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By: JenFletcher       On: 2011-08-11

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       On: 2011-08-09

(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]

By: webmaster       On: 2011-07-27

Hi all, It is your favourite cubs here, we hope you all have a grrrrrreat summer vacation :-) We know we have, although it is very hot here, even Scout is not wearing his fleece as we had not even got much rain for more than 2 months. As everyone knows this causes a lot of problems. We hope everyone will have loads of plans for the summer and of course loads of camping....[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2011-05-30

Hi all,It’s your favourite cubbies here. Today we want to speak to you about knife safety, as they can be very dangerous you know. The reason we thought we needed to speak to you about it is because of the fact that Baloo cut a piece of his paw off And now he cannot cut us any salmon as he can’t use his index finger. So a few pieces of advice when using a knife...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2011-05-30

A very good buddy of mine wrote this and said I could share it with all of you. I think it rings of the sentiment behind Veterans Day. As you read please keep all our Veterans and even active duty soldiers in your prayers. With out there dedication to protect our freedoms where would be?Through the wars of yesteryearThrough the wars of yesteryear We think back on the fallen And to we have to think...[More]

By: JennEscalona       On: 2011-05-10

Our kids learn how to manage money by watching us. However, we’re not always the best role models. I know as soon as I get a big paycheck I like to splurge a little. Which, let’s be honest, isn’t the best example to set when it comes to managing money!So instead of just letting them watch from the shadows, why not get them involved? Learning all about money is part of life and there’s no...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2011-04-30

I’ve often recommended that the honoree at an Eagle court of honor present flowers to his mother. Troop 7 in Warwick, R.I., takes this idea to a new level. At each of its courts of honor, every Eagle Scout mom in the audience receives a rose. As Patty Gomm explained, the roses are presented during a special segment of the program. Typically, the mother of the current honoree receives one color, while the other mothers...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2011-04-28

My friends mom makes this awesome White Chile Dish. Everytime she makes it she gives me a bowl of it. I asked her for the recipe and permission to share it, which I got. Please enjoy the following.Ingredients 2 1/2 lbs Ground Turkey (Lean 93/7)28 oz Chicken Broth (low fat/low sodium/no MSG)2 Medium Onions (Diced)4 15 oz Cans Cannellini Beans, Great Northern or Combo of Both2 tsp. Cumin1 tsp. Sweet Paprika 1 tsp. Chili Powder1...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2011-04-26

The Scoutmaster’s key role in many Eagle Scout courts of honor is the presentation phase, when the honoree receives his Eagle badge, his mother receives her mother’s pin, etc. The master of ceremonies and other presenters get to stand behind a lectern and read from scripts, but the Scoutmaster is left standing in the middle of the stage with the honoree and his parents.For many people, not having the protection of a lectern can be...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2011-04-23

The square knot is also know as the the reef knot. I have also hear it commonly refereed to as the “joining” or “friendship” knot. It is a simple knot, most commonly used to join two ropes of the same size together. However, The International Guild of Knot Tyers warns that this knot should never be used to join two ropes together. A sheet bend should be used instead. Knotting authority Clifford Ashley claimed that...[More]

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