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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Guadalupe Mountains National Park, established on September 30, 1972, is located in Western Texas, near Carlsbad Caverns National Park, in the southern United States. The $5 admission fee grants you 7-day access to over 86,000 acres of varying landscapes and ... [More]
A Gift for the AgesMy father-in-law, Ted Hitch, is an Eagle Scout, and one of my wife’s prized possessions is a black-and-white photo of him in his Scout uniform. Taken in the early 1940s, it’s a window into history, a ... [More]
Boy Scouts of America Jamboree (1953):The Jamboree was organised in 1953 at Irvine Ranch, California. The scale and magnitude of the preparations are mind numbing, with portable bridges loaned by the government of USA, building of the then World’s largest ... [More]
FIVE BUGS THAT CAN HELP YOU ROUGH IT OUT!You’ll be hard put to pass a McDonald’s on your next camping trip. If you do, then you simply ain’t doing it right! So pulling off a Beer Grylls is probably the ... [More]
Once you turn 18, you’re no longer eligible to earn the Eagle Scout rank (unless you qualify for a special-needs extension).
But the honorary â€” and, it must be said, completely fictionalÂ â€” “Bald Eagle Scout” rank has noÂ such age limit.
In reading some comments on a Bryan on Scouting blog post, someone lamented that President Obama did not attend that National Jamboree while â€śevery other President attended Boy Scout Jamborees while in office.â€ť I was curious as to how accurate...
The new Cub Scout program arrives June 1, andÂ it promises to offer year-round fun for boys and better supportÂ for adults.
That’s great, but what happens this summer withÂ theÂ Cub Scout day camp you’ve already started (or finished) planning? Do you need to...
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.
You could make the case thatÂ theÂ most important person in the Boy Scouts of America is a new Tiger den leader.
Get the right one, and a boyÂ hasÂ a phenomenal experience fromÂ hisÂ first year in Cub Scouting until hisÂ last year in Boy Scouting or...
Scouts endure demandsÂ for their attention.
In a classroom weÂ listen for things that sound like they’ll be on the test, and strain out the rest. If someone asks a question everyone groans, because that makes the lesson longer. We learn not to...
HSNP Goat Rock Trail Chipmunk
I saw a blur at the side of the trail followed by a shuffling of Leaves. Â When I reached the spot where it appeared I had seen movement nothing was there. Â An old Tree stump sat...
Last week I shared one Venturer’s account of meeting President Barack Obama.
Today comes the video evidence.
Below, watch a short video that shows President ObamaÂ receiving the 2014Â Report to the Nation, his official BSA membership card and more tokens of good will.
The collectibles category lives on eBay. Amazon? Forget about it! Try doing it yourself with your own website? Good luck! So when eBay updates their fees and policies twice a year buyers and especially sellers need to pay attention. In...
For those of you who sell on eBay perhaps you've ignored a recent message from eBay that hit your inbox. Today I'm going to try and flush out the details of the Spring Seller Update. I'll hit a few highlights...
The Capistrano Dispatch Local Eagle Scouts Donovan Shreve, Paul Stache, Troy Kihm, Brandon Ketel and Mitch Spraker were honored at the San Juan Capistrano City Councilâ€™s March 17 meeting. The scouts were presented with certificates of achievement in appreciation and...
By the title of this episode, one might get the impression that Cub Scout leaders grow on trees - if only that were true! But it isnâ€™t, so even if you have all the positions in your unit filled, do...
Look a little further down in today's issue for a link to the podcast that I published Friday on eBay's Spring Seller Update. The big takeaway is that it's free to list auctions starting May 1 "IF" they result in...
STUMPERS!Â Did you ever get asked a question that youâ€™re just not sure how to answer? Iâ€™ve had a few, so I thought Iâ€™d share them with you. Maybe you can come up with an answer. Here we goâ€¦
Amerie Gramelspacher is our latest Gold Awardee, whose very important topic is suicide prevention. Amerie joined Girl Scouts in the 2nd grade, and feels that helped her to develop her leadership skills. Through her Gold award process, she has discovered...
Do We Demand or Earn Attention?
Scouts endure demandsÂ for their attention.
In a classroom weÂ listen for things that sound like they’ll be on the test, and strain out the rest. If someone asks a question everyone groans,...