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By: webmaster      

A Gift for the AgesMy father-in-law, Ted Hitch, is an Eagle Scout, and one of my wife’s prized possessions is a black-and-white photo of him in his Scout uniform. Taken in the early 1940s, it’s a window into history, a priceless memento that only exists, I presume, because Ted’s mother stuffed him in his uniform, drove him to a photo studio, and had his portrait made.These days, of course, getting a photo of a new...[More]


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Boy Scouts of America Jamboree (1953):The Jamboree was organised in 1953 at Irvine Ranch, California. The scale and magnitude of the preparations are mind numbing, with portable bridges loaned by the government of USA, building of the then World’s largest Theatre, and scouts coming in from all over the world. The jamboree was a veritable gold mine with young boys mining the world’s greatest treasure, that is, brotherhood, and friendship and sportsman spirit....[More]


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FIVE BUGS THAT CAN HELP YOU ROUGH IT OUT!You’ll be hard put to pass a McDonald’s on your next camping trip. If you do, then you simply ain’t doing it right! So pulling off a Beer Grylls is probably the only option you have, unless you’re willing to starve in the wilderness, that is. And trust me, that is not a good option.So we’ve compiled a list of 5 bugs that you can eat to...[More]


By: djt5036      

City of Rocks National Reserve is a protected area in southern Idaho that was established on November 18, 1988. Encompassing over 14,400 acres, City of Rocks NR is a great destination for outdoor enthusiasts who like an adrenaline rush. Feel free to join the tens of thousands of annual visitors for a romp around the rocks any time of the year.Admission to the reserve (not to be confused with the nearby Castle Rock State Park)...[More]


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Sister (and Brother) ActAn Eagle court of honor focuses lots of attention on a single individual--and that can cause a little (or a lot of) jealousy in little sisters and brothers who suddenly aren’t getting any attention.A few years back, an Eagle Scout I heard of solved this problem by presenting his little sister with a small rose corsage, similar to the ones often worn by Eagle moms. As their mom, Kathy Carwile, explained, the...[More]


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Boy Scouts With Baden Powell (1910-1920)Baron Baden-Powell was lieutenant general in the British army, founder of the Scout Movement and the first Chief Scout of The Boy Scouts Association. A scout rally was organized at Crystal Palace in London in 1909, where Baden Powell first came across girl scouts. The Girl Guide movement was formally initiated by Powell’s sister, Agnes Baden Powell. In 1920, the first World Scout Jamboree was held in West Kensington where...[More]


By: webmaster      

FUN THINGS TO MAKE WITH YOUR COFFEE CAN!One of the most important skills any young scout or camper must have is in crafts and art. A scout must be able to make do with whatever little he has at his disposal. And there’s nothing more fun to use a bit paper, glue, paints and glitter and the simple coffee cup to make dozens of different everyday things that you can use! 1. Can Vases: Wrap some...[More]


By: djt5036      

Established on October 4, 1974, Big Cypress National Preserve is a huge swath of swampland occupying over 720,000 acres and located in southern Florida, west of Miami. Big Cypress NP shares a border and is often paired in spirit with Everglades National Park. Hosting nearly one million visitors in 2011, it is a great destination for strong men and women who can brave the weather and the bugs. There is no admission fee.Notable featureThe most...[More]


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Strike Up the BandMusic, William Congreve argued 300 years ago, has “charms to sooth a savage breast.” But music can also stir up emotions, as Hollywood filmmakers regularly demonstrate.If you can recruit a musician or two, you can capture a little bit of music’s emotional impact at your next Eagle court of honor. How? By including a performance of “Trail the Eagle,” the unofficial anthem of Eagle Scouts, in the ceremony.“Trail the Eagle” is a...[More]


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First National Boy Scout Jamboree, Washington D.C. 1937 Chevrolet NewsreelWake up early to the bugle, bathe in chilled water and rush to breakfast! Typical start of a day at the jamboree, where the chefs have to cook 50,000 eggs – two for each boy! Breakfast is followed by boxing matches and activities – how fast can you scale a nine foot wall? Can you build a fire with flint and steel?There are interesting exhibitions including...[More]


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