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....
WASP - West Australia Scout Pioneering
Blog 31 Jul 2014 | 11:12 pm
West Australia Scout Pioneering is part of Scouts Australia's West Australia Adventurous Activities team. The team runs a pioneering course aimed at Venturers, Rovers and Scouters, and also offers their services putting structures up at community events. I have featured the pioneering course before, with some photographs of an hourglass tower built by them, but the video below of the Perth Royal Show shows the bridge they have built here for the last few years (around 2:50)WASP are active in Western Australia, Ploeg Technieken teach pioneering in Belgium- are there any specialist pioneering training teams active in your part of...
Brunei Darussalam Scout Association Visits Istana Nurul Iman
News 31 Jul 2014 | 3:54 pm
Yesterday on the third day of Aidilfitri, the Brunei Darussalam Scout Association was among the visitors to Istana Nurul Iman. More than 200 of its members comprising scout commissioners, district scout commissioners, cub scouts, junior scouts, venture scouts, and sea scouts from all over Brunei made their way to greet the royal family....
Letters From Camp – Day Seven
Blog 31 Jul 2014 | 11:47 am
Letters from camp day seven is a montage of the weekend at Camp Horseshoe – Paul Bunyan Field Day, OA call-out at Saturday retreat, and Sunday lunch.
I am on vacation from August 1-9th and at KISC until August 18! I’ll reply to email and ship Backer Premiums when I return!
Coming August 9th!
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11 Tips for Hiking With Babies & Toddlers
blog 31 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
Many first time parents are under the impression that once they add a baby to the family, adventures will suddenly come to a screeching halt. While children certainly change the pace of an outdoor adventure, babies and toddlers are surprisingly resilient and fun to hike with.
Hiking with babies and toddlers is more art than science— what works for one family may not work for another, but here are a few tips and tricks that we’ve picked up as our family has grown.
We take a base camp approach when we leave our car at the trailhead. In it, we stash extra...
Philmont celebrates its one-millionth visitor
Blog 31 Jul 2014 | 10:03 am
This summer, Philmont Scout Ranch celebrated its 75th season and its one-millionth visitor. Awesome, right?
The high-adventure base has come a long way since its first season in 1939, during which 196 visitors pitched a tent on the grounds of the 35,857 acres donated by Waite Phillips. At that time, the property was called the Philturn Rockymountain Scoutcamp. Click to enlarge the map here that depicts what the camp was like in the 1940s.
An article from the December 1940 edition of Scouting magazine describes Philturn as a “glorious adventure spot” for Scouts. B. B. Dawson, director of the camp at the time, writes: “There must be...
Graphite on the Tread
Blog 31 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
Graphite on the TreadDo you put graphite on the tread surface of your wheels? Come on, you can admit it. I started rubbing graphite onto the tread surface about eight years ago. It seemed like a good thing to do, and it made the tires look nice and shiny. But honestly, during this time I didn't know whether it did anything to improve the speed of the car.So I decided to test whether applying graphite to the tread surface has any effect on speed. While doing this, I also tested the benefit of applying graphite...
Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure Requirements: Build It
Blog 31 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
Build It is one of the Webelos/Arrow of Light elective adventures. In the current Webelos Cub Scout program, it is most similar to the Craftsman Activity Badge.
For the Build It adventure, Webelos learn about using tools safely and carpentry. Then they use what they have learned to build a project.
The requirement for this adventure are shown below. Upon completion of this adventure, Webelos will receive a pin.
Webelos/AOL Adventure Requirements: Build It
Do all of these:
Learn about some basic tools and the proper use of each tool. Learn about and understand the need for safety when you work with tools.
With the guidance of your Webelos den leader, parent, or guardian, select a carpentry...
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