Cub Scouts clean up on the trail -- Gazette.Net
News 11 Mar 2014 | 9:44 pm
Spring has not yet sprung, but second-graders from Woodlin Elementary School already started their spring cleaning along the Silver Spring portion of the Capital Crescent Trail....
Girl Scouts' 102nd Birthday: 22 Inspring Quotes From Famous Girl Scouts
News 11 Mar 2014 | 9:08 pm
From first lady Michelle Obama to media icon Barbara Walters, numerous entertainers, activists, athletes and world leaders were once Girl Scouts. According to the organization, 53 percent of the nation’s women business owners once participated in Girl Scouts. And with the example set by more than 59 million American alumnae, the organization continues to encourage, develop and enrich the next ......
Girl Scout National Birthday: 22 Facts About Girl Scouts
News 11 Mar 2014 | 8:38 pm
Founded March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Ga., the Girl Scouts remain a beloved organization that promotes friendship, innovation and empowerment among millions of girls across the nation. Through numerous enrichment activities and opportunities, the organization encourages girls to contribute to their communities, support one another and always expect the best of themselves. The organization’s ......
Issue 388 – March 11, 2014
blog 11 Mar 2014 | 12:58 pm
Serving over 30,000 youth across 22 counties, the GREATER ALABAMA COUNCIL is one of the largest in the U.S. Their UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING this past Saturday, with some 300 wonderful Scouters and youth members participating on a delightful sunny and warm day, was a highlight for all…especially me! Sincere thanks to KENDALL BROWN, RANDY THOMAS, BRIAN GODSY, and ROGER ETHERINGTON; and to J.T. DABBS and CLAY PRUITT! And thanks to the great folks—volunteers and professionals—who enjoyed the opening presentation, came to the two facilitated sessions later on, and stopped by to chat throughout the day. You’ve ALL re-charged my batteries,...
Food Find: Spicy Ginger Miso-Cup®
Blog 11 Mar 2014 | 8:22 am
Spicy Ginger Miso-Cup®: Love a cup of broth to warm you up on a cold day? Or to sip on in camp, when you are bone-tired and can’t face a big dinner? Spicy Ginger Miso is a delicious soup to have in your food bag. With 3 separate servings, you don’t have to break a […]
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Blog 11 Mar 2014 | 8:18 am
PINEWOOD DERBY CAR SHOWCASEDick Dastardly's Mean Machine - Frank Tonra Dick Dastardly's Mean Machine is from the Saturday morning cartoon "The Wacky Races" of the late 60's. Each year I make a pace car to test run the track so as not to wreck any scouts cars. First, I made a 3-D tiger car, then the Batmobile, and last year the Mean Machine. The car uses a BSA block with a few small draw knobs and a craft plant pot. The fins are balsa wood cut outs. Building this car was hours of fun, fun, fun!Mustang - Rylan...
Mining in Society Merit Badge
Blog 11 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
We use the materials obtained by mining everyday. We find them in the pots and pans we use to cook breakfast, the toothpaste we put on our toothbrushes, the pencils we write with, our electronic devices, our automobiles, and all throughout our homes. The Mining in Society merit badge encourages Boy Scouts to learn more about how these materials are obtained, the different types of mining, safety and environmental concerns in the mining industry, and careers in mining.
Mining in Society Merit Badge Requirements
Do the following:
Select 10 different minerals. For each one, name a product for which the mineral is used.
Girl Scout Week Kicks Off in Good Faith
Blog 11 Mar 2014 | 7:18 am
This year during Girl Scout Week, Girl Scouts of the USA will celebrate its rich history of partnership and collaboration with faith-based communities by highlighting the My Promise, My Faith pin girls can earn that complements existing religious recognitions and allows all girls to further strengthen the connection between their faith and Girl Scouts.Everything in Girl Scouting is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law, which include many of the principles and values common to most faiths. Thus, while a secular organization, Girl Scouts has, since the Movement began, encouraged girls to take spiritual journeys via their faiths' religious...
Ask the Expert: Is the American flag ‘backward’ on Scout uniforms?
Blog 11 Mar 2014 | 7:14 am
If you look at the right sleeve of a Boy Scout and of a U.S. soldier, you’ll see American flags on both.
But there’s one big difference. While the Boy Scout’s flag has the blue field of stars at the top left, the soldier’s flag is a reverse-field flag; the field of stars is at the top right.
So which is correct?
Both, as it turns out. The American flag is pre-sewn on all Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturing uniform shirts, meaning it’s correctly placed when you buy it.
But even though the BSA does the patch-placement work for you, some Scouters, especially those with...
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