The tenth point of the Scout Law, A Scout is Brave, is often explained as He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at him or threaten him. We frequently have conversations with our Scouts about the Scout Law and advise them to live the values in […]...
Sitting down, a sigh of relief, a cup of coffee, close your eyes, and think about a nap.
Somebody walking through the leaves.
You open your eyes just enough to see the senior patrol leader striding purposefully in your direction, he stops a couple of feet away, wondering if you are awake.
After playing possum for a few seconds, you look again. He’s still there.
“Hey Mark, what’s up?” you ask.
“John and Jim are arguing,” he replies.
“Okay, you haven’t been able to sort things out?”
“No, they are still pretty angry with each other.”
“Has everything calmed down, or do I need to go down there?”
Some successes just can’t be quantified.
Like this one: We’ll never know just how many Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers have avoided online harm because of lessons learned while earning the Cyber Chip.
That’s because in those cases the Cyber Chip helped young people end potentially harmful situations before they could begin. Thank goodness.
The Cyber Chip, introduced in 2012, joins the Totin’ Chip and Whittling Chip as important safety tools your Scouts should earn and carry with them.
Requirements for the Cyber Chip are separated into four groups — grades 1-3, grades 4-5, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12 — meaning young men and young women get content that’s appropriate for them.
With the Wasatch Mountains looming just to the east of Salt Lake City, the hiking, biking and backpacking options are endless. For those who don’t have the time or desire for mountain adventures, however, the Bonneville Shoreline Trail provides an easy-to-access, multi-use pathway that stretches over 100 miles from Idaho through Utah. The trail was established in 1990 with the concept of following what was the shoreline of glacial Lake Boneville nearly 15,500 years ago.
Photo by Ted & Dani Percival Flickr.com
Just across the street from Hogel Zoo lies the small Shoreline trailhead parking lot. A steep half-mile climb quickly vaults hikers, bikers and joggers to an...
Crossing the Niger River in Mali, 1977
Strangers Like Angels is an enchanting tale about Alec and Jan Forman, a young couple from Britain who embark on a global adventure. Set in the mid-1970s, their saga is recounted from the photos, journal entries and letters to and from family back home during their multi-year trip – all compiled into a wonderful and beautiful memoir. In the pages of this delightful autobiography, they share their epic venture through Antartica, to the deserts of Africa, in the far off lands of central Asia and everywhere in between.
The prose is decidedly British and, while...