Scouts begin Christmas tree fundraiser in the rain
News 1 Dec 2016 | 12:54 pm
They will be returning to the same location again Saturday as the troop continues its fundraiser. According to scoutmaster Mark Farrier, the troop decided to do Christmas tree sales for the holidays. “We have got some beautiful trees here we’d like to ......
Trail Volunteer Law
Blog 1 Dec 2016 | 12:06 pm
The National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act just became law! So?Well, it directs the USDA to significantly increase the role of volunteers in trail maintenance projects. That means more opportunities for scouts to step up and provide assistance to the Forest Service to improve trail access to national public lands. Your scouts can contribute through eagle service projects, Hornaday projects, or general conservation work.One of the most fun camping trips I've done was 3 days with a handful of scouts building part of the North Country National Scenic Trail.This Act directs the USDA to figure out how to get more...
Have a seat, thanks to Eagle Scout candidate
News 1 Dec 2016 | 11:57 am
SHIPPENSBURG - Anyone who enjoys the new bench and side table on the front lawn of the Shippensburg Public Library, or the three new wooden tables and chairs beside the Book Nook, can thank Connor Laughlin, an 11th grade Boy Scout, for a pleasant place to ......
Don't Get Hung Up On the Numbers - Opinion
News 1 Dec 2016 | 11:39 am
The Transition Scout, Trek Fuel EX, YT Jeffsy, Cannondale Habit... the list goes on and on, full of bikes that can push that fun-o-meter all the way into the red. After all, for most riders, that's what it's all about, and the quick, snappy, and lively ......
Former Thompson scoutmaster pleads guilty to sex assaults
News 1 Dec 2016 | 10:33 am
WORCESTER — His three victims, all grown men now, spoke of the emotional trauma they experienced after being sexually assaulted in the 1990s by David Kress, the former scoutmaster of their Boy Scout troop in Thompson, Connecticut. One said in an impact ......
Astronomy Merit Badge Workbook
News 1 Dec 2016 | 10:21 am
1 Merit Badge Workbook This workbook can help you but you still need to read the merit badge pamphlet. The work space provided for each requirement should be used by the Scout to make notes for discussing the item with his counselor, not for providing the ......