Top 5 Chocolate Recipes for Backpacking
blog 25 Jul 2014 | 12:07 pm
The backcountry is the one place where having an unlimited amount of chocolate 24 hours a day is socially acceptable. For one, chocolate provides ample calories and fat. More importantly, though, that squished Snicker’s Bar in your pocket or frozen bag of chocolate chips in your pack’s brain is an essential morale booster to which the most inspiring words from Thoreau or Jack London cannot compare. So reward yourself after a hard (or easy!) day on the trail with one of my top five favorite chocolate recipes for backpacking.
Photo by Greg Walters Flickr.com
1. The Luke - One 16 oz Nalgene
The Luke is...
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure Requirements: Adventures in Science
Blog 25 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
Adventures in Science is one of the Webelos/Arrow of Light elective adventures. In the current Webelos Cub Scout program, it is most similar to the Scientist activity badge and the Science belt loop and pin .
For this adventure, Webelos learn about the scientific method and explore some different areas of science.
The requirement for this adventure are shown below. Upon completion of this adventure, Webelos will receive a pin.
Webelos/AOL Adventure Requirements: Adventures in Science
Do all of these:
An experiment is a “fair test” to compare possible explanations. Draw a picture of a fair test that shows what you need to do to test a fertilizer’s effects on plant growth.
Visit a museum,...
Scouts gather in Curaçao for the 15th Caribbean Jamboree
Blog 25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
Try to contain your jealousy.
While you and I are at the office this week, a few Scouts and Scouters from the BSA are on an island in the Caribbean.
The contingent is representing the Boy Scouts of America at the Caribbean Jamboree, held on the island of Curaçao off the Venezuelan coast. They’re meeting Scouts from Aruba, Jamaica, Bermuda, Venezuela and elsewhere. They’ll return with new friends and a lifetime of memories.
The 15th Caribbean Jamboree started Monday and lasts a week, and you can follow along on the official Facebook page.
Interested in being considered to represent the BSA at future international events like this one? Be sure you’re regularly...
9m (30 foot) abseiling tower on the Tropic of Capricorn
Blog 24 Jul 2014 | 11:40 pm
Photos courtesy 1st Polokwane Scout Group1st Polokwane are a Scout troop in Polokwane, a South African city right on the Tropic of Capricorn. This 9m abseiling tower is a Springbok Scout construction project led by Courtney, one of their senior Scouts. These photographs show the construction process during the recent South African school holidays.Photos courtesy 1st Polokwane Scout GroupSafety standards in your Scout association may not allow this type of construction ( for example, the American BSA Guide to Safe Scouting limits pioneering project platform height to 6 feet). Note that in all the photographs above, Scouts working at height...
Letters From Camp – Day Four
Blog 24 Jul 2014 | 6:35 pm
Hello from Camp Horseshoe!
Thanks for all the email, today we try to catch up!
I’ll post reflections on the older and younger Scout experience tomorrow.
Send me an email me via
Troop 24 Kennett Square …
and I’ll reply via one of the video Letters from Summer Camp this week.
You can check out the live webcam too. Here’s more information about Camp Horseshoe
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The Scoutmaster’s Vantage Point
Blog 24 Jul 2014 | 4:30 pm
I attended a district planning meeting last fall at a church which charters a rather large troop. The Scouts were there, setting up and checking their patrol boxes and getting ready for the church picnic the next day, for which the troop was doing the cooking. Assistant Scoutmasters were working with the patrols where needed, […]...
Two Insoles One Review
blog 24 Jul 2014 | 3:19 pm
When it comes to aftermarket insoles, I never even gave them a second thought. I usually stick to the insoles that come with the shoes. However, after giving a few pairs a try in my hiking and work shoes, I discovered that I have been truly missing out. My job requires me to be on my feet a lot, and in a typical shift I walk up to 10 miles. During my off days I hike, fish, rock climb, and bike. After trying out a few pairs of insoles, I was surprised at how much less my feet hurt.
Bailey Sawyer Shares Her Gold Award Experience
Blog 24 Jul 2014 | 2:52 pm
Please give an overview of your Gold Award Project.
The issues I chose to address through my project were promoting the arts
to high school students, especially though who do not have access to theatre at
their schools, and promoting Playhouse-in-the-Park, an available theatrical resource
that fewer high school students have been taking advantage of lately, to middle
and high school students. After having my idea approved by my project advisor
at Playhouse, I worked on my proposal paperwork and edited it until I felt it
was ready to submit. I had to take more time to brainstorm and problem solve
after receiving some corrections that the Gold...
A Terrible Beauty: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act
blog 24 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
Hidden Lake Lookout, North Cascades, Washington
If you have ever wondered about the North Cascades, or about mountains, or about the need to be surrounded by wild places, take a quick glance through the worn, tattered journals stashed under the rickety two-by-four bed inside a stout little lookout perched precariously along the boundary of North Cascades National Park atop Hidden Lake Peak. Or, read through all of them if you have an afternoon stormbound (or even sun-blessed quiet, found only up high in mountains). There are entries, open and revealing, that go on for pages. One liners. Someone writes simply—
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