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Conquer Camp Chores Before They Conquer You!
Blog     17 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
Once at winter camp the temperature was just above freezing, and the wind blew a sharp drizzle into every contrivable shelter and refuge. I was a young Scout rinsing dishes. There wasn’t a rubber glove in sight, so I was lucky enough to dunk my frozen hands into cold water. It was SUCH FUN!! At that moment, I wished I were absolutely anywhere else. I love camping, but camp chores almost ruined the whole experience until I learned how to tackle them. Here are the keys that unlock the dreaded dungeon of drudgery, making the most despicable camp chores easier. You can conquer...

Favorite Camping and Hiking Spots
Blog     16 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
What are your favorite places to go camping or hiking? How would you reply? Leave a comment or let me know on the forum. I was asked to share my favorite camping and hiking locations for Florida Outdoors It takes a certain kind of person to go out alone and enjoy wild places. I am really not that kind of person. I’ve been to lots of great places in thirty years of Scouting but my favorite location for camping is not a place on a map. My favorite place to go camping or hiking is anywhere my Scouts are because wilderness is something I feel compelled to...

Shackleton’s Board of Review
Blog     15 Apr 2014 | 9:04 am
Sir Ernest Shackleton’s board of review for the rank of World Explorer assembled one evening and began reading over his application and supporting documentation. He earned all of his merit badges on Captain Scott’s Antarctic Discovery Expedition in 1901–04, and clocked his leadership tenure as the leader of British Antarctic Expedition in 1907–09. For his World Explorer project Shackleton had proposed “The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition”. The project was enthusiastically approved, and it’s progress carefully followed. The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition began with great promise but, because of Shackleton’s miscalculations, ended in great difficulty after taking a great deal longer than he had planned. His project report was a...

Scoutmaster Podcast 217 – Resolving Differences
Blog     14 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
Sponsored By Backers From time to time I receive email from Scouters who have some basic disagreement with the way the program is being presented in their unit. These disagreements aren’t over things that endanger Scouts, the disagreements are usually around the application of the patrol system or youth leadership. This can be very frustrating. What do you do if you find yourself in a situation like this? Listen to Scoutmaster Podcast 217 Podcast Archive The post Scoutmaster Podcast 217 – Resolving Differences appeared first on

B.P.’s Blog – Training Scouts
Blog     13 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
During his lifetime Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the worldwide Scouting movement, wrote many books and articles directed to Scouters. Each Sunday I’ll publish a selection from his writings in the hope that you’ll draw inspiration and understanding from his timeless ideas. WHEN I visit a district to inspect Scouts a big parade of them is held at which as many as possible are present, but though this is the only way in which a large number can be seen at one time, I think we must all feel — Scouts, Scoutmasters, and myself — that it is, after all, a formal...








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