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Feeling Lucky?

If you have been trying to help scouts cook balanced, healthy, wholesome meals on campouts, you might as well give up on breakfast this year. General Mills is giving away 10,000 boxes of Marshmallow Only Lucky Charms cereal! When scouts go shopping... 1 week ago

Ivy's Out

With a mild winter and warmer spring, vegetation around here is earlier than usual. I found these new growth poison ivy plants just getting started on my hike this morning. In 2013 , poison ivy was almost a month later. The garlic mustard and... 2 weeks ago

MacGyver Patch

Last September, Boys' Life ran a MacGyver Challenge sweepstakes. Today, I received this photo of the patch from a participant in the contest. Doing a bit of research on the net, it looks like 1,158 people entered so all of them should have gotten a... 2 months ago


Following up on my post from yesterday about Boy Scout projects, here is a fun one for Cub Scouts. There are around 20,000 species of bees worldwide and they are very important for the pollination of plants. Since WWII, bee populations have been... 2 months ago

Plenty O Projects

Looking for some service conservation projects for 2017? There are TONS of opportunities for volunteers to help out, from computer data entry to banding woodcock chicks - whatever your ability or interest. Here's a few from MN DNR : Eagle Project?... 2 months ago

Scouting Emojis

A tiger den joined my Pen Pals program and included code for a tiger emoji in their name. I thought that was quite creative so I went looking for other emojis that might be useful, or at least fun. Fleur-de-lis = ? Lion = ? Bobcat = ? Tiger = ?... 3 months ago

BSA Announcement

You should view this announcement about gender identity by the BSA Chief Scout Executive today so you are keeping up with changes in the organization's processes - BSA video... 3 months ago

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