The Den Meeting has started and all of the sudden the boys are bouncing off the wall and seem to out in front of everything. Maybe your first reaction is to panic and head for the door, your second reaction is to start raising your voice and try to get control again, both are understandable. How would I handle it, I will answer this from the view point as a new leader and experienced den...[More]
I read a newspaper article about how you built a reef for your Eagle Project. Can you tell us how and why you came up with making a reef? What did you learn from doing the project? How many Scouts did you have helping you?I chose to build an artificial reef system because as an avid S.C.U.B.A. Diver of eight years, i have seen firsthand how our world's reefs are declining and that they need...[More]
This text comes as a result of a post on a Scouting Mailing List. This information (and lot more comes) from the following site http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/The-Boy-Scouts-of-America-Company-History.htm Although many ideas were incorporated into the Boy Scouts of America, a chance encounter on a foggy London night in 1909 connected all the threads. Chicago publisher William D. Boyce was on his way to a safari in Africa. On a layover in London, he became lost and was...[More]
A boy scout at heart, always and forever. The program taught him social and character development. The young boy was timid and did not know what it would be like. He learned to be a part of a team and value the importance of his teachings. The teachings were of citizenship, outdoors, education, survival, fitness, and leadership. The young scout learned the laws and oaths of the organization and vowed to live by those words....[More]
Hi All, Scout and I just came in from our vacation at a nice lake. We hope you all had great vacations and of course summer camps too :)As promised I will tell you all about what we did at our camp and also about our vacation. Of course when we arrived at camp we had to pitch our tents first, which was not quite as easy as we thought (turned out we had to...[More]
This is a dish a friend taught me many years ago. He originally refereed to it as a European Casserole, thought I have no idea why. It is a pretty simple and cheap dish to make. It also makes a large quantity.Ingredients bacon turkey spam mixed vegetables (I normally use a mix with broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, etc) elbow macaroni mushrooms (optional) fresh or powder garlic (optional to taste) chicken stock (option I use it...[More]
There are several techniques to find out how heavy your backpack is before a trek. The most common method is to stand on a scale with and without the pack on. The differences between the two numbers is the weight of the pack.There is another way. For years my dad keep looking in stores at fishing scales. The problem was none of them handled more then like 40 pounds. Eventually when in San Diego I...[More]
This is a nice video chopped full of campfire cooking idea. It has some great ideas on how to cook over the fire. A few ideas I had not seen before. Check it out....[More]
First, let me get the disclaimer out of the way the best way for the Scouts to pass any knife is to lay it down and let the other person pick it up. However, if it can't be laid down they need to know how to pass a non-folding blade properly. Of course if the knife can fold, then it is always past when folded.As you can see in the first picture, you hold the...[More]
First let me get this straight, this is not one of those flimsy tin foil emergency blankets. What is it? An all weather space blanket is half tarp and half emergency blanket. On one side it is a tarp that comes in an array of colors. On the other side is a shinny foil – kind of like a durable emergency blanket. Just like the emergency blankets these provide you 90% of your body...[More]
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Scout Spirit as First Aid
Scouters encourage and assess Scout Spirit in Scouts, but how often do we apply that same scrutiny to examine our own attitudes and actions?
Speaking for myself; I don’t always live up to what...