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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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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]


City of Rocks National Reserve is a protected area in southern Idaho that was established on November 18, 1988. Encompassing over 14,400 acres, City of Rocks NR is a great destination for outdoor enthusiasts who like an adrenaline rush. Feel ... [More]


Sister (and Brother) ActAn Eagle court of honor focuses lots of attention on a single individual--and that can cause a little (or a lot of) jealousy in little sisters and brothers who suddenly aren’t getting any attention.A few years back, ... [More]


Boy Scouts With Baden Powell (1910-1920)Baron Baden-Powell was lieutenant general in the British army, founder of the Scout Movement and the first Chief Scout of The Boy Scouts Association. A scout rally was organized at Crystal Palace in London in ... [More]


FUN THINGS TO MAKE WITH YOUR COFFEE CAN!One of the most important skills any young scout or camper must have is in crafts and art. A scout must be able to make do with whatever little he has at his ... [More]


Established on October 4, 1974, Big Cypress National Preserve is a huge swath of swampland occupying over 720,000 acres and located in southern Florida, west of Miami. Big Cypress NP shares a border and is often paired in spirit with ... [More]


Strike Up the BandMusic, William Congreve argued 300 years ago, has “charms to sooth a savage breast.” But music can also stir up emotions, as Hollywood filmmakers regularly demonstrate.If you can recruit a musician or two, you can capture a ... [More]


First National Boy Scout Jamboree, Washington D.C. 1937 Chevrolet NewsreelWake up early to the bugle, bathe in chilled water and rush to breakfast! Typical start of a day at the jamboree, where the chefs have to cook 50,000 eggs – ... [More]


FUN THINGS TO MAKE WITH TOILET PAPER ROLL:1. Minions: Which kid wouldn’t love minions? Take a roll and colour it yellow, paint a Minion face and add a few limbs! 2. Snake: Paint a few rolls and let the kids put them ... [More]


Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is located in the north Midwestern United States near Duluth, Minnesota. Its islands are situated off the tip of Wisconsin, in Lake Superior, the largest of the five Great Lakes. Apostle Islands NL was established on ... [More]


Learning From Our MistakeWanting to make her son’s Eagle court of honor especially memorable, one of our troop moms decided to hire a caterer. She arranged for the caterer to arrive and set up about the time the ceremony was ... [More]


Snow Camping with Boy ScoutsThe most important part in snow camping is building the fire in a hole dug in the snow. Initially one has to make sure the fire has caught on to the small sticks. The hardest part ... [More]


Cyber Chip Program Youths today spend more time on the internet than on anything else. They are perpetually hooked on to an electronic device. Hence, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA)’s Cyber Chip program is an appropriate step taken to ... [More]

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One of the most frequent excuses I hear from Scouters is that they do not have enough time. Time for family, work, sports, scouting, hobbies, church, volunteering, etc. There’s just not enough time. Well folks, there is plenty of time.....


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Think Kindness and Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada didn't let the snow stop them from selling cookies at the Reno Town Mall....


The DeLorme inReach Explorer is a global satellite communicator – a GPS unit that is capable of GPS positioning and navigation. Yet, the idea this[Read More...] The post DeLorme inReach Explorer Review appeared first on Seattle Backpackers Magazine....



PINEWOOD DERBY CAR SHOWCASEToday's cars were submitted by Bob Tachick.Pirate SwordThis is my son's second car, and was supposed to look like a sword, although the handle in back ended up getting packed with tungsten cubes.It has a set screw...


In Tests For Ibs Garlic dividuals are able to get payments from borrowers they kept saying they have to be a great way to make sure the deceased’s families were not enough. Generally you may qualify for his 50K in Federal Reserve...


National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is a time for cookie lovers everywhere to learn more about the good the Girl Scouts do for their local community. This year, we’re happy to share just a few of those exceptional stories with...


In February 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let’s Move!, an initiative that encouraged kids all over the country to get out, get active, and create a healthier future for themselves and their families. To celebrate the fifth anniversary of...


Today we took advantage of a nice sunny day to get some gear tweekin’ in.  Part of our addiction to camping gear is first recognizing that I have this addiction and second that I need to get out and play...


I finally got around to putting some new stuff up on eBay this week and yesterday launched 600+ camp patches to my store at www.Patchblanket.com on eBay. It is interesting to watch just how quickly people can react to new...


It has been more than 100 years since both the Girl Scouts of America and the Boy Scouts of America were organized, and according to local Scout leaders both organizations are still going strong and continuing to help shape the...


Yes! It’s here. National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend—the perfect time to celebrate all the amazing things girls do with their cookie earnings every year, for their communities and beyond. On top of teaching five super-important life skills—including goal setting, decision...


This year’s warm start has me already thinking about backcountry trips. From the way it looks now, we may be heading for a wonderfully long[Read More...] The post Where to Hike in 2015: North Cascades appeared first on Seattle Backpackers Magazine....


You turn on CNN, and it’s official: the zombie invasion has begun. As the Scout or Scouter in your group of survivors, you’ll be the guy or gal everyone turns to. Are you prepared? If you’ve read these five merit badge books, the answer’s yes. I’ve looked through...


Click to view slideshow. It was a wonderful snow day in Hot Springs National Park.   I always feel Nature’s Love and today lovely valentines were waiting for me on each trail. Love to ALL! Lee Filed under: Hot Springs National Park Tagged: Hiking Trails,...

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