A day at the races for Scouts
News 10 Mar 2014 | 1:13 am
Dozens of Delphos Cub Scouts put the "rubber to the road" Sunday afternoon at St. John's Annex during the annual Cub Scout Pinewood Derby....
N. Idaho sheriff's office drops Boy Scouts charter
News 9 Mar 2014 | 7:09 pm
Kootenai County Sheriff Ben Wolfinger last spring said he would be compelled to drop the charter because the organization is promoting a lifestyle that's against Idaho law....
Girl Scouts asked to end Barbie partnering
News 9 Mar 2014 | 6:01 pm
The Girl Scouts has been asked to end its partnership with Barbie doll maker Mattel, wth critics saying it's the worst sort of product placement....
Firm Bound in Brotherhood…
Blog 9 Mar 2014 | 11:48 am
This weekend was spent rekindling the fire of the Order of the Arrow in me. I attended our Lodges annual gathering called Rendezvous. Our Lodge hosts three major events each year. The Native American Arts and Ceremonies Seminar, The Rendezvous of the Order, and The Leadership Development Conference. We also participate in the Section Conclave and many service projects throughout the year as well and four Ordeal weekends and a Vigil Induction annually. So, needless to say we have an active Lodge with ample opportunities to be an active member of the Order of the Arrow.
This weekend, I have to...
Snow caving on Mt Hood
Blog 9 Mar 2014 | 10:15 am
This weekend was Elliot’s first outing with Troop 150. It was their annual Snow caving overnight on Mt Hood. I can tell you that I was nervous. While I knew the Troop has done this for years, and our Webelos II at that time did it last year, I will still nervous. I did not […]...
Patrol Teamwork Part 6 – The Patrol Fingerprint
Blog 9 Mar 2014 | 9:03 am
Look at your hands right now! Even if you haven’t earned Fingerprinting Merit Badge you know everyone on the face of the earth, even identical twins, have a unique fingerprint unlike anyone else’s.
Now think about your Patrol. Every Patrol has its own unique “fingerprint”. Every Patrol has their own way of doing things, their own name, their own flag, and their own unique, individual Scouts. What you do, as Patrol leader, to make the most of these things defines what kind of ‘fingerprint’ your patrol has.
Patrol teamwork develops and grows because you, the Patrol Leader, work to make it the...
Who Is Your Favorite Boy’s Life Character?
Blog 9 Mar 2014 | 8:25 am
I would guess that most Cub Scouts and many Boy Scouts receive the monthly Boy’s Life magazine so they are probably familiar with the cartoon characters found within its pages. But which character is the most popular? Is it Pedro, the burro? Is it PeeWee or one of his friends? How about Gus or Tiger or Dredd?
The folks at Boy’s Life have decided to find out and have created a “Boy’s Life Bracket” in which you can vote for your favorite character. Round one is now over and the voting in round two has begun. Sixteen characters have been voted...
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When I took these photos on a trip to Arches National Park, at the time I didn’t know what the tree was. Just that it really called to me. I...