Columbia County teen charged with stabbing
News 7 Dec 2016 | 10:22 am
PHILMONT - A Columbia County teen is accused of stabbing another teen in the arm. Sean Edwards, 16, of Copake turned himself into police a short time later. He was sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of bail and is due back in court on Tuesday....
After Pearl Harbor was attacked, Boy Scouts sprang into action
Blog 7 Dec 2016 | 9:20 am
For many months leading up to Dec. 7, 1941, the Boy Scouts of the Honolulu Council had been training. They were sharpening their skills in first aid and emergency communications.
Like Scouts today, they didn’t know when — or if — they might put these skills to use. They just wanted to Be Prepared.
On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, and the Scouts’ freshly acquired skills were tested quicker and more severely than any Scout could have anticipated.
“When hell broke loose in Hawaii,” Scouting magazine wrote in our January 1942 issue, the Scouts nearby “did...
Five ways to make an ordinary troop meeting extraordinary
Blog 7 Dec 2016 | 8:00 am
No pressure, but if your troop meetings aren’t exciting and extraordinary, you risk losing Scouts to other activities.
In other words, one bad meeting could be a young man’s last.
So how do you add “wow” to your weekly troop meetings? You start by listening to the December 2016 ScoutCast, the latest episode of the monthly podcast for Boy Scout leaders.
We were joined by Eagle Scout Mark Ray, key writer of the 13th edition of the Boy Scout Handbook and the new, two-volume Troop Leader Guidebook. He also writes extensively for Scouting and Eagles’ Call magazines.
Ray shares these tips (and others) in the...
Tree Sculptures emerge in the Autumn Confetti
blog 7 Dec 2016 | 7:43 am
HSNP Upper Dogwood Trail Autumn
Tree sculptures emerge in the autumn confetti. Branches wrapped, entwined and reaching to create an elegant endless form. A dance of ancient lovers whose roots feed and nurture one and other.
Love to ALL!
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Filed under: Hot Springs National Park Tagged: Autumn, Autumn Leaves, Hiking, Hiking Trails, Hot Springs National Park, hot springs national park hiking trails, Nature Blog, Nature Photography, Photo Blog, Photography, Trees...
Scouts gathering food, toiletries
News 7 Dec 2016 | 6:48 am
About a dozen Cub Scouts and their parents walked the streets of Tyrone knocking on doors and ringing doorbells to collect for their biannual food drive, said Cubmaster Ann McMillan. “We started doing this at Christmas because there were a lot of drives ......
Can Raton rise again?
News 7 Dec 2016 | 6:23 am
Near Raton are two other amenities that the town is trying to market to visitors and new businesses: the National Rifle Association’s Whittington Center and the Philmont Scout Ranch. Both bring in more than 100,000 visitors annually to camp, shoot ......
Valley Stream American Legion hosts annual ANCHOR party
News 7 Dec 2016 | 6:14 am
“The last 10 years at least it’s been a privilege for Troop 116 to attend,” said Scoutmaster Patrick Burke. Members from Boy Scouts Troop 116 and Cub Scouts Pack 367 served dinner and dessert, cleaned the hall after the event and took out the garbage ......