Hello All,Sorry haven't been posting as much, but as we all know time is like a river, it keeps running.Since my last post, I am still a Webelos Den Leader and Pack Committee Chair, but have been asked and accepted the position of Cub Scout Round Table Commissioner. Yes, I have reached the point of saying NO, but all of it is fun and my sons are still having fun with Scouting.I have also completed...[More]
Tony Hooker wrote this as one of his Wood Badge Ticket Items,. It's about Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Scouting. Some tips he recommends, from having dealt with his son's den where most are Aspies, or ADHD or both.1) Consistency and Planning. Have a routine order to a den meeting, that the boys know about. Start with Pledge/promise/law, or some ceremony every time If there is any Sit down / boring stuff do it...[More]
In the third book of this twelve part series, written by Maj. Archibald Lee Fletcher continues the story of the boys of the Beaver Patrol of Beverly, Indiana, a small Midwestern town. The boys, who live shortly after the turn of the twentieth century, formed their own fledgling Boy Scout troop – the first in their town. It is the dawn of the scouting movement in America. Their original efforts barely drew enough boys...[More]
As Scouters, we’re supposed to be building men of good character, not just men of good camping ability. But many of us spend much more time teach outdoor skills than life skills.Of course, Scouts pick up life lessons along the way, but we that doesn’t mean we should rely strictly on learning by osmosis. Instead, we should look for opportunities at every meeting and on every outing to teach Scouting values.Scoutmaster’s minutes are an obvious...[More]
(Republished with permission from ScouterMom http://www.scoutermom.com/9699/toasted-chit-pressurized-fuel-training)Our council has a “Toasted Chit” training for pressurized fuel use. I think this is a local requirement, but I thought the organization of the material might be helpful to anyone doing pressurized fuel instruction. So keep that in mind when reading.Adults in our council are required to attend Toasted Chit training every three years and it must be conducted by a council approved trainer. So reading this should not...[More]
I have decided to offer tutoring service and thought I would take a moment to let you know about it... I can help, by being patient, using my wacky sense of humor to make it fun, and using creative analogies to help explain things. I also have an extensive background in tutoring, including: Over 5 years experience tutoring 15+ years experience computers and web development 2 AA degrees in computer science 10+ years self employed...[More]
In the second book of this twelve part series, written by Maj. Archibald Lee Fletcher, finds the boys of the Beaver Patrol of Beverly, Indiana, as they boys continue to build and grow their patrol. Surely, they face many obstacles. They have proven themselves to be worthy of the Scout Badge with their heroic exploits, as told in Book One of this series, but there are still many townspeople ready to view them in a...[More]
Have you noticed in recent years how Presidents and presidential candidates often speak in front of a group of VIPs or firefighters or schoolchildren? Using people as a backdrop makes for good footage on the evening news and communicates subtly that the candidate has a lot of what he considers the right kind of supporters.Depending on the space you have available for an Eagle court of honor, you can achieve a similar effect. Create an...[More]
2 lbs ground beef 30 oz jar spaghetti sauce 6-8 oz mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup parmesan cheese 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 cups milk 4 eggs 2 cups flourPreheat Dutch Oven 5 minutesBrown ground beef, Drain fatWhile beef is browning, mix vegetable oil, milk, eggs and flour in a separate bowlAdd spaghetti sauce to ground beef. Cover with mozzarella cheese, pour topping over entire surface. DO NOT STIR IN! Sprinkle with parmesan cheesePut lid on...[More]
How much water is enough? by Tom SciaccaIf you like food as much as I do, it’s hard to imagine that our body can actually go weeks without food. It wouldn’t be fun, of course, but it can be done. But without water, our bodies can get into serious trouble quickly – just a matter of days before dehydration can set in. So why is it that many people keep lots of extra food stored...[More]
B-P’s Blog – Sunday in Camp
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...