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Issue 507 â€" November 29, 2016

Posted to Ask Andy on November 29th, 2016

________________________________________ HOW WORDS CAN DIRECT-OR MISDIRECT-THOUGHTS AND ACTIONS The great semanticist, S.I. Hayakawa informs us that, "of all forms of symbolism, language is the most highly developed, most subtle, and most... [more]

Readers Name Boys' Life the Hottest Kids/Teen Magazine of 2016

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on November 29th, 2016

The readers of Boys' Life magazine have spoken in a big way. BL joined The New Yorker , Bon Appétit and Esquire magazines as reader picks for tops in their respective categories. The recognition for Boys' Life came in the Hottest Kids/Teen... [more]

Useful Resources for the Critter Care Adventure

Posted to Cub Scout Ideas on November 29th, 2016

One of the elective adventures for our Bear Cub Scouts is Critter Care. It's very similar to the Pet Care belt loop and pin that was part of the now retired Sports and Academics program. Since many families have pets, keeping a section on pet care... [more]

Rules and Scouting Ideals â€" Podcast 331

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on November 28th, 2016

We aren't working to control the conduct of young people. We have a greater challenge; to form their character as defined in the Scout oath and law. Are the Scouting ideals in the Scout oath and law a code of conduct? Is it an ideology? Is it a... [more]

NCT Hiking Patch

Posted to Scoutmaster Musings on November 28th, 2016

Check out my North Country Trail 100 Miles patch! Any scout can receive this patch and certificate by hiking at least 100 miles on the North Country National Scenic Trail by the end of 2016. So, you've got a month remaining to get out on the trail... [more]

Spartan Race Coming to SBR!

Posted to Summit Blog on November 28th, 2016

We had some exciting news get announced last week! Spartan Race will be crowning the 2017 Spartan U.S. Championship Series winners AND first-ever age group champions here at the Summit Bechtel Reserve on August 26 and 27, 2017. NBC Sports will be... [more]

Inside Pokemon Sun and Moon

Posted to Inside Boys' Life on November 28th, 2016

Inside Pokemon Sun and Moon Sun and Moon are outstanding games - Pokemon games usually are. But here's what you're in for during the first rollicking hours of Sun and Moon. The Opening's Exciting To the sound of island music mixed with traditional... [more]

Cyber Monday Subscription Sale Only $9.95 Get Boys' Life...

Posted to Inside Boys' Life on November 28th, 2016

Cyber Monday Subscription Sale Only $9.95 Get Boys' Life delivered to your door, tablet and smartphone 12 times a year for only $9.95. A subscription is a great gift for boys of any age... [more]

Get a Year of Boys Life for Just $9.95 on Cyber Monday 2016

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on November 28th, 2016

This is how Boys' Life does Cyber Monday. Today only, Boys' Life magazine is offering a one-year (12-issue) subscription for just $9.95. Subscribe at this link , and use promo code Cyber16 to get the discount. Again, this deal is live for one day... [more]

Obsolete? Says Who!

Posted to Bobwhite's Blather on November 28th, 2016

A friend sent me the link to an article on the website of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) titled 10 Skills Our Kids Will Never Learn. It's a rundown on skills that those of the Baby Boomer generation have come to take for granted... [more]

Camping Night Light

Posted to Scoutmaster Musings on November 27th, 2016

Everyone I know that camps has been at least a bit scared by something going bump in the night. My scare was one night on the Arizona Trail, all alone, when I heard coyotes howling - not from one direction, but all around me. My tiny little... [more]

15 of the Most Awesome Cub Scout Leader Gifts

Posted to Cub Scout Ideas on November 26th, 2016

"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude." ~Cynthia Ozick Cub Scout leaders sometimes fall into this category. We appreciate what they do for our boys, but do we (and our boys) say thank you enough for our leaders'... [more]

Money Money Money…. Money

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 26th, 2016

I received a question regarding raising money for a unit.. in light of a recent, or recent rash of unit trailers, canoes, and equipment being stolen. It seems that we are always hearing of a Scout Troop here and there having to deal with theft... [more]

Your Direct Link to the 2017 National Scout Jamboree!

Posted to Summit Blog on November 26th, 2016

Timely, effective communication is essential to a successful Jamboree experience. Efforts to transform how staff, participants, leaders and guests are informed have been improving since the close of the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, and have taken... [more]

BSA Trunk Club: 10 Photos of Mobile Scouting Storage Spaces

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on November 25th, 2016

Angela has a trunk full of Scouting for Food donations. Jennifer's SUV can hold 80 dozen doughnuts for a troop fundraiser. And Rob fills his hatchback with camping and paddling supplies. Scouters from coast to coast (or should I say Interstate 5 to... [more]

Thankful

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 24th, 2016

It's that time again to gather with friends and family and enjoy the fruits of our labor. The one day a year that we take time and count our blessings. We have much to be thankful for. As I shared with the Scouts of our Troop on Monday night, no... [more]

Snow Rangers

Posted to Scoutmaster Musings on November 23rd, 2016

Looking for a fun winter activity for a Webelos den? The US Forest Service has a Junior Snow Ranger program that you can use in a den meeting. This PDF file is a great activity book with an application form at the end. It covers science, animals,... [more]

Scouter Completes Millionth eLearning Module, Wins Free Philmont Trip

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on November 23rd, 2016

I guess it's true what they say: You've gotta be good to be lucky. By doing a good thing - getting trained for his Scouting positions - Roger Sheats became the lucky Scouter who completed the 1 millionth eLearning module and won a free conference... [more]

Small Actions

Posted to Jabbering All Day Long on November 23rd, 2016

Even the small actions like giving someone the chance to shine even for a very limited time can make their day for the rest of their lives. The post Small Actions appeared first on Jabbering All Day Long ... [more]

Boy Led or Lord of the Flies?

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 23rd, 2016

I often have discussions with Scoutmasters about what constitutes a "Boy Led Troop". There seems to be a misunderstanding as to what that means and it is executed in different ways depending on the unit. But there is a right way to have youth... [more]

Winter Camping

Posted to Scoutmaster Musings on November 22nd, 2016

It's that time of year when all good scouts take on the extra challenge of camping in cold weather. Whether 'cold' to you is 30 degrees or -30 degrees, preparing and educating scouts is a big part of a successful outing. Here's a few ways to help... [more]

How Hands-on Leadership Lessons Help Young People Soar

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on November 22nd, 2016

Randall Robinson was 10 years old when he saw an ad for Aviation Challenge in Boys' Life magazine. The discovery began a yearlong campaign to convince his parents that he needed to attend this program, offered at Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala. "I... [more]

Fly South for the Winter: Attend a Florida Sea Base Training Conference

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on November 22nd, 2016

Each year about this time, when you ask yourself where you put the ice scraper and snow shovel, is when a trip to Florida sounds really nice. Don't just daydream about the Florida Keys; take a trip there that will benefit you and your Scouts. Head... [more]

Podcast 330 â€" a Scoutmaster Is Not…

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on November 21st, 2016

A Scoutmaster is not… … the boss of a company and youth leadership are not employees we discipline or hire and fire. A Scoutmaster is not a commanding officer and Scouts are not soldiers who can be disciplined for "conduct unbecoming"... [more]

Issue 507 â€" November 15, 2016

Posted to Ask Andy on November 21st, 2016

________________________________________ (This should have posted automatically last Tuesday… Obviously, something went wrong. Please help out fellow Commissioner Paul Geissler ASAP, with my thanks!) The message and request below is from... [more]

Cub Scout Position Trained Requirements

Posted to Cub Scout Ideas on November 21st, 2016

Have you wondered exactly what you have to do to wear the "Trained" badge that you see on some Cub Scout leaders' left sleeve? Since the online training has changed, what exactly do you need to take to ensure that you're fully trained? To answer... [more]

How Often Should a Troop Camp?

Posted to Bobwhite's Blather on November 21st, 2016

A troop committee chair writes: Our Scoutmaster wants to change our campout schedule so that instead of having monthly campouts, the troop would camp every other month, and do a service project in the months when there isn't a campout. This doesn't... [more]

Sunday 11/18 ROTA QSO

Posted to Scouter Adam on November 21st, 2016

The Cascade Pacific Council Council's at this point unofficial Amateur Radio Group met Sunday 11/20 at 4pm. At our Thursday night meeting we agreed that moving it would be a good idea. We need to get more people aware and … Continue reading... [more]

Hypowrap

Posted to Scouter Adam on November 20th, 2016

Originally posted on The Scoutmaster Minute : I have discussed the Hypowrap in a previous post, but I wanted to share with you a presentation that I recently did for a group of Scouters. As we are now preparing for Winter…... [more]

Hypowrap

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 20th, 2016

I have discussed the Hypowrap in a previous post, but I wanted to share with you a presentation that I recently did for a group of Scouters. As we are now preparing for Winter Camping it is always good to start with First Aid for Cold Weather... [more]

MCFBB- Combination to Lead

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 20th, 2016

We learn as we go. Learning from mistakes, failures, and success. Leadership is a great experiment allowing for learning by doing. Lessons learned from success and failure. My leadership journey started when I was a Scout. Your basic leadership... [more]

How to Make Cornbread in a Dutch Oven

Posted to Inside Boys' Life on November 18th, 2016

How to Make Cornbread in a Dutch Oven By Leslie and Steve Lovett Photographs by W. Garth Dowling https://youtube.com/watch?v=wcQhZIpiGaY?rel=0&showinfo=0 This delicious side dish will compliment your Dutch-oven Thanksgiving menu. GOLDEN... [more]

The Council QSO

Posted to Scouter Adam on November 18th, 2016

On Thursday 11/18 eight Scouters and a Scout met in the Skyloo room at Cascade Pacific Council to discuss how to bring Ham Radio into Scouting in the area. There is a BSA National Amateur Radio Group, however the old … Continue reading... [more]

Looking Back at the 2016 Koch Cup, Where Sea Scouts From 10 Countries Sailed for Glory

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on November 18th, 2016

Bringing together 82 Sea Scouts from five different continents, the 2016 William I. Koch International Sea Scout Cup is one of Sea Scouting's signature events. This year's edition of the biennial gathering, held in July at the Long Beach (Calif.)... [more]

Jamboree Aerial Sports Training Requirements

Posted to Summit Blog on November 17th, 2016

Hello Potential Jamboree Staff! As you may know, the Aerial Sports program at the Jamboree are among the most popular. This Jamboree we have streamlined the Aerial Sports training requirements to make the process easier for you, our volunteer staff... [more]

At Interamerican Forum, Scouts and Scouters Imagine World Peace

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on November 17th, 2016

Can't we all just get along? If there were more Scouts in the world, absolutely. That's the irresistible takeaway from the 2016 Interamerican Youth Forum and Interamerican Scout Conference, held last month in Texas. Representatives from the BSA met... [more]

How to Complete the Game Design Adventure With Bitsbox + a Discount and Giveaway!

Posted to Cub Scout Ideas on November 16th, 2016

Do your Cub Scouts love playing games on your smartphone or tablet? Then they're going to love Bitsbox! It's a super fun way to learn to code for kids by allowing them to make their own apps. If you have a Webelos or Arrow of Light Cub Scout, he... [more]

Read This Poem Aloud at a Future Eagle Scout Court of Honor

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on November 16th, 2016

It must've been pretty dusty in the room when Tom Lalor read the poem he had written for his stepson Jonathan. Everyone in the whole place got a little misty-eyed. Lalor read his poem, which you can see below, at Troop 251's Eagle Scout court of... [more]

Social Justice?

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 16th, 2016

I am going to do my very best to keep this post "Political Neutral". I am not soliciting debate or political opinion.. I have kept very quiet about the election and aftermath of election day in this blog. This blog is about positive solutions and... [more]

The Summit Bechtel Reserve and West Virginia University: A Match Made in (Almost) Heaven

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on November 15th, 2016

If you lived near the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, you'd want to return again and again. Its beautiful rolling hills, wide-open spaces and world-class adventure activities are magnetic. That must explain why West Virginia University -... [more]

Inside the December 2016 Issue

Posted to Inside Boys' Life on November 14th, 2016

Inside the December 2016 issue Here's what you'll find inside the December 2016 issue of Boys' Life magazine. Remember, many articles are only available to subscribers and are not available online. Please visit Boyslife.org/subscribe to subscribe... [more]

Podcast 329 â€" Merit Badges

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on November 14th, 2016

There's always more questions about merit badges… … then I have useful answers because the vast majority of problems with merit badges are structural rather than procedural. But I hate missing an opportunity for a good, old fashioned... [more]

Nominate a Scout or Venturer for the 2017 Outdoor Inspiration Awards

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on November 14th, 2016

For each of the past two years, the Outdoor Inspiration Awards have recognized a youth who shows leadership and passion for the outdoors. And for each of the past two years, a youth member of the Boy Scouts of America has received that award... [more]

Making the Most of Meeting Time

Posted to Bobwhite's Blather on November 14th, 2016

Meetings are one of the constant truths about serving Scouting as an adult volunteer. We enjoy serving the Scouts and helping them succeed, but it seems like we are constantly being called to meetings for one reason or another. Just last week I... [more]

The Network

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 14th, 2016

This weekend I spent the better part of it at the Area 1 of the Western Region Training Conference. This was my second time going to the conference, last year I had to go as the "back up Course Director" and this year to certify as a Course... [more]

What Trees Eat for Breakfast

Posted to Inside Boys' Life on November 13th, 2016

What trees eat for breakfast Michael: What do trees eat for breakfast? Martin: What? Michael: Oakmeal. View On WordPress... [more]

Issue 506 â€" November 11, 2016

Posted to Ask Andy on November 11th, 2016

________________________________________ VETERANS DAY The aftermath of an appendectomy gone bad, producing a lower intestinal infection that plagued me for several years, I was physically rejected by the U.S. Army on three separate attempts to... [more]

The BSA Trunk Club: Send in Photos of Your Scouting Storage Space on Wheels

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on November 11th, 2016

An average driver's trunk might hold a spare tire, jumper cables and the good umbrella. But Scout leaders are anything but average. A Scout leader's trunk is more than a trunk. It's a mobile storage unit for all things Scouting. At various times... [more]

Veteran's Appreciation Day 2017

Posted to Summit Blog on November 11th, 2016

THANK YOU VETERANS! With today being Veterans Day we wanted to show our appreciation for our men and women of the United States Armed Forces by announcing our third annual Veteran's Appreciation Day! Veterans and their families should mark their... [more]

Nominations for National, Regional Alumnus of the Year Awards Due Dec. 31

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on November 10th, 2016

Why is the symbol for the Alumnus of the Year Award an acorn? Because the individuals who receive this award at the national, council and - beginning next year - the regional level plant seeds for trees under which they may never sit. From now... [more]

Parker Scout Camp 75 Years

Posted to A Scoutmaster's Blog on November 10th, 2016

My good friend Bob recently send me a photo of a new patch available from the council office. The patch celebrates the 75th anniversary of Parker Scout Camp, our council's camp. Of course, I needed one for my collection. He picked one up for me and... [more]

How Are Going to Get There?

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 10th, 2016

Before I set out on any journey whether it's a backpacking trip or vacation to Disneyland it is important that I have a plan. Pulling out the map I can identify places where I can get water, camp for the night, and see a great view. On the way to... [more]

12 Tips for Sustainable Hammock Camping

Posted to Inside Boys' Life on November 9th, 2016

12 Tips for Sustainable Hammock Camping Campouts are at the heart of Scouting, and hammocks have become a popular way to sleep comfortably under the stars. In addition to being relaxing, hammocks are a lot of fun - especially when everyone in your... [more]

Safety Central App Lets Parents Act Quickly if a Child Goes Missing

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on November 9th, 2016

I hope you'll never have to use all the features of Safety Central, a new app from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. But if that nightmare scenario of a missing child ever happens, Safety Central could be the most important... [more]

Where Are You Going?

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 9th, 2016

Well.. it's election day here in the good ole' US of A. I promise I will not get political on you. Your choice is your choice and that's that. I want to focus on the process. The fact that in our country we are allowed to have the discussion... [more]

Actually, You Probably Will Believe What These Five Mom Bloggers Said About Scouting (but Read This Anyway)

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on November 8th, 2016

You won't believe what these five moms are saying about Scouting! That was my original, clickbait-approved headline for this post. But when I got to thinking about it, I realized that you probably will believe what these five Scout moms had to say... [more]

Excited About a Record Book

Posted to A Scoutmaster's Blog on November 8th, 2016

October 29th was a busy Scouting day for me. It began with the troop's roadside cleanup service project, followed by a trip to the council Scout Shop, and ending with the troop's spaghetti supper fundraiser in the evening. The trip to the Scout... [more]

Scoutmaster Podcast 328 â€" Carts and Horses

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on November 7th, 2016

If things aren't moving along the problem may be obvious… .. like our understanding of the relationship between the program, advancement, and positions of responsibility. The Scouting program is there, ready to go, but it can't go on it's own... [more]

What Are You?

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 7th, 2016

In the last blog post I shared my answers to the first four questions of the 20 questions that we ask participants of Wood Badge to consider before they get to their course. Who you are and what you learn about yourself gets you started in... [more]

Scouts Rebuild Homes for Two Women in Houston

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on November 7th, 2016

Guest blog post by Thora Qaddumi, a Scouting supporter Gloria Adams, 82, made her way past the ladders and buckets of paint in front of her brick home in the Hiram Clarke area of Houston. She looked up to a newly repaired and painted area under the... [more]

The Other Troop Library

Posted to Bobwhite's Blather on November 7th, 2016

Most troops have a library of merit badge pamphlets and other information for the Scouts to use in going about their activities. It's maintained by a troop librarian – a youth position of responsibility – and is primarily run by and for... [more]

Who Are You?

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 6th, 2016

"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?" "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to." "I don't much care where –" "Then it doesn't matter which way you go." ? Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland Before a Scouter... [more]

Complete Angler Award

Posted to A Scoutmaster's Blog on November 6th, 2016

I was in the local Scout Shop last weekend and saw something new posted near the merit badges. There is an award called the Complete Angler that can be earned by Boy Scouts who love to fish. The requirements seem fairly simple. Earn three required... [more]

Scoutmaster Wanted

Posted to A Scoutmaster's Blog on November 5th, 2016

Jim announced at the May court of honor that he would be stepping down as the scoutmaster of Troop 68 at the end of August. His son had already turned 18 years old months before and he felt it was time for someone else to take over. The troop had a... [more]

Those Knots

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 5th, 2016

Every six months or so it seems that the discussion on knots come up. Now you all know that I am not talking about the bowline or two half hitches, or even a well placed figure 8. No I am talking about the knots that we wear on our uniforms,... [more]

8 Expert Tips for Comfortable Hammock Camping

Posted to Inside Boys' Life on November 4th, 2016

8 Expert Tips for Comfortable Hammock Camping By Derek Hansen Photograph courtesy of Grand Trunk Illustrations by Derek Hansen Recreational hammocks are fast becoming "must-haves" for Scouting campouts, and many are small and light enough that... [more]

How to Start Hammock Camping Without Spending Too Much Cash

Posted to Inside Boys' Life on November 4th, 2016

How to Start Hammock Camping Without Spending Too Much Cash By Derek Hansen Photographs by Derek Hansen Hammocks: you have probably seen them at a recent Scout camp, or maybe you've tried one and you'd like to get started with one of your own... [more]

Cyberbullying: What Parents and Scout Leaders Need to Know

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on November 4th, 2016

While traditional/physical bullying ends when a child enters the safe harbor of home, cyberbullying has no such geographical limits. It can - and does - occur 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. And occur it does. How frequently? Research on... [more]

Ropes and Poles Embroidered Badges Available Now

Posted to Ropes and Poles on November 4th, 2016

Following on from the vote earlier to choose a badge design ,I've had badges produced here in South Africa, and they are available for sale- by clicking the Paypal button on the top right of the page. I'm really happy with how the design came out,... [more]

Baloo's Bugle: Volume 23 Issue 04 - November 2016 December 2016 CHEERFUL /CELEBRATE

Posted to U.S. Scouting Service Project on November 3rd, 2016

Baloo's Bugle: Volume 23 Issue 04 - November 2016 December 2016 CHEERFUL /CELEBRATE Copyright - U.S. Scouting Service Project | Visit us at http://usscouts.org | News at http://usssp.blogspot.com... [more]

Changing the World

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 3rd, 2016

It has been 108 years since the Chicago Cubs won the World Series.. and last night in dramatic fashion, coming back from 3 games to 1.. taking the series to a critical game 7, and then into extra innings, the Cubs won! For many this is the sign of... [more]

The Boy Scout Board of Review, a Guide to Getting Started

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on November 3rd, 2016

At certain critical points in a Boy Scout's journey through the program, he's asked to stop and think. He looks back on where he's been and looks ahead to where he's going. We call it the board of review. The board of review is a chance for adults... [more]

Scout Executive Loses 112 Pounds to Ride New Zip Line at West Virginia Camp

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on November 2nd, 2016

Scout Executive Jeff Doty was proud of his efforts to bring a zip line to Camp Mountaineer in West Virginia. There was just one problem: At the time the zip line was announced, Doty weighed too much to ride the quarter-mile zip line himself. And so... [more]

Write a Funny Caption for This Photo

Posted to Inside Boys' Life on November 1st, 2016

Write a Funny Caption For This Photo What's going on in this picture? What is that deer doing and what is it thinking? If you can think of a funny caption for this photo, just post it in the comment form at the bottom of this page. After we approve... [more]

KNOTS Scout Cartoon for November

Posted to U.S. Scouting Service Project on November 1st, 2016

Dutch Oven Cooking November 2016 Cafe Press Items KNOTS Cartoons Books, e-Books and CDs and Merchandise Keywords: Diesslin, knots scout cartoon, dutch oven, cooking, dutch boy, camping Copyright - U.S. Scouting Service Project | Visit us at... [more]

Scoutmaster Podcast 327- Scouts on Probation?

Posted to Scoutmaster Clarke Green on November 1st, 2016

Thank you for your patience and support… … over the past several weeks I've been away. I'll explain the situation in the introduction to this week's podcast. In addition I'll spend some time addressing two major questions raised by a... [more]

1200 Pen Pals

Posted to Scoutmaster Musings on November 1st, 2016

Wow! It's been a busy year with new groups signing up to do pen pal exchanges. Over 400 new groups have signed up this year and there are now over 1200 groups in the database. As far as I know, this is the largest, active scouting pen pal database... [more]

Issue 505 â€" November 1, 2016

Posted to Ask Andy on November 1st, 2016

________________________________________ (Here are two letters that follow up on last week's troop "horror story"…) Hi Andy, Thanks for sharing the letter from "Puzzled & Confused" last week. Sometimes, when I think our troop is all messed up,... [more]

The Greatest of Them All

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on November 1st, 2016

photo credit: the Dollarphotoclub When it comes to leadership.. there is really nothing new. The principles of how to lead and the core competencies that it takes to lead have not changed in thousands of years. It is in the execution of... [more]

Meet the Eagle Scout Who Works on the Megahit Videogame Destiny

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on November 1st, 2016

The real heroes at Bungie , the videogame company behind sci-fi blockbusters Halo and Destiny , don't wear armor. They're guys like Matthew Ward, Eagle Scout and the company's cinematic director, who wore an untucked button-up, jeans and red... [more]

Inside the Newly Updated Conservation Handbook, Earth's Instruction Manual

Posted to Bryan on Scouting Magazine on October 31st, 2016

While others offer scary predictions about the future of our planet, Scouts and Venturers do something to ensure those dire warnings never come true. In short, Scouts, Venturers and Scout leaders strive to leave this planet better than they found... [more]

Train All You Can

Posted to Bobwhite's Blather on October 31st, 2016

If you're a regular reader of Ask Andy, the Net Commissioner, you might have seen this week's column and you may have been nodding your head as you read along. (If you haven't seen it, please go read it now.) TLDR: There was only one question... [more]

Posted to The Scoutmaster Minute on October 31st, 2016

Me and my Wood Badge Mentor Sheryl "Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company." – George Washington This weekend was our annual University of Scouting training... [more]

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