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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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Meetings are almost universally despised. For most people, unless they absolutely have to be there (the committee chair, for example), they either attend grudgingly or find a reason to skip...