In the tenth book of this twelve part series, written by Maj. Archibald Lee Fletcher, continues the six-part adventure with the older scouts of the Beaver Patrol of the First Chicago Troop as they travel to the Northwest Territory of Canada on a mission for their mysterious benefactor, where they encounter miners, antiques smugglers, and murders – and more bears!http://bigrockpubs.com/order-tracking/boy-scouts-in-northern-wilds/ ...[More]
This week, I had the chance to interview Hal Daume, the Scouter who writes the popular “Ask Andy” column at http://netcommissioner.com/askandy/ for an upcoming Scouting magazine article. (Check out the column if you haven’t seen it before; you’ll find lots of smart advice.) We had a great discussion, but one thing in particular struck me. Hal said the most important volunteer in any troop is not the Scoutmaster, not the committee chairman, not any adult...[More]
Please, just laugh at this post, as it is completely satire. If any of you are really crazy enough to try any of these methods in real life... well you deserve what you get. Put on your acting hat, pick up the phone and with some sniffling, coughing and stuffed sounds call your boss and tell him how sick you are. Oh it would help if you had a cloths pin on your nose so...[More]
In the ninth book of this twelve part series, written by Maj. Archibald Lee Fletcher, continues the six-part adventure with the older scouts of the Beaver Patrol of the First Chicago Troop as they travel to out west and find themselves in a gangland war between lawmen, outlaws, bears, and nature.http://bigrockpubs.com/order-tracking/boy-scouts-on-the-great-divide/...[More]
Description: NESA LogoWe often say at Eagle courts of honor that the Eagle Scout trail is never-ending. But many Eagle Scouts hit a speed bump not long after their courts of honor. In rapid success, they receive their Eagle badges, graduate from high school, and enter college, the military, or the workforce; the next time they seriously engage in Scouting is when their own sons join Cub Scouting.While you can’t control what your Eagle Scouts...[More]
Tuna Melts In A Pie Iron2 slices bread 1 Tbs butter or margarine Prepared Tuna Cheese slicesButter bread and lay in pie iron, buttered side against iron. Fill center with filling. Close pie iron, pull off excess bread. Set in coals. Turn every 3 minutes. Check after 6 minutes to see if brown Personal Pita Pocket Pizza4 pieces of pita bread 2 cups pizza sauce 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese toppings as desired (sausage, hamburger,...[More]
This is the eighth book of this twelve part series, written by Maj. Archibald Lee Fletcher.Boy Scouts in the Everglades continues the new story line for the series that began with the seventh volume, Boy Scouts on Old Superior (also available from Big Rock Publishing). Starting in the previous book, Fletcher left behind the by-now familiar characters and exploits of the boys of the Beverly, Indiana, Beaver Patrol, and turned to their compatriots in the...[More]
Eagle courts of honor, by their very nature, celebrate success. But no one becomes an Eagle Scout without enduring a lot of failures first. When you present the Eagle charge during your next court of honor, consider using a text like the one here, which demonstrates how true success usually comes out of failure:We are here tonight, of course, to celebrate a great success. Now it is my job to tell you how to turn...[More]
Egg-in-A-Bag from Pocket StewEgg Bacon Small clean brown bag Layer two or three pieces of bacon in bottom of bag. Poke a stick through the top of the bag and hold it over the coals. When the bacon is almost cooked, crack egg into the bag and cook till done. Just throw the bag into the fire when finished. Bacon & Eggs in a paper bagWet paper bag well (a couple of paper bags works...[More]
This is the seventh book of this twelve part series, written by Maj. Archibald Lee Fletcher.Boy Scouts on Old Superior marks a major change in the tone and flavor of the series. Starting with this book, Fletcher leaves behind the familiar characters and exploits of the boys of the Beverly, Indiana, Beaver Patrol, and turns to their compatriots in the Beaver Patrol of Chicago. This new group of boys, like their small-town brethren live...[More]
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2014 Fieldbook Hits the Shelves
The fifth edition of Fieldbook: Scouting’s Manual of Basic and Advanced Skills for Outdoor Adventure is now available. It covers hiking, camping, canoeing, mountain travel, ultralight backpacking, wilderness navigation, whitewater kayaking, and much more.
Often described as...