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Badger Tenkara Classic Rod Review
blog     21 May 2015 | 6:34 pm
I had the great fortune of testing the Badger Tenkara Classic Rod in the birthplace of Tenkara, the mountain streams of Japan! It has proven[Read More...] The post Badger Tenkara Classic Rod Review appeared first on Seattle Backpackers Magazine....

National President Dr. Robert M. Gates addresses BSA National Annual Meeting
Blog     21 May 2015 | 7:58 am
The following statement is attributable to the Boy Scouts of America: During the 2015 Boy Scouts of America National Annual Meeting, National President Dr. Robert M. Gates encouraged the Scouting family to reflect in the days and months ahead on the challenges facing the BSA and potential alternatives for addressing them. To review Dr. Gates’ remarks, visit Scouting Newsroom or watch them below....

Centuries of Service
Blog     21 May 2015 | 6:26 am
This year for the third time in the history of the Order of the Arrow a patch may be worn on the Sash.  This patch represents the Centuries of Service Award available for all Arrowmen to earn this year.  The program started in July of 2014 and will conclude in December of 2015. The requirements allow for the Arrowmen, both Youth and Adult to serve in three areas.  Personal Growth, Scout Service, and 100th Anniversary Events. As stated, this is the third time in the history of the Order of the Arrow that a program such as this and allowing a patch...

Ahnu Coburn Hiking Boots Review
Blog     20 May 2015 | 10:31 pm
While I’m a fan of lightweight trail runners, there are times when they just don’t cut it. For muddy trails, heavy loads and adventures off the trail I need something tough, supporting, but not too heavy. My go-to boot for these tasks in the past year has been the Ahnu Coburn. This is a long term review of Ahnu’s Coburn Boot that I was sent for review last spring. It’s been through a lot of testing in that year and not only are they still going strong, they’ve found a permanent space in my footwear rotation. The Ahnu Coburn hiker is an aggressive,...

Patch Trading
Blog     20 May 2015 | 5:29 pm
One of the fun traditions of Scouting is patch trading. I have been acquiring patches now since about 1978. I would like to say that I have a ton of patches, but I really don’t. You see, I did like most Scouts and Scouters do and did, I got a patch for going to Camporee or Summer camp, a new Lodge Flap, or a special event and threw them in a box. No rhyme or reason, just a box of patches. Over the years some got tossed and others given away. I wish I knew then what I know now. Then...

Menu: Hiker Trash Approved Vittles
Blog     20 May 2015 | 2:18 pm
Memorial Day Weekend is coming up this week – and that means it is the “official” start to backpacking season, no? But you say….I’m too busy to go pack food. I hear I can go to Costco and buy a bin of freeze-dried meals. Or…I’ll survive on ramen. Or a stack of flour tortillas and […] The post Menu: Hiker Trash Approved Vittles appeared first on Trail Cooking....

Video: Scott Lagasse gives us a tour of his NASCAR truck
Blog     20 May 2015 | 2:11 pm
Scott Lagasse Jr. is as real as it gets. The NASCAR driver is a big supporter of Scouting. He races with BSA and STEM Scouts logos on his cars and trucks. He makes local news when he drops Cub Scouts off at school in his race car. He let Scouts build a car for him at the 2013 National Jamboree. To the shock of some of his competitors, he even drove the Scout-built car in a real race — and won! This week Scotty is at the BSA’s National Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Instead of taking the week off, he’s meeting BSA volunteers and professionals to find out how...

CM Scrubber for Cast Iron
Blog     20 May 2015 | 9:07 am
When you first see the CM Scrubber you’ll probably say the same thing I did; “it’s too expensive!” But the next time you have a crusty dutch oven to clean you’ll agree that it’s worth every penny. Put some water in the oven while it’s still warm, and scrub away. The chain mail design won’t scratch, and is very effective at lifting tough baked-on residue. No soap needed, cooked-on crud will clean up easily and you’l have a clean dutch oven pretty fast without worrying about damaging the seasoning. My CM scrubber lives in a plastic box in my kit along with...

After Spring Storms the Fungi and Wildflowers Bloom
blog     20 May 2015 | 6:48 am
Click to view slideshow. When I say after I mean the 8 hour break before the next wave of storms.  We basically ran out for a hike yesterday and now it is back to lightning, thunder and flash floods.  Sadly the lightning kept me away from photographing the always short pink phase of spring Wildflowers.  Purple Wild Garlic, Indian Tobacco, Venus Looking Glass plus Smooth Petunias, yellow Cutleaf Coreopsis and Hairy Hawkweed with tiny white Partridge Berry (Partridgeberry) paint the trail edges now.  Red, tan, yellow, orange and beige Gilled Fungi have blossomed pushing up through the forest floor debris and moss. Love to ALL! Lee  Filed under: Hot Springs National...

Top 12 Fundraising Resources for Schools & Non-Profits
Blog     19 May 2015 | 10:44 am
12 Fundraising Resources on the web that will help your school or non profit meet and exceed their fundraising goals. Need to raise money? We can help. The post Top 12 Fundraising Resources for Schools & Non-Profits appeared first on Fun Pasta Fundraising....

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