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By: webmaster      

In the midst of March Madness-when all the world seems obsessed with college basketball-I had the chance to speak to a world-class athlete in a less-familiar sport: shotgun shooting. The athlete is Jon Michael McGrath, and he and the other members of USA Team Gold just tied a world record in men's skeet in Concepcion, Chile. The feat was impressive, but it was just one more accomplishment for the young Olympic hopeful, who began winning...[More]

By: JenFletcher      

With the earthquake we on the East coast had the other day and the tremors we continue to experience, plus hurricane Irene bearing down on us, I think maybe a post on basic survival kits might be prudent. The following article comes from the great Weather Channel and lists things that should be included in a hurricane survival kit. If you live in an area that will be affected by these storms please take...[More]

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I recently stumbled across this recipe while web surfing and I just had to share it. It never occurred to me to make my own powdered cocoa mix and now I can. This would also make a nice holiday gift, placed in a Mason jar and decorated with a nice ribbon and a homemade gift tag.3/4 C. cocoa 1/2 t salt 1 quart powdered milk dry sugar substitute equal to 1 1/2 C. sugar Optional:Mexican...[More]

By: webmaster      

Wikipedia says the following about paracord (slightly edited):Parachute cord (also called paracord or 550 cord) is a lightweight, nylon rope originally used in the suspension lines of US parachutes during World War II. Once in the field, paratroopers found this cord useful for many other tasks. It is now used as a general purpose utility cord by both military personnel and civilians. This versatile cord was even used by astronauts during STS-82, the second Space...[More]

By: jw      

A few times a week, Stadri’s shipping department excitedly announces on the intercom: “the patches are ready for viewing!” It’s an exciting chance for the sales staff and artists who design the patches to see the finished work before they are individually boxed and shipped. With numerous custom designs, we’re always looking for the background story to a patch and the celebration of an event in embroidered form. The commemorative Boy Scout patches are among...[More]

By: jw      

It doesn’t matter if it’s the first day of school, first time meeting a new group or your first guest post on InsaneScouter - first times are difficult! I thought I’d mark my first guest post on the InsaneScouter blog as an introduction. So Hello, my name is Jason White and I’m the marketing guy at Stadri Emblems! Junior Jason was an active member of the Cub Scouts and graduated to the Boy Scouts when...[More]

By: webmaster      

There is nothing worse than knowing you have something for your next trip but not knowing where it is. There are many ways to organize all those travel guides, fliers, magazines etc. that you’ve collected so you can find them for your next trip.My personal preference is to sort them by state and/or regional location, and then put each group into a file folder. Each folder goes into a file box or cabinet.When you want...[More]

By: JenFletcher      

Hi guys,I’m writing today to ask for your help. I understand you don’t know me and that’s okay. It’s very likely you love, are related to, are friends with or work with someone who fights the same battle I do. Please, read on.I am 35 years old. I am fit and active. I eat right, I exercise…I take care of myself. I’m a mom and a wife. I volunteer, I help people and I’m...[More]

By: JenFletcher      

Let's play a little game.Gather 81 non-scouts into a large circle and place 31 Eagle Scouts inside the circle ; this circle connected to Scouting inside the circle. This second circle represents the 500 lawmakers in Washington represents Congress. Gather 294 more people into another circle and place 206 people.According to a July report by FoxNews, thirty-one of the one hundred-twelve-member US Congress holds the esteemed title of Eagle Scout. Also noteworthy, two hundred-six of...[More]

By: JenFletcher      

(Reprinted with permission from West Virginia Department of Commerce)South Charleston, W.Va. – When completed, The Summit: Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve will serve the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for the next 100 years and draw Scouts from across the nation and around the world to Fayette County. The 10,600-acre site near Beckley will be the BSA’s fourth national high-adventure base and offer Scouts whitewater rafting, rappelling, mountain biking, hiking and more. The three existing...[More]

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