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]
“Mr. Smith, can you be a counselor for XYZ merit badge?” We’ve all heard questions like that, and we’ve all wanted to say – or actually did say – yes. Unless the topic is very specialized, such as nuclear medicine or truck transportation or scuba diving, Scouters are usually willing to help out: “Personal Fitness? Sure. I once belonged to a gym.” “Citizenship in the Nation. No problem. I voted back in … let...[More]
(Republished with permission of ScouterMom http://www.scoutermom.com/113/picaria-native-american-game/)I’m still looking for Native American games for next month’s Bear den meeting. I came across Picaria. It looks pretty simple. It seems like a cross between tic-tac-toe and checkers. The board is pictured on the right. A printable version of the board is includes with the instructions, but it is simple enough that the scouts can draw their own. They can even color it or decorate it with Native...[More]
B.P.’s Blog – What is Scouting?
During his lifetime Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the worldwide Scouting movement, wrote many books and articles directed to Scouters.
Each Sunday I’ll publish a selection from his writings in the hope...