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By: webmaster       On: 2012-02-17

Todd Kelly, of Big Rock Publishing, a Strategic Partner of, will be participating in a number of Scouting Memorabilia Shows (Trade O Rees) around the country. Todd will be promoting his books, available on the Amazon Kindle Store and at and passing out flyers promoting InsaneScouter. A Trade-O-Ree is a Scouting Memorabilia Show where participants buy, sell and trade Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting memorabilia. Trade O Rees are great places to acquire...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2012-02-16

While playing with YouTube I found this video with some great ideas for technology when camping and protecting your gadgets. It Includes tips for protecting your phone and tablet, a nice HD camera with mp3 player, a solar powered radio, and a very cool manual crank blender. ...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2012-02-14

Arrow of Light Award Plaque Procedure written by Melissa Cole, Pack 164, Yorktown Heights, NYThis is not an original project. I used many internet sources to build the final project.Materials needed for each plaque: One piece of lumber, 1” X 6” X 26”. One website I found suggested using red oak, which I’m sure would make a nicer-looking plaque. However, red oak has the following drawbacks: 1) it’s expensive, and 2) being a hard...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2012-02-11

After listing uses for duct tape, clothes pins and a safety pin I found myself wondering what to do next. And then it hit me - why not the under-utilized pie tin? Here are some ideas I came up with; please share yours by commenting below. Pet water/food dish Emergency singling device (flashing it in the sun like a mirror) Emergency pan for cooking Bowl /plate to eat from Put one in the bottom of a...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2012-02-09

It never ceases to amaze me the places I will run into current and past adult scouts/leaders. For example, I am writing this post while with a friend at a poetry meet up and one of ladies here is a scouter who just completed her wood badge, is still working on her ticket and serves as leader with a unit in the same district I am in. Some of you know may know I...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2012-02-07

The 2012 Boy Scout Requirements Book (33216 - SKU 34765) is now available in Scout Shops and online from The book contains revised wording of one requirement for each of two Boy Scout Ranks (Second Class and Eagle), changes to the wording of some requirements for 14 merit badges (Archery, Astronomy, Athletics, Bugling, Camping, Climbing, Fly-Fishing, Graphic Arts, Hiking, Motorboating, Music, Personal Fitness, Scouting Heritage, and Woodwork) and the requirements for 3 new merit...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2012-02-02

I was surfing through YouTube and I found the following video and I just had to share it. They talk about a neat set of collapsing cup and bowls. They also review a lightweight set of aeronautical steel silverware, small bottles, and much more....[More]

By: JenFletcher       On: 2012-02-01

Call it tunnel vision or call it arrogance, but many of us in Scouting assume that we’re the only people in the world who take kids camping or cook in Dutch ovens or lead silly games. And so we fail to discover some great non-Scouting resources that can improve the programs we offer. Take the games we play at troop meetings. Church youth groups all over the country also play games, and many of...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2012-01-26

While at a poetry met up with a friend I came across this poem on the web and wanted to share it. When you walk through the woods, I want you to see ... The floating gold of a bumble bee, Rivers of sunlight, pools of shade Toads tools sleeping in mossy jade A cobweb net with a catch of dew Treetop cones against the blue Dancing flowers, bright green flies And birds that put...[More]

By: JenFletcher       On: 2012-01-24

Our troop is looking at weekend court of honor dates in March, and that presents us with a scheduling challenge. You see, we’re in the heart of basketball country, and March is the season for the NCAA tournament, which will undoubtedly feature at least one local team. What’s more, we’re hosting second and third round games here in Louisville. That makes the last three weekends of the month problematic at best – at least as...[More]

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