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Pioneering at Pukkelpop festival
Blog     21 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
image courtesy Universiteit HasseltThis pioneered structure at Pukkelpop 2014 in Belgium was seen by thousands of people during the annual music festival. Designed by Jakob Ghisjebrechts, it was built with the help of Gouw Limberg, a regional Scouting organization in Belgiumdesign model. Image courtesy Universiteit HasseltThe pavilion was designed as part of the first year architecture programme at Universiteit Hasselt, and was the winning entry by student Jakob Ghijsebrechts. The pavilion was home to Salon Fou, a hair salon for people at Pukkelpop to get a festival haircut. You can listen to an interview with Jakob (in Flemish) on Youtube here.image...


School Scouting Rallies
News     21 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
TROY — How can my son join the Cub Scouts or the Boy Scouts?...


Boy Scouts settle with man in sex abuse case
News     21 Aug 2014 | 10:03 pm
DALLAS — The Boy Scouts of America have settled a lawsuit filed by a former San Antonio Scout who said his adult leader abused him, officials on both sides said Thursday....


Ex-scout reaches settlement with Boy Scouts over molestation
News     21 Aug 2014 | 8:35 pm
The settlement will not require BSA to turn over any more of its internal “perversion” files on sexual abuse complaints between the mid-1990s and mid-2000s that were logged by the BSA but not disclosed to authorities, according to Paul Mones, an attorney for the former scout who is now in his 20s. The BSA seeks to prevent child abuse through a comprehensive program of education on the subject ......


How I became a Birder
blog     21 Aug 2014 | 5:23 pm
Click to view slideshow. In 2009 when I began my foray into Nature photography I was not a birder.  When I began hiking in Hot Springs National Park during the winter of 2009-2010 Birds became my companions.  Even in the harshest weather Woodpeckers, Cardinals, Sparrows, Mockingbirds and Pine Warblers were with me along each trail.  In those early days of hiking I only had my 5-year-old Sony Cybershot and each clear shot of a moving bird felt like a miracle.  I used to call my camera the “Magic Box” as often I had no clue what I had captured until I returned...


No guns drawn in Boy Scout incident
News     21 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
A nearly monthlong investigation about an incident between Boy Scouts from Grimes, Iowa, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers is coming to a close. Robert Hopper, scout executive for the Mid-Iowa Council for Boy Scouts of America, said the investigation concluded no guns were drawn while the scouts crossed the border. “I think it’s just an unfortunate something that happened and we’re ......


Walking Out Your Door
Blog     21 Aug 2014 | 3:03 pm
Living on a trail can have its benefits: All I have to do is walk out my door, and in a few minutes I am deep into green: On Sunday, life was hectic but I wanted to get out, so I took Walker and Alistaire for a one-way hike on the Green to Cedar Rivers […] The post Walking Out Your Door appeared first on Trail Cooking & The Outdoors....


Darn Tough Vermont Socks Review
blog     21 Aug 2014 | 2:39 pm
Darn Tough Vermont Socks, they make a bold claim— “If you can put a hole in our socks, send them back to us personally and we’ll replace them free of charge.” Their unconditional lifetime guarantee— “simply and without strings or conditions: If our socks are not the most comfortable, durable and best fitting socks you have ever owned, return them for another pair, or your money back. No strings. No conditions. For life.” I’ll get back to this… Overall, I enjoyed wearing and testing these socks. I put both the Men’s Hike/Trek Micro Crew Light Cushion and the Men’s Run/Bike No Show Ultra Light Non-Cushion through...


All four national BSA high-adventure bases now qualify for Triple Crown
Blog     21 Aug 2014 | 2:31 pm
I jumped the gun last week, but now it’s official: The Summit Bechtel Reserve is now a part of the Triple Crown of National High Adventure Award. And a new honor, the Grand Slam of National High Adventure Award, recognizes Scouts who participate in qualifying high-adventure programs at all four national high-adventure bases. That’s Northern Tier, Philmont, Sea Base and the Summit Bechtel Reserve. We get our first look today at the redesigned patches for the Triple Crown award. Now that there are four different qualifying combinations of high-adventure bases, the award needed four different patches: Philmont, Sea Base, Northern Tier Summit, Sea Base, Northern Tier Philmont, Summit, Northern Tier Philmont,...


Girl Scouts to host Color Run
News     21 Aug 2014 | 2:27 pm
The Pettis County Girl Scouts are ready to host their third fundraiser of the summer to help with funds for Camp Sacajawea with a 5K Color Walk/Run set for Saturday morning....


Boy Scouts Settle With Ex-Scout In Sex Abuse Case
News     21 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
Attorneys for the Boy Scouts of America have reached a settlement with a former San Antonio Scout who says he was abused by his adult leader....



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