August 2014 - Cub Scout Parent Orientation
Podcast 1 Aug 2014 | 2:04 am
Hopefully all of your recruiting efforts have paid off and you have lots of new boys in your dens and packs. Having new Scouts also means having lots of new parents, and you need to let them know what’s expected of them…soon. So don’t wait any longer! Join us as we talk with Dr. Geoff Zoeller, a Cubmaster for the local pack and the vice president of membership and relations for the Patriots Path Council in New Jersey. He will share everything we need to know to create a successful new parent orientation....
Program opens Cub Scouts' eyes to technology
News 30 Jul 2014 | 2:44 am
As James Williams sat down at a table Monday morning in the Unity Center, his primary concern was whether or not there would be chocolate milk at lunch....
Boy Scouts attend Camp Sunnen
News 30 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
Members of Boy Scout Troop 417, chartered to the First United Methodist Church in Park Hills, recently returned from their annual Summer Camp trip, which this year took them to Camp Sunnen, west of Potosi....
Tickets on sale for dance event
News 29 Jul 2014 | 10:03 pm
MT. VERNON — The Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois hope to raise more than $10,000 from this year’s Dancing With Our Stars fundraiser, which takes place Aug. 23 at Krieger’s Convention Center at the Mt. Vernon Holiday Inn.Tickets are now available for...
Girl Scouts get donation of 70-acre campground
News 29 Jul 2014 | 6:12 pm
Girl Scouts of Central Illinois will soon have a new 70-acre campground. SPRINGFIELD — Girl Scouts of Central Illinois will soon have a new 70-acre campground. The Honey Bend Campground & Resort in Litchfield, about 130 miles southwest of Champaign, is being donated by Joe Scott Sr. and Loretta Scott, owners of Scott Properties in St. Louis, the organization announced. read more...
Montgomery County’s Honey Bend campsite donated to Girl Scouts
News 29 Jul 2014 | 4:11 pm
LITCHFIELD — Not all Girl Scouts enjoy roughing it, and a property donation announced Tuesday will allow the organization to modernize camping for troops in central Illinois. Joe H. Scott Sr. and Loretta Scott, owners of Scott Properties in St. Louis, have donated the Honey Bend Campground and Resort near Litchfield to Girl Scouts of Central Illinois.The 70-acre property, with an estimated value ......
Scouting For the Long Haul
blog 29 Jul 2014 | 4:09 pm
When Baden-Powell wrote Scouting for Boys, he heavily emphasized that one of the attributes Scouts should strive for is endurance:
A Scout saying is “Never say die till you’re dead”— and if he acts up to this, it will pull him out of many a bad place when everything seems to be going wrong for him. It means a mixture of pluck, patience, and strength, which we call “endurance.”
It is such an important things for Scouts to have, that I wrote about it in my Keystones of a Scout series.
Why is endurance important in Scouting?
When people think of endurance, they often...
A Test of Two Blister Resistant Socks
blog 29 Jul 2014 | 3:03 pm
When it comes to an adventure on the trails, I consider socks to be my most essential piece of clothing. It doesn’t matter if I’m chasing toddlers down an easy local trail, out for a morning jog or bagging a peak, a good pair of socks can make or break the day.
For the past several months, I’ve put two different pairs of running socks to the test, the Balega Blister Resistant Quarter and the Fitsok ISW with a no-show cuff.
Balega Blister Resistant Quarter
Since I have very blister prone feet, I was excited to test the Balega Blister resistant socks. But,...
Girl Scouts deal with Barbie has some parents upset
News 29 Jul 2014 | 1:41 pm
LOS ANGELES — Barbie has worn many hats in the past 55 years, but this is the first time she’s worn the Girl Scouts sash. The Girl Scouts organization has signed a three-year deal with Barbie maker Mattel that will let the company roll out a Girl Scout Barbie, according to the Houston Chronicle. But […]...
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Boy Scouts attend Camp Sunnen
Members of Boy Scout Troop 417, chartered to the First United Methodist Church in Park Hills, recently returned from their annual Summer Camp trip, which this year took them to...