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Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 2 egg whites Pinch of salt 1 /4 cup melted margarine 1/4 cup all purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Prepare 15 “fortunes” on 2 1/2 x 1/2 inch slips of paper. Preheat oven to 350 ... [more]


Materials needed: masking tape or rope, measuring tape Play: Players line up along one side of the gym. Two parallel lines of masking tape are made down the center of the gym about three to four feet apart. The catcher ... [more]


1 can frozen orange juice concentrate 1 pint pineapple juice 3 ripe bananas or other fruitAdd ingredients together in pitcher. Then freeze until mixture is slushy. Spoon 2- 3 Tablespoons or more into a party glass ... [more]


Ingredients: Corn on the Cobb in its husk Melted Butter Salt and Pepper Preheat Barbeque Pull back husk of the corn and remove all the silk possible. Pour melted butter on the corn and replace the husks. Place on Barbeque ... [more]


Divide the group into teams of 5-6 people. Give each team thin typing paper and crayons and have them make rubbings of all the leaves they can find in the immediate area. Award prizes for the most leaves found, the ... [more]


Materials needed: bingo set, bingo cards, markers Play: M A G I C 58 5 6 42 49 4 1 0 2 3 19 71 72 26 FREE 2 4 29 68 55 31 62 43 3 5 0 36 ... [more]


everyone in the room stands up. The game leader starts the race by saying on your mark, get-set, go. All players then begin to move around the room. As players approach each other a single game of rock, paper and ... [more]


Danish Cookies Ingredients: 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup molasses 3 1/2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 3/4 cup brown sugar 3 drops anise oil 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 Tablespoon hot water 1/2 teaspoon ... [more]


Mexican Christmas festivities have the longest duration in the world. They start on December 12th and end on January 6th with the arrival of the Three Wise Men to give their gifts. There are over 30 traditions only found within ... [more]


Bagels, sliced cream cheese, softened Assorted toppings, such as baby carrots, cherry tomato halves, sliced bell peppers, poppy seeds, cucumbers, minced chives, and crunchy Chinese noodles Spread the cream cheese on the cut bagels. Set out bowls of vegetables and ... [more]


This one is regular tag except the boys have to run with one hand in a back pocket (or if it seems too easy and can be done safely, two hands!). ... [more]


Provide a list of items a boy might have in his pocket to each participant. Try to find someone with that in their pocket. Examples: marble, coin, paper clip, trading card, ball, gum, candy, pencil, etc. ... [more]


When I was a seeker, I sought both night and day. I asked the Lord to help me And He shows me the way Chorus: Go, tell it on the mountain, Over the hills and ev'ry where. Go, tell it ... [more]


Father Abraham had seven daughters, Seven daughters had Father Abraham. And they could not walk And they could not talk And they could not even sing. Notta one... shake right hand. Notta two... shake both hands. Notta three... shake both ... [more]


Go well and safely, Go well and safely, Go well and safely, The Lord be ever with you. (Stay, keep, camp, work, sleep, wake.......) ... [more]


On the first day of camping the Leader sent to me A boy who had skinned his knee On the second day of camping the Leader sent to me Two banged heads, and a boy who had skinned his knee ... [more]


A fat Girl Guide, a fat Girl Guide A skinny little Brownie and a fat Girl Guide A fat Girl Guide, a fat Girl Guide A skinny little Brownie and a fat Girl Guide The Leaders, the Leaders A skinny ... [more]


You take a land with hills and whispering pines, Rocky coasts and folks who are mighty, mighty fine Blend them in with boys of Scouting's Aim, And we'll follow on to greater fame. Firestone, land of golden dreams Hiking trails ... [more]


WHAT YOU WILL NEED: Pre-washed cotton T-shirt with a pocket Acrylic paint Paint brushes Cardboard cut to fit in-between front and back of shirt Cardboard cut to fit inside pocket Paper Towels to wipe brushes on Paper Plates to use ... [more]


Pizza Hut a Pizza Hut Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut Pizza Hut a Pizza Hut Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut McDonald McDonalds Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut A Burger King a Burger King Long ... [more]


Fire's burning, fire's burning Draw nearer, draw nearer In the gloming, in the gloming Come sing and be merry Here is what I think is the original song, "Campfire's Burning", which is often sung in the UK! Camp fire's burning, ... [more]


Version One: This song is sung when, for example, during a meal at camp a group of kids gets together and shouts "Bananas!" The councillors all stand up and yell... Did Somebody say bananas? Bananas of the world unite! Peel ... [more]


Characters: Senior Scout (like a Den chief, Denner, etc.) Junior “Cub” Scouts. Setting: All Scouts are on stage as the skit starts. Cub 1: When I grow up I’m going to be the world’s greatest broad jumper and jump like ... [more]


Materials Needed: Foam cup, bell on a string, or bell and string to attach bell to, stickers. Turn the cup upside down. Cut a small hole in the top (bottom normally) of the cup. Thread the string attached to the ... [more]


Materials Needed: See-through ornaments, metallic wrapping paper, puff paints, scissors. Cut the metallic wrap into thin strips. Take off the top of the ornament and place the strips inside. Replace the cap. Decorate the outside with puff paints or glitter. ... [more]

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Boosting Troop Attendance at Eagle Courts of HonorWhat if you threw a court of honor and nobody came? While that's not likely to happen, the reality is that getting people to Eagle courts of honor can be challenging. People today ... [More]


Color-coordinated CandyStylish Scouters and parents—I don’t count myself among their number—find all sort of neat ways to enhance Eagle courts of honor. One fun idea is to serve patriotically colored red, white, and blue M&Ms at a court of honor ... [More]


The Scout Law in ScriptureAn important part of every Eagle court of honor is what I call the Scouting segment (having failed to come up with a catchier name). This is a ceremony, reading, or presentation that comes soon after ... [More]


A Cool Eagle Scout VideoWe live in a video age, but many courts of honor are a lot more audio in nature. In fact, oftentimes guests could close their eyes through most of a ceremony and not miss much—although the ... [More]


Sending a MessageAt many courts of honor, you’ll find a guest register where guests can record their names. These registers are nice, but a reader named Shellie Tucker came up with an even better idea, one that encouraged people to ... [More]


Bodie CA Ghost TownSagebrush and colourful yellow flowers makes the heart leap – who wouldn’t want to make this place home? Wooden houses that emanate comfort and the sun that radiates liveliness! Run away from the bindings of a gruesome ... [More]


That's the Way the Cookie CrumblesOne of my earliest holiday memories is of my mother’s sugar cookies, cut to resemble Christmas trees, candy canes, and Santa Clauses and decorated with red and green sugar. While other treats probably tasted better, ... [More]


Big Sur CaliforniaWild flowers and plants adorn the sides of the sea – a pretty sight for travellers and tourists! A good spot to take rest from an arduous hiking trip! Breathe in gulps of the fresh, saline air and ... [More]


Roll-a-away camp cot reviewThis wide cot is perfect for people who prefer a little extra space. They are easy to set-up and tear down, sturdy and cool in the heat. For people with joint problems in the hip or back ... [More]


George Washington's Scout LawGeorge Washington might be called America's first Boy Scout. Although the famous incident about chopping down the cherry tree ("I cannot tell a lie") is apocryphal, it has endured because it accurately represents the kind of man ... [More]


Grand Canyon NPThe mighty Grand Canyon – nature’s beauty- formed by the mood swings of the meandering Colorado River. It is quite humbling to see the cliffs and how Mother Nature has carved out such beautiful structures on the surface ... [More]


North Country RiversDiscover the Maine outdoors with North Country Rivers. This place is easy to find just as you get to Bingham, it is right on Highway 201 on the south side of the road. The adventure includes of white ... [More]


Tallgrass Prairies National Preserve, in central Kansas, is located in the central United States. Established on November 12, 1996, Tallgrass Prairies NP represents a new sort of NPS destination. Much of its land is own by The Nature Conversancy, who ... [More]


Inviting InvitationsThis week, I received a really clever save-the-date card for an upcoming wedding. Styled to mimic a movie poster, it showed the happy couple walking away from an explosion on a gritty urban street. (Picture James Bond, his forehead ... [More]


San Diego CA, Bay at nightPicturesque view of the night-time San Diego docks! The vibrant neon lights emit life of its own and from the sea the port looks like a sky full of stars on the surface of planet ... [More]


Bowline KnotBowline Knot is a loop knot that neither slips nor jams. It is used to make a loop at one end of a line. The Bowline is referred as King of the knots because of its importance. It makes ... [More]


Mount Rainier National Park was established on March 2, 1889. It is located slightly southwest of central Washington in the Pacific Northwest. It is divided up into several beautiful regions, including the mountain itself, Sunrise, and Paradise. Paradise is the ... [More]


The Five WsIn the hustle and bustle of planning a court of honor, invitations often fall to the bottom of the priority list. That’s unfortunate, because the invitation, whether it’s delivered electronically, in person, or by the U.S. Postal Service, ... [More]


San Diego CA – Point Loma Beach wavesCrashing tides fall against the rock edifices that stand guard at the coast of San Diego, Point Loma. An interesting place to visit at the time to high tide and will be even ... [More]


Boy Scout Field Book – Survival SkillsBryan Stevens introduces the book ‘Boy Scout Field Book.’ Don't let the name fool you! It’s a comprehensive detail of all the outdoor skills required for camping. It includes topics like preparing for outings, ... [More]

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Thank you. It’s a very simple message and one you might not hear enough, so these Girl Scouts from Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore and Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey want to make sure it reaches...


I read online that there are nine different conclaves happening across the country this weekend. In a few hours I'll be pushing off to my the SR-7B Cardinal Conclave which be the largest in the country this year. What is...


Representatives from the World Organization of the Scouting Movement and Boy Scouts of America spoke during the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day event....


Do you attend your district Roundtable? When I was first recruited to be a den leader, our Cubmaster told me that, besides basic leader training, I needed to attend Roundtable each month. I viewed it as part of my commitment...


Click to view slideshow. Happy Earth Day from Hot Springs National Park.  Last year Butterflies in the park were scarce.  This spring however they have returned to feed off the abundant Tree pollen coating the leaves.  Colorful Wildflowers are blossoming and Gilled...


I am putting the finishing touches on today's newsletter while sitting in a Waffle House on the way home from Camp Tuscarora and the SR-7B Conclave. I think I spent 15 hours trading patches Saturday so I'm ready to get...


What is Wilderness First Aid? Wilderness First Aid expands on basic first aid training with advanced emergency management and assessment techniques. During a Wilderness First Aid course Scouters and youth members over age 14 learn how to assess, treat, and manage emergencies so they...


Every year the Melrose Lions Club invites folks from the various volunteer organizations in town to a special meal to be recognized for all the work they do during the year for the community. This includes members of our volunteer...


During his lifetime Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the worldwide Scouting movement, wrote many books and articles directed to Scouters. Each Sunday I’ll publish a selection from his writings in the hope that you’ll draw inspiration and understanding from his timeless ideas....


I did shoot a lot of pictures and video of the patch trading at the conclave last weekend. However, instead of making that into a video yesterday I got sucked into working most of the day on the fundraiser project...


The BSA’s Advancement Team has completed its biennial review and revision of the Guide to Advancement. The complete document can be downloaded here. As usual, there are several significant changes and clarifications, and most of the changes pertain to the...


Ever wonder about the people behind our delicious pastas? Here is #7 in our People Behind the Pasta series. Meet Erica Cabrera, Floor Supervisor. The post Pasta Personalities: Meet Erica Cabrera appeared first on Fun Pasta Fundraising....


Our two youngest boys are actually quite close in size, even though they are two years apart in age. What it means is they right now wear the same shoe size – which is a good thing when super sales happen....


As I travel and meet with Scouts and Scout Leaders, I observe that Scouting and the Messengers of Peace (MoP) Initiative are helping to create, what I refer to as, a "We" generation....

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