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Border Patrol Madness: Iowa Boy Scout Troop Held At Gunpoint On Alaska-Canada Border, Witness Says
News     23 Jul 2014 | 8:44 pm
A U.S. Border Patrol agent held a gun to the head of Boy Scout and an entire Scout troop was held for four hours, as the two-dozen Scouts from central Iowa tried to cross into Alaska from Canada, about 10 days into a three-week trip, a troop leader says. Now the Border Patrol is investigating...

Butte, MT | Continuous News and Weather
News     23 Jul 2014 | 8:04 pm
BILLINGS - A $5 million lawsuit has been filed against the Boy Scouts of America involving a former scout leader in Roundup who is accused of sexually abusing at least one boy....

Girl Scout Barbie sparks controversy
News     23 Jul 2014 | 5:09 pm
Barbie has worn many hats over the years, from construction worker to firefighter she's taken on a number of careers, but her newest role has some concerned....

Letters From Camp – Day Three
Blog     23 Jul 2014 | 4:02 pm
Hello from Camp Horseshoe! Send me an email me via Troop 24 Kennett Square … and I’ll reply via one of the video Letters from Summer Camp this week. You can check out the live webcam too. Here’s more information about Camp Horseshoe The post Letters From Camp – Day Three appeared first on

Former Montana Boy Scout leader sued for sexual abuse
News     23 Jul 2014 | 3:58 pm
BILLINGS - A $5 million lawsuit has been filed against the Boy Scouts of America involving a former scout leader in Roundup who is accused of sexually abusing at least one boy....

Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Jacket Review
blog     23 Jul 2014 | 3:16 pm
My old rain jacket did a great job of keeping out the rain. It also did a great job of keeping in sweat. So when I first tested Mountain Hardwear’s Super Light Plasmic Jacket, I thought I was getting more of the same. I was wrong. Just like the website claims, The Plasmic Jacket’s, “Dry.Q™ EVAP’s innovative system of channels disperses moisture for faster evaporation, improved breathability and a drier interior feel without pit zips.” The first test was just coincidence. A thunderstorm caught me walking home from the library. Concerned about ruining the borrowed books, I stuffed them under the Plasmic...

Sen. Grassley reacts to border incident with Iowa Boy Scout
News     23 Jul 2014 | 2:16 pm
Grassley calls the incident "outrageous."...

When our 2.3 million girl bosses speak—we listen.
Blog     23 Jul 2014 | 2:10 pm
As the world’s largest girl-led organization, Girl Scouts of the USA reports to 2.3 million girl bosses—and we go where girls lead us!And girls lead us to some amazing collaborations with a host of organizations, like Dove, whose Free Being Me campaign empowers girls to challenge beauty stereotypes, andDell, who we partnered with to close the technology gap and inspire more girls to explore STEM-related fields.Another relationship we’ve forged is with Mattel. As the experts on girls and girl leadership development, we know young girls cannot be what they cannot see, which is why this relationship emphasizes career exploration. At...

Troop leader says Border Patrol agent pointed gun at Boy Scout’s head; agency is investigating
News     23 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
In incident at Canadian-Alaskan border, "here...

Top 10 List Of 10 Essentials Lists
blog     23 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
Top 10 list of the 10 essentials lists   REI 10 Essentials 1 Navigation (map and compass) 2 Sun protection (sunglasses and sunscreen) 3 Insulation (extra clothing) 4 Illumination (headlamp/flashlight) 5 First-aid supplies 6 Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candles) 7 Repair kit and tools 8 Nutrition (extra food) 9 Hydration (extra water) 10 Emergency shelter Backpacker Magazine 10 Essentials 1 Headlamp 2 First-aid Kit 3 Sunblock 4 Trail food 5 Fire 6 Knife 7 Water 8 Insulation 9 Navigation 10 Rain gear  Washington Trails Association (WTA) 10 Essentials 1 Map 2 Compass 3 Water and a way to purify it 4 Extra food 5 Rain gear and extra clothing 6 Firestarter and matches 7 First-aid kit 8 Knife or multipurpose tool 9 Flashlight and extra batteries 10 Sun screen and sun glasses Wikipedia 10 Essentials 1 Map 2 Compass...

Putting a face to the names: Take a look at the new Venturing awards
Blog     23 Jul 2014 | 10:26 am
We’ve known the requirements for the new Venturing awards, and now we get our first look at what the awards themselves will look like. The four patches, one square knot and one medal representing the Venturing, Discovery, Pathfinder and Summit Awards were first released on Venturing’s Facebook page. (Breaking news about Venturing is another compelling reason to like their page). What you see here are four patches, going from the joining-level Venturing Award to the Summit Award, now the highest honor in Venturing. Each patch incorporates the Venturing logo, and the design gets progressively more intricate as a young man or young woman progresses in Venturing. (Take...

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