Today’s guest post is brought to you by WePay, the easiest way to collect money online. Back in the olden days of the Boy Scouts, when it came time for any fundraisers you would have your relatives and neighbors to sell popcorn to. Sure, popcorn still works, however nowadays it's more likely that potential contributors are spread across the state or even the country. So how are you supposed to help Johnny gather up the...[More]
Setting a date is a critical first step in planning an Eagle court of honor. Until you’ve set a date, you can’t confirm a location, nail down your presenters, and send out invitations.But the date is important for another reason: It can greatly affect who shows up for the ceremony. A weekend date makes it easier for out-of-town guests to attend. Holding the ceremony on your troop’s meeting night ensures good participation by troop members....[More]
Rope was one of mans first inventions, even predating the wheel. Rope and knots are two words that go hand in hand, as one would be worthless with out the other. By definition a knot is a method of fastening or securing a length of rope by tying or weaving it.Knots in history have been associated with primitive religion, folklore, magic, superstitions, to cure evil, even to wave off sickness. Yes, to cure illness or...[More]
When I was still a young Scout, my Troop formed a high adventure patrol. This was before Venturing, and we were on a Air Force base 30 miles from the closet city. I did not have the gear for backcountry exploration, so my parents got me a external frame backpack for Christmas. I should point out, I did try the pack on at the store, and my dad did have me walk around the store...[More]
This was posted on a Scouting mailing list and I thought some of you might be interested in this event.Scouting's National Championship Canoe Race will be held this July 27-30 in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. Come and join us for one of scouting's most unique and challenging events. Each year teams from across the country test themselves and the White River over 3 days and 120 miles. The race is open to all...[More]
Hi all, Here are your favourite bear cubbies again, our last report to you was aaaaages ago,But that was because we moved to a much nicer cave, we even have a small fountain in front of the cave now. But also as the weather is now much nicer, even Scout is not wearing his fleece all the time anymore.With it almost being Easter, it also means camping season has started :DWe have made grrrrreat camping...[More]
Hello Everyone and yes it has been awhile since I have posted. Between Wood Badge and other Scouting activities I have been pulled away from my blog posts. I had to come back and post about the Membership package offered by InsaneScouter.I just got mine today and it is full of resources for Scouter and people who love the outdoors. The Scouting resources are great and the discounts on items will really help my limited...[More]
Cliff Jacobson a Distinguished Eagle Scout, award-winning author, outdoorsman and veteran guide will host a fundraiser workshop for the Northern Star Council Eagle Scout Scholarship Fund April 1-3, 2011. For more information read this pdf Expedition Canoeing School Flier (opens in new window)....[More]
(This is a sponsored post)The general public often associates a Scout Leader’s life with camping trips, guitar sing-alongs and jamborees. While that mental picture is idyllic, very few non-Scouts take into account the pile of administrative tasks that go along with leading a successful scout troop! At WePay, the best place to collect money online, we’ve come up with a solution for Scout Leaders when it comes to collecting dues and donations. Forget depositing an...[More]
Happy new year all! Fuzzy and Scout here :)We hope you all had a grrrrrreat Christmas and a fun and safe new years eve. We had great presents, of course loads of salmon but also new clothes and a new video game. But we also donated some of our pocket money to a good cause as we know not everyone is as lucky as we are. We know loads of you out there did your...[More]
What Do Our Toddler & Preschooler Carry?
Posts on “What I Carry In My Pack” are pretty common on the interwebs, although it is nearly always written from an adult’s perspective. Children get covered here and there,...