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By: webmaster       On: 2010-12-04

The following are the lyrics used for the morning, afternoon and evening grace at Ten Mile River Scout Camp. If you know who wrote this, or any history about it please leave a comment below.Gracious Giver of all good, Thee we thank for rest and food, Grant that all we do or say, In thy service be this day. Grant that all we do or say, in thy service be this day! AMEN!Father for this...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-12-02

This come from another Scout-L mailing list post sent on 9/21/2010.There was an interesting article in NY Times called "Keeping Kids Safe from Common Dangers." It contains this very interesting paragraph:"And while we certainly make constant (mis)calculations in our adult lives, we seem all the more determined yet befuddled when it comes to the safety of our children. For instance, the five things most likely to cause injury to children up to age 18, according...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-11-30

This post comes from Steve Miller, Tour Leader, The Cancer Survivor Trek. The Trek is open to youth, both male and female, that have survived cancer and meet the Philmont requirements. There are only 8 slots available, and there are no expenses for the youth to attend. For more information check out their website at http://www.cancersurvivortrek.orgThere are many things I learned while being treated for cancer. One is what my parents called stubbornness when I...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-11-23

Would you ask: Should Scouting be co-ed? Should it be boys only? Should there be an advancement program or not? Should it be youth ran? At what age should a kid be able to join Scouts? How could we make Scouting better?Maybe what I would ask is “Do you feel that Scouting has lost its directions, its way in worrying about how the community perceives it and how to get more youth to join that...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-11-20

This is just a quick announcement we have changed hosting companies to who have graciously provided us with server space. If you are in need of a VPS server I suggest you check them out. ...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-11-18

This tip is thanks to Mark Ray from http://www.eaglebook.comPlaces are important to most of us. Our grandmother’s house, our college campus, the little bistro where we had our first date - all these places take on a prominence that far outweighs their property value.For many an Eagle Scout, the place where he did his Eagle project assume a similar importance. If that’s the case with your next Eagle Scout, why not hold his court of...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-11-16

How many different uses can you think of for Dental Floss. If you think about it, its really just a simple string. Some dental floss is waxed and some isn't, not all uses below will work with waxed or visa versa floss.1.Emergency stitches 2.Sewing thread 3.Twist together to care a jump rope 4.Cut up meat 5.Tie up bags 6.Emergency fishing line 7.Hair tie 8.Emergency shoe string 9.Twist / braid into rope 10.Use as string in...[More]

By: ptsteve       On: 2010-11-13

The new program is a good for new leaders coming into Cub Scouts. It lays out a lesson plan that is easy to follow and works on the model of 2 Den Meetings a month and 1 Pack meeting. If your Den meets more than twice a month then at the end of the year you will have to add additional items like World Conservation Patch, etc.The new program also assumes much of the requirements...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-11-11

For many of us this can be a challenge. I find one of the hardest things I teach are the basic knots. Once the have the foundation teaching them more advanced pioneering gets fun once you pull out the logs and boxes of rope to make amazing things like towers, bridges and gateways.First, the quickest, funniest, and best way to learn knots is by doing. Personally I like to show them how to tie the...[More]

By: webmaster       On: 2010-11-09

This tip is thanks to Mark Ray from http://www.eaglebook.comWhile an Eagle court of honor is a troop function, a large part of the audience is usually made up of the honoree’s family and friends. That’s especially true with older Scouts who may not be well known to the guys in the new Scout patrol.Of course, you have to invite family and friends; they won’t hear about the court of honor in the troop newsletter. As...[More]

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