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By: webmaster      

One of the most inspiring stories from last summer’s Jamboree was about a participant named Sean Brame, who happens to be a quadruple amputee. Despite his disability, Sean is a Life Scout who participated in the full array of Jamboree activities. (The Jamboree Journal devoted a full spread to his story.)Given its flexibility and self-paced nature, Scouting is a great program for kids with all sorts of disabilities. Often, all that’s required is a little...[More]

By: webmaster      

Today we will take a look at the knife, a tool and a weapon all rolled in one. It all depends how you use it. When a clean and sharp knife is used properly it is relatively safe and extremely useful. However, it is first and foremost a knife.As a Scout at summer camp one year, one of my fellow Scouts was sitting at the picnic table carving a stick. The knife slipped into his...[More]

By: JennEscalona      

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]

By: webmaster      

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]

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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]

By: webmaster      

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]

By: webmaster      

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]

By: webmaster      

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]

By: ptsteve      

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]

By: webmaster      

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]

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