August 2014 - Cub Scout Parent Orientation
Podcast 1 Aug 2014 | 2:04 am
Hopefully all of your recruiting efforts have paid off and you have lots of new boys in your dens and packs. Having new Scouts also means having lots of new parents, and you need to let them know what’s expected of them…soon. So don’t wait any longer! Join us as we talk with Dr. Geoff Zoeller, a Cubmaster for the local pack and the vice president of membership and relations for the Patriots Path Council in New Jersey. He will share everything we need to know to create a successful new parent orientation....
Boy Scouts to host Great North Woods Gathering
News 30 Jul 2014 | 8:29 pm
Troop 220 is extending some Northern Hospitality to all currently registered Boy Scout of America troops everywhere that features in-town camping and the opportunity to explore the diversity of recreational activities nearby in the world above the Notches....
Scouts launch love of science
News 30 Jul 2014 | 7:40 pm
AYDEN — A former governor and member of the Boy Scouts of America’s executive board on Wednesday witnessed how a drinking straw, paper clip and rubber band are being used to launch youngsters to new heights of success....
Scouts serve neighborhood and nature
News 30 Jul 2014 | 6:04 pm
As the sun sets Boy Scout Troop 226 conducts litter removal at a Highland trail and lookout point during a community service project organized by First Class Scout Zac Marquette. The Scouts, ages 13 to 18, collected enough litter to nearly fill a dumpster....
PowerPot V Review
blog 30 Jul 2014 | 2:51 pm
It can be the bane of a backpacker’s existence: you’re out on a multi-night backpack and your cell phone’s battery dies. Depending on the situation and weather condition, this could be either an inconvenience or a real emergency. PowerPot V uses thermometric technology in an innovative way to harness the power of your stove or campfire, providing campers with the ability to charge their electrical devices simply by boiling water. While compact solar panels can be an option for charging electrical devices, the PowerPot can create energy rain or shine, night or day, making it a reliable power source for anything...
Boy Scouts: Gays Aren't Pedophiles, But We Still Won't Let Them Lead
News 30 Jul 2014 | 11:58 am
On January 1 of this year, the Boy Scouts of America opened its doors to openly gay scouts. But, it still bars gay adult leaders. We talked about this issue with the organization's National Commissioner and asked him if Scouting considers gays pedophiles. Read more......
Hiking the Corridor in the Grand Canyon
blog 30 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
I had the good fortune this Spring to be able to travel to Arizona and backpack for ten days in the Grand Canyon. My original plan was to do a one week North Rim trip with a guiding company, but I decided to add a 3 day solo trip to take in the South Rim as well. This is an account of my solo trip.
Sunset on the South Rim
Access to the canyon is typically available through Flagstaff Arizona on Route 66 where a regular shuttle service picks up from the Amtrak station downtown. The drive up to South Rim Village...
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