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Well, that was fast! Starting next year (2018), girls will be part of the BSA scouting program, not just Venturing, Sea Scouts, Explorers, and STEM. What, you did not realize they were in all that already? Oh my, it will be a busy year of updates -... 1 week ago

Post Your Colors

Check out the July BSA promotional program! If you are on the net, you could win some very cool prizes including trips to the national high adventure bases down to a $50 ScoutStuff gift card. The contest is only going on through July so click here... 3 months ago

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... 5 months 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... 5 months 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... 7 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... 7 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?... 7 months ago

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