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By: webmaster       On: 2012-05-03

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]


By: webmaster       On: 2012-05-01

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]


By: webmaster       On: 2012-04-30

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]


By: webmaster       On: 2012-04-26

If your troop regularly requests certificates and letters from dignitaries to be presented at Eagle courts of honor, you’ll want to take note of two certificates that are especially easy to get.The National Park Service and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service have both created downloadable certificates that you can simply print and present. The Park Service certificate is athttp://www.nps.gov/gettinginvolved/youthprograms/eagle-scout-certificate.htm; the Fish & Wildlife Service certificate is at http://www.fws.gov/letsgooutside/leaders.html.If you’re also involved in Venturing or...[More]


By: webmaster       On: 2012-04-25

I recently created a few, what I dub as "Cool Graphics". Please look at them below and let me know what you think. Also please feel free to share them. ...[More]


By: webmaster       On: 2012-04-24

Fox News has been developing a series of 15 second feel-good spots showcasing people who do good things for their community and country. They end with a tagline about being proud to be an American. This was filmed in and around a troop's cabin in suburban NY - just outside NYC. It's a great marketing piece for Scouting, and didn't cost National or our local council anything but their approval. The municipalities involved were also...[More]


By: webmaster       On: 2012-04-23

This article was entitled, "Boy Scouting-What it Really Is," written by F.A. Crosby and published in the February, 1911 issue of "The World To-Day.The American boy used to live in the country, or in close proximity to it, and a healthy environment and nature's schoo1ing gave him a practical knowledge and a resourcefulness which have brought forth empire-builders. This boy could ride, swim, hunt and skate; he was handy with tools: knew nature's secrets in...[More]


By: webmaster       On: 2012-04-19

It’s never too early to start planning an Eagle court of honor. In fact, Laszlo Acs starts before a Scout’s board of review ends!How? He makes good use of the time that he and the Scout’s parents are cooling their heels while board members are grilling the Scout. After reassuring the parents that the Scout will almost survive his grilling, Acs talks about how big a deal the court of honor is and what the...[More]


By: webmaster       On: 2012-04-17

1. Split dead limb into fragments and shave one fragment into slivers. 2. Bandage left thumb. 3. Chop remaining fragments into smaller fragments. 4. Bandage left foot. 5. Make a structure of slivers (including those embedded in hand). 6. Light match. 7. Light match. 8. Repeat "A Scout is Cheerful" and light match. 9. Apply match to slivers, add wood fragments, and blow gently into base of flames. 10. Apply burn ointment to nose. 11....[More]


By: webmaster       On: 2012-04-12

Do your Life Scouts ever struggle to come up with service project ideas for the Eagle Scout rank? Do you ever struggle to get them to think creatively? If so, you’ll want to check out http://www.myprojectfinder.com/.Created by Scouter David Harkins (who’s both a volunteer leader and associate director of business development for BSA Supply Group), the site stimulates Scouts’ creativity using a decision-tree model. Scouts answer a few simple questions (e.g., “Do you prefer to...[More]


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