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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....

WIT Teams Up with Girl Scouts for Event: Trucks are for Girls
News     29 Jul 2014 | 12:53 am
The Women in Trucking Association (WIT) was formed to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry. In an effort to engage young ladies in the trucking industry, WIT has teamed up with the Girl Scouts of the Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana region. (PRWeb July 29, 2014) Read the full story at

Ultimate Direction AK Race Vest Review
blog     28 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
The Ultimate Direction AK Race Vest was designed by Anton Krupicka— hence his initials in the product name. Anton has won numerous 100-mile and 50-mile races, so his pack is likely just what you need for your weekend trail runs or summit pushes after work. The pack sports twin water bottle pockets, a main compartment for gear or a reservoir, four smaller pockets, and a power net mesh that expands out to 4 liters for storing miscellaneous gear, like a windbreaker or a warming layer. Seattle Backpackers Magazine sat down with Chad Lauterbach, ultra and trail runner from Los Angeles, to...

New Forest Friend – Eastern Wood Pewee
blog     28 Jul 2014 | 1:53 pm
Click to view slideshow. I am an inconsistent whistler.  Until today the birds I could imitate with answering results were Hawks, Mockingbirds and Thrashers.  The later two basically taking pity on my lame attempts, plus they imitate everything. I saw a Hawk fly over and did my classic impersonation.  Instead of an answer from above a slightly different call rang out from the Trees to my left.  I scanned the canopy and came up with no sighting.  In an attempt to find the bird with the clear voice  I did my best imitation.  To my amazement it answered back getting closer...

Cub Scouts enjoy day camp July 7-11 at Letterkenny
News     28 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
From left, Chambersburg Cub Scouts Jhon Fuentes, Tyrone Shoop and Delsin Snoke, all of Troop 135, and Chase Bricker, of Troop 134, practice archery during Superheroes day camp July 7-11 at Letterkenny recreation area. All boys are from the Chambersburg area....

Scoutmaster Podcast 231
Blog     28 Jul 2014 | 12:42 pm
Sponsored By Backers What kind of an internal standard is the aim of our work? I answer email questions about positions of responsibility and other subjects , plus (of course) your messages in the mailbag! Listen to Scoutmaster Podcast 231 Get The SCOUTMASTERCG APP Podcast Archive The post Scoutmaster Podcast 231 appeared first on

Feds open investigation into Iowa Boy Scout border incident
News     28 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
A scout taking a picture of a border officer triggered the incident, witnesses say....

Greenwich Girl Scout volunteers receive national honors
News     28 Jul 2014 | 11:43 am
Greenwich residents Cindy Zizzi and Mary Elizabeth FitzRoy received national honors during the Girl Scouts of Connecticut annual meeting May 28....

How to Clean a WhisperLite Stove
blog     28 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
The WhisperLite stove by MSR has been one of the most popular backpacking stoves on the market since its inception for a reason. It’s relatively light, packable, and easy to use, but more important than any of these, for me, is that fact that the WhisperLite is virtually bombproof. Always reliable in the backcountry when you need it most— no matter how much soot, sand, or dirt you expose it to— the WhisperLite is easy to clean and repair. Have a WhisperLite, but not sure what to do when you see that pitiful orange flame? Follow these easy steps and...

Webelos/AOL Elective Adventure Requirements: Aquanaut
Blog     28 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
[cs2015] Aquanaut is one of the Webelos/Arrow of Light elective adventures.  In the current Webelos Cub Scout program, it is most similar to the Aquanaut activity badge and the Swimming belt loop and pin . For the Aquanaut  adventure, Webelos learn about safety in the water while swimming and boating and practice their aquatics skills. The requirement for this adventure are shown below. Upon completion of this adventure, Webelos will receive a pin. Webelos/AOL Adventure Requirements: Aquanaut Complete 1–5 and any two from 6–10. State the safety precautions you need to take before doing any water activity. Recognize the purpose and the three classifications of swimming ability groups in Scouting. Discuss the importance of learning the skills you need to know...

Boy Scouts learn trucking safety at Walcott Truckers Jamboree
News     28 Jul 2014 | 8:04 am
WALCOTT, Iowa — Even the Boy Scouts came to Walcott as Trucker Buddy and the Iowa Council and the Hawkeye Council of the Boy Scouts of America partnered to bring almost 40 Boy Scouts, scout leaders and parents to the recent Walcott Truckers Jamboree here....

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