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Affiliation of school outdoor program with Boy Scouts of America ends after complaint
News     27 Aug 2014 | 11:44 pm
Seattle Public Schools is ending an outdoor program’s affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America, after receiving a complaint that the district should not partner with an organization that discriminates based on sexual orientation. The elective course, called POST, is a large student-run organization at Garfield High School that organizes 15 to 20 trips for 600 students a year. A district ......


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News     27 Aug 2014 | 9:15 pm
Please login to view the requested resource. HARRISONBURG — Cub Scouts is hoping to expand in Harrisonburg this year....


Ligonier ‘Scout Fest’ to promote interest in scouting
News     27 Aug 2014 | 7:29 pm
From horsebackriding and caving to learning about domestic abuse from the Blackburn Center, Sarah Lenhart has enjoyed a variety of educational, fulfilling activities through Girl ......


Alameda: Troop 78 Boy Scouts honored at Meyers House
News     27 Aug 2014 | 5:25 pm
The tank was removed from the Carriage House to provide a meeting room for educational purposes and to create a space that caterers could use to prepare and stage food for weddings and other events at the Meyers House in Alameda....


El Cerrito: Longtime Scout camp volunteer leads by example
News     27 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
Good stewardship of the earth, giving to the community and passing on what he's learned in life all come together at a special spot for George Fosselius -- the Boy Scouts' Camp Herms....


Outdoor notes: Boy Scouts hosting fishing tournament
News     27 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
Published: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 04:35 PM....


How to Make a Shelter in the Backcountry
blog     27 Aug 2014 | 11:03 am
Shelter: It’s one of the back-country essentials, and in a survival situation it can save your life. But do you know how to make a shelter without your store-bought tent and directions in hand? Knowledge is power, and it weighs less than a tent. With some warm clothes, a poncho and some creativity, you’ll be able to spend weeks in the beautiful Washington wilderness with just a day pack. Sometimes when I go to REI, I’m overwhelmed by all the gear; I have to spend hours talking with people, looking at different items and comparing prices. Then I still need to go...


Six First Class Knots
Blog     27 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
Here’s a handy one-page reference that shows six First Class Knots – the square knot, taught-line hitch, two half hitches, timber hitch, clove hitch and bowline. Here’s more knot infographics Six First Class Knots and over 40 more  infographics and helpful PDF documents Are included in the GET IT NOW BEFORE YOU CLICK THE DOWNLOAD BUTTON Join the growing number of Scouters who support producing and publishing resources like this. The  PDF file of Six First Class Knots is formatted for 8 1/2 x 11 paper.   The post Six First Class Knots appeared first on Scoutmastercg.com....


Summer Forest Shimmers with Light and Life
blog     27 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
Click to view slideshow. “If we carry only what we need on our journey life will be light.” ~ Lee Hiller Love to ALL! Lee Filed under: Hot Springs National Park Tagged: Aster, Blazing Star, Flowering Spurge, Hiking Trails, Hot Springs National Park, Moth, Nature Blog, Nature Photography, Photo Blog, Photography, Whitetail Deer, Wildflowers...


Local Girl Scout Earns Scholarship to Save Sea Turtles in Panama
News     27 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
Local Girl Scout Megan Faust was one of twelve individuals to receive a scholarship for her dedication to saving the sea turtles in Panama this summer. Faust, 14, of Broussard, from the Girl Scouts of Greater Louisiana - Pines to the Gulf Coast recently returned from Outward Bound Costa Rica's Scuba & Sea Turtle Adventure Destination. This 14-day course included a multi-day service project at ......


Cub Scout Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award
Blog     27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
Scouts of all ages are guided by the Outdoor Code and the principles of Leave No Trace when they participate in outdoor activities. Cub Scouts and their leaders can earn the Outdoor Ethics Awareness award to start learning about being responsible citizens while outdoors. Then they can take it a step further and earn the Outdoor Ethics Action award by actively using their knowledge of the Outdoor Code and LNT. The Outdoor Ethics Awareness award can be earned by Cub Scouts and their leaders. Upon completion of the requirements, participants are presented with a patch. For requirement 4, BSA offers this information: The person...



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