Nominate a Scout or Venturer for the Citizen Honors Awards
Blog 4 Dec 2013 | 8:45 am
Courage. Sacrifice. Selflessness. Patriotism.
Do those words describe an act of service performed by a Scout, Venturer or Scouter you know?
Chances are, they do. And you’ll need to act quickly to recognize this person by nominating him or her to the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation’s Citizen Honors awards. The nomination deadline is Jan. 10, 2014.
The same foundation that honors acts of wartime valor (with the Congressional Medal of Honor) seeks to also celebrate “unsung heroes” or citizens who’ve selflessly put the lives of others first through an act of heroism. And, as Scouts pledge to “help other people at all times,” it’s...
Tuesday Talkback: How do you get Scouts to settle down at meetings?
Blog 3 Dec 2013 | 6:00 am
After loading them up with snacks and sugary drinks at the beginning of the meeting, it’s no wonder your Cub Scouts are bouncing off the walls right when you want them to settle down for a serious activity.
Boy Scouts, too, have endless energy, and getting them to focus on planning patrol menus for this weekend’s campout won’t be easy after they just came inside from 20 minutes of a high-energy game like capture the flag.
A young person’s energy level is a tricky thing to tame, but it can be done with proper planning.
You can start by creating a better meeting...
In a time when trust is at an all-time low, I’m thankful for Scouting
Blog 2 Dec 2013 | 11:00 am
These days it’s hard to trust the driver in the next lane, the teenager swiping your credit card at the drive-thru or the stranger reading your Facebook and Twitter posts. So I’m grateful there’s at least one group of people you still can trust: Scouts.
If you don’t believe me that Americans trust one another less than they used to, just look at this Associated Press-GfK poll conducted in October (PDF link). It reveals Americans don’t much trust people when driving, shopping, dining out, traveling, hiring workers to come in their homes or posting on social media.
Sixty-seven percent of Americans trust people who swipe...
ScoutStuff’s Cyber Monday sale is live — get 25% off most items, free shipping
Blog 2 Dec 2013 | 7:14 am
Ahh, Cyber Monday. All the savings of Black Friday with none of the pushing and shoving.
ScoutStuff.org is joining the Cyber Monday party by offering 25 percent off a bunch of its items and free shipping on orders of $75 or above. In my experience, ScoutStuff offers its lowest prices each year on Cyber Monday, so now’s the time to stock up.
The discounts will be automatically applied at checkout, so you don’t need a promo code. But you do need to hurry. When the clock strikes midnight Central Time tonight, this deal turns into a pumpkin.
Another important note: the savings don’t...
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The COLD Attitude
When preparing for winter camping or camping in colder temps than you are typically used to it is important to get your mind right.
It is a must to have the...