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Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 27, 2015
Blog     27 Jan 2015 | 10:25 pm
I spent a little time on the phone yesterday with another dealer in the hobby talking about the best set-up for a TOR. I am already thinking ahead to the 2015 Pre-NOAC show and trying to decide the best way to go. As much as I love TORs I don't get to attend many during the year. Having a wife and two kids will do that to you. So it's sad to say I may only be at one show between now and the August event in MI. My Girl Scout calendar is likely to knock me out of two very...

So you want to change the world?
Blog     27 Jan 2015 | 10:17 pm
“The Movement has already, in the comparatively short period of its existence, established itself onto a wide and so strong a footing as to show most encouraging promise of what may be possible to it in the coming years. Its aim is to produce healthy, happy, helpful citizens, of both sexes, to eradicate the prevailing narrow self-interest; personal, political, sectarian and national, and to substitute for it a broader spirit of self-sacrifice and service in the cause of humanity; and thus to develop mutual goodwill and cooperation not only within our own country but abroad, between all countries. Experience shows...

Rockaway Cub Scouts assist Eleventh Hour Rescue
News     27 Jan 2015 | 9:49 pm
Rockaway Township Cub Scout Pack 165 Bear Den collected blankets, treats, toys, collars and other necessities for Eleventh Hour Rescue....

Girl Scouts Selling Cookies on the Internet
News     27 Jan 2015 | 8:55 pm
This is the first year Girl Scout Cookies can be purchased online through their new "Digital Cookies" feature....

Boy Scouts’ ‘Perversion Files’ to Be Unveiled in Molestation Trial
News     27 Jan 2015 | 1:33 pm
The trial will focus on documents between 1971 and 2007...

Inside the February 2015 issue of Boys' Life
Youtube     27 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
Visit to get Boys' Life delivered to your mailbox....

Girl Scouts to Honor Ruth Bruner as the 2015 Gainesville Woman of Distinction
News     27 Jan 2015 | 11:40 am
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia is proud to announce Ruth Bruner as the 2015 Gainesville Woman of Distinction honoree. The luncheon event in her honor will be held Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 11:30 a.m., at Gainesville First United Methodist Church and tickets are $45. (PRWeb January 27, 2015) Read the full story at

Be Prepared for Weather Changes When Camping
Blog     27 Jan 2015 | 10:29 am
Play this fun game to help your Cub Scouts learn what to do in severe weather situations that might occur while you're camping....

Matt Moniz: Eagle Scout, superstar climber, Outdoor Inspiration Award winner (and he’s just 16)
Blog     27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
An incomplete list of the accomplishments of Matt Moniz: Eagle Scout 2010 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year At 12, the youngest and fastest climber to summit all 50 U.S. state high points — he did it in 43 days, three hours and 51 minutes At 16, the youngest person to summit the 27,766-foot Makalu, the world’s fifth-tallest mountain Youngest male climber to summit Mount Elbrus in Russia and Mount Aconcagua in Argentina Sponsored by gear companies Mountain Hardwear, Zamberlan, Q-Force and Leki Advocate for pulmonary hypertension awareness Honored as one of Men’s Journal‘s “22 Greatest Record-Breaking Feats of 2014“ At last week’s Outdoor Retailer winter show in Salt Lake City,...

Positions of Responsibility
Blog     27 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
Get a PDF version of this infographic below. I’ve written extensively about developing youth leadership but this article focuses on how our youth leaders are selected. Before we delve into specifics let’s agree that there’s a danger of losing the distinction between suggestions, rules and regulations, and mandated practices. Any “how to” instructions should be built on understanding of the ”‘why” behind the “how”. When it comes to selecting youth leaders most of us perpetuate inherited practices, or draw conclusions based on assumptions. We ought to do our homework, and take direction from very clear statements in the resources provided to us. I reference specific BSA publications below, but...

Girl Scout Camp Latonka to remain open
News     27 Jan 2015 | 7:01 am
WAPPAPELLO -- Friends of Girl Scout Camp Latonka and two other camp committees in the Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland Council were given approval by the Board of Directors to continue their efforts towards keeping the camps open and available for usage by Girl Scouts as well as the public....

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Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 20, 2015
This should be a good week for new content. I've got an episode of Scouting Hot Finds Radio ready to go mid-week. At the Easley TOR we recorded another video...


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