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By: webmaster       On: 2012-06-16

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]


By: webmaster       On: 2012-06-14

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]


By: webmaster       On: 2012-06-12

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]


By: webmaster       On: 2012-06-09

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]


By: webmaster       On: 2012-06-07

“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]


By: webmaster       On: 2012-06-05

(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]


By: webmaster       On: 2012-06-02

This is the sixth book of this twelve part series, written by Maj. Archibald Lee Fletcher.Boy Scouts Pathfinders puts us back in touch, for a final time, with the boys of the Beaver Patrol of Beverly, Indiana, a small Midwestern town. By now, readers are familiar with the individual members of the patrol. By this time in the series, though, enough new recruits joined them to fill out a second patrol, including some of the...[More]


By: ptsteve       On: 2012-05-31

Hello All,Ptsteve again, well we are now into Spring and in most parts of the States the ice has come off the water. It is time to let the Cub Scouts outside again when you can.Are you planning outdoors Pack Meetings? What are you doing in your Pack for the Spring and early Spring?Well, look forward to hear from you all and have a great Spring!!YIS, ptsteve...[More]


By: webmaster       On: 2012-05-29

This post was written by Gary Holewinski We had our district Pinewood Derby a few weeks ago. Overall it went very well. Two conversations really stick with me.1. I was talking with a committee member from a troop in our district. They have been working towards getting their troop to be more boy led (and it's working). He said the only time they have issues is when the adults get too involved. Things like not...[More]


By: webmaster       On: 2012-05-26

In the fifth book of this twelve part series, written by Maj. Archibald Lee Fletcher, finds the boys of the Beaver Patrol of Beverly, Indiana, as they continue to build and grow their patrol. These boys, living shortly after the turn of the 20th century, decide to form their own fledgling Boy Scout troop – the first in their area. It is the dawn of the scouting movement in America. The boys have to overcome...[More]


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