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Boy Scouts get their hands on ‘ham' radio in Cheltenham
News     22 Oct 2014 | 10:15 pm
Jamboree-on-the-Air connects youth worldwide over amateur radio...

Boy Scouts honor company chief as distinguished citizen
News     22 Oct 2014 | 9:45 pm
Photo by Daniel Freel/New Jersey Herald Charles A. Roberts, right, president and CEO of Ames Rubber Corp., shakes hands with Kyle Penny, of Newton/Andover Boy Scout Troop 85, as Jim Hoffman, coach of Newton High School’s robotics team, introduces them....

Diamond Mines to host 18th Boy Scouts weekend
News     22 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
The Herkimer Diamond Mines and KOA Resort has been hosting Boy Scouts jamboree weekends for years, but this year's — the 18th — will be even bigger.More than 40 Boy Scouts of America troops from New York, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire will learn from more than 10 skilled educators from Friday through Sunday....

EAST WINDSOR: Girl Scouts inventory trees for silver award
News     22 Oct 2014 | 1:41 pm
EAST WINDSOR — Local Girl Scouts are on a mission to take inventory of trees and identify health issues in the area to complete their Silver Award project....

Cub Scouts hurt in chemical explosion getting better
News     22 Oct 2014 | 1:26 pm
RAYMOND — The three Cub Scouts injured in a chemical explosion in Montgomery County on Monday night are improving.Dan O'Brien, Scout executive and CEO for the Abraham Lincoln Council in Springfield, said Wednesday that two of the Scouts were released from Springfield-area hospitals Tuesday and the third is expected to be released Wednesday."Full recovery is expected on all three of them," O ......

Play it Up Toy Giveaway from Boys' Life
Youtube     22 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm
Enter for a chance to win awesome toys and gadgets! Want to win some of the great stuff we review in the November 2014 issue of Boys' Life? Here's your chance. We're giving away 14 of the season's best toys, games and gadgets to 14 lucky winners! Learn more about the hottest toys this year in our toy guide, and click the link to register for the contest! You can register once every day until the end of October!...

Cub Scout Halloween Skits
Blog     22 Oct 2014 | 1:02 pm
Read a mini-roundup of Cub Scout Halloween skits for your spooky pack meeting!...

Cub Scouts participate in camporee
News     22 Oct 2014 | 12:55 pm
Cub Scout Pack 184 enjoyed the Sussex District Fall Camporee this month at the Winnebago Scout Reservation in Rockaway. This was the first major scouting event for some of the new Tiger Scouts....

Girl Scouts in need of leaders
News     22 Oct 2014 | 12:48 pm
LITCHFIELD — The options for extracurricular activities for Litchfield-area girls are limited, said Mary McDonald, Area Manager for Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan in Hillsdale County....

The Authority of Youth Leadership.
Blog     22 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
Compel Force or oblige someone to do something. Delegate To give or commit (duties, powers, etc) to another as agent or representative. Empowered Give someone the authority or power to do something. The authority of youth leadership is not based in compelling young people to do something. The authority in youth leadership is not delegated (One abiding myth of Scouting is that the adults are the source of all authority and delegate responsibility to youth leadership.) The authority of youth leadership is built into the fabric of Scouting, they are empowered to lead. Youth leaders are not  servants, employees, or soldiers  but volunteer players in the purposeful game of Scouting. Scouting is something...

Perfect Eagle Project?
Blog     22 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
(click pic for larger view)On my afternoon hike this weekend, I ran into what very well may be the perfect Eagle Scout service project!This is a hands-on Knots and Lashings kiosk and can be found at Lowry Nature Center west of Victoria, MN. It was done as the Eagle project of Joshua R. from Troop 589 in December, 2012.The front side of the kiosk has eight examples of knots displayed in 3 physical steps, along with a bit of text about the knot. The square knot, sheet bend, rosendahl bend, bowline, two half-hitches, taut-line hitch, clove hitch, and timber hitch...

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