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By: djt5036       On: 2015-02-14

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]


By: webmaster       On: 2015-02-12

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]


By: webmaster       On: 2015-02-11

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       On: 2015-02-10

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       On: 2015-02-07

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]


By: webmaster       On: 2015-02-05

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]


By: webmaster       On: 2015-02-04

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]


By: webmaster       On: 2015-02-03

FUN THINGS TO MAKE WITH TOILET PAPER ROLL:1. Minions: Which kid wouldn’t love minions? Take a roll and colour it yellow, paint a Minion face and add a few limbs! 2. Snake: Paint a few rolls and let the kids put them together to make a snake. Sure to keep them busy for a few hours. 3. Lorax: Talk about Dr. Seuss and teach your kids about the environment. Build a Lorax! 4. Bird Feeder: Use peanut butter and...[More]


By: djt5036       On: 2015-01-31

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is located in the north Midwestern United States near Duluth, Minnesota. Its islands are situated off the tip of Wisconsin, in Lake Superior, the largest of the five Great Lakes. Apostle Islands NL was established on September 26, 1970.Notable FeatureAs of late, the most notable features in Apostle Islands National Lakeshore have been the sea caves. Located on the mainland, as well as Sand and Devil Islands, the sea caves face...[More]


By: webmaster      

Learning From Our MistakeWanting to make her son’s Eagle court of honor especially memorable, one of our troop moms decided to hire a caterer. She arranged for the caterer to arrive and set up about the time the ceremony was scheduled to begin. You can imagine her shock when she went into the reception room right after the ceremony and discovered there was no caterer and no food! (Fortunately, someone else had picked up the...[More]


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