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Border official points gun at Boy Scout
News     21 Jul 2014 | 8:28 pm
A central Iowa Boy Scout troop just returned from a three-week trip they will likely never forget....

Is Barbie a Bad Role Model for Girl Scouts?
News     21 Jul 2014 | 5:17 pm
Barbie is a Girl Scout! Barbie is causing some controversy by becoming a Girl Scout. Last year, Barbie’s maker Mattel partnered with the Girl Scouts of America. Scouts can now earn a Barbie "Be anything, Do Everything" participation patch, the first ever with a corporate sponsor for the organization....

The Art of Story-Telling
blog     21 Jul 2014 | 4:08 pm
Once Upon a Campfire One of the first Scout camping trips that sticks out in mind was not noteworthy because of where we went or what we did. As a matter of fact, I can’t even remember where it was. What sticks out in my head was what took place around the campfire one night. We were all sitting around (kind of bored) when someone suggested a story. The problem was that no one had brought along any books with them. The idea was almost dropped when one of the older Scouts spoke up and said that he could tell a story...

Deodorant Review
blog     21 Jul 2014 | 2:39 pm
Deodorant isn’t something I think about a lot. I use it. And I notice when other people don’t. When I’m hiking or camping, I might pack a stick so I don’t offend my loved ones. But I’d never bothered reading the labels. So I’d never considered whether the ingredients were natural or not. I just assumed if I wasn’t grossing people out by the end of the day, my money was well-spent. In the last few weeks I sampled three different underarm deodorants to see if one was better than another. And to make sure each was thoroughly tested, I applied them...

A Lifetime of Cave Exploration
Youtube     21 Jul 2014 | 1:42 pm
In this video, Steele describes his journey into the world of caving and some of the amazing things he's seen underground. Check it out, and then find Steele's list of the five best caves for beginners in the August 2014 issue of Boys' Life magazine....

Letters From Camp – Day One
Blog     21 Jul 2014 | 1:21 pm
DAY ONE Hello from Camp Horseshoe! Just checking for a couple of minutes (the first day or so at camp is always busy!) Be sure to email me! Camp Webcam and Email Send me an  email me via Troop 24 Kennett Square and I’ll reply via one of the video Letters from Summer Camp this week. You can check out the live webcam too. Here’s more information about Camp Horseshoe The post Letters From Camp – Day One appeared first on

Proposed 'Girl Scout Barbie' Stirs Controversy (VIDEO)
News     21 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
"Barbie is basically a terrible role model for girls," says psychologist Susan Lynn...

At Age 104, One Girl Scout Continues to Live by the Girl Scout Law!
Blog     21 Jul 2014 | 11:27 am
Meet Milly: One of the Oldest Living Girl Scouts in the Nationby Girl Scouts of Middle TennesseeBorn in 1909, Mildred (Milly) Lawson Ellis has been alive longer than Girl Scouts has been around. As a child in Maryville, Missouri, Milly remembers first hearing about Girl Scouts and Juliette Gordon Low through an article in her local paper.   In 1923, Milly’s parents drove her in their Ford Model T (one of the first in the town) from their home in Missouri to Georgia so that she could meet Juliette and learn more about Girl Scouts. They asked around Savannah until they found...

9 Steps to Plan an Overnight Backcountry Trip
blog     21 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
One: Choose your team. If this is your first time on an overnight backcountry trip, it is important to consider with whom you will be experiencing this. While overnight in the backcountry can be some of the most fun you’ll have exploring the wilderness, the experience can often test your temperament and your ability to react to unpredictable circumstances. It can be beneficial to go with someone who is more experienced. They can share their knowledge from being in the field. However, keep in mind that in the backcountry, you are responsible for your own safety and well-being. Be careful...

The Summit Bechtel Reserve | Explore the Adventure of Scouting
blog     21 Jul 2014 | 8:51 am
The Summit Bechtel Reserve. A place like no other in the world tucked in the heart of West Virginia. A place made possible through the generosity of donors who see The Bechtel Summit's adventures, programs and technological opportunities as vital to addressing the evolving needs of youth. A place where future leaders are shaped, where Scouts and Venturers can push themselves further and develop skills for a lifetime. The Summit is home to all things great about Scouting: Leadership, Training, High Adventure, the Scout Camp experience for more advanced Scouts. The Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base The Summit National Training Center The James C. Justice...

Webelos Adventure Requirements: Webelos Walkabout
Blog     21 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
[cs2015] Webelos Walkabout is one of the Webelos CORE Adventure Requirements.  In the current Webelos Cub Scout program, it is similar to the Outdoorsman activity badge and the Hiking belt loop and pin. For this adventure, Webelos plan and carry out a three mile hike and complete a service project. The requirement for this adventure are shown below. Upon completion of this adventure, Webelos will receive a pin. Webelos Adventure  Requirements:  Webelos Walkabout Do all of these:  Create a hike plan Assemble a hiking first-aid kit Describe and identify from photos any poisonous plants and dangerous animals or insects you might encounter on your hike. Before your hike, plan and prepare a nutritious...

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