Former Boy Scout leader gets prison for sex abuse
News 21 Oct 2016 | 12:30 pm
CANTON —The former Boy Scout leader and Dutchess County legislator found guilty of sexually abusing two Boy Scouts in the summer of 2014 was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday. Michael N. Kelsey, 38, Salt Point, was found guilty on May 12 on all ......
Smith earns Eagle Scout honor
News 21 Oct 2016 | 12:06 pm
SILVIS -- David Smith, of Troop 113 in Silvis, recently obtained his Eagle Scout rank during a Court of Honor at the Colona United Methodist Church. A freshman at Black Hawk College, he is the son of Brad and Trisha Smith, of Silvis....
Ski Touring Gear and GPS Rentals in Colorado
Blog 21 Oct 2016 | 12:00 pm
If you’re sick of traffic and long lines at the lifts, not to mention the exorbitant prices of Alpine skiing, then grab your cross-country skis and a GPS and steer away from the crowds into the Colorado wilderness.
Rent the inReach Explorer GPS navigational system at our outdoor retail shop in Denver, Colorado.
Ski touring in Colorado
Ski touring takes cross-country skiing a step further off the beaten path. When pure white snow blankets Colorado, ski-touring allows you to get off the groomed trails and explore deep into the backcountry. Ski-touring is about finding adventure away from the crowds. Whereas Alpine skiing tends to...
Frightful amount of time goes into Halloween parade prep
News 21 Oct 2016 | 11:23 am
While for Cub Pack 3309 and Troop 309 of Sunbury their castle and dragon on a semi-truck float took a lot of time. Julie Moore, Scoutmaster for Troop 309, said it took “two weeks, working nights and weekends. It’s difficult for such a large scale ......
Scouts honor community volunteers
News 21 Oct 2016 | 10:59 am
CHAMPAIGN -- Four community volunteers were recognized for service to area kids Thursday night. They were awarded the Whitney M. Young Junior Service Award. The Boy Scouts of America gives the honor to people who contribute to its scout-reach program which ......
And I’m going to work my ticket if I can…
Blog 21 Oct 2016 | 10:49 am
Those of us that have been to Wood Badge, and those that have been around to hear a group of Wood Badgers sing the Gilwell song have heard the refrain “and I’m going to work my ticket if I can..”
What the heck does that mean?
Well, there is not a real simple answer other than to explain what the ticket is and the attitude of all Scouts and Scouters.. WHOA!.. All Scouts and Scouters??? Yes.. from a very early age in Scouting we pledge to “Do our Best” To give it a 100%.. the “it” is whatever we find ourselves doing....
Girl Scout Gold Award Project Focuses On Little Brown Bat
News 21 Oct 2016 | 9:28 am
The little brown bat has found a friend in Nicole Robitaille. An East Catholic High School graduate and longtime Girl Scout with local Troop 10631, Robitaille recently completed a service project that qualified her for the Gold Award, the highest award in ......
Sunrise above Zig Zag and Ouachita Mountains
blog 21 Oct 2016 | 7:31 am
Sunrise in Hot Springs National Park
Celebrate in the Morning light, reborn in our Dreams we greet this new day. ~ Lee HillerFiled under: Hot Springs National Park Tagged: Hot Springs National Park, Nature Blog, Nature Photography, Ouachita Mountains, Photo Blog, Photography, Sunrise View, Zig Zag Mountains...