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By: ptsteve       On: 2011-03-11

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       On: 2011-03-11

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]

By: webmaster       On: 2011-02-21

(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]

By: webmaster       On: 2011-01-29

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]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-12-30

This post comes to us from another member of the Scout-L mailing list and republished with permission. The orginal thread is from Jan of 2010.The orginal question aksed was:Just looking for thoughts on incentivizing Scouts to do well in school. This year, especially, I have had too many boys who sign up for a outing and then the week before are held out as a punishment for bad grades. When I am aware of the...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-12-28

“A fisherman does not bait his hook with food he likes. He uses food the fish likes. So with boys.”“Scouting is a man’s job cut down to a boy’s size.”“Scouting is a game for boys under the leadership of boys under the direction of a man.”“Where is there a boy to whom the call of the wild and the open road does not appeal?”“It is important to arrange games and competition so that all Scouts...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-12-23

The Scout Uniform has a long standing tradition and symbol of Scouting. It also has a certain effect on the behavior of those wearing it and the views they have on the world around them. I do believe in the uniform, and even still have my navy blue Cub Scout uniform. However, I do have two big problems with the BSA uniform. First, is not directly the uniform but uniform related and that is we...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-12-21

Eagle Tips are repubished with permission of Mark Ray. You can find his website at Eagle court of honor scripts assume that the honoree remains involved in Scouting, but many Eagle Scouts have left for college and have—at least for a time—put Scouting behind them.So how can you make a court of honor meaningful for such an Eagle Scout? One way is to use an Eagle charge that acknowledges his situation and that connects...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-12-18

I came across this song on a Scouting Mailing List and thought I would share it with you .. and hope you all enjoy it... Cub Scouts don't wear no socks Saw them when they took them off Threw them in the washing machine That's how the laundry all turned greenCub Scouts don't wear no socks Saw them when they took them off Threw them in the garbage can Killed three rats and the garbage...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-12-16

A long time ago, when I was still in college I create a presentation for one of my classes called “Keeping Kids Safe Online”. This presentation went as far as to show how easy at the time it was to find child porn online. That is not the purpose of today's post, as I am sure we all know how may predators use the internet. Instead what I would like to talk about are some...[More]

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