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Themed Summer Camps for Scouts and Venturers
Blog     16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
This summer, our troop and crew will be attending Catholic Adventure Week at Swift Base. This is just one of several themed camps offered by our council.  Our Boy Scout troop does this as a second week of summer camp, with the first being a traditional Boy Scout camp. Catholic Adventure Week is for Boy Scouts and Venturers. In the mornings, the participants get to try out the different programs at Swift Base, including water skiing, tubing, kneeboarding, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, standup paddle boards, swimming, climbing and rappelling on natural cliffs, horseback riding, challenge courses, and more. The camp even has...

BSA Substance Abuse Prevention Program
Blog     15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
Scott sent in this question: My son is home schooled and has to do the requirement for second class 9a. The drug awareness part. do you have any suggestions on what he can do to meet this requirement? Any help would be great. Thanks Scott This is Second Class requirement 9a: Participate in a school, community, or troop program on the dangers of using drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, and other practices that could be harmful to your health. Discuss your participation in the program with your family, and explain the dangers of substance addictions. I recommend you check out the BSA substance abuse program Drugs: A Deadly Game . You...

Eagle Palms and Merit Badges
Blog     14 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
Steve sent in this question about Eagle palms: In terms of earning Palms. Do MB’s earned before getting Eagle count towards Palms? The wording on the BSA site is unclear to me. My oldest will be 15 in July and has to be in his PL position for about 4 months to be able to SMC for his Star Rank. We were wondering about Palms since there are a few scouts, younger than he is who started BS from Cubs and have well over 20 MBs already. Thanks! Steve Thanks for the question Steve. The merit badges for the Eagle palms can...

BSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan S – Tall Tales
Blog     11 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
BSA provides Bear den meeting ideas for den leaders on the website. These Cub Scout Bear den meeting plans are step by step guides to carrying out a den meeting. In addition to the basic den meeting plans, there are supplemental plans which can be used if you have additional meetings left.  Today we will look at a den meeting plan in which Bear Cub Scouts learn about folklore and storytelling . It covers some of the requirements for Bear Achievement 4 – Tall Tales. If you don’t already have the BSA den meeting plans, download BSA Bear Den Meeting Supplemental Plan...









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Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts spruce up Olathe for annual Day of Service
Chris Wernimont, 14, from Boy Scout Troop 218, painted the side of a barn last weekend at the Ensor Park and Museum in Olathe. Over 600 scouts volunteered at various...


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