2011

Over 3,040 people have committed to " Reach out and Philmont someone! " on Saturday December 3rd, 2011.  Advertised on Facebook as an Event, over 4,200 individuals have been invited.  The Facebook event page states that it "is a social experiment... [more]

First Steps

Posted to Scoutmaster Musings on November 29th, 2011

After just researching, planning, and training for the past few months, I finally set foot on one of the national scenic trails I plan to thru-hike in 2012. Over Thanksgiving break, I got a taste of the trail by hiking the Kewaskum and West Bend... [more]

BSA® Licensing Insider Features ClassB®

Posted to Official ClassB Blog on November 29th, 2011

ClassB ® is honored to be the featured licensee in this year's October issue of BSA ® Licensing Insider. BSA ® Licensing Insider is a monthly newsletter that provides new information from the Licensing Department of Boy Scouts of America ® . Topics... [more]

BSA® Licensing Insider Features ClassB®

Posted to Official ClassB Blog on November 29th, 2011

ClassB ® is honored to be the featured licensee in this year's October issue of BSA ® Licensing Insider. BSA ® Licensing Insider is a monthly newsletter that provides new information from the Licensing Department of Boy Scouts of America ® . Topics... [more]

Leave No Trace Backyard Sessions

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 29th, 2011

In 2011 the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics introduced a new social activism and environmental stewardship campaign called the Backyard Sessions. Backyard Sessions take many forms, but most of all they bring together and activate local... [more]

Reluctant Scouts

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on November 29th, 2011

A question from a Facebook fan: My son just bridged over into Boy Scouts from Webelos. I feel he is losing interest, he keeps saying he doesn't want to go to the meetings or camp. My son and I have been active in cub scouts since he was a tiger... [more]

Tips for Setting Up a Hobby Fair

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 29th, 2011

As part of the Hobbies Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts, the Scouts will conduct a hobby fair to show of each Scout's particular hobby. Here are some things Scouts might want to consider when organzing and setting up the fair. [ This is a... [more]

The Leader's Campfire #89

Posted to The Leader's Campfire Podcast on November 29th, 2011

A short show catching up on a few odds and ends in the Scouting world. Tonight's show sponsored by The Boy Scout Store Join the forum discussion on this post... [more]

Issue 279 – November 30, 2011

Posted to Ask Andy on November 28th, 2011

Rule No. 44 : Never argue with idiots.  They'll drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. Dear Andy, I'm a member of the National Scout Council in my country, Liberia, Africa.  Scouting says, "We are volunteers, and... [more]

The Impact Monster!

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 28th, 2011

The impact monster is apparently alive and well in Utah! Photo courtesy of Jeff Marion, Ph.D... [more]

Zionsville Cub Scouts Give Over $1,350 to Soldiers in Need

Posted to Scouting News on November 28th, 2011

In recognition of Veterans Day, nearly 90 Cub Scouts from the Tecumseh Tribe of Pack 358 today contributed over $1,350 in hard-earned popcorn sales rewards to the Indiana National Guard Relief Fund as part of their inaugural Half to Heroes effort... [more]

Podcast 95 the Patrol Leader's Council

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on November 28th, 2011

IN THIS PODCAST Working with the patrol leader's council  KEEP IN TOUCH Contact Clarke Green Call and leave a voice mail comment or question at (484) 734-0002 Subscribe to the podcast on  iTunes Listen on your mobile device with Stitcher Smart... [more]

Sustainable Forestry at the Summit [Video]

Posted to Summit Blog on November 28th, 2011

Want to know where the Summit Bechtel Reserve got the lumber used to construct buildings on site? We'll give you a hint: You don't have to look far. In true sustainable fashion, trees from the Summit, stayed at the Summit. In other words, if a tree... [more]

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops

Posted to Bobwhite's Blather on November 28th, 2011

Training boy leaders is the Scoutmaster's most important job, and that process has now been revised and updated in BSA's new publication Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops. ILST, as it's known in the acronym-crazy world of Scouting,... [more]

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops

Posted to Bobwhite's Blather on November 28th, 2011

Training boy leaders is the Scoutmaster's most important job, and that process has now been revised and updated in BSA's new publication Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops. ILST, as it's known in the acronym-crazy world of Scouting,... [more]

Crossing the Alligator Pit Game

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 28th, 2011

This is a very challenging game which combines lashing skills and teamwork. It would work well for an interpatrol activity at a meeting focused on pioneering skills. [ This is a content summary only. Click on the article title for full links, other... [more]

Gang Show

Posted to Nick's Ramblings UK on November 28th, 2011

Last week, some of my Group's Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Leaders went to watch the Burdi Boys Gang Show from Potteries North District (which was kind of our old District before things were changed in 2005). For those who don't know, a bit of history... [more]

Successfully Launching Scout Network

Posted to UK Chief Commissioner Blog on November 27th, 2011

Wayne was tipped off about the successful launch of the Aber Anon Network in Wales, and wanted to learn more about the key to... [more]

Eagle Board of Review Letters of Recommendation

Posted to HalfEagle Answers on November 27th, 2011

Is there any standard procedure regarding the letters of recommendation given to an Eagle candidate i.e. are they returned to the Scout or are they kept by the Board and disposed of... [more]

Quick Romp in the Snow for Hot Chocolate

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 27th, 2011

It was a great Thanksgiving weekend.. we took advantage of some great weather and headed to the Mountain for a fun day of snow shoeing.  The sun was bright and it the temps were nice.  It was a fun time hanging out on Mt. Hood.  Enjoy. Have a Great... [more]

Genealogy Merit Badge

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 27th, 2011

As my son's worked to earn their genealogy Merit Badge they learned a lot about our family and as politically incorrect as it sounds, Our People. My dad has become a real student of our family history, he has spent the better part of 2 decades... [more]

The Scoutmaster Conference, and Parents

Posted to A Scoutmaster's Blog on November 27th, 2011

It is not a secret. Some Boy Scouts get nervous when it is time to do a scoutmaster conference for a rank. As a scoutmaster I do my best to put the Scout at ease and we usually get through it without a problem. Although there was the time when I... [more]

Photography Pin for Cub Scouts

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 27th, 2011

At the beginning of the month I posted the requirements for the Photography belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. If your Cub Scout enjoyed that activity, maybe he wants to learn more about photography by earning the pin also. [... [more]

Increasing Trainings in a Unit Without Bombardment Approach

Posted to HalfEagle Answers on November 27th, 2011

How does one increase the trainings within one's unit (Troop, Pack, or Crew) without making it feel like one is constantly bombarding the unit's leadership, committee and scout parents with so much training in one year? Since most of the training is... [more]

Get Your Scouting Questions Answered at HalfEagle.Com

Posted to Scouting News on November 26th, 2011

HalfEagle.com has a new feature to help answer questions about Scouting. " HalfEagle Answers " is a community of cheerful, adult Scouting volunteers and professionals ready to provide helpful answers to Scouting related questions. Members use their... [more]

BSA Webelos Den Meeting Plan 5 – Citizen

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 26th, 2011

This meeting plan starts the Citizen activity badge. This is an important meeting, since Citizen is required for the Webelos badge. [ This is a content summary only. Click on the article title for full links, other content, and more! ]... [more]

Enjoying the Weekend?

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 25th, 2011

Hey everyone! The e-tour hopes you had a fun, festive Thanksgiving. We know we did. Here are a few shots from our holiday time that we've been spending in Moab, UT. After a scenic trail ride Tara whipped up an incredible camp stove style... [more]

Picture of the Week 11/25/11

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 25th, 2011

Marbled Orb Weaver Spider - Araneus marmoreus We spotted this spider during a hike in North Carolina... [more]

Dutch Oven Kit

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on November 25th, 2011

If you aren't cooking in a dutch oven you are missing a lot of fun and some great food! Now nobody is going to carry a dutch oven backpacking; this is a ‘car camping' option for sure. Check out my illustrated dutch oven pineapple upside down... [more]

Updates From Team Summit: OA Indian Village

Posted to Summit Blog on November 25th, 2011

Jamboree at the Summit will deliver a world-class program experience – more diverse, more intense, higher energy and more physically challenging than ever before. My name is Russell Smart, and I am the volunteer team leader for all program... [more]

Gratitude Scoutmaster Minute

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 25th, 2011

Here is a Scoutmaster minute which is appropriate this time of year. Challenge your Boy Scouts to show their thankfulness for their freedom by doing more than just say the Scout Oath and Law, but by living them. [ This is a content summary only... [more]

Scouting Volunteer on Epic Journey

Posted to The Scout Association on November 24th, 2011

One Scout leader is walking and swimming from Hertfordshire to... [more]

Black Friday ScoutingNews Giveaway

Posted to Scouting News on November 24th, 2011

Forget about the crowds, and enter the http://www.ScoutingNews.org Black Friday contest! There are three great prizes being given away: One lucky entrant will win a copy of Beginning Boy Scouts by Jeremy C. Reed and Heather R. Reed (Sep 1, 2011)... [more]

Thanksgiving 2011

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 24th, 2011

Today as we gather together with friends and family to celebrate yet another year that we all have been so fortunate and blessed, let us reflect on all that we have to be thankful for.  The list is long my friends.  In today's world, of uncertain... [more]

S Bar F Scout Ranch Grace

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 24th, 2011

Our council has several properties, but the one most Boy Scouts attend for summer camp is S bar F Scout Ranch. This is the S bar F Ranch grace. [ This is a content summary only. Click on the article title for full links, other content, and more! ]... [more]

Video: Dead Horse Camp Out

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 24th, 2011

Last weekend our Troop went caving up at the Dead Horse Cave.  We had a great time.  Here is a little video of mostly the adult Scouters of the Troop.  Sorry, it was way to dark in the cave to get real good video. Enjoy! Have a Great Scouting Day!... [more]

Knight's Trebuchet - a Simple, Quick, Scout Trebuchet

Posted to Ropes and Poles on November 24th, 2011

I designed this simple trebuchet as a more stable, robust small trebuchet. The two opposite side frames are braced against each other so it doesn't need guy lines, which is the main problem with the older trebuchet design on Ropes and Poles. The... [more]

SMMPodcast #98 Gear Q&A

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 23rd, 2011

Welcome back, in this show we answer a listeners email on gear.  It is a peek into some of the gear I take and why. Hope you enjoy the show. I am looking for help with the 100th Show.. drop a voice mail to the SMMVoicemail Box by calling... [more]

SMMPodcast # 98 Gear Q&A

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute Podcast on November 23rd, 2011

Welcome back, in this show we answer a listeners email on gear.  It is a peek into some of the gear I take and why. Hope you enjoy the show. I am looking for help with the 100th Show.. drop a voice mail to the SMMVoicemail Box by calling... [more]

Way Back Wednesday: Walking on the Wild Side

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 23rd, 2011

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we would like to give thanks to all of the former Traveling Trainer teams that paved the way, or hiked the trail so to speak, for their efforts in making the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer program the success... [more]

Help Scouts Improve an American Indian Reservation

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on November 23rd, 2011

Can a single click of your mouse change lives? Yep. That's all it takes to help Connecticut Crew 63 and Troop 63 assist impoverished American Indians in South Dakota. Unemployment on the Cheyenne River Reservation is 95 percent, per capita income... [more]

What Makes an Eagle Scout?

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on November 23rd, 2011

Here's what makes an Eagle Scout; A Scout completes the requirements as issued by the B.S.A. and is approved by a duly constituted board of review. That's it. So what about those oft discussed and argued qualities like maturity and leadership... [more]

Photo Update on Summit Development

Posted to Summit Blog on November 23rd, 2011

Enjoy some aerial shots of the Summit Bechtel Reserve , as well as some great images of the progress being made on the ground in West Virginia. If you doubted such an amazing place could be ready by 2013, well, you're in for a surprise! Here are... [more]

Roller Skating Belt Loop for Cub Scouts

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 23rd, 2011

I have to admit that I have never been much of a roller skater. My kids really enjoy it though and it is a popular venue for birthday parties around here. So the Roller Skating belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program would make a... [more]

National Council Releases Strategic Plan Progress Report

Posted to Scouting News on November 22nd, 2011

The National Council has set up a special section on their website to review progress of the 2011-2015 National Council Strategic Plan.  If you never checked out the National Strategic Plan, you can check it out as a flipbook or a pdf download... [more]

Troop Outing: Plan B

Posted to A Scoutmaster's Blog on November 22nd, 2011

This month's troop outing was to be one day filled with several activities. The LPMRB, as it has become known by the Boy Scouts of Troop 68, starts with rollerskating and laser tag at the Skatin' Place in St. Cloud, about 35 miles from Melrose... [more]

Questions on Explorer Scouting and New Leaders

Posted to UK Chief Commissioner Blog on November 22nd, 2011

Wayne's taken advantage of a quiet week to review some questions gathered over recent weeks, and shares his thoughts on key issues raised about Explorer Scouting, adult training and induction of new... [more]

Scouts Question Policy Makers in Winchester

Posted to ScoutBaseUK on November 22nd, 2011

One Explorer Scout tells us about his day at Scouts' Question... [more]

2012 Council Standards of Venturing Excellence

Posted to Scout Wire on November 22nd, 2011

The criteria for the 2012 Council Standards of Venturing Excellence Award have been released. When all of the necessary requirements are completed during 2012, the council VOA leadership should complete and submit the form no later than Feb. 15,... [more]

San Gabriel River Hot Spot Training

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 22nd, 2011

Glendora, CA - Earlier this week, Team West facilitated Leave No Trace educational trainings for the staff and volunteers who patrol and educate the general public on the San Gabriel River and in the mountains of the Angeles National Forest of... [more]

Updated Letters of Employment Now Located in Briefcase Tool on MyBSA

Posted to Scout Wire on November 22nd, 2011

Please be aware that all letters of employment have been updated in the Briefcase and can be accessed through MyBSA > Resources > BSA Resources window . This action has been taken in response to our recommendation that all letters of... [more]

LNT v. The Outdoor Code

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 22nd, 2011

Last night I sat with a couple Scouts, they just crossed over on Friday and were having their Scoutmaster Conference for their Scout Badge.  I love this first conference, it is a great way to learn about the new Scout and a little about where he... [more]

Hanging a Bear Bag

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 22nd, 2011

Bears are opportunistic omnivores who follow their nose to the next meal. This skill has kept them fed, but it has also resulted in "problem bears," or bears that associate humans with food. Once this association has been made, a bear is generally... [more]

Photo of the Week 11.22.11

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 22nd, 2011

Sometimes the images depicted on state flags need a bit of interpretation. Arizona? No explanation needed. Take a look. Be intentional, not conventional. Mark and Tara... [more]

Campfire Minute #Scoutnation

Posted to The Scoutmaster on November 22nd, 2011

This weekend we built shelters and practiced wilderness survival. Many of you came prepared and brought with you tarps and sheeting, twine and duct tape, even spars. But all of you brought the one item you need in any situation. Many will laugh at... [more]

Team Activities

Posted to Scoutmaster Musings on November 22nd, 2011

When the dreary drudgery of indoor scout meetings during the long winter months start getting to your scouts, remember that poor weather means a perfect opportunity to develop teamwork. Sure, it's discussed at Troop Leader Training and the Patrol... [more]

Storming, Storming and Storming

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on November 22nd, 2011

Bruce Tuckman first offered a theory of group development in the mid 1960′s. Tuckman's model has been a part of Woodbadge training for about a dozen years. Here's Tuckman's three stages: Forming Individuals want to be accepted by the others,... [more]

Junior Assistant Scoutmaster Description and Self Evaluation

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 22nd, 2011

The Junior Assistant Scoutmaster is a youth member of a Boy Scout troop who serves in the capacity of an Assistant Scoutmaster except where legal age and maturity are required. He must be at least 16 years old and not yet 18. He is appointed by the... [more]

Finance Impact E-Letter: December 1 Issue Now Available Online

Posted to Scout Wire on November 22nd, 2011

Click to open Dec. 1 issue The Dec. 1 issue of the Finance Impact e-Letter has been published and is available on the Finance Impact website. Be... [more]

Reconnect With Scouting Through BSA's New Scouting Alumni Association

Posted to Scout Wire on November 22nd, 2011

The BSA has launched the Scouting Alumni Association, giving former Scouts an opportunity to reconnect with the organization that has helped shape the lives of America's youth. For more than 100 years, nearly 200 million men and women have been... [more]

Issue 278 – November 22, 2011

Posted to Ask Andy on November 22nd, 2011

Rule No. 43 : Never give a Commissioner a weak cup of coffee. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Andy, How do I create my own website for the Communications merit badge? (Scout's Name & Council Withheld) You start by asking your... [more]

New Online: Theme-Based Pack Meeting Plans

Posted to Scout Wire on November 21st, 2011

To help Cubmasters and roundtable commissioners develop rewarding, theme-based Cub Scout pack meetings each month, the National Council has created a series of meeting plans centered around the program's 12 core values that use various themes to... [more]

Strategic Plan Progress Report: Holiday Edition!

Posted to Scout Wire on November 21st, 2011

Now that we're approaching the end of the first full year of the 2011-2015 National Council Strategic Plan, it's a perfect time to take a quick look at the progress we've made in pursuit of our goals. With that in mind, take a quick look at the... [more]

Test of Facebook

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 21st, 2011

Sorry if this is post bugs you… but I have to test the settings for Facebook.  I have had multiple people ask if we could get this blog feed directly to the Scoutmasterminute Podcast page in facebook.. so I am test it now. Thanks for your... [more]

Skill and Gear

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 21st, 2011

This last weekend our Scout Troop headed up to Trout Lake, Washington to venture into the longest Lave Tube cave in North America, called Dead Horse cave.  We tried to get up to the cave last year, but with record snow fall we could not get to the... [more]

Scoutmaster Podcast 94 – Social Media and Scouting

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on November 21st, 2011

IN THIS PODCAST Social Media and Scouting, merit badge questions LINKS B.S.A.  Social Media Guidelines Articles about social media on Scoutmastercg: Introduction Youth protection issues Appropriate behavior and content What works Mark Pensky's... [more]

Green Lakes State Park

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 21st, 2011

Fayetteville, NY. On Friday, an extended training lent itself to a hike that explored a plethora of teachable moments. Green Lakes State Park has a trail system, a disc golf course, an eighteen hole golf course, a playground, and an abundance of... [more]

Do You Know What SUP Means?

Posted to Summit Blog on November 21st, 2011

In the world of water sports, one stands above the rest - literally. The sport is known as stand up paddleboarding (SUP for short), and it's one of the fastest growing activities on the water. The History The sport originates, like surfing, from... [more]

The Knots, They Are a-Changin'

Posted to Bobwhite's Blather on November 21st, 2011

Cub Scout leaders and volunteers can expect to see some changes to their training awards and insignia beginning next year. The national training team has received requests and suggestions for simplifying the large number of personal achievement,... [more]

The Knots, They Are a-Changin'

Posted to Bobwhite's Blather on November 21st, 2011

Cub Scout leaders and volunteers can expect to see some changes to their training awards and insignia beginning next year. The national training team has received requests and suggestions for simplifying the large number of personal achievement,... [more]

Good Manners Napkins

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 21st, 2011

Do you ever feel like you are repeating yourself when you are teaching your kids table manners? Here is an idea your Cub Scouts can make for their holiday table or even for everyday family dinners. [ This is a content summary only. Click on the... [more]

Event Planning Webinar: Be Prepared for a Crisis

Posted to Scout Wire on November 21st, 2011

As an event planner and marketer, are you ready for the unexpected? When hosting council events, do you have a plan in place to handle unexpected emergencies? If not (or even if you do and you're looking for new tips and techniques), join David... [more]

Bob's Blog: A Salute to Eagle Scouts

Posted to Scout Wire on November 21st, 2011

It's not often that I see a newspaper column about Scouting that's written right from our playbook, but I think this one from the Charlotte Observer is among those that fit the bill-what a terrific headline: "Eagle Scouts are a big benefit to... [more]

Growing Pains

Posted to True North Scouting on November 21st, 2011

Well, tonight, I got a call tonight from the Dad of a scout who wants to crossover to our troop. I will say that I am excited, as this scout is from "outside" the unit that I know. I have been a part of Pack 4363 for the last 6 years, and getting... [more]

How Do You Like Your Crust?

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 20th, 2011

Thick, thin, stuffed, or Cryptobiotic ? Mark and Tara... [more]

'Tis the Season for Scouting

Posted to Commissioner Keith Comments on November 20th, 2011

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, I thought that it would be nice to continue a tradition that I hold near to my heart and share it early. What am I most thankful for? I am thankful for God, my health, my family and my friends- not... [more]

Chief Scout Takes to the Skies to Visit Thousands of Scouts

Posted to ScoutBaseUK on November 20th, 2011

Scouts in the east Midlands turned out in force on Saturday to welcome Bear Grylls, who travelled by helicopter to five events and encouraged Scouts to live out their... [more]

Service Projects to Play a Major Role at 2013 National Jamboree

Posted to Scout Wire on November 20th, 2011

When the Summit Bechtel Reserve opens for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, Scouts, Venturers, and Scouters should prepare to go big with new and improved high-adventure activities. On top of the adventure, however, you can also expect some good,... [more]

Thanksgiving Scoutmaster (or Cubmaster) Minute

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 20th, 2011

This makes a nice Scoutmaster Minute or Cubmaster Minute or even just a good reflection for a family gathering at this time of year. This is based on something in some old BSA program helps [ This is a content summary only. Click on the article... [more]

2012 Adams Eagle Scout Project Award Applications Now Available

Posted to Scout Wire on November 20th, 2011

The application for the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award is now available on the NESA website (in the far-right column). This year marks the third year of the award. In 2010, Eagle Scouts from 35... [more]

Swiss Army Scout Knives (and Others) on Sale

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on November 20th, 2011

Amazon has a pretty sweet deal on Victorinox Swiss Army knives; buy $50.00 worth of Swiss army knives and get $10.00 off. Amazon's pricing is already about as good as it gets for these knives and since you don't pay shipping for purchases over... [more]

YVCA of Southern Arizona

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 19th, 2011

Yesterday and today the e-tour joined the Youth Volunteer Corps of America's Southern Arizona group. Through educational workshops and some down and dirty desert clean up we explored the importance of Leave No Trace in the sensitive desert... [more]

Supply Line: November Issue Is Out

Posted to Scout Wire on November 19th, 2011

Click to open November issue The November issue of Supply Line newsletter has been published and is available online. In this issue, you can read more about a cool new series of collectible, tent-shaped jamboree activity patches being produced to... [more]

Father & Son Weekend

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on November 19th, 2011

String burn station Swat-em; inter-patrol game Orienteering station Dad patrol "skins the snake" The egg toss is an exhibition, not a competition. (please; no wagering.) Happy Patrol Leaders Flat Hat Cup Trophies a hearty breakfast Luncheon sample... [more]

More Ideas for December Pack Meeting – Respect

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 19th, 2011

The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of December is Respect. According to the program helps respect is "Showing regard for the worth of someone or something." [ This is a content summary only. Click on the article title for full links, other... [more]

The Buzz: One Car, One Difference

Posted to Scout Wire on November 19th, 2011

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Issue 277 – November 19, 2011

Posted to Ask Andy on November 19th, 2011

Rule No. 41 : In a confrontation between emotion and logic, emotion will win. Rule No. 42 : Either employ the Scout sign or simply shout, "Sign's Up!" To do both is pointless. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Andy, Let me be the... [more]

Scout Information

Posted to HalfEagle Answers on November 18th, 2011

Where do you get most of your information to keep current on all that is Scouting? Internet? Scout Office? Professionals?. There are lots of avenues for getting Scouting information.. How do you get... [more]

Knowing Who You Work With

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 18th, 2011

It is not enough as a Scoutmaster these days to take boys camping, teach them a few skills, and hand out merit badges.  Kids today, like kids in the past, and certainly this will apply in the future as society changes, kids grow up differently, and... [more]

Deer

Posted to Scoutmaster Musings on November 18th, 2011

I was planning on hiking 6 miles this morning, but when I hit 3 miles it just seemed like I needed to go further. I'm glad I did. Click the image to see a short video of the three deer I saw, plus one. They were beautiful. And, they were at about 7... [more]

Keep in Touch With BSA Personnel Moves on New Trailblazers Site

Posted to Scout Wire on November 18th, 2011

Trailblazers-the online digest of BSA personnel changes such as new hires, transfers, promotions, and retirements-has been updated and made live on the Internal Communications site on scouting.org. The site now features most personnel changes... [more]

Make Them Normal

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 18th, 2011

I just spent the better part of the morning volunteering in my wifes classroom… well I shouldn't say in the classroom.. in the swimming pool.  Each Friday during the fall and winter months the class, along with a number of other classes go... [more]

Tell Me About Your Webelos Transition

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on November 18th, 2011

Webelos transition or bridge crossing  into a Scout troop can be a tricky process. We know that we loose or gain many potential Scouts depending on how well this process is administered. Take a moment to complete the survey and let me know your... [more]

Check Out the Montana Venture Experience

Posted to Summit Blog on November 18th, 2011

On July 7-9, 2011, the Montana Council's K-M Scout Ranch hosted a camp for Venturers and high adventure. The lone crew to attend this year, Venturing Crew 2861 enjoyed the ranch, even though they didn't meet new Scouting friends. "I liked being... [more]

Pumpkin Crunch Recipe

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 18th, 2011

This is one of our favorite Dutch oven recipes. DS made this recently at a Troop meeting where the Boy Scouts showed off their cooking skills. This recipe also won first prize at a Camporee cooking contest, so I guess it is an "award winning"... [more]

Picture of the Week 11/18/11

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 18th, 2011

An Oasis in the Desert Borrego Palm Canyon in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park... [more]

Lease Car for Sale: 2009 Buick Lucerne CXL

Posted to Scout Wire on November 18th, 2011

2009 Buick Lucerne CXL 63,095 approximate miles Exterior color: Dark crimson metallic Interior color: Titanium leather Asking price: $16,290 Location: Peoria, Illinois Equipment/features: 3.9L V6 SFI flex fuel AM/FM stereo with six-disc CD/MP3... [more]

All-Terain Vehicles and Personal Watercraft

Posted to Scouting News on November 17th, 2011

In 2009,the BSA Innovation and Strategy Group conducted a survey to determine the level of interest in various high adventure activities.  Four of the top survey responses were banned in the Guide to Safe Scouting.  Shortly after that survey was... [more]

OA in Space

Posted to Scoutmaster Musings on November 17th, 2011

I think this one image is probably the best promotion of Order of the Arrow and Boy Scouts to come around in a loooong time. Click the image to see it full size or View Gallery on facebook. Mike Fossum ( Meechgalane Sakima ) took his Vigil OA sash... [more]

WBtv #13 - Nov. 16, 2011, "Managing Change"

Posted to BSA Internal Communications Youtube Videos on November 17th, 2011

In this episode, I talk a bit more about the purpose of this blog, and delve into something that is a hot topic these days--managing change. How do you introduce new ways of doing things at your council or... [more]

Outdoor Adventures in San Diego

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 17th, 2011

San Diego, CA - We spent this week in San Diego working with Outdoor Outreach and the Great Escapes program at Point Loma Nazarene University. Both programs take students on amazing outdoor adventures in the San Diego area and beyond. Outdoor... [more]

Cubmaster Jack Lemmon and Den Mother Doris Day

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on November 17th, 2011

‘It Happened to Jane' (1959) starred Jack Lemmon and Doris Day. It's an  O.K. movie (Ernie Kovaks is the villain). This clip is a little long , but watch the first part. Note the reasonably realistic, chaotic group of Cub Scouts. Doris... [more]

Where Will Your Leave No Trace Shirt Be Going?

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 17th, 2011

Taking an adventure? Wear your Leave No Trace shirt and post a photo on our Facebook page to share the places it went. Shown above: Leave No Trace Development & Membership Coordinator, Dean Ronzoni, getting his pump on at Rocky Mountain... [more]

Trained or Trained?

Posted to Bobwhite's Blather on November 17th, 2011

A rather confusing clarification came forth from the national training team recently regarding just what constitutes being "trained." It seems there are two slightly different definitions of the term, and they apply to slightly different things. A... [more]

Trained or Trained?

Posted to Bobwhite's Blather on November 17th, 2011

A rather confusing clarification came forth from the national training team recently regarding just what constitutes being "trained." It seems there are two slightly different definitions of the term, and they apply to slightly different things. A... [more]

Troop Running a Pack Meeting

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 17th, 2011

Tonight, our Boy Scout Troop is running the Pack meeting for our Cub Scouts. They are going to divide into dens and each den will have several Boy Scouts doing skill instruction with them. They are working on things like knots and outdoor skills... [more]

Remembrance Sunday Parade Video

Posted to Nick's Ramblings UK on November 17th, 2011

I thought I'd put all the photos I took from the Remembrance Sunday parade into a video. Enjoy!... [more]

Blog Update

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 16th, 2011

Well, it took a while to figure this computer stuff out… and really don't think I have it down yet, BUT.. I did get an update in on the SMMPodcast tab (page). You can now listen to the last 10 or so show right here on the blog.  You can also... [more]

SMMPodcast # 97

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 16th, 2011

Shakedowns, Winter eats, and Service Howdy, welcome back.  This is show #97 and we are talking about conducting shakedowns for your next adventure, a great reciepe for filling up a cold belly, and providing service opportunities for our Scouts... [more]

SMM #97 Shakedowns, Winter Eats, and Service

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute Podcast on November 16th, 2011

Howdy, welcome back.  This is show #97 and we are talking about conducting shakedowns for your next adventure, a great reciepe for filling up a cold belly, and providing service opportunities for our Scouts during this season of giving thanks. The... [more]

Next Up: Welding Merit Badge

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on November 16th, 2011

Want to spark some passion in your Scouts? Tell them about Welding, the next new merit badge from the Boy Scouts of America. When it debuts in the next month or two, it will become the BSA's 128th current merit badge, joining fellow newcomer Chess... [more]

The Importance of Service

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 16th, 2011

My twins are 18 and are getting close to graduating from High School.  The other night they brought home a form for documenting Community service.  In our State there is a requirement to perform 8 hours of community service.  I agree with this... [more]

The Bigfoot Challenge Is Rolling!

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 16th, 2011

November's in full swing and now's the time to take the Bigfoot Challenge! Hop on board with one of Bigfoot's three November challenges and support Leave No Trace by doing one (or more) of the following: 1. Like Grand Trunk on Facebook! For every... [more]

Rodent Rescue

Posted to Scoutmaster Musings on November 16th, 2011

I personally appreciate this service project by scouts of Troop 747 out of Tucson, Arizona. The project involved making and installing wildlife escape ramps in livestock water troughs. This lets rodents climb out rather than drowning and rotting in... [more]

12 Steps to Shaving Weight

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 16th, 2011

Backpacker magazine published a good article called "Ultralight Makeover" 12 steps for cutting weight. I found this article interesting and all in all agree with it.  Now, I should say that I am not considered a UL guy.  I do, as stated ad nauseum,... [more]

Social Media and Scouting – What Works

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on November 16th, 2011

This is the fourth in a series of articles about social media and Scouting; here's the  introduction , a post about  youth protection issues , my guidelines for  appropriate behavior and content . Also be sure to read the B.S.A.  Social Media... [more]

Managing Change

Posted to Wayne Brock TV on November 16th, 2011

In this episode, I talk a bit more about the purpose of this blog, and delve into something that is a hot topic these days-managing change. How do you introduce new ways of doing things at your council or department? How do you try to ensure that... [more]

Authority of the Resource Technique in Action

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 16th, 2011

Pickens County, SC. While hiking at Table Rock State Park in South Carolina, we came across this signage at the trailhead. This sign does a great job of not only citing the expectations the rangers have for pet owners in the park, but it also... [more]

WBtv #13 - Nov. 16, 2011, "Managing Change"

Posted to BSA Internal Communications Youtube Videos on November 16th, 2011

In this episode, I talk a bit more about the purpose of this blog, and delve into something that is a hot topic these days--managing change. How do you introduce new ways of doing things at your council or... [more]

40,000 Scouts, 5 Days and 300,000 Hours of Community Service

Posted to Summit Blog on November 16th, 2011

At the 2013 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, you can expect to go big with new and improved high-adventure activities. From skateboarding and BMX, to whitewater rafting and zip lining, you won't be bored. On top of the... [more]

Cinematography Merit Badge for Boy Scouts

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 16th, 2011

Boy Scouts will make their own short movie when working on the requirements for the Cinematography merit badge. [ This is a content summary only. Click on the article title for full links, other content, and more! ]... [more]

Scouts Being Thrifty?

Posted to HalfEagle Answers on November 16th, 2011

Does your Unit do fundraising as a unit or require the Scout to be thrifty and earn his own way without Unit... [more]

HalfEagle Answers

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 16th, 2011

Many of you that hit this blog are aware if not very aware of Gregg Hilferding's  HalfEagle.com site.  It is a great place to keep up with Scouting web sites and whats going on in the online Scouting community. Gregg wrote me the other day saying;... [more]

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 15th, 2011

Medford, OR - On Saturday, 35 Girl Scouts, leaders, and parents chose to spend part of their day learning more about Leave No Trace. We explored the 7 principles of Leave No Trace through several activities including What Principle Am I? &... [more]

Old Basing Scouts Hopeful of Funding for New Hall Eco-Dream

Posted to The Scout Association on November 15th, 2011

An eco-friendly project to rebuild the Scout and Guide hall in Old Basing, Hampshire, has reached the final round of voting for Energyshare... [more]

My Gear and Packing It

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 15th, 2011

Well, as promised, here is a video of my gear.  A quick break down and then packing it up. It's in two parts and I hope the quality is ok. I will be posting a gear list in the near future with a link on the blog. If you have any questions, please... [more]

The Buzz - November 17, 2011, "One Car One Difference

Posted to BSA Internal Communications Youtube Videos on November 15th, 2011

Chuck Dobbins, Scout Executive from the Chicago Area Council, introduces the One Car One Difference program -- a way for local councils to turn donated vehicles into dollars for... [more]

Re-Elect Philmont's Tooth of Time Traders

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on November 15th, 2011

Republican? Democrat? Forget it. I've got an election we can all agree on. Vote for Philmont's  Tooth of Time Traders  in the SNEWS Outdoor Retailer of the Year awards. The five-step process just takes a minute, so  click here to get started. In... [more]

October Bigfoot Challenge Winners!

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 15th, 2011

October has come and gone, and the Bigfoot Challenge has new winners! Congratulations to the winners of the October Bigfoot Challenge, sponsored by Keen ! Our first winner is Patrick Joyce from Belleville, IL. Patrick writes: "I am the Scoutmaster... [more]

Scouting and Social Media – Appropriate Behavior and Content

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on November 15th, 2011

A personal profile on a social media tool that identifies us a Scout Leader makes us de-facto representatives of Scouting in general and the B.S.A. in particular. I discussed youth protection issues in a previous post in this series but the... [more]

Photo of the Week 11.15.11

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 15th, 2011

Bighorn Sheep, near Willow Beach, AZ. Be intentional, not conventional. Tara and Mark... [more]

Tips for a Great Table Top Display

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 15th, 2011

Table top displays are a way to show off a hobby, collection, event, or other project. Or you can showcase your unit's program. As part of the Hobbies Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts, table top displays are used in a hobby fair to show of each... [more]

Montreat College Embraces Leave No Trace

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 14th, 2011

Outdoor Living Skills Class Montreat, NC. Traveling Trainers have had the pleasure of providing awareness workshops at Montreat College for a few consecutive years. This year was no exception as we spent four days on their mountainous campus which... [more]

Picture of the Week 11/11/11

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 14th, 2011

Pinnacle Trail, Table Rock State Park, GA... [more]

Winter Pack Weight

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 14th, 2011

Managing your pack weight when winter camping is a task that seriously needs consideration, skill, and knowledge.  I know that most of us are always looking to shave some weight here and there, lets face it, most of us need to shave the pack... [more]

Scoutmaster Podcast 93 – the Individual Scout

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on November 14th, 2011

IN THIS PODCAST Focus on the Individual Scout LINKS Ask Andy SMM Podcast KEEP IN TOUCH Contact Clarke Green Call and leave a voice mail comment or question at (484) 734-0002 Subscribe to the podcast on  iTunes Listen on your mobile device with... [more]

Camping Gear Winner

Posted to Scoutmaster Musings on November 14th, 2011

Back at the beginning of October, I posted about a contest being sponsored by the BSA to promote the Be A Scout website where interested parents can find a local pack, troop, or crew. The 1 minute opening video on the site is waaay cool with lots of... [more]

Two Scouts Named NRA National Youth Shooting Sports Ambassadors

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on November 14th, 2011

Many young men and women have their first experience firing a rifle or shotgun in the Boy Scouts of America. But earning these two merit badges is only the beginning. The BSA's partnership with the National Rifle Association has extended into... [more]

The 2 Best Reasons (Maybe) to Register for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree

Posted to Summit Blog on November 14th, 2011

In case you haven't heard, the 2013 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve is going to use a new model for activities in terms of scheduling. So what does that mean for you, the participants? You'll be totally submerged in whatever... [more]

An Hour a Week? #275

Posted to An Hour A Week? Podcast on November 14th, 2011

#275-New marketing campaigns, themes making a comeback, internet Scout Patch, bullies, online training and gracefully leaving Cub Scouts are on tap for tonight's show. Tonight, we discuss derbies – Pinewood, Space and Raingutter. Links:... [more]

For Aged-Out Scouts, a New Option

Posted to Bobwhite's Blather on November 14th, 2011

If your troop is like mine, you probably have had a few Scouts age out of youth membership and head off to college or military service. Most likely Life or Eagle Scouts, these young men still enjoy being active in … Continue reading →... [more]

Boy Scout Bingo

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 14th, 2011

A lot of the requirements for Arrow of Light have to do with learning about Boy Scouts. So to make this more fun, I made up a set of picture bingo cards. [ This is a content summary only. Click on the article title for full links, other content, and... [more]

Training Weekend

Posted to Scoutmaster Musings on November 14th, 2011

Spent yesterday and today presenting Red Cross CPR/AED and Wilderness First Aid training to scouters getting ready for Northern Tier, Sea Base, Philmont, and troop-planned treks over the coming year. One participant was a Cubmaster preparing for... [more]

Nature's Bathtub...

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 13th, 2011

...Minus the soap:) One of the e-tour's favorite ways to spend time between events is to search out some hot springs and soak for a while. Here are photos from our latest pursuit. We'll let you figure out where these were taken and allow you the... [more]

Wayne Visits Solihull

Posted to UK Chief Commissioner Blog on November 13th, 2011

Wayne found time for some of his other voluntary interests this week before spending Saturday in Birmingham and Solihull Scout... [more]

Philmont Hiring a Museum Director

Posted to Scouting News on November 13th, 2011

Philmont is currently looking to hire a Museum Director.  The Philmont Museum Director is responsible for the management, operation and programs of the Philmont Museum and Seton Memorial Library, Kit Carson Museum and Rayado Historical District and... [more]

Remembrance Sunday Parade

Posted to Nick's Ramblings UK on November 13th, 2011

Our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts along with the Brownies and Guides, today paid respect to those who have been killed in wars, by parading round Porthill, led by our drum band and then by joining the congregation of St. Andrew's Church for a service of... [more]

Money for Nothin'

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 13th, 2011

This post is all about curiosity…  and I should say right up front that I am calling no one out, nor am I saying this is right or wrong. I have noticed a lot of blogs out there and other web sites, both Scout related and non Scout related... [more]

Leave No Trace

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 13th, 2011

I am a big advocate of the Leave No Trace program.  We spend a great deal of time in our Troop teaching and coaching the Leave No Trace principles and and the Outdoor ethic. I stumbled on this video from our friends at the National Park Service and... [more]

Be a Scout (Video)

Posted to A Scoutmaster's Blog on November 13th, 2011

I found this promotional video on Youtube. It is time to "Be A Scout". Be a Cub Scout. Be a Boy Scout. Be a Venturer. Serve your community. Learn new things. And just have fun. This video was posted to Youtube by BSA100Years in July 2011... [more]

Hunting for Thanksgiving Dinner Skit

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 13th, 2011

Here's a fun skit for a Pack meeting or a November campout. It is very easy and can be put on with almost any number of Scouts. [ This is a content summary only. Click on the article title for full links, other content, and more! ]... [more]

Bayport Punkin' Chunkin

Posted to From the Committee Chair on November 13th, 2011

Troop 11 won the Punkin' Chunkin' for their class! We were 2nd overall and 1st in our class. We had a great crew of guys who put in many hours to make this a reality. The Scouts who assembled and operated the Trebuchet did a wonderful job and are... [more]

This Weeks Poll

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 12th, 2011

Winter Camping?  Do you? It's a yes or no question.. but what I really want to know is this: If you camp in the winter (with your Troop), what kind of training do you do to prepare? What kind of gear do you have and and/or modify to have great... [more]

Inspiration

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 12th, 2011

The last couple of days have been days that were inspiring for me.  Inspiring in a couple of ways, lets start with Veterans Day. Our High School held its first ever "Living History Day" on Wednesday.  This was a day in which the entire school... [more]

BSA Tiger Den Meeting 9 – How Do You Celebrate and Making Decorations

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 12th, 2011

This meeting plan covers Tiger Elective 1 - How Do You Celebrate? and Tiger Elective 2 - Making Decorations. The celebration which the plan mentions is a Blue and Gold banquet, but you could adjust this plan for a holiday celebration. [ This is a... [more]

11:11:11 11-11-11

Posted to Scoutmaster Musings on November 11th, 2011

Where were you at 11 minutes and 11 seconds after 11:00am on November 11, 2011? My son (who had the day off from school) was playing xBox and I was right here preparing for Wilderness First Aid training tomorrow. Fortunately, he hollered at me in... [more]

Issue 276 – Antithetical Scouting

Posted to Ask Andy on November 11th, 2011

"War has been, for almost all peoples and all times, the purest test of manhood," stated Evan Thomas, editor at both Time and Newsweek and author of The War Lovers (Little Brown & Company, 2011).  Scouting, Boy Scouting specifically, has been... [more]

Scouting and Social Media – Youth Protection, B.S.A. Guidelines

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on November 11th, 2011

Social media tools have powerful potential for communicating with Scouts and their families to share information, supplement training and educate Scouts and adult volunteers alike. As I mentioned in the last post   the Boy Scouts of America has... [more]

Simple Indoor Flag Ceremony

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 11th, 2011

Many of our kids have not been exposed to flag etiquette before their first flag ceremony, so take the time to give them some basic instruction. This is a very simple flag ceremony for Cub Scouts to use at Den and Pack meetings. [ This is a content... [more]

11-11-11 Rememberance Day

Posted to Nick's Ramblings UK on November 11th, 2011

Today at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the 11th year it is 93 years since the end of the First World War and 97 years since its beginning. Did the War to End All War's do so? No. But we continue to honour those who died in the... [more]

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

Posted to Jabbering All Day Long on November 11th, 2011

They went with songs to the battle, they were young. Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, They fell... [more]

Scouts Join Nation in Remembrance Day Activities

Posted to The Scout Association on November 10th, 2011

As the nation falls silent to remember the sacrifice of those lost to two world wars and conflicts since, Scouts are serving their communities to join in the... [more]

Team West Goes Back to School

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 10th, 2011

Cave Junction, Oregon - This week Team west has been traveling through southern Oregon and visiting with students to talk more about enjoying the outdoors responsibly. One of the many topics discussed has been the elusive nature of Bigfoot and how... [more]

Venture Crew 911 Gives Back to Wounded Veterans

Posted to Summit Blog on November 10th, 2011

In this series of Adventures in Service, you will get a chance to meet Venture Crew 911 from Cincinnati, Ohio, as they help out with the Wounded Warrior Project, a project that provides programs and services to severely injured service members... [more]

National Association of 4-H Extension Agents Conference

Posted to Official ClassB Blog on November 10th, 2011

We were proud supporters of the National Association of 4-H Extension Agents conference that took place in Omaha, Nebraska last week. To show our support, we were happy to provide the give away shirts for all the attendees. Here are some pics... [more]

Scouting and Social Media – Introduction

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on November 10th, 2011

Our Scouts are digital natives ; they don' t know a world without computers and the internet. You and I are likely to be digital immigrants; we were raised and educated in the era before digital technology or during it's emergence .  Writer and... [more]

2012 Recruitment Campaign Materials Are Here!

Posted to Scout Wire on November 10th, 2011

Strong messages, powerful imagery, and fun scenarios are elements of the 2012 national recruitment campaign, Badge of Honor, available now. The energetic campaign proves that the memorable moments associated with earning a badge, hiking a trail, or... [more]

Tabletop Tipi Model

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 10th, 2011

Scouts who are doing a Native American themed meeting or activity can create a simple tipi model to get the idea of how these versatile dwellings are constructed. We made these at a Cub Scout training session and they were very easy. [ This is a... [more]

Finance Impact 'E-Letter': Nov. 15 Issue Released

Posted to Scout Wire on November 10th, 2011

Click to open Nov. 15 issue The Nov. 15 issue of the Finance Impact e-Letter has been published and is available on the Finance Impact website. As the beginning of 2012 is in sight, let's start to focus on ensuring year-end close procedures are... [more]

Knowledge

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 10th, 2011

He who knows not and knows not he know not; he is a fool – shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not; he is simple- teach him. He who knows not and knows no he knows; he is asleep- wake him. He who knows not and knows he kn0ws; he is... [more]

SMMPodcast # 96 the Scoutmaster Conference Live!

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 10th, 2011

Welcome Back!  In this show you will listen in on a class I taught at our Councils Program and Training Conference.  This class is on the Scoutmaster Conference.  I used the National Supplemental training on the subject and if you would like to... [more]

Dr Who Amusing

Posted to Jabbering All Day Long on November 9th, 2011

I am not a huge Dr Who fan but I came across this video and it amused me so I thought I would share it with you all    ... [more]

Look Only at the Individual Scout

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on November 9th, 2011

… Our charge as volunteers in the movement is help to create tomorrow's productive, responsible, happy citizens.  We can't do that if we don't keep our doors and arms open to these young men, understanding that the "ultimate volunteer" isn't... [more]

Kid's Kamp

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 9th, 2011

When we met the children at KOA Kid's Kamp we knew we had some camping experts on our hands. Imagine the schooling you'd get spending your summers growing up immersed in the culture of camping. We taught the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace... [more]

Tooth of Time Traders

Posted to Philmont Scout Ranch Youtube Videos on November 9th, 2011

http://www.ToothofTimeTraders.com The Philmont Tooth of Time Traders is always ready to help prepare you for your next wilderness... [more]

Prepared. For Life.™ E-Funding Initiative Kicks Off

Posted to Scout Wire on November 9th, 2011

The BSA's exciting new e-funding tool at aplacetogive.scouting.org is now live and ready for councils to add custom items and promotions. Gary Gilger, Scout executive of the Chippewa Valley Council in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, has added some... [more]

Thank You, Liz!

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 9th, 2011

A big shout out to our Leave No Trace California State Advocate, Liz Williams, who represented Leave No Trace at The North Face Speaker Series in San Francisco last night. Thank you for all that you do for Leave No Trace.. we appreciate you!... [more]

If It's FREE, It's for ME!

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 9th, 2011

Kate and Tracy visit their 40th National Park USA. The time has come on this upcoming Veterans Day weekend for the Free Entrance Days in the National Parks. That's right-FREE! November 10-12 marks the last set of FEE-FREE days at National Parks in... [more]

Philmont Scout Ranch by the Numbers [Infographic]

Posted to Summit Blog on November 9th, 2011

Philmont Scout Ranch is the largest of the Boy Scouts of America's national high adventure bases. Located on 137,000 acres of rugged mountain terrain in New Mexico, it is the perfect place to get outdoors. So whether its backpacking, horseback... [more]

New Look for 'Ask Andy'

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on November 9th, 2011

The popular and incredibly useful advice written by Andy  is now on a new WordPress based website   featuring  vastly upgraded features to access and past columns. If you haven't found Andy yet get on over there and check it out. Andy's advice has... [more]

Issue 275 – November 8, 2011

Posted to Ask Andy on November 9th, 2011

Rule No. 39 : Knowledge and intelligent can be faked; clever and witty can't. Rule No. 40 : On any campout, the gadget most needed will be the one left in a trunk in the parking lot. First things first.  Let's fix an error… Dear Andy, About those... [more]

More Advancement Changes

Posted to Bobwhite's Blather on November 9th, 2011

Here are a few other advancement-related items that have been changed or clarified in the recent Guide to Advancement that affect the troop committee: If you've ever been caught short on a board of review night without enough committee members on... [more]

Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge for Boy Scouts

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 9th, 2011

Working on the Citizenship in the Community merit badge helps Boy Scouts understand their role in their local community. The Citizenship in the Community merit badge is required for the rank of Eagle Scout. [ This is a content summary only. Click on... [more]

We Need Your Opinions to Create BSA's New Camp Standards

Posted to Scout Wire on November 9th, 2011

Are you involved in the direction or administration of camp programs in your region, area, or council on the professional or volunteer level? If so, the National Camp Standards Task Force is requesting your comments on a comprehensive revision... [more]

Three Lease Cars for Sale

Posted to Scout Wire on November 8th, 2011

The National Council has a trio of leased cars that are now up for sale: 1.   2009 Nissan Altima 2.5S Mileage: 78,761 approximate miles Exterior color: Super black Interior color: Charcoal gray leather Asking price: $13,549 Location: LaGrange, IL... [more]

Jamboree Staffers: Register Now!

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on November 8th, 2011

Wanna get your hands dirty at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree? Pitch in and serve on staff. There are plenty of cool jobs available to help pull off what's sure to be a memorable jamboree experience at the new Summit Bechtel Family Scout Reserve... [more]

Scout Statue Snowmelt Time-Lapse - Philmont Scout Ranch

Posted to Philmont Scout Ranch Youtube Videos on November 8th, 2011

The sun came out after another big powder dump here at Philmont and we couldn't resist the opportunity to shoot some time-lapse! Would you like to brush up on your winter camping, quinsy-building, sledding and snowshoeing skills? Join us for... [more]

Changes Coming to Tour Plan Process

Posted to Scout Wire on November 8th, 2011

Since rolling out a new tour plan process to replace both the local and national tour permits earlier this year, the BSA has been gathering and listening to your input on ways to make this important procedure easier and more effective. Thanks to... [more]

There's Nothing Wrong With Having a Plan

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on November 8th, 2011

There's nothing wrong with having a plan Plans are great. But missions are better. Missions survive when plans fail, and plans almost always fail. Seth Godin When first discussing plans with youth leaders they usually tell me the mission or goal... [more]

SMMPodcast #96 -the Scoutmaster Conference LIVE

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute Podcast on November 8th, 2011

Welcome Back!  In this show you will listen in on a class I taught at our Councils Program and Training Conference.  This class is on the Scoutmaster Conference.  I used the National Supplemental training on the subject and if you would like to... [more]

Tips for Starting a Collection

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 8th, 2011

There are several Scouting achievements related to collecting. So how do you start a collection? Here are some tips to get started. [ This is a content summary only. Click on the article title for full links, other content, and more! ]... [more]

Make Sure Scouts Play Safe in the Snow

Posted to Scout Wire on November 8th, 2011

Head injuries sustained during winter activities are a major cause of children's hospitalization. Therefore, the Winter Sports Safety section of the Guide to Safe Scouting was changed in 2009 to include the following passage: "Appropriate personal... [more]

Kamp Green Clean Up!

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 7th, 2011

Yesterday we joined over 100 dedicated volunteers at KOA's Kamp Green Community Partnership Event. Participants helped to clean up a section of Bureau of Land Management property which many are hoping becomes Tule Springs Ice Age Park. Rich in... [more]

Blackstone Fellowship 2011

Posted to From the Committee Chair on November 7th, 2011

Great weekend … not a cloud in the blue skies, and crisp Fall temperatures. Good fun, good fellowship, and a few merit badges thrown in for good measure . Here's the video … www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBn1y-oOb7s... [more]

So Much to Celebrate and Be Thankful For

Posted to UK Chief Commissioner Blog on November 7th, 2011

The Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, set the tone in his opening remarks at the inaugural National Scout and Guide service of Celebration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey, when he talked of the great bonds between the Abbey,... [more]

Celebrating a Decade of Ask Andy

Posted to Ask Andy on November 7th, 2011

The Ask Andy advice column will be ten years old on November 23, 2011.  By that time Andy will have written about 1.65 million words of advice to fellow Scouters on a wide variety of subjects – a record that rivals that of Green Bar Bill's... [more]

VOS Participation Deadline Drawing Near

Posted to Scout Wire on November 7th, 2011

All councils that have either attended training webinars or viewed the online recording for the Voice of the Scout (VOS) have until Nov. 18 to confirm their 2012 participation in the program. Those councils that initialize participation for this... [more]

Podcast 92 – Scoutmaster, Troop Committee Relationship

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on November 7th, 2011

IN THIS PODCAST Scoutmaster panel discussion; three new documents from the B.S.A. Phone-in question: "Where does the Scoutmaster's responsibilities end and the Committee's responsibilities begin? LINKS Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops... [more]

The Annual Calendar #Scoutnation

Posted to The Scoutmaster on November 7th, 2011

This is a follow up to the Planning Conference. The results are in and Troop 199 has an annual calendar for 2012. I spoke earlier on how great it was to watch these guys plan and organize an entire year that would make all 124 Scouts happy. Not an... [more]

Animal Friends at the Summit

Posted to Summit Blog on November 7th, 2011

Are you coming the New River Gorge anytime soon? Before you head out on the trails for some hiking or hit the river for some rafting, you should get to know what kinds of animals you might run into. Because of the diverse ecosystem found in the New... [more]

BAM! At AEE

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 7th, 2011

Kate points out the Leave No Trace logo at the International AEE Conference Jacksonville, FL. The 39th Annual International Association for Experiential Education Conference took place this past weekend in Jacksonville, FL. This conference brings... [more]

Monitor the Net

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 7th, 2011

The internet, I think you all agree is a great thing.  Right?  It has opened up the Scouting World literally.  I mean, think about it, when I was a Scout I can remember thinking how great it was to participate in Jamboree on the Air.  Going to our... [more]

An Hour a Week? #274

Posted to An Hour A Week? Podcast on November 7th, 2011

#274-New marketing campaigns, themes making a comeback, internet Scout Patch, bullies, online training and gracefully leaving Cub Scouts are on tap for tonight's show. Links: Boy Scouts of America Recalls Cub Scout Wind Tech Jackets Due to... [more]

Hobbies Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 7th, 2011

The Boy Scout Roundtable Planning Guide suggests a Hobbies feature for December 2011. So this month we'll take a look at this feature in more depth. Some of the ideas in this program feature will also be useful to Cub Scouts and Venturers who are... [more]

'Marketing News': November Issue Released

Posted to Scout Wire on November 7th, 2011

Click to open November issue The November issue of Marketing News has been published and posted to the Marketing Toolbox. Stories include the following: 2012 Recruitment Campaign Rolls Out Marketing Training Webinars Help Tell the Story of Scouting... [more]

Countdown to One Hat…

Posted to True North Scouting on November 6th, 2011

Yup, it's true… At the end of this month, I will only be a Scoutmaster for Troop 1363. It may be short-lived, but nonetheless, I will no longer be an Assistant Cubmaster for Pack 4363. Yesterday, while I was at Cub Scout College, I got to see... [more]

A Scouting Poem

Posted to A Scoutmaster's Blog on November 6th, 2011

In 1996, following a September court of honor, the troop surprised me with a little ceremony for the fifteenth anniversary of being the scoutmaster of Troop 68. After a few speeches by committee members and Boy Scouts I was presented with a book of... [more]

PTC and Not the Podcast…

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 6th, 2011

Yesterday I had the opportunity to be a trainer at our Councils Program and Training Conference.. PTC.  I was asked to help teach a class on using Social Media and Websites with my Wood Badge buddy Adam.  Then Jackie this years Coordinator asked if... [more]

Help Save Lives With Discounted AED Package

Posted to Scout Wire on November 6th, 2011

Lives change in a heartbeat. Each year, 365,000 people die in North America from sudden cardiac arrest-7,000 of whom are under age 18. Since 2008, the BSA and Cardiac Science have collaborated to deliver this message to communities while... [more]

Table Tennis Pin for Cub Scouts

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 6th, 2011

When I was younger I played table tennis with my brother and sister in the basementt, except we called it ping pong. The Table Tennis pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program lets Cub Scouts explore this sport in depth. If you don't have... [more]

ATV, PWC Become Authorized, Council-Level Programs

Posted to Scout Wire on November 6th, 2011

Following the successful piloting of all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and personal watercraft (PWC) programs in council camps in 2010 and 2011, both are now authorized for council-level programming. The 2012 resident camp standards, No. 430-111, define... [more]

Lasting Impacts:

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 5th, 2011

Conditions in desert environments are extreme, especially when considering the scarcity of moisture. We mentioned in our last blog that litter items left out to their own devices last an incredibly long time, even 'natural' items such newspaper or... [more]

Eagle Project Done?

Posted to Scoutmaster Musings on November 5th, 2011

I think my son finished his eagle service project yesterday, but I'm not sure. He's out helping another eagle candidate this morning, so I'll have to ask him when he gets home. All I know is he put a bunch of tools in the Honda Odyssey (official... [more]

BSA Wolf Den Meeting Plan 5: Know Your Home and Community and Be Safe at Home and on the Street

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 5th, 2011

This plan covers part of Wolf Achievement 4 (Know Your Home and Community) and part of Wolf Achievement 9 (Be Safe at Home and on the Street). [ This is a content summary only. Click on the article title for full links, other content, and more! ]... [more]

Where to Begin…

Posted to True North Scouting on November 4th, 2011

I really don't know where to begin. I haven't been blogging lately, due to the hectic schedule that I have had pretty much since the beginning of summer. A lack of True North shows, a lack of Scout Nation shows, a lack of Twitter, Facebook and... [more]

Taylor Swift Honors Eagle Scout at TeenNick HALO Awards

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on November 4th, 2011

How does it feel getting a shout out from Taylor Swift? Ask Eagle Scout James O'Dwyer, whose relief program in Alabama to provide aid to tornado victims caught Swift's eye. The singer, who has donated millions of dollars and hundreds of hours to... [more]

Be One With the Wild

Posted to Scoutmaster Musings on November 4th, 2011

Well, here's a wild one for you. Click the image for a much larger version. I read a rumor this morning that these photos are part of a new Boy Scouts campaign created by Ogilvy & Mather, called "Be One with the Wild". What the heck, I'll help... [more]

If We Build It, Will You Come?

Posted to Summit Blog on November 4th, 2011

As construction ramps up at the Summit Bechtel Reserve this fall in preparation for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, the question still remains, "if we build it, will you come?" According to an informal poll we conducted as Patrol Z Members and... [more]

Turkey Treat Cupcakes

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 4th, 2011

Here's a fun dessert to make with your kids this time of year. Use it to fulfill Bear Achivement 9 (What's Cooking) requirement f: "With an adult, make a dessert for your family" or just for fun at a den meeting. [ This is a content summary only... [more]

Cub Scout Wind Tech Jacket Recall

Posted to Scouting News on November 3rd, 2011

The Boy Scouts of America, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has issued a voluntary recall of the blue Cub Scout Wind Tech jacket in youth sizes only. The jackets have retractable cords with toggles at the hood/neck... [more]

Scouts Help Family in Mountain Difficulty

Posted to The Scout Association on November 3rd, 2011

Trainee Scout leaders used their mountain skills to bring a local family to safety in the Lake... [more]

Green Girls!

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 3rd, 2011

Tuesday we spent some quality time with Girl Scouts in La Quinta, CA. With placid Lake Cahuilla as a backdrop we discussed how long litter might last if it were left there to decompose. These young ladies were quick to realize that in their... [more]

Check Out the BSA's New National Recruitment Campaign

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on November 3rd, 2011

Ever wish you could see the future? Now you can. You're looking at next year's slick, new National Recruitment Campaign - in your hands a full two months early. In the past, marketing materials were released after the first of the year. But the... [more]

Philmont, Through the Lens of Trained Photographers

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on November 3rd, 2011

Point your camera in any direction while exploring Philmont, and you're bound to get an image worth keeping. Natural beauty envelops you there. But hand your camera to a trained photographer, and the resulting images beg to be framed and... [more]

Keys to a Successful Philmont Wilderness Adventure

Posted to Philmont Scout Ranch Youtube Videos on November 3rd, 2011

Join us for Philmont's 75th anniversary this summer: http://www.PhilmontScoutRanch.org/75 From physical preparation before you arrive to saying goodbye to your Philmont ranger on the trail, this video will prepare you for your Philmont trek... [more]

Picture Thursday 03_11_11

Posted to Jabbering All Day Long on November 3rd, 2011

This picture was taken late on wednesday night and is the welders welding dome ends on to a 24" Pipe. It looked far more spectacular in real life with sparks flying every where and the glow from the welding... [more]

Crisp Hiking

Posted to Scoutmaster Musings on November 3rd, 2011

Yesterday's 8-mile hike was mostly just covering miles. It was dreary, even a few drizzles of rain. Not much to see. But, when I stepped outside today I was greeted by Orion, Cassiopeia, the Pleiades, Ursa Major, and Polaris. A perfectly bright,... [more]

Horsemanship Merit Badge for Boy Scouts

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 3rd, 2011

This is one our older scouts sometimes work on at summer camp. They usually require them to be 13 or 14 years old though, because the smaller guys have a hard time saddling the horse without assistance. There is only one part they don't like - the... [more]

An Apology!

Posted to Nick's Ramblings UK on November 3rd, 2011

For those of you who wander by here from time to time, you'll have noticed I've been a bit quiet recently. My Scouting has taken a bit of a back seat as we've been preparing for the arrival of our second daughter. Laura Lily Wood was born on Friday... [more]

Free BSA Websites Using Google Sites

Posted to A Scouter's Journey on November 3rd, 2011

The first step in getting a freely hosted Troop website is to go to Google Sites. You will need a gmail address to sign in. If you don't have a gmail address there's a link at the top to register for a new account. Even if you already have a gmail... [more]

Climber's Coffee

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 3rd, 2011

Over the weekend the e-tour spent a perfect sunny Saturday morning with campers and climbers at Hidden Valley Campground in Joshua Tree National Park . Caffeine fueled conversation concerning climber ethics was a perfect prelude to people's day out... [more]

Fulfilling Responsibility

Posted to Bobwhite's Blather on November 3rd, 2011

The new BSA Guide to Advancement lays out and clarifies what it takes for a troop to evaluate whether a Scout has satisfactorily served in a position of responsibility as required for the ranks beyond First Class. While this is … Continue... [more]

What Is the Best Way for Young Scouting Alumni (21-30) to Stay Involved?

Posted to HalfEagle Answers on November 3rd, 2011

The Boy Scouts of America has been pushing to reconnect with alumni for a few years now. While this is a great idea and needed, how are Councils using their alumni and getting them to stay connected? So far my Council has reached out for money by... [more]

Gone Home: Police Officer and Eagle Scout Brad Jones

Posted to Scouting News on November 2nd, 2011

Arizona Police Officer and Eagle Scout Brad Jones was shot in the line of duty on October 28th, 2011.  Officer Jones was responding to a back up call from a probation officer meeting with a 20 year-old male at a Glendale apartment complex. Glendale... [more]

I Am Scouting

Posted to A Scoutmaster's Blog on November 2nd, 2011

The Atlanta Area Council has posted a promotional video on Youtube titled "I Am Scouting". I like it. A lot! It not only does a good job of showing Boy Scouts participating in outdoor activities, but it also features boys from all races and... [more]

Explorer and Network 10th Birthday Badge

Posted to The Scout Association on November 2nd, 2011

We're celebrating 2012 with a special occasional badge, as voted for by... [more]

Educating Youth at Crooked River State Park

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 2nd, 2011

What gear should you bring on a day hike at Crooked River State Park to help you Leave No Trace? Crooked River State Park, GA. After spending a few glorious days backpacking along Cumberland Island National Seashore, Team East moved inland a few... [more]

I Am Scouting

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on November 2nd, 2011

I've seen lot's of promotional videos – this one is the best by a mile... [more]

The Hunt for E-Tour Team 2012

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 2nd, 2011

APPLICANTS WANTED! LEAVE NO TRACE TRAVELING TRAINER JOB OPENING Are you interested in one of the premier outdoor jobs in the industry? Do you have a passion for teaching and working with youth? Are you looking to work with a friend or a significant... [more]

What YOU Can Do in YOUR Community

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 2nd, 2011

Every day we hear from people wanting to volunteer for Leave No Trace and last month, we challenged you to help make this happen by putting on your gloves, picking up your shovels and teaching people about Leave No Trace at community service... [more]

Science Behind the Skills

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 2nd, 2011

Have you ever been asked any of the following questions and didn't know the answer? • "Why do I have to wash my dishes 200 feet away from water sources?" • "Does Leave No Trace change visitor behavior?" • "Why should I not cut the switchbacks on... [more]

Do Your Scouts Share Your Ambitions?

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on November 2nd, 2011

Do your Scouts share your ambitions? You may be pulling in different directions if they don't. How can we align the ambitions of our Scouts, our adult leadership and those of the Scouting program? One way to find out is to make three lists: List... [more]

The Buzz - November 3, 2011, "Badge of Honor"

Posted to BSA Internal Communications Youtube Videos on November 2nd, 2011

Chief Scout Executive Bob Mazzuca introduces our 2012 recruitment campaign, Badge of... [more]

SummitCorps Trails Open for Business [Video]

Posted to Summit Blog on November 2nd, 2011

Throughout the month of July, nearly 1,500 Boy Scouts of America Order of the Arrow volunteers traveled to the New River Gorge for SummitCorps: The New River Experience, a project to build hiking and biking trails in the area. The finished product... [more]

Photography Belt Loop for Cub Scouts

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 2nd, 2011

Do you have a Cub Scout who loves to take pictures? If so, have him grab his camera and earn the Photography belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program. [ This is a content summary only. Click on the article title for full links,... [more]

What Would Make This Site Even Better?

Posted to HalfEagle Answers on November 1st, 2011

You are welcome to send me feedback directly, or if you'd like, reply here to also test the site... [more]

Two Winners

Posted to Scoutmaster Musings on November 1st, 2011

Ah, you all know that you're winners in my book, but Lucie and Michelle are special winners today. Michelle was selected this morning to receive the ClassB.com $50 coupon and Lucie got the $25 ScoutStuff.org gift card. Congratulations, ladies! I... [more]

November: the Bigfoot Challenge

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 1st, 2011

November is a month of change and the Bigfoot Challenge is no exception! New challenges have been posted so it's time to get out there Leave No Trace! The November Bigfoot Challenge is sponsored by Grand Trunk ! The first challenge for this month... [more]

Do Your Scouts Like Camporees?

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on November 1st, 2011

Do your Scouts like Camporees? We attend a District or Council Camporee every three or four years because it takes that long for our Scouts to forget what the last Camporee was like. At every annual planning conference I suggest to my patrol... [more]

Education in Motion: Where to Find the Traveling Trainers in NOVEMBER

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 1st, 2011

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, as well as the Leave No Trace e-tour Team are conducting the following training events across the country in November. For more information about these or to attend, visit their calendars. We hope to... [more]

The Leader's Campfire #88

Posted to The Leader's Campfire Podcast on November 1st, 2011

#88-Happy Hallow… um Anniversary! We celebrate our and PTC Media's 5th anniversary with a bunch of other hosts talking about the history of the network and shows. Guests: Scoutmaster Jerry, The SMM Podcast Scoutmaster Shawn, True North and... [more]

Thanksgiving Ideas for Scouts

Posted to Scouter Mom on November 1st, 2011

This month I am featuring a Thanksgiving theme. I'll have some crafts and other ideas for the Cub Scouts, but there are also things which Boy Scouts and Venturers can do with this theme. [ This is a content summary only. Click on the article title... [more]

5th Graders in Central Oregon Get Creative on Halloween Day

Posted to Leave No Trace Blog on November 1st, 2011

Leave What You Find by Megan Redmond, OR - On Halloween Day, thinking about things other than candy and costumes is quite the task, especially if you're ten, but the 5th graders of Tom McCall Elementary School were excited to learn about Leave No... [more]

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