Here are the most- and least-popular merit badges of 2013 and of all time
Blog 4 Mar 2014 | 8:28 am
The reign of First Aid merit badge continues.
More Boy Scouts earned this Eagle-required merit badge in 2013 than any other. And it wasn’t event close.
Not only was it the most-earned merit badge in 2013, it also topped the list in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 … you get the idea.
In all, 6.9 million Scouts have earned First Aid merit badge since its debut in 1911. Yep, you guessed it; that’s more than any other in history.
Which other merit badges made the Top 10 last year? What was 2013′s most-earned merit badge that isn’t on the Eagle-required list? And which merit badges were...
Local Girl Scouts earn top award
News 4 Mar 2014 | 8:08 am
McDONOUGH — The Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta congratulates two Henry County residents for earning the Girl Scouts Gold Award....
Programming Merit Badge
Blog 4 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
As a software developer, I was really excited to see the Programming merit badge for Boy Scouts introduced. Today’s youth are more and more connected via technology. Understanding programming will help them understand how to use that technology safely and effectively.
Programming Merit Badge Requirements
Safety. Do the following:
Show your counselor your current, up-to-date Cyber Chip.
Discuss first aid and prevention for the types of injuries or illnesses that could occur during programming activities, including repetitive stress injuries and eyestrain.
History. Do the following:
Give a brief history of programming, including at least three milestones related to the advancement or development of programming.
Describe the evolution...
Blog 4 Mar 2014 | 7:52 am
Maximum Velocity History and Photo TourWhen in a social situation, a common question that is asked is, "What do you do?" When I answer, "I sell pinewood derby cars", the usual response is "You're kidding!?" Then after a little explanation about Maximum Velocity, I am usually asked something like, "How did you get started?" So, I thought I would share with you how Maximum Velocity started, and also provide a virtual tour of our facility.HISTORYAlthough, my memory is a bit hazy, I believe my first experience with pinewood derby racing was when my son was 6 years old....
Blogging – #30daychallenge
Blog 4 Mar 2014 | 7:50 am
So 2008 till 2014 that mean I have been blogging 6 years, or 8 years if you count the two in my previous ISP space. Continue readingThe post Blogging – #30daychallenge appeared first on Jabbering All Day Long....
Feb 24-26 2014 First Signs of Spring
blog 4 Mar 2014 | 7:23 am
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In the Forest I see beyond sight to feel the beauty of our Earth. ~ Lee Hiller
I was a bit busy this past week and am late posting these. Yesterday, March 03 we received another coating of ice and dusting of snow. Sadly this likely killed the early Wildflower Blossoms, Butterflies and Lizards I captured hiking a week ago. The Last week of February 2014 was in the upper 50s but, March roared bringing sub-freezing temperatures (11 degrees F). Climate change continues to be brutal in Hot Springs National Park.
This preview of Spring feels so long...
Roundtable DVD Giveaway
Blog 4 Mar 2014 | 6:30 am
For the last 15 or 20 years I have been collecting videos of Scouting commercials and promotional films. I have a few dozen of them. Some of them are very good. Several not so much. A few are just plain weird. But they are interesting to watch.
At tonight’s district roundtable I plan to give away some dvd’s I created featuring many of these videos, along with a couple old training videos. I plan on giving two of these discs to the Cub Scout roundtable. The other six I will give away to lucky winners at the Boy Scout roundtable. I...
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Meet the Coywolf
Michael Smith shared this coywolf infographic with me on Google plus. The coywolf is a remarkable new hybrid mix of western coyote and eastern wolf. The coywolf’s range is growing...