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Putting a face to the names: Take a look at the new Venturing awards
Blog     23 Jul 2014 | 10:26 am
We’ve known the requirements for the new Venturing awards, and now we get our first look at what the awards themselves will look like. The four patches, one square knot and one medal representing the Venturing, Discovery, Pathfinder and Summit Awards were first released on Venturing’s Facebook page. (Breaking news about Venturing is another compelling reason to like their page). What you see here are four patches, going from the joining-level Venturing Award to the Summit Award, now the highest honor in Venturing. Each patch incorporates the Venturing logo, and the design gets progressively more intricate as a young man or young woman progresses in Venturing. (Take...

Waiting for a Board of Review
Blog     23 Jul 2014 | 8:16 am
Amy sent in this question: My son has completed his requirements and a scoutmaster conference for his next rank. He has requested a board of review but was told he cannot have his board of review until school starts and regular meetings resume in September, two months away. Does this seem like a long time to have to wait? Yes, that does seem like a long time to wait. A board of review would normally be scheduled as soon as possible. A board of review can be scheduled outside of a regular meeting, and in many troops this is the norm. So not...

Wolf Elective Adventure Requirements: Adventures in Coins
Blog     23 Jul 2014 | 7:11 am
[cs2015] Adventures in Coins is one of the Wolf Cub Scout elective adventures. For this adventure, Wolves play games and do activities related to coins. In the process, they learn all about coins. The requirement for this adventure are shown below. Upon completion of this adventure, Wolf Cub Scouts will receive a belt loop. Wolf Adventure Requirements: Adventures in Coins Identify different parts of a coin. Find the mint mark on a coin; identify what mint facility it was made in, and what year it was made. Play a coin game. Choose a coin that interests you, and make a coin rubbing. List information next to the coin detailing the pictures on it,...

How a ‘failed’ Eagle Scout project became a bill on its way to the president
Blog     23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
Eagle Scout projects make a difference. Apparently, the same can also be said of Eagle project ideas that never quite pan out. Here’s the story of a failed Eagle project that sparked a piece of legislation passed by the U.S. House and Senate. It’s proof that what you do in Scouting matters, even if sometimes it takes a few years to realize it. Meet Chris Sugrue For his project, Chris Sugrue wanted to expand a local cemetery in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The cemetery, built in 1880, is located on U.S. Forest Service property, so it would take an act of Congress — literally — to make any changes to...

Silver Forest Trail under Rainier
Blog     22 Jul 2014 | 5:42 pm
Monday seems to slowly become my go-to day for taking the boys hiking this summer. The weekend is over, crowds are gone and Kirk can use some quiet time to work. This week we went up to Sunrise, at Mount Rainier National Park. As we crested the top, at 6400 feet, it was 48°, 50° […] The post Silver Forest Trail under Rainier appeared first on Trail Cooking & The Outdoors....

Letters From Camp – Day Two
Blog     22 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
Hello from Camp Horseshoe! 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 The post Letters From Camp – Day Two appeared first on

The Buzz - June 2014, "National Annual Meeting"
Blog     22 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
While the name of the event remained the same, there were lots of changes introduced at the 2014 National Annual Meeting, held May 21-23 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn., including: The final address from Wayne Perry, the BSA's 34th national president, and the induction of Dr. Robert M. Gates as the 35th national president....

Scout Brigade at Fort George
Youtube     22 Jul 2014 | 8:27 am
The annual Scout Brigade at Fort George, hosted by Scouts Canada on Lake Ontario, features thousands of Scouts from both the United States and Canada. They gather on Canadian soil to honor those who fought in the War of 1812 and also to celebrate the centuries of peace that have followed. It's not a re-enactment. Scouts don't live the life of an 1812 soldier. Instead, the Scout Brigade of Fort George is more like a traditional camporee at which the Scouts spend several hours each day acting like 1812 soldiers. The rest of the time, the boys (and girls from Canada;...

Inside the August 2014 issue of Boys' Life
Youtube     22 Jul 2014 | 6:58 am
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