During Scoutmaster conferences I often ask the Scout what the Scout Oath and Law mean to them. In their own words what do the values and the promises found in the Oath and Law mean.
It seems that, by and large, there is a lack of knowledge in so far as defining what “Duty” means with our younger Scouts. With our older Scouts too for that matter.
When I was a young Scout, right after we walked up hill both ways in the snow, it seems to me that we were taught in School, home, and Church what Duty meant and what...
In first "You Make the Call" post I made our goals that I needed to work towards completing. As a reminder the goals are as follows:Goal 1: I will make a sincere effort to say 5 positive things that happened each day. These 5 positive things will be logged on my computer and then posted to this blog on a weekly basis. I will do this every week for 12 weeks.Goal 2: I will say at least 1 positive thing to 3 different people each and everyday. If I am not going to leave the house on one day I will write...
At Seattle Backpackers Magazine, we’re always looking for leaders in the outdoors who can inspire us through their experiences. We sat down with Gregg Treinish, founder of the nonprofit Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, to get his take on what moves him in outdoor stewardship. Check out this piece to get inspired by his adventures.
National Geographic named Gregg an Emerging Explorer in 2013, and Adventurer of the Year in 2008 for the first-ever completion of a 7,800-mile, 22-month hike of the Andes Mountain Range. Currently, he is the Executive Director of ASC, which mobilizes outdoor enthusiasts to collect environmental data, driving...
Spoilers follow! Don’t read if you haven’t yet watched the Season 2 finale of MasterChef Junior.
Sixteen young chefs entered Gordon Ramsay’s MasterChef Junior competition, but only one left with the title of champion and a check for $100,000.
The show, a spinoff of Ramsay’s popular MasterChef, pits 8- to 13-year-olds against one another in a series of increasingly difficult cooking challenges.
Those race-the-clock challenges — including filleting Alaskan salmon, flipping pancakes and cooking the perfect sunny-side-up eggs — were no match for Logan Guleff, a 12-year-old Boy Scout from Troop 34 of the Chickasaw Council, headquartered in Memphis, Tenn.
Logan, who first made headlines in Boys’ Life magazine, won the finale and title of MasterChef Junior...
Here’s the “poem” I read on Podcast 248. I’ve had several requests for a print version of the poem I read on Podcast 248.
A PDF of the image below is available to download (link at the bottom of this post) and I have included a text version below if you’d like to print it out
‘Twas our first night out camping, when all through the troop,
Every creature was stirring, a loud, happy group.
The tents were all pitched and the fire was lit,
As Scouts sang their songs, each patrol did a skit.
Soon they were nestled snug in their camp beds;
While visions of breakfast...
Christmas Games: Stocking Surprise
Here is an easy game for your December meeting. It works with almost any age group. When choosing items for the “stocking”, think of all of the senses. Include something...