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Jewell receives Scouts service award
News     25 Jul 2014 | 12:16 am
AMESBURY -- When Michael Jewell dropped out of the Boy Scouts of America as a kid, he figured he was done with the organization. Then, he had three sons. The former Cub and Boy Scoutmaster was honored last month by the Boy Scouts' Yankee Clipper Coun...

9m (30 foot) abseiling tower on the Tropic of Capricorn
Blog     24 Jul 2014 | 11:40 pm
1st Polokwane are a Scout troop in Polokwane, a South African city right on the Tropic of Capricorn. This 9m abseiling tower is a Springbok Scout construction project led by Courtney, one of their senior Scouts. These photographs show the construction process during the recent South African school holidays.Safety standards in your Scout association may not allow this type of construction ( for example, the American BSA Guide to Safe Scouting limits pioneering project platform height to 6 feet). Note that in all the photographs above, Scouts working at height use harnesses and a fall protection plan)1st Polokwane have been...

Letters From Camp – Day Four
Blog     24 Jul 2014 | 6:35 pm
Hello from Camp Horseshoe! Thanks for all the email, today we try to catch up! I’ll post reflections on the older and younger Scout experience tomorrow. 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 Four appeared first on

The Scoutmaster’s Vantage Point
Blog     24 Jul 2014 | 4:30 pm
I attended a district planning meeting last fall at a church which charters a rather large troop. The Scouts were there, setting up and checking their patrol boxes and getting ready for the church picnic the next day, for which the troop was doing the cooking. Assistant Scoutmasters were working with the patrols where needed, […]...

Two Insoles One Review
blog     24 Jul 2014 | 3:19 pm
When it comes to aftermarket insoles, I never even gave them a second thought. I usually stick to the insoles that come with the shoes. However, after giving a few pairs a try in my hiking and work shoes, I discovered that I have been truly missing out. My job requires me to be on my feet a lot, and in a typical shift I walk up to 10 miles. During my off days I hike, fish, rock climb, and bike. After trying out a few pairs of insoles, I was surprised at how much less my feet hurt. Left –...

Bailey Sawyer Shares Her Gold Award Experience
Blog     24 Jul 2014 | 2:52 pm
Please give an overview of your Gold Award Project.   The issues I chose to address through my project were promoting the arts to high school students, especially though who do not have access to theatre at their schools, and promoting Playhouse-in-the-Park, an available theatrical resource that fewer high school students have been taking advantage of lately, to middle and high school students. After having my idea approved by my project advisor at Playhouse, I worked on my proposal paperwork and edited it until I felt it was ready to submit. I had to take more time to brainstorm and problem solve after receiving some corrections that the Gold...

Scouts designate Buddy Bench on Warren playground
News     24 Jul 2014 | 2:44 pm
WARREN TWP. – Everyone would like a buddy and two Girl Scouts from Troop 65304 are making sure no one sits alone too long in the Warren playground off Bardy Road....

Girl Scouts Take Aim At Outdoor Activity
News     24 Jul 2014 | 1:04 pm
Girl Scouts from throughout the Truckee Meadows and associated with the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada (GSSN) area council took part in the second annual Girl Scout Outdoor Adventure Day at Cabela's Thursday....

Portland man sues Boy Scouts; seeks $5.3 million
News     24 Jul 2014 | 11:34 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland man who says he was molested by his Scout leader in the mid-1970s has filed a lawsuit seeking $5.3 million against the Boy Scouts of America....

A Terrible Beauty: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act
blog     24 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
Hidden Lake Lookout, North Cascades, Washington If you have ever wondered about the North Cascades, or about mountains, or about the need to be surrounded by wild places, take a quick glance through the worn, tattered journals stashed under the rickety two-by-four bed inside a stout little lookout perched precariously along the boundary of North Cascades National Park atop Hidden Lake Peak. Or, read through all of them if you have an afternoon stormbound (or even sun-blessed quiet, found only up high in mountains). There are entries, open and revealing, that go on for pages. One liners. Someone writes simply— The rivers...

Great Falls and North Central Montana | Continuous News
News     24 Jul 2014 | 9:42 am
BILLINGS -- A $5 million lawsuit has been filed against the Boy Scouts of America involving a former scout leader in Roundup who is accused of sexually abusing at least one boy....

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